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Re: National Parks
« Reply #150 on: May 17, 2021, 12:26:51 PM »

I've only been to three National Parks, or four if you count New River Gorge retroactively.

Great Smokies, Shenandoah, and Badlands are the other three I've been to.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #151 on: May 17, 2021, 01:42:42 PM »

I've been to tons of natural attractions but very few national parks because most of the stuff up here isn't a national park.

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Re: National Parks
« Reply #152 on: May 17, 2021, 06:20:33 PM »

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

Usually yes, there are waters where people can fish.  Live bait is almost universally disallowed.  Waters tend to be mostly catch & release and they often have regulations to make anglers use barbless hooks for easier release.  Some parks also disallow leaded fishing tackle.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #153 on: May 17, 2021, 07:25:15 PM »

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

Usually yes, there are waters where people can fish.  Live bait is almost universally disallowed.  Waters tend to be mostly catch & release and they often have regulations to make anglers use barbless hooks for easier release.  Some parks also disallow leaded fishing tackle.
I guess catch and release doesn't kill any fish.

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Re: National Parks
« Reply #154 on: May 17, 2021, 09:06:51 PM »

My visited NPS sites:

PA:
Fort Necessity Nat'l Battlefield
Friendship Hill NHS
Flight 93 Nat'l Memorial
Johnstown Flood Nat'l Memorial
Gettysburg NMP
Potomac Heritage Nat'l Scenic Trail

NY/NJ:
Statue of Liberty Nat'l Monument

OH:
Cuyahoga Valley Nat'l Park

WV:
New River Gorge Nat'l Park (Nat'l River at the time)
Harper's Ferry NHP

VA:
Shenandoah NP

MD:
Assateague Island Nat'l Seashore
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP

DC:
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Washington Monument

GA:
Cumberland Island Nat'l Seashore

FL:
Castillo de San Marcos Nat'l Monument
Fort Caroline Nat'l Memorial
Timucuan Ecologic and Historic Preserve

WA:
Mount Rainier Nat'l Park
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #155 on: May 17, 2021, 09:17:32 PM »

I've made it to 12 of the 63 national parks: Acadia, Badlands, Cuyahoga Valley, Grand Canyon, Haleakala, Indiana Dunes, Joshua Tree, Mammoth Cave, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah, Wind Cave, and Zion. Wikipedia also lists eight former national parks, and I've oddly been to five of them- Abe Lincoln's birthplace, Fort McHenry, Hawaii (through Haleakala), Rock Creek Park, and and Mackinac Island.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #156 on: May 17, 2021, 11:27:40 PM »

Heh.  Forgot to update this a couple of years ago.  Up to 257.  Hoping to pick up some more this year.

 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
 Acadia National Park
 Adams National Historical Park
 African Burial Ground National Monument
 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
 Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
 Antietam National Battlefield
 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
 Appalachian National Scenic Trail
 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
 Arches National Park
 Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
 Assateague Island National Seashore
 Badlands National Park
 Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
 Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
 Big Bend National Park
 Big Cypress National Preserve
 Biscayne National Park
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
 Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
 Blue Ridge Parkway
 Bluestone National Scenic River
 Booker T. Washington National Monument
 Boston African American National Historic Site
 Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
 Boston National Historical Park
 Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
 Bryce Canyon National Park
 Canaveral National Seashore
 Canyonlands National Park
 Cape Cod National Seashore
 Cape Hatteras National Seashore
 Cape Lookout National Seashore
 Capitol Reef National Park
 Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
 Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
 Castle Clinton National Monument
 Catoctin Mountain Park
 Cedar Breaks National Monument
 Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park
 Chamizal National Memorial
 Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
 City of Rocks National Reserve
 Clara Barton National Historic Site
 Colonial National Historical Park
 Colorado National Monument
 Constitution Gardens
 Crater Lake National Park
 Craters of the Moon National Monument
 Craters of the Moon National Preserve
 Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
 Curecanti National Recreation Area
 Cuyahoga Valley National Park
 Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
 De Soto National Memorial
 Death Valley National Park
 Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
 Devils Postpile National Monument
 Devils Tower National Monument
 Dinosaur National Monument
 Dry Tortugas National Park
 Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
 Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
 Eisenhower National Historic Site
 El Malpais National Monument
 El Morro National Monument
 Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
 Everglades National Park
 Federal Hall National Memorial
 Fire Island National Seashore
 First Ladies National Historic Site
 First State National Monument
 Flight 93 National Memorial
 Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
 Fort Caroline National Memorial
 Fort Davis National Historic Site
 Fort Frederica National Monument
 Fort Larned National Historic Site
 Fort Matanzas National Monument
 Fort McHenry NM and Historic Shrine
 Fort Monroe National Monument
 Fort Necessity National Battlefield
 Fort Pulaski National Monument
 Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
 Fort Scott National Historic Site
 Fort Stanwix National Monument
 Fort Sumter National Monument
 Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
 Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
 Fort Washington Park
 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
 Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
 Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial
 Friendship Hill National Historic Site
 Gateway National Recreation Area
 Gauley River National Recreation Area
 General Grant National Memorial
 George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
 George Washington Birthplace National Monument
 George Washington Memorial Parkway
 Gettysburg National Military Park
 Glacier National Park
 Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
 Golden Gate National Recreation Area
 Governors Island National Monument
 Grand Canyon National Park
 Grand Teton National Park
 Great Basin National Park
 Great Egg Harbor National Scenic and Recreational River
 Great Smoky Mountains National Park
 Greenbelt Park
 Gulf Islands National Seashore
 Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
 Haleakalā National Park
 Hamilton Grange National Memorial
 Hampton National Historic Site
 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
 Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
 Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument
 Harry S Truman National Historic Site
 Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
 Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
 Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
 Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
 Hot Springs National Park
 Hovenweep National Monument
 Independence National Historical Park
 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
 James A. Garfield National Historic Site
 Jean Lafitte NHP and Preserve
 Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
 Jewel Cave National Monument
 John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
 Johnstown Flood National Memorial
 Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
 Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
 Korean War Veterans National Memorial
 Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
 Lake Mead National Recreation Area
 Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
 Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
 Lincoln Memorial
 Little River Canyon National Preserve
 Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
 Longfellow National Historic Site
 Lowell National Historical Park
 Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac National Memorial
 Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
 Mammoth Cave National Park
 Manassas National Battlefield Park
 Manhattan Project National Historical Park
 Manzanar National Historic Site
 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
 Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
 Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
 Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
 Mesa Verde National Park
 Middle Delaware National Scenic River
 Minidoka National Historic Site
 Minute Man National Historical Park
 Mississippi National River and Recreation Areas
 Mojave National Preserve
 Monocacy National Battlefield
 Moores Creek National Battlefield
 Morristown National Historical Park
 Mount Rainier National Park
 Mount Rushmore National Memorial
 Muir Woods National Monument
 Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
 Natchez Trace Parkway
 National Capital Parks
 National Mall
 Natural Bridges National Monument
 New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
 New River Gorge National River
 North Cascades National Park
 Obed Wild and Scenic River
 Olympic National Park
 Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve
 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Preserve (one unit)
 Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
 Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
 Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
 Petersburg National Battlefield
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Petroglyph National Monument
 Pipe Spring National Monument
 Piscataway Park
 Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
 Poverty Point National Monument
 Prince William Forest Park
 Redwood National Park
 Richmond National Battlefield Park
 Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
 River Raisin National Battlefield Park
 Rock Creek Park
 Rocky Mountain National Park
 Roger Williams National Memorial
 Russell Cave National Monument
 Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
 Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
 Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
 Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
 Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
 Salem Maritime National Historic Site
 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
 San Juan Island National Historical Park
 Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
 Saratoga National Historical Park
 Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
 Sequoia National Park
 Shenandoah National Park
 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
 Springfield Armory National Historic Site
 Statue of Liberty National Monument
 Steamtown National Historic Site
 Stones River National Battlefield
 Stonewall National Monument
 Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
 Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
 Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
 Theodore Roosevelt National Park
 Thomas Edison National Historical Park
 Thomas Jefferson Memorial
 Thomas Stone National Historic Site
 Timpanogos Cave National Monument
 Timucuan Ecological and Historic National Preserve
 Tupelo National Battlefield
 Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
 Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreation River
 Valley Forge National Historical Park
 Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
 Vicksburg National Military Park
 Vietnam Veterans Memorial
 Washington Monument
 Weir Farm National Historic Site
 White House (President's Park)
 William Howard Taft National Historic Site
 Wind Cave National Park
 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
 Women's Rights National Historical Park
 World War II Memorial
 World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument
 Wright Brothers National Memorial
 Yellowstone National Park
 Yosemite National Park
 Yucca House National Monument
 Zion National Park
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #157 on: May 18, 2021, 05:26:53 AM »

Now that travel plans are looking a tad brighter than they have for the last 18 or so months, we're thinking of a nice trip north this fall to visit friends in WA -- both in the North Sound area (Anacortes) and the eastern part of the state (she has a close friend who owns a farm outside Davenport).  We were thinking of a totally coastal trip north, but hitting several NP's on the return leg -- including North Cascades, which would make an eastern jaunt on WA 20 possible (one more clinch for me!).  Also on the agenda:  Rainier and Crater Lake, which we've never done together, and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.  And, if we have time, another run through Lassen -- although I wouldn't mind a trip through the Lava Beds NM off CA 139 -- snagging a decent-sized piece of obsidian for a colleague in Japan who wants to try making phono cartridges out of the material!  Figure about a 3 week trip just to shake off the sequestration cobwebs!   
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #158 on: May 18, 2021, 10:31:26 AM »

Now that travel plans are looking a tad brighter than they have for the last 18 or so months, we're thinking of a nice trip north this fall to visit friends in WA -- both in the North Sound area (Anacortes) and the eastern part of the state (she has a close friend who owns a farm outside Davenport).  We were thinking of a totally coastal trip north, but hitting several NP's on the return leg -- including North Cascades, which would make an eastern jaunt on WA 20 possible (one more clinch for me!).  Also on the agenda:  Rainier and Crater Lake, which we've never done together, and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.  And, if we have time, another run through Lassen -- although I wouldn't mind a trip through the Lava Beds NM off CA 139 -- snagging a decent-sized piece of obsidian for a colleague in Japan who wants to try making phono cartridges out of the material!  Figure about a 3 week trip just to shake off the sequestration cobwebs!   
Be sure it is legal to take the obsidian.  In a lot of parks, it is a crime to rockhound.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #159 on: May 18, 2021, 12:51:27 PM »

Now that travel plans are looking a tad brighter than they have for the last 18 or so months, we're thinking of a nice trip north this fall to visit friends in WA -- both in the North Sound area (Anacortes) and the eastern part of the state (she has a close friend who owns a farm outside Davenport).  We were thinking of a totally coastal trip north, but hitting several NP's on the return leg -- including North Cascades, which would make an eastern jaunt on WA 20 possible (one more clinch for me!).  Also on the agenda:  Rainier and Crater Lake, which we've never done together, and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.  And, if we have time, another run through Lassen -- although I wouldn't mind a trip through the Lava Beds NM off CA 139 -- snagging a decent-sized piece of obsidian for a colleague in Japan who wants to try making phono cartridges out of the material!  Figure about a 3 week trip just to shake off the sequestration cobwebs!   
Be sure it is legal to take the obsidian.  In a lot of parks, it is a crime to rockhound.
Also be sure you have a diamond pickaxe.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #160 on: May 18, 2021, 01:10:33 PM »

Fire Island National Seashore (NY)
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (NY)
Ocala National Forest (FL)
Osceola National Forest (FL) whenever I've been on I-10.
(None of which are technically National Parks, BTW)

And as far as I know, that's pretty much it.

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Re: National Parks
« Reply #161 on: May 18, 2021, 02:11:48 PM »

Now that travel plans are looking a tad brighter than they have for the last 18 or so months, we're thinking of a nice trip north this fall to visit friends in WA -- both in the North Sound area (Anacortes) and the eastern part of the state (she has a close friend who owns a farm outside Davenport).  We were thinking of a totally coastal trip north, but hitting several NP's on the return leg -- including North Cascades, which would make an eastern jaunt on WA 20 possible (one more clinch for me!).  Also on the agenda:  Rainier and Crater Lake, which we've never done together, and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.  And, if we have time, another run through Lassen -- although I wouldn't mind a trip through the Lava Beds NM off CA 139 -- snagging a decent-sized piece of obsidian for a colleague in Japan who wants to try making phono cartridges out of the material!  Figure about a 3 week trip just to shake off the sequestration cobwebs!   
Be sure it is legal to take the obsidian.  In a lot of parks, it is a crime to rockhound.
Also be sure you have a diamond pickaxe.

Obsidian is quite brittle and fractures fairly easily.  That's why humans have been using it to make spear points and arrow heads for thousands of years.
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #162 on: May 18, 2021, 02:35:12 PM »

Now that travel plans are looking a tad brighter than they have for the last 18 or so months, we're thinking of a nice trip north this fall to visit friends in WA -- both in the North Sound area (Anacortes) and the eastern part of the state (she has a close friend who owns a farm outside Davenport).  We were thinking of a totally coastal trip north, but hitting several NP's on the return leg -- including North Cascades, which would make an eastern jaunt on WA 20 possible (one more clinch for me!).  Also on the agenda:  Rainier and Crater Lake, which we've never done together, and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.  And, if we have time, another run through Lassen -- although I wouldn't mind a trip through the Lava Beds NM off CA 139 -- snagging a decent-sized piece of obsidian for a colleague in Japan who wants to try making phono cartridges out of the material!  Figure about a 3 week trip just to shake off the sequestration cobwebs!   
Be sure it is legal to take the obsidian.  In a lot of parks, it is a crime to rockhound.
Also be sure you have a diamond pickaxe.

Obsidian is quite brittle and fractures fairly easily.  That's why humans have been using it to make spear points and arrow heads for thousands of years.

That was a Minecraft reference.

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« Reply #163 on: May 18, 2021, 03:39:16 PM »

Now that travel plans are looking a tad brighter than they have for the last 18 or so months, we're thinking of a nice trip north this fall to visit friends in WA -- both in the North Sound area (Anacortes) and the eastern part of the state (she has a close friend who owns a farm outside Davenport).  We were thinking of a totally coastal trip north, but hitting several NP's on the return leg -- including North Cascades, which would make an eastern jaunt on WA 20 possible (one more clinch for me!).  Also on the agenda:  Rainier and Crater Lake, which we've never done together, and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.  And, if we have time, another run through Lassen -- although I wouldn't mind a trip through the Lava Beds NM off CA 139 -- snagging a decent-sized piece of obsidian for a colleague in Japan who wants to try making phono cartridges out of the material!  Figure about a 3 week trip just to shake off the sequestration cobwebs!   
Be sure it is legal to take the obsidian.  In a lot of parks, it is a crime to rockhound.
Also be sure you have a diamond pickaxe.

Obsidian is quite brittle and fractures fairly easily.  That's why humans have been using it to make spear points and arrow heads for thousands of years.

Apparently with a bit of care and mindful of the grain direction obsidian can be lapped, even into a shape with a pocket to house a cartridge mechanism.  It's also non-resonant in the audio range, which is why the Japanese gentleman wants to see if it will work in that application (he has a couple of small shards that he's tested to determine the mechanical characteristics of the material).  He used to work as a designer for a company called Namiki, which produced OEM cartridges for various known distributors (Monster Cable, Audioquest, etc.); now he's doing independent contract work.  But he's also interested in extremely dense woods for the same purpose -- so if I can pick up some unfinished myrtlewood while on the Oregon coast it'll be sent overseas as well.  My reward -- I get the first successful cartridge off the assembly line! 
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Re: National Parks
« Reply #164 on: May 19, 2021, 05:38:10 PM »

Be sure it is legal to take the obsidian.  In a lot of parks, it is a crime to rockhound.
Also be sure you have a diamond pickaxe.

Obsidian is quite brittle and fractures fairly easily.  That's why humans have been using it to make spear points and arrow heads for thousands of years.

That was a Minecraft reference.

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