One of our life’s goals is to visit all the US National Parks. So far we are jointly at 54% and hope to catch up very soon as the list, luckily, keep on increasing.
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
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