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Are All National Parks Worth Return Visits?

Are All National Parks Worth Return Visits?

Let us say upfront that we would return to any of the 59 National Parks if the circumstances were right.  All of them are special.  All of them have unique things to see and do.  All of them are an important part of our heritage and deserve to be protected for future generations.  With that said, our circumstances have changed. Never again will we attempt a year long sprint to see all of anything.  It is an expensive and exhausting enterprise.  It was also worth every bit of the effort we made to do so.  Are all of the National Parks worth return visits?  For us at least, the answer is no.  Continue reading

59 national parks

Grand Canyoneering With @Canyonology

A grand and unexpected thing that has happened on our National Park journey is that we have met and became friends with over forty people via social media.  As we have noted, we only became social media users over the past year.  One of the finest Tweeps we have met along the way is Mike Campbell (@Canyonology on Twitter), proprietor of Grand Canyon Guide Company.  Last Summer, Mike contacted me and asked if I would like to hike with him at the Grand Canyon.  I checked his reviews. No brainer!  We set up our hike for October 27th. Continue reading