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White Sands National Park – few photos from our trip back in 2004.

Pros: fossils – amazing petrified trees full of colors, learn about early inhabitants of the area some 8 000 years ago, some nice walks Cons: small park with not too many other activities around

Pros: gigantic trees – the most massive individual trees in the world and the oldest living organisms on Earth , King’s Canyon around the corner Cons: hard to reflect these grandiose trees on a photo

Pros: amazing and diverse ecosystems ranging from misty forests, snowed peaks, to majestic Pacific Ocean coastline; limitless photography opportunities Cons: need lots of time to properly explore, dress up as it could be chilly

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park

It’s the first US national park for all to enjoy the unique hydro-thermal wonders. This is such a dynamic place that every visit to Yellowstone brings new sights, sounds, and memories

Pros: fantastic hiking, probably the most picturesque valleys in the world, spectacular waterfalls, Half Dome, el Capitan Cons: too many people during weekends

The Shenandoah National Park park felt like home for 5 years when we used to live in the USA. Lots of great memories as we visited and camped there many times.

Pros: fantastic hiking (e.g. Long Peak-Keyhole Route, which is more like a climb; Bear Lake), wildlife, the park is amazing any time of the year Cons: need to adjust to high altitude, be careful with the changing weather conditions The Rocky Pledge (source) “To preserve unimpaired for this and future generations the beauty, history, and wildness therein, I pledge to protect Rocky Mountain National Park.” To prevent fire scars and human-caused fires, I… Read More

Pros: ancient history and archaeological sites, beautiful colors in the autumn Cons: small park

Pros: small cave tours, fat man’s misery point, knowledgeable park rangers Cons: small park with not too many activities around