1. Happy Birthday to John Muir and Happy National Park Week to All

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    April 21, 2018 by Deb W. Trotter

    It is fitting that this year National Park Week (April 21 – April 29) kicks off on the 180th anniversary …
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  2. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, AK – Kennicott and Root Glaciers

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    March 30, 2018 by Deb W. Trotter

    Meanwhile, back in Alaska . . . On the June day that we had our McCarthy Road adventure and toured …
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  3. Bandelier National Monument, NM – Good Timing

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    February 28, 2018 by Deb W. Trotter

    It is a disappointment when a long-planned national park visit coincides with closure of a favorite trail or limitation of …
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  4. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, AK – Kennecott Mill Tour

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    January 30, 2018 by Deb W. Trotter

    It is not unusual to find historic buildings protected within national parks.  But the 14-story remains of the early 20th …
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  5. Grand Teton National Park, WY – The View from the Snake

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    December 29, 2017 by Deb W. Trotter

    Unlike Kenai Fjords in Alaska (see previous post), no one would ever suggest that Grand Teton National Park is best …
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  6. Kenai Fjords National Park, AK – Summer Winter

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    November 27, 2017 by Deb W. Trotter

    Winter conditions might challenge visitors to National Parks in the lower 48, particularly parks with mountains, glaciers and high elevations.  …
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  7. Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA – 2017 Super Bloom

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    October 26, 2017 by Deb W. Trotter

    Every return visit to a National Park or Monument is a new experience.  Although last spring when we went to …
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