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RECENT POSTS ABOUT NATIONAL PARKS

Hiking in DC on the Theodore Roosevelt Island Hiking Trails

Hiking in DC on the Theodore Roosevelt Island Hiking Trails

For Hike 2 of the 52 Hike Challenge, Hubs and I set off to explore the Theodore Roosevelt Island hiking trails. We have lived in the DC Metro Area for 8 years and until this weekend had never visited the island. Honestly, it wasn't until the last couple years that...

Hiking the Popular River Trail Hike in Great Falls Park

Hiking the Popular River Trail Hike in Great Falls Park

As I recently mentioned, I have decided to participate in the 52 Hike Challenge in 2017. Today, for Hike 1 of the challenge, I completed part of the River Trail hike in Great Falls Park, Virginia. While the first part of the River Trail was really busy (near the...

10 Reasons I’m Thankful for Our Public Lands

10 Reasons I’m Thankful for Our Public Lands

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, the November #FindYourPark Photo Challenge was all about being thankful for our public lands. The challenge originally only consisted of 8 days, but due to the popularity of this particular challenge it was extended through the Thanksgiving holiday. I typically participate in photo challenges via Twitter. For this challenge, I also decided to share my photos on my blog’s Facebook page and in this blog post. I hope you enjoy the photographs I selected for this challenge from my various national park adventures.

Shenandoah National Park Fall Foliage

Shenandoah National Park Fall Foliage

There are few things in life I enjoy more than afternoon drives during fall. The colors of leaves and constantly changing landscapes resulting from the falling leaves never fails to make me slow down and appreciate the world around me. Here in Northern Virginia, my...

Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia

Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia

A friend recently suggested we take a trip to Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia, which happens to be one of his favorite day trip destinations. As soon as Hubs mentioned it to me, I jumped on my phone to do a quick search about the park. I almost always...

Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial

To national park nerds like myself, the National Park Service Centennial has provided a unique opportunity to share our love of the national parks with our family, friends, and our social media connections. Being the die-hard national park nerd that I am, not...