Kobuk Valley National Park

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It’s been a few days since the last park profile, so here I am, Kobuk Valley National Park is the 2nd highest latitude park in the country.  Like Gates of the Arctic, it’s entirely located above the Arctic Circle.  Also, like Gates, there are no roads leading into the park, the nearest town is hundreds of … Continued

National Park Week 2015

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The National Park Service is having their annual celebration of themselves for the week of April 18, through April 26th.  This year marks the 99th year of the service.  Some of the Parks themselves are over 100 years old, the oldest, Yellowstone, from the 1872.  Yosemite was protected 8 years prior, but it wasn’t federalized … Continued

Grand Teton Mosaic

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I like making Mosaics.  I used to make them a lot, but I haven’t in awhile.  I used to make really great ones, but the program that I had was removed due to some copyright issue, and so it was never updated for anything but Windows XP 32 bit.  And it’s too memory intensive to … Continued

Old Faithfull

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I’m in Yellowstone right now, and actually around the Old Faithful area.  Did you know that the National Park Service has a live Old Faithful Webcam?  I’ll be staying in the area for the next 2 days.  See if you can’t find me on the webcam stream.  Take a picture and send it if you … Continued

Yellowstone!

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I am off for a truly Epic (and you know me, I do not use that word lightly), trip to Yellowstone.  The last of what I call The Big 3 National Parks, (the others being The Grand Canyon, and Yosemite).  This is possibly the most exciting vacation I am going on.  I’ll be gone for … Continued

South Dakota

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On my quest to go to all of this Great Nation’s the National Parks, I am taking a week long trip out to South Dakota.  A 14 hour road trip from Chicago, Il. to spend a few days at The Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Minuteman Missile Silo, and The Wind & Jewel Caves.  Lots … Continued