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Reader Participation Day: Which National Park Are You Heading to This Year?


If you've been to Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon, just to name three examples, in summer, you know they can be crowded. So, to help minimize overcrowding at parks this summer, tell us which parks you plan to visit so the rest of us can plan accordingly.


We're going to Denali this summer.

Let's see. Two years ago we went to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Last year we went to Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Parks. This year we are going to Yosemite. In between all the majors we visited many National Monuments, Forests, and Recreation Areas. I'm still kinda particular to the Pine Barrens National Preserve in my backyard though. I can go there every day.

Isle Royale, Voyageurs & Mammoth Cave

My husband and I are heading to Glacier NP in July to celebrate in its Centennial, stopping at Yellowstone for a couple of days first. It's a LONG drive from Texas, approximately *22 hours from our house to the "Old House" (Old Faithful Inn)! In September we're flying into Calgary and spending 8 days at Banff and Jasper in British Columbia.

My travel buddy and I are heading (in just a couple of weeks) to Moab, UT to visit Arches anc Canyonlands. We are also heading over to visit Colorado NM at Grand Junction. I can't wait! We have no children and love to travel to the parks not in the summer. The crowds are less and pace is slower so that we can get more enjoyment out of each and every one.

We're loading up the kids and taking a road trip across the western states. We'll be visiting Fossil Butte, Promontory Summit, Great Basin, Yosemite, Kings Canyon/Sequoia, Pt. Reyes, Muir Woods, Golden Gate, Death Valley, Lake Mead, Zion, Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, Arches and Colorado NM. It's our first time to visit many of these NP sites and we're really forward to it.

Sleeping Bear Dunes in May, Apostle Islands and Pictured Rocks in August.

Our big trip in June is going to be the same as last year to three of Canada's "Parc National": Fundy (New Brunswick), Gros Morne (Newfoundland), and Terra Nova (Newfoundland). We realized we missed too much on the last trip. Hopefully next spring it'll be back to the west side of the continent.

Denali, Kenai Fjords and Wrangell St. Elias! This will be our first trip to Alaska and we can't wait!

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