national parks

o say can you see all the

acadia

arches

Big bend

american
samoa

biscayne

Badlands

black canyon
of the gunnison

bryce canyon

canyonlands

capitol Reef

carlsbad caverns

channel islands

congaree

crater lake

cuyahoga valley

death valley

denali

dry tortugas

everglades

gates of the arctic

gateway arch

glacier

glacier bay

grand canyon

grand teton

great basin

great sand dunes

great smoky mountains

Guadalupe Mountains

haleakalā

hawaii volcanoes

hot springs

indiana dunes

isle royale

joshua tree

katmai

Kenai Fjords

kings canyon

kobuk valley

lake clark

lassen volcanic

mammoth cave

mesa verde

mount rainier

new river gorge

north cascades

olympic

petrified forest

pinnacles

redwood

rocky mountain

saguaro

sequoia

shenandoah

theodore roosevelt

virgin islands

voyageurs

white sands

wind cave

wrangell-st. elias

yellowstone

yosemite

zion

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visited to see more about our experience there!

We'VE VISITED 31 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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arches national park

est. 1971 • utah

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09.23.20

Park No. 15

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Our last of Utah's Mighty Five, and even after visiting all the impressive others, Arches didn't disappoint! Our final hike this day was to the iconic Delicate Arch, and seeing it at golden hour was a perfect exclamation point at the end of our experience in Utah's National Parks.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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badlands national park

Est. 1978 • south dakota

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09.12.20

Park No. 8

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Our first of 10 National Parks on our 10th-anniversary trip, and unlike anything we'd ever seen in the Midwest! The rock formations were great, but our best Badlands views were our first-ever bighorn sheep, as well as a big bison who was hanging out with a little prairie dog.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK

est. 1980 • florida

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05.02.21 & 05.03.21

Park No. 18

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Our first National Park visit involving a boat ride. With this park being almost entirely underwater, we took a cruise to its iconic Boca Chita Key in order to see some of the small bit of Biscayne that is on dry ground. And the next day, we saw more of it from its main entrance.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK

est. 1999 • Colorado

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09.24.20

Park No. 16

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Our first time seeing a big canyon from both its bottom and its top. Upon arriving, we descended 2,000 feet to the base of the canyon in a steep 5 miles, then had a picnic lunch beside the Gunnison River before driving back up to explore viewpoints along the canyon's rim.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Bryce CANYON NATIONAL PARK

est. 1928 • utah

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07.06.18

Park No. 4

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Our first of Utah's Mighty Five and still a favorite, even many parks later! Those red rock spires against a sunny blue sky were such a striking sight. We were so enamored, in fact, we lost track of time and accidentally missed the last scheduled shuttle out of the park!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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canyonlands NATIONAL PARK

est. 1964 • utah

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09.22.20

Park No. 14

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So incredibly vast. Even in the moment, standing at the edge looking out, it's hard to fathom just how far in front of you the canyons stretch. In a relatively short time there, we experienced both storms and sun — which somehow made Canyonlands seem even wilder.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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capitol reef NATIONAL PARK

est. 1971 • utah

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09.22.20

Park No. 13

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The only one where we've eaten pie made with fruit from the park's orchards. We did that to fuel up for a hike to Hickman Bridge, one of Capitol Reef's most famous spots. And we had it all to ourselves — a benefit of hitting a less-visited (but still stunning!) park.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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dry tortugas NATIONAL PARK

est. 1992 • florida

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05.07.21

Park No. 20

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Otherworldly! Located 70 miles off the coast of Key West, this park took more than two hours to reach by ferry, which makes it one of the most remote. And where else can you tour a massive historic fort, then swim in the Gulf of Mexico outside its walls?

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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everglades NATIONAL PARK

est. 1934 • florida

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05.03.21 & 05.04.21

Park No. 19

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A dream for seeing animals we never before had in the wild — most notably, alligators! We felt like we were on safari, first on a tram and then on hikes where we were always on the lookout for exotic creatures. Taking walks at home (sans gators) just wasn't the same after this!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Gateway Arch NATIONAL PARK

est. 2018 • Missouri

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02.23.20

Park No. 7

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Different than any other by virtue of being in the heart of a major city ... and of course by being the world's tallest arch! We visited it just weeks before COVID shutdowns came in 2020, not realizing as we peered out from the top how much the world was about to change.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Grand canyon NATIONAL PARK

est. 1919 • arizona

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07.09.18 & 07.10.18

Park No. 6

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Our first place to spend the night at the edge of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Thanks to a cancellation that let us get a last-minute booking at Bright Angel Lodge, we stayed just yards from the canyon's rim and were able to see the sun rise over it.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Grand teton NATIONAL PARK

est. 1929 • wyoming

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09.18.20 & 09.19.20

Park No. 12

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Where I finally realized my dream of seeing moose — and not just one, but seven! The Teton Range was amazing, too, even in heavy wildfire haze. And an all-time favorite travel memory is our impromptu portrait session with the Cathedral Group as a backdrop.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Great sand dunes NATIONAL PARK

est. 2004 • colorado

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09.25.20

Park No. 17

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National Park No. 10 on our 10th-anniversary trip, and it's a special one for holding that spot — simply because it was way different than anywhere else we'd been together. Hiking up mountains of sand was so grueling but so fun, and coming down was even better. 

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Indiana dunes NATIONAL PARK

est. 2019 • indiana

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06.25.21

Park No. 21

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Such an unexpected find: Sand dunes in the heart of the Midwest, at the shore of a vast lake beside a major city. We walked through way more sand here than we had in Florida the month before, and standing beside Lake Michigan felt a lot like another ocean experience.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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joshua tree NATIONAL PARK

est. 1994 • California

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01.14.18 & 01.15.18

Park No. 2

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The one that really lit up our hearts for National Parks. It wasn't our first — and we'd loved others we'd visited together and apart — but something about our January days in Joshua Tree was just magical and made us want to experience more of these one-of-a-kind places.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Mesa Verde NATIONAL PARK

est. 1906 • Colorado

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07.05.18

Park No. 3

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The first National Park we each visited, when we were growing up. Maybe that's a sign that we and our shared National Parks quest were meant to be! And it also made it that much more special to visit this park together, surrounded by so much beauty and history.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Rocky Mountain NATIONAL PARK

est. 1915 • Colorado

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09.02.12 — 09.04.12 & 08.16.19 — 08.18.19

Park No. 1

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Our first National Park together and the destination of our first long road trip. We've been back once more with my parents, and I (Erin) have been three times total. It's a favorite I'd visit again and again if only time allowed!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Theodore Roosevelt NATIONAL PARK

est. 1978 • north dakota

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09.14.20

Park No. 10

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Where we spent Seth's 39th birthday (which, fittingly, is the same date as Theodore Roosevelt's presidential inauguration). We loved seeing wild horses and bison here, as well as the Missouri River, so far from Missouri. Definitely worth the drive to North Dakota!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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wind cave NATIONAL PARK

est. 1903 • south dakota

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09.13.20

Park No. 9

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A surprise! I (Erin) didn't realize how much being in the Black Hills would feel like being in the mountains (Although they are a mountain range, I had to see to believe.) The park's namesake cave was closed, so we hiked to its highest point to see the views from there.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Yellowstone NATIONAL PARK

est. 1872 • Montana, Wyoming & Idaho

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09.16.20 — 09.18.20

Park No. 11

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Worthy of all the hype. Seriously, is there anywhere else on Earth like America's first National Park? Standing beside the thermal features is like being on another planet, and even areas that do seem of this world — like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone — are so stunning.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Zion NATIONAL PARK

est. 1919 • utah

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07.07.18

Park No. 5

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The home of one of our most memorable hikes. Zion's scenery is stunning, but what we most anticipated — rather than sweeping views — was hiking The Narrows. And this hike in the Virgin River through the narrowest part of Zion Canyon truly was a first of its kind for us!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Great sMOKY MOUNTAINS National Park

est. 1934 • Tennessee & North Carolina

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09.14.21 — 09.16.21

Park No. 22

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A perfect spot for Seth's big birthday! As the National Park that's by far most visited, it was an exciting one to see for ourselves. Its mountains, waterfalls and wildlife didn't disappoint, and we were even able to hike the highest point of the Appalachian Trail while there.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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MAMMOTH CAVE National Park

est. 1941 • Kentucky

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09.17.21

Park No. 23

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Our first time touring a cave together, and I'd say the world's largest cave was a great pick for our inaugural experience! We explored two distinct areas of Mammoth over the course of an afternoon and were struck by its incredible vastness and its awe-inspiring formations.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Hot Springs NATIONAL PARK

est. 1921 • Arkansas

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10.12.21 — 10.14.21

Park No. 24

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Quite a history lesson, complete with a quaint spa city nestled between mountains. We loved exploring Bathhouse Row and hiking some of the trails around it — and of course our visit wouldn't have been complete without soaking in water from the springs ourselves!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Big Bend NATIONAL PARK

est. 1944 • Texas

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02.28.22 & 03.02.22

Park No. 28

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A desert dream! From the banks of the Rio Grande to the top of the Chisos Mountains to the canyon views in between, we were wowed at every turn in this park. And although we didn't see bears, we did (photographically) capture roadrunners, javelinas and burros – oh my!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Carlsbad Caverns NATIONAL PARK

est. 1930 • New Mexico

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02.24.22

Park No. 26

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Unbelievable just in its existence. Even after hours exploring, it was hard to get used to the idea that all the limestone formations had occurred as an act of nature, rather than at the hand of an abstract sculptor (My favorite one was the gnome-like Rock of Ages).  

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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Guadalupe Mountains NATIONAL PARK

est. 1972 • Texas

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02.25.22 & 02.26.22

Park No. 27

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Where we were on top of Texas, after summiting Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in the state! This park will always hold a special place in our hearts due to that hike – and the next day, we loved looking up at the summit in satisfaction, knowing we'd stood there.

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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White Sands NATIONAL PARK

est. 2019 • New Mexico

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02.22.22 & 02.23.22

Park No. 25

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One of the most otherworldly places we've seen, with sand that looks like snow and sunsets as colorful as the dunefield is white. I delighted in wearing a red jumpsuit here – and while sledding in biting winds was perhaps not quite as delightful, it was definitely an experience!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Yosemite NATIONAL PARK

est. 1890 • California

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05.04.22 — 05.06.22

Park No. 29

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An icon in my mind ever since I first saw it as a teen. This return trip exactly 20 years later didn't disappoint, with the scenery just as spectacular as I remembered! And it was extra special for Seth to see the park's river and waterfalls at powerful peak flow, just as I first did.  

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Kings Canyon NATIONAL PARK

est. 1940 • California

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05.07.22 & 05.09.22

Park No. 30

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A beautiful place that seemed a Sequoia + Yosemite hybrid, with a grove of giant sequoias on its west side and a gorgeous mountain valley on its east. We felt fortunate to be able to visit the latter the first day it reopened after a rockslide, on the last day of our trip!

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
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Sequoia NATIONAL PARK

est. 1890 • California

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05.08.22

Park No. 31

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Incredibly dreamy and awe-inspiring, all in one. We started our day here with fog, which made the Giant Forest look magical. And the mind-blowing stature and lifespan of these ancient sequoias made for a perpetual sense of wonder our whole time in the park. 

We'VE VISITED 21 OF 63 AND MADE
GREAT MEMORIES ALONG THE WAY! 

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