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Re: National Parks
« Reply #125 on: March 01, 2019, 11:05:24 AM »

I love that picture of the bear so much.  I always want to see bears...from a distance.  The one time I saw a bear in a National Park was driving along the road through the Grand Tetons.  A smaller black bear was galloping south, parallel to our southerly motion, about 500 feet from the roadway.  It's still one of my favorite wildlife sightings.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #126 on: June 13, 2019, 10:50:33 AM »

[update]
26 National Parks:
Acadia
Bryce Canyon
Congaree
Crater Lake
Cuyahoga Valley
Denali
Everglades
Gateway Arch
Glacier Bay
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Great Smoky Mountains
Haleakalā
Hawai‘i Volcanoes
Kenai Fjords
Kings Canyon
Mount Rainier
North Cascades
Olympic
Redwood
Rocky Mountain
Sequoia
Shenandoah
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #127 on: June 13, 2019, 11:59:48 AM »

Speaking of National Parks, it has been a oddly light year so far for visitation since I've only been to; Indiana Dunes, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia.  I'm headed up to Yosemite tomorrow to track down segments of the Old Tioga Pass Road and Old Coulterville Road amid a couple other hikes.  My wife has express interest (finally) in seeing Lassen Volcanic National Park and Crater Lake.  Later this year we have plans for; Great Basin, Bryce Canyon, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, maybe Saguaro and Joshua Tree.  Channel Islands (specifically Anapaca Island) is on our radar for a weekend trip to Ventura.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #128 on: June 13, 2019, 01:14:53 PM »

National Parks and Monuments I've been to. This list is sad compared to others and I do support the NPS.

Lewis and Clark
Fort Vancouver
Olympic
Mt. Rainier
San Juan Island (bot British and American camp)
Glacier

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« Reply #129 on: December 21, 2019, 10:30:02 PM »

White Sands National Monument got the bump to National Park status.  About the only thing I could say in somewhat objection is that it closes pretty frequently for missile tests:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-sands-monument-designated-us-173917354.html
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #130 on: December 22, 2019, 01:19:17 AM »

Yellowstone (twice)
Grand Canyon
Zion (twice)
Bryce Canyon
Rocky Mt (twice)
Great Smoky Mts
Yosemite
Sequoia/Kings Canyon
Apostle Islands NL
White Sands NM
Saguaro
Hatteras NS
Lake Mead NRA
Muir Woods NM
Point Reyes NS
Glacier
Mt Rushmore-or-less
Devils Tower
That big lawn in the middle of DC.
Roosevelt South
Olympic
Mt. St Helens
Grand Teton


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Re: National Parks
« Reply #131 on: December 23, 2019, 07:04:38 PM »

Just got back from a road trip to Texas.  Visited Hot Springs on the way back, plus knocked a couple areas out on the trip as well.

Here's my list...

Nevada

Lake Mead

Washington

Olympic
Mt. Rainier


Oregon

Crater Lake

California

Redwood
Golden Gate NRA
Lassen Volcanic

Montana

Glacier

Utah

Golden Spike NHS
Arches
Bryce Canyon
Cedar Breaks NM
Zion
Glen Canyon NRA

Arizona

Grand Canyon
Wupatki NM
Sunset Crater NM
Walnut Canyon NM
Tonto NM
Organ Pipe Cactus NM
Saguaro
Casa Grande Ruins NM
Hohokam Pima NM (Technically. It's not open to the public)
Petrified Forest
Canyon De Chelly NM

Wyoming

Yellowstone
John D Rockefeller Jr NPkwy
Grand Teton
Devil's Tower NM

Colorado

Colorado NM
Rocky Mountain
Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Great Sand Dunes NM (It was a NM when I visited. It's a NP now)
Dinosaur NM
Mesa Verde

New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns


South Dakota

Wind Cave
Jewel Cave NM
Mt. Rushmore NMem
Badlands NM (It was a NM when I visited. It's a NP now)

Arkansas

Hot Springs

Illinois

Pullman NM
Lincoln Home NHS

Kentucky

Mammoth Cave
Lincoln's Birthplace NHS

Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains
Cumberland Gap NHP

Alabama

Gulf Islands NS

Indiana

Indiana Dunes National PARK

Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes NL
Pictured Rocks NL

Florida

Everglades

North Carolina

Cape Hatteras NS
Blue Ridge NPkway
Wright Brothers NMem

Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley

Maryland

Greenbelt Park
Catocin Park
Baltimore Washington Pkwy

Washington DC

White House - when I was there the park service ran the tours. - not sure who does now.
Washington Monument
Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial

New Jersey

Delaware Water Gap NRA
Statue of Liberty NM
Ellis Island NM
Gateway NRA

Massachusetts

Cape Cod NS

Maine

Acadia

Pennsylvania

Independence NHP
Gettysburg NMP

Missouri

Gateway Arch NP

Oklahoma

Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Platt National Park)


Forest Service Areas

Washington

Mt. St. Helens NM - (USFS)

Oklahoma

Winding Stair National Recreation Area

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Re: National Parks
« Reply #132 on: December 23, 2019, 07:14:07 PM »

I'll try to come up with all the ones I've been to, thought I will probably exit this post as I will forget some:
In no particular order:
Zion NP (UT)
Grand Escalante (UT)
Grant N. Historical Site (MO)
Gateway Arch (MO)
Wilson's Creek Nat'l Battlefield (MO)
Buffalo Nat'l River (AR)
Hot Springs NP (AR)
Klondike Gold Rush NP (WA)
Mt. Rainier NP (WA)
Olympic NP (WA)
Yosemite NP (CA)
Tall Grass Nat'l Grassland (KS)
Badlands NP (SD)
Mount Rushmore Nat'l Monument (SD)
Minuteman Missile Nat'l Historic Site (SD)
The National Mall and various other monuments in DC


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Re: National Parks
« Reply #133 on: December 23, 2019, 08:14:35 PM »

Just got back from a road trip to Texas.  Visited Hot Springs on the way back, plus knocked a couple areas out on the trip as well.

Here's my list...

Nevada

Lake Mead

Washington

Olympic
Mt. Rainier


Oregon

Crater Lake

California

Redwood
Golden Gate NRA
Lassen Volcanic

Montana

Glacier

Utah

Golden Spike NHS
Arches
Bryce Canyon
Cedar Breaks NM
Zion
Glen Canyon NRA

Arizona

Grand Canyon
Wupatki NM
Sunset Crater NM
Walnut Canyon NM
Tonto NM
Organ Pipe Cactus NM
Saguaro
Casa Grande Ruins NM
Hohokam Pima NM (Technically. It's not open to the public)
Petrified Forest
Canyon De Chelly NM

Wyoming

Yellowstone
John D Rockefeller Jr NPkwy
Grand Teton
Devil's Tower NM

Colorado

Colorado NM
Rocky Mountain
Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Great Sand Dunes NM (It was a NM when I visited. It's a NP now)
Dinosaur NM
Mesa Verde

New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns


South Dakota

Wind Cave
Jewel Cave NM
Mt. Rushmore NMem
Badlands NM (It was a NM when I visited. It's a NP now)

Arkansas

Hot Springs

Illinois

Pullman NM
Lincoln Home NHS

Kentucky

Mammoth Cave
Lincoln's Birthplace NHS

Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains
Cumberland Gap NHP

Alabama

Gulf Islands NS

Indiana

Indiana Dunes National PARK

Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes NL
Pictured Rocks NL

Florida

Everglades

North Carolina

Cape Hatteras NS
Blue Ridge NPkway
Wright Brothers NMem

Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley

Maryland

Greenbelt Park
Catocin Park
Baltimore Washington Pkwy

Washington DC

White House - when I was there the park service ran the tours. - not sure who does now.
Washington Monument
Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial

New Jersey

Delaware Water Gap NRA
Statue of Liberty NM
Ellis Island NM
Gateway NRA

Massachusetts

Cape Cod NS

Maine

Acadia

Pennsylvania

Independence NHP
Gettysburg NMP

Missouri

Gateway Arch NP

Oklahoma

Chickasaw National Recreation Area (Platt National Park)


Forest Service Areas

Washington

Mt. St. Helens NM - (USFS)

Oklahoma

Winding Stair National Recreation Area


Just got back from a trip to Texas, visited no parks in Texas
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #134 on: December 23, 2019, 08:30:10 PM »

The ones I've been to:

Canada:
Banff (AB)
Bruce Peninsula (ON)
Cape Breton Highlands (NS)
Fathom Five (ON)
Fundy (NB)
Kootenay (BC)
Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Riding Mountain (MB)

Iceland:
Þingvellir

Latvia:
Ķemeri

United States:
Arches (UT)
Badlands (SD)
Canyonlands (UT)
Gateway Arch (MO)
Grand Teton (WY)
Mammoth Cave (KY)
Yellowstone (WY)
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #135 on: December 23, 2019, 10:22:00 PM »

Just got back from a road trip to Texas.  Visited Hot Springs on the way back, plus knocked a couple areas out on the trip as well.


Just got back from a trip to Texas, visited no parks in Texas

I was nowhere near any national parks in Texas.  I was only there for 3 days.

I did visit Dinosaur Valley State Park, however.
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« Reply #136 on: December 23, 2019, 10:39:56 PM »

Just got back from a road trip to Texas.  Visited Hot Springs on the way back, plus knocked a couple areas out on the trip as well.


Just got back from a trip to Texas, visited no parks in Texas

I was nowhere near any national parks in Texas.  I was only there for 3 days.

I did visit Dinosaur Valley State Park, however.

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Re: National Parks
« Reply #137 on: December 24, 2019, 10:33:06 AM »




Just got back from a road trip to Texas.  Visited Hot Springs on the way back, plus knocked a couple areas out on the trip as well.

Just got back from a trip to Texas, visited no parks in Texas

I was nowhere near any national parks in Texas.  I was only there for 3 days.

I did visit Dinosaur Valley State Park, however.

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« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2021, 08:53:26 PM »

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/new-river-gorge-west-virginia-meet-americas-newest-national-park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia becomes America's newest national park.

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« Reply #139 on: May 16, 2021, 09:59:36 PM »

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/new-river-gorge-west-virginia-meet-americas-newest-national-park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia becomes America's newest national park.

Definitely worthy! I wished I had more time to spend there, and hope to make it back someday. We just did a short hike and took some pictures of the bridge.

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« Reply #140 on: May 16, 2021, 10:02:12 PM »

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/new-river-gorge-west-virginia-meet-americas-newest-national-park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia becomes America's newest national park.

Definitely worthy! I wished I had more time to spend there, and hope to make it back someday. We just did a short hike and took some pictures of the bridge.
https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/01/13/while-some-oppose-the-new-river-gorge-national-park-and-preserve-designation-state-leaders-believe-compromise-will-be-beneficial-for-tourism-sportsmen-and-women/

There is some opposition, mostly from hunters.

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« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2021, 12:19:08 AM »

I hit the Gorge back in August of 2019 on the way to/from the Pittsburgh Road Meet. Definitely worth the stop.
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« Reply #142 on: May 17, 2021, 08:02:17 AM »

I wish that more of the natural beauty in the Northeast was a national park.

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« Reply #143 on: May 17, 2021, 08:10:15 AM »

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/new-river-gorge-west-virginia-meet-americas-newest-national-park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia becomes America's newest national park.

Definitely worthy! I wished I had more time to spend there, and hope to make it back someday. We just did a short hike and took some pictures of the bridge.
https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/01/13/while-some-oppose-the-new-river-gorge-national-park-and-preserve-designation-state-leaders-believe-compromise-will-be-beneficial-for-tourism-sportsmen-and-women/

There is some opposition, mostly from hunters.

FWIW places like National Forests are more true wilderness experiences than National Parks.  National Parks cater to tourism and have way more restrictions than National Forests do.  There is some good and bad to the aspects of both.  As of late I’m tending to favor National Forests (even before COVID) because I like to hike alone and take my mountain bike on trails.  National Forests for sure are way easier to camp at provided you can actually get to the designated sites.
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« Reply #144 on: May 17, 2021, 08:29:03 AM »

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/new-river-gorge-west-virginia-meet-americas-newest-national-park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia becomes America's newest national park.

Definitely worthy! I wished I had more time to spend there, and hope to make it back someday. We just did a short hike and took some pictures of the bridge.
https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/01/13/while-some-oppose-the-new-river-gorge-national-park-and-preserve-designation-state-leaders-believe-compromise-will-be-beneficial-for-tourism-sportsmen-and-women/

There is some opposition, mostly from hunters.

FWIW places like National Forests are more true wilderness experiences than National Parks.  National Parks cater to tourism and have way more restrictions than National Forests do.  There is some good and bad to the aspects of both.  As of late I’m tending to favor National Forests (even before COVID) because I like to hike alone and take my mountain bike on trails.  National Forests for sure are way easier to camp at provided you can actually get to the designated sites.
I got lost in the Manistee National Forest one time actually it was kind of fun.
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« Reply #145 on: May 17, 2021, 08:31:07 AM »

Keep in mind National Forests are about managing the forests -- they are not preservation sites.  This is why they fall under the Department of Agriculture.  They simply manage the lumbering and other uses of the forest.  So, that wilderness feeling may be temporary depending on where they allow operations.
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« Reply #146 on: May 17, 2021, 08:50:14 AM »

National Parks do have a lot of rules. Can you fish in a national park?

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« Reply #147 on: May 17, 2021, 08:52:44 AM »

National Parks do have a lot of rules. Can you fish in a national park?
Depends on the park.  Especially newer sites are being set up with rules more tailored to appease sportspeople.
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« Reply #148 on: May 17, 2021, 10:19:49 AM »

Keep in mind National Forests are about managing the forests -- they are not preservation sites.  This is why they fall under the Department of Agriculture.  They simply manage the lumbering and other uses of the forest.  So, that wilderness feeling may be temporary depending on where they allow operations.

At least locally in Sierra and Sequoia National Forests a lot of the roadways were built for the purpose of logging.  It isn’t an uncommon sight to be traveling down a barely graded dirt Forest Service Road and encounter a convoy or logging trucks.  Considering the number of fires that happened locally the last half decade the number of trucks is only likely to increase. 
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« Reply #149 on: May 17, 2021, 12:03:50 PM »

Badlands (South Dakota)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison (Colorado)
Bryce Canyon (Utah)
Everglades (Florida)
Gateway Arch (Missouri)
Glacier (Montana)
Grand Canyon (Arizona)
Great Sand Dunes (Colorado)
Mesa Verde (Colorado)
Petrified Forest (Arizona)
Rocky Mountain (Colorado)
Saguaro (Arizona)
Theodore Roosevelt (North Dakota)
White Sands (New Mexico)
Zion (Utah)

Only 15 of the 63.  I will be snagging two more on upcoming planned trips (Grand Teton, Denali).

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