Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. Mount Rainier ascends 14,410 feet, is an active volcano, and is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous USA.
Olympic National Park in Washington is nearly a million acres with several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline!
A smoky view of Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. It is the deepest lake in the United States, cleanest body of water in the world, and known for its beautiful blue color.
Redwood National Park in California is home to the world’s tallest tree.
Lassen Volcanic National Park in California “Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing…out of one beautiful form into another.” John Muir
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park in California. Home of the giant sequoia, earth’s largest tree.
Yosemite National Park in California. The cliffs, waterfalls, wildlife and extraordinary beauty of Yosemite inspired the “National Park” idea. Save
Pinnacles National Park in California was formed by volcanoes, which created a unique rocky landscape.
Joshua Tree National Park in California is a desert landscape with rugged rock formations that beckon you to climb!
Anacapa is one of the five islands that make up Channel Islands National Park in Southern California. The island is a breeding ground for an estimated 10,000 seagulls during nesting season.
Death Valley National Park in California is the hottest (record 134 degrees) , driest (low rainfall, high evaporation rate), lowest (282 feet below sea level), and wildest (3.1 million acres and is the largest designated wilderness in the USA outside Alaska).
Nevada National Parks Hoover Dam Ultimate Fighting Challenge Headquarters Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert with climbing and scrambling instructor. Friends in Vegas Great Basin National Park is not just one but many basins. It is a vast region of sagebrush covered valleys and narrow mountain ranges. Its rivers and streams collect in […]
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona has rock that is nearly two billion years old in the bottom of the canyon, is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and is a mile deep. Our family went on a six day rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon. We hiked 9.5 miles down the Bright […]
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is not really a canyon, but is 14 huge amphitheaters with spires, pinnacles, windows, and arches.
The Virgin River formed rock into cliffs and towers and created beautiful Zion National Park.
Capitol Reef National Park in Utah surrounds a wrinkle in the earth called the Waterpocket Fold, with layers of sandstone, canyons and rock formations.
Arches National Park in Utah has over 2,000 arches, towering spires, pinnacles, and balanced rocks.
Canyonlands National Park in Utah is in the high desert and has canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches, and spires.
Colorado National Parks: Mesa Verde National Park is located in the four corners region of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Ancestral Pueblo people lived in Mesa Verde for 700 years between AD 550 to 1200’s. They built elaborate communities in sheltered alcoves of the canyon walls. Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in […]
Arizona National Parks: Fort Bowie National Historic Site is located in Bowie, AZ and was referred by the Spaniards as Puerto del Dado, the Pass of Chance. This pass separates the Chiricahua and Dos Cabezas mountains and drew emigrants, prospectors, and soldiers to this Apache homeland. This is the site the Bascom Affair of 1861 […]
New Mexico National Parks: Carlsbad National Park is in the Chihuahuan Desert of the Guadalupe Mountains. The caverns have gigantic subterranean chambers, fantastic cave formations, and extraordinary features. Watching the mass exodus of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats at dusk is a site to behold. For us, an even more impressive bat experience, is in […]
Texas National Parks
Arkansas National Parks
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Dry Tortugas National Park, FL
Florida National Parks
Congaree National Park, SC
Cuyahoga National Park, OH
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Video by Margaret
Isle Royale National Park in Michigan
Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. Video by Margaret
Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Video by Margaret
Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Video by Margaret
Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota Voyageurs National Park
North Dakota National Parks: Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Fort Union Trading Post, and Knife River Indian Village in North Dakota Look who came to breakfast?
South Dakota National Parks: Grand Teton & Wind Cave in Wyoming. Video by Margaret
Badlands National Park in South Dakota
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Video by Margaret
Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming Grand Teton Mountain Range
Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park, Canyon Village in Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs in Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. We’ve seen bison, elk, deer, grizzly bear, wolf, osprey, coyote, rabbit, swan, ermine, and chipmunks.