We've flipped the calendar pages to another year, and for some people, that means it's time for some New Year's resolutions.
There's the list of usual suspects such as exercising more, choosing healthier items for our dinner plates, and perhaps shedding a few holiday pounds.
Noble goals all, but how about something that stirs up the travel juices and generates a little bit of excitement in terms of plans—or at least wishes—connected with national parks?
Do your 2013 resolutions include visits to one or more parks you've never experienced in person, or a return to a favorite destination?
How about a hike on a special trail, a float trip on a particular river, or a chance to see and perhaps photograph a specific species of bird or animal?
Finally, might this year's resolutions include doing something for parks? Perhaps you're considering volunteering to help with either a specific project, or on an on-going basis. If time, distance or health are limiting factors for hands-on helping a favorite park, other options include joining and contributing to a park Friends group.
What's on your horizons for 2013?