The Best National Parks for Easy Awesome Views

The Best National Parks for Easy Awesome Views I’m sure there are plenty of other National Parks that are great for easy awesome views, but I’ve only been to twenty National Parks so far, so I have to base my list on them. So, if you disagree with me, please tell me your favorite parks... Continue Reading →

Indecision on the Rim

Indecision on the Rim   I began a long slow walk along the cliff. I wandered over to the Bright Angel Trailhead and took a look at the description of the trail I had done plenty of research on. It was late in the afternoon and a day later I was due to be camping... Continue Reading →

The Best National Parks for Long Hikes

Here’s my typical disclaimer for my National Park lists. I’m sure there are plenty of other National Parks that are great for long hikes, but I’ve only been to twenty National Parks so far, so I have to base my list on them. So, if you disagree with me, please tell me your favorite parks... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 National Parks: Recap

I wrapped up my Top Ten National Parks List last week. I enjoyed making the list and continuing my weekly countdown. I would like to thank those who followed along and especially those who provided some comments or feedback along the way. I follow a lot of other bloggers who travel all over. Many of... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 National Parks: #10

My Top Ten National Parks of North America 10. Grand Canyon National Park   The Statistics Date established: February 26, 1919 Annual visitation (2014): 4,756,771 Size: 1,217,403 acres Location: Northwest Arizona   My Experience Number of visits: Three Total days in the park: Five Where I stayed: I have camped out four nights in Mather... Continue Reading →

The Storm at Desert View

  The first time I saw the Grand Canyon was from the rim at Desert View four years earlier, when I was there with my friend Joe. This time my southwest sojourn was a solo adventure. Once I got there I parked my car in the giant lot, grabbed my camera and water bottle, and... Continue Reading →

Plateau Point – Part One

Plateau Point – Part One After polishing off a delicious dinner of steaks on the grill, Joe and I were in for a night of relaxation. We were in our spacious Mather Campground site in Grand Canyon National Park. Joe played guitar while I read up on the canyon’s trails. We successfully started a fire... Continue Reading →

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