Welcome back U.S. National Parks.
I have been so focused on the Chicago Marathon the last couple of weeks that I hardly noticed the U.S. government was shut down. It was a good thing I got my U.S. National Park fix out of the way with a hike in Isle Royale National Park in late August.
Now that a deal is on the table, and we can enjoy these amazing places again, here is a photo essay of some of the National Parks I have visited over the years. I have been to my fair share, but some of the most amazing ones including Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Bryce Canyon have eluded me. I am sure I will make it there soon.
I tend to be drawn to the national parks on the eastern side of the Mississippi with multiple stops at the Great Smoky Mountains, the Everglades, and Isle Royale. I have made it to a few western parks as well with stops at Zion, Grand Canyon, a short trip to Joshua Tree, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
The next trip I would like to make is to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. What is your favorite U.S. National Park? Which one is on your bucket list?
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