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 →

My Top 10 Long National Park Hikes #9

My Top 10 National Park Hikes (over 6 miles) I completed the list of my Top 10 Short National Park Hikes over a month ago, so I guess it's about time I start the list of my favorite longer hikes.  This list will focus on hikes over six miles long. You probably noticed by now... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Hill

It was a long drive from the Hoh Rainforest to Hurricane Ridge. The final seventeen miles to the Visitor Center were along Hurricane Ridge Road. The road wound through an evergreen forest at first, and then started a long 5,000 foot ascent up the side of a mountain. Hurricane Ridge Road twisted its way up... 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: #5

My Top Ten National Parks of North America My list so far: 10.  Grand Canyon National Park 9.  Yoho National Park 8.  Zion National Park 7.  Bryce Canyon National Park 6.  Yosemite National Park 5. Olympic National Park The Statistics Date established: June 29, 1938 Annual visitation (2014): 3,243,872 Size: 922,650 acres Location: Northwest Washington... Continue Reading →

An American Rain Forest

Olympic National Park, Washington Our day began with a forty mile drive to the Hoh Rainforest. We parked at the Visitor Center and stopped inside for a brief tour before hitting the trail. Three different trails begin behind the visitor center. Two are short nature trails (Spruce and Hall of Mosses). The third is the... Continue Reading →

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