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Photo Gallery: Every National Park I’ve Visited

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By Michael Lanza

How many national parks have you visited? I’ve been to close to half of the 59, and although that includes numerous return trips to some major parks, I still have more work to do. Then again, you could hardly call seeing our national parks “work,” right? What writer and historian Wallace Stegner famously called “the best idea we ever had” has grown from a handful of parks created in the early days to a system in many ways without parallel, that protects 52 million acres of mountain ranges, canyons, rivers, deserts, prairies, caves, islands, bays, fjords, badlands, natural arches, and seashores in 59 parks.

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4 Responses to Photo Gallery: Every National Park I’ve Visited

  1. Michael Lanza   |  December 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thanks Rich.

  2. Rich   |  December 25, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Some inspiring photos there Michael.

  3. Michael Lanza   |  December 20, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Good luck with your project, Matt.

  4. Matt   |  December 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Once I finally leave the road and move into a place that is actually mine I hope to do a similar gallery but on the wall. I’m at 43/59 but honestly don’t know if I have any good pictures from Hot Springs, Wind Cave or Mammoth Cave.

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