How many National Parks have you visited this year?
Today, August 25, 2016, is the 100th Anniversary of the Creation of the National Park Service which administers over 400 National Parks, National Monuments, National Historic Sites, etc. Living in the American Southwest my wife and I frequently visit National Parks, Monuments and similar sites. So far this year alone we have visited 6 National Parks including Saguaro National Park located a few miles down the road from where we live. We have also visited numerous National Monuments, National Historic Sites, etc. So what and how many of the over 400 NPS sites have you visited?
Only one-- but I don't know if that counts because we live only about an hour away from Yosemite.
It is amazing to me that many people never take the time to enjoy these wonderful treasures. I'm glad that I have had the opportunity to visit a lot of them.
Your photo shows what is happening in the West. Trees, hit with the double whammy of drought and beetle infestation are dying at an alarming rate.
Yosemite is a beautiful park. We visited it the day after I took the picture, shown above, of my wife gazing down on the Giant Forest while sitting atop Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park.
I'd venture to guess that YNP is one of the most photographed locations on earth, every view at any angle is a picture. I have been to Moro Rock, some years ago-- sorry to see the trees there in a similar state as they are here.
My wife and I visited five national parks two years ago but none this year. For details visit my site at http://chateaudumer.blogspot.com
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