National Parks

I’ve made a concerted effort to experience as many of our National Parks as possible on my journey throughout the country. During my travels I have grown eternally grateful for the thoughtfulness of our forefathers in setting aside these precious lands for future generations to enjoy in their most natural state. The landscape of this country is amazingly diverse, and that diversity is represented beautifully in our National Park System.

Below you will find links to my writings that include the parks I have visited.

(It’ll take me some time to complete this page. I’ve been to all of the parks listed here since embarking on my journey, some of them more than once. Much digging to do. Please check back for more again soon!)

Acadia National Park, Maine

Arches National Park, Utah

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Black Canyon National Park, Colorado

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Wizard Island and Crater Lake

Traveling South through Central Oregon


Death Valley National Park, California

Everglades National Park, Florida

Glacier National Park, Montana

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming


Paintbrush Divide, Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again

Slideshow- Day Hike in the Tetons


Great Smokey Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tenessee

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park

Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree and Lake Havasu


Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Mounted Rainier and Reflection Lake

Road Trip and Day Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park


Olympic National Park, Washington

Redwood National Park, California

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Min-uh-SOH-tuh and the Long Journey Back to Grand Tetons, includes Grand Portage National Monument


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Montana

Wyoming and Montana

Bison and Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again


Yosemite National Park, California

Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah

A favorite vista, at “Big Bend” in Zion Canyon

Be Still My Heart… Love Zion (part 2)

Be Still My Heart… Love Zion (part 1)