Who are the National Park Travelers?

A list of the folks who have created profiles on the website. If you'd like to add yourself to this list, create an account, and after you've logged in, you can edit your biography.

  • Preston tries to work a national park visit into every trip he makes. His friends joke that if you put "national" on an ice cream stand, he'd take a picture and ask for a brochure.

  • The two of us have traveled the national parks for nearly forty years, many of which were in a series of four VW campers including a 1967, a 1971, a 1978, and a 1987. We devoted five summers to visiting and staying in as many national park lodges as possible. Each trip comprised 10,000 to 12,000 miles of driving and stays in 30 to 40 different lodges. We have stayed in each of the nine Yellowstone lodges, each of the four Olympic NP lodges, all four of the Death Valley NP lodges, all the Glacier National Park lodges, and all the lodges in Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have taken the boat to Rock Harbor Lodge in Isle Royale NP and the motorboats to Kettle Falls Hotel in Voyageurs National Park and Ross Lake Resort in North Cascades National Park Complex. Our book, "The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges" was first published by the Globe Pequot Press in 1997 and is now in its sixth edition. We have resided in Valdosta, Georgia, since 1975.

    We have authored travel articles for numerous magazines and newspapers including the Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Orlando Sentinel, Minneapolis Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, Oklahoman, and the San Diego Union. We were twice guests on NBC's Today, once from Yellowstone and again from the Grand Canyon. David is a retired professor of finance, who has authored two dozen books about personal finance and investing. His latest finance books, "The American Heritage Dictionary of Business Terms" and "Wall Street Words" are published by Houghton Mifflin. Kay was a teacher and administrator in several elementary schools.

  • Bio for Chris

  • A career NPS employee, I recently left my position as Chief Ranger at Kenai Fjords NP in southcentral Alaska for a new assignment in the wilds of Washington D.C.

  • Random Walker gets less far than was anticipated on the basis of a Global Positioning System in which the map and compass were neglected: the mean squared displacement has decreased, and in other words, the diffusion constant of Random Walker is reduced. If, due to the presence of a large degree of disorder, the reduction due to GPS reaches the 100% level. Random Walker becomes stuck or, in less glorious terms, localized.

  • Author of HikingintheSmokys.com, HikinginGlacier.com and RockyMountainHikingTrails.com. All three websites offer details on dozens of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, and Rocky Mountain National Park, including trail descriptions, photos, maps, difficulty rankings and elevation profiles. All three sites include key travel information as well.

  • Born in California, lived there all my life (third generation). Moved to Utah and now Pennsylvania. Took my horse with me. Wonderful country and spectacular parks everywhere!

  • Male
    Age 62
    Married with wife and 2 adult children
    Live in Fayetteville, PA
    email at
    I have a Facebook Page (Jan Michael Price)
    Retired
    Like to travel, fish, woodworking

  • Landscape Architect and author. Trying to visit all the National Parks as a goal. Operate several websites including http://www.historic-hotels-lodges.com which features several hotels in National Parks. My personal website has lots of photo albums from my visits to national parks along with comments on the parks. My park photos are not the best, but are good enough that some of them have been used by the National Park Service for park related promotions and materials.

  • The grassroots campaign to Preserve Access to America's Beaches

  • Landed in Moab Utah when the 1972 Buick LaSabre alternator failed and it coasted to a stop at the Colorado River bridge north of Moab. One Desolation/Gray Canyon river trip later, after perusing Bert's Auto Supply (junk car yard) for a replacement alternator, astride the Buick's engine, I was considering an invitation by the hosting outfitter to stay on in Moab to run Utah river rafting trips.
    It is 2009, 26 years later. On occasion I've left to seek nirvana, each time finding my way back to be greeted by an umber landscape.

  • 2010 and 2011: Seasonal Park Guides at the Statue of Liberty (Sara) and Ellis Island (Bruce) NM
    2007 and 2009: Seasonal Park Rangers (Interpretation) at Mesa Verde National Park
    2006: Seasonal Park Rangers (Interpretation) at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Buxton Lighthouse)

    Bruce:
    1978-2005: President/CEO of The Schundler company in Edison, New Jersey
    1977-1978: Associate Minister at the Presbyterian Church in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
    1975-1977: Associate Minister at the Congregational Church in Winnetka, Illinois
    1972-1975: Associate Minister at the Congregational Church in New Canaan, Connecticut

    Sara:
    Physical Therapist for Sunny Days (NJ), Matheny School in Peapack, NJ, and Special Education District of Cook County (IL)

  • Jeff Pappas splits his time between Yosemite National Park and Colorado State University, where he teaches courses in modern United States History and Public History, including the history of America’s National Parks. Jeff is also a ranger at Yosemite. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University.

  • I get outside every chance I get. I enjoy the many parks, rivers and natural areas found in and within a few hours drive of the nation's capital. I've hiked in remote canyons in southern Utah, stood transfixed at Dead Horse Point near Moab, Utah. Some favorite places are redwoods forests in California, both inland and in coastal areas of Northern California. My favorite drive, bar none, is along the coast from San Francisco up to the northwest corner of Oregon. Big Sur south of S.F. another much loved spot.

    I cannot count the number of times strangers have pulled me out of the path of traffic because I stopped in the middle of the street, enjoying some spectacular clouds I just noticed. I'm often looking up. Nature. Yes!

    I'm a country guy who has spent 25 years working in various offices in downtown Washington, D.C. I think I've had about enough of that for one lifetime. I thought I was moving to Oregon from Los Angeles in 1980, but somehow ended up in Washington, D.C. Hey, 29 years later, I want to move to the State of Oregon or Washington State real soon. It is never too late to follow one's heart.

    Temperature outside is the only thing I pay attention to. Forty-five degrees fahrenheit and up. Rain, fog, mist, heavy clouds. Fantastic! A warm, sunny, summer day? Yeah, fine, very nice. Dramatic, moody weather does it for me.

    All the best to you !

  • Originally from Minnesota, I found a love for National Parks at a young age visiting the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone. I have been a seasonal interpretive ranger for 9 years now at such icons as Yellowstone, Wind Cave, Jewel Cave, Carlsbad Caverns, Everglades, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Mt. Rushmore. As the name implies, I am still wandering.

  • I was privileged to live and work in Alaska for more than three decades. The majority of this time was spent in the northern regions. We lived and taught school in a number of Native villages. In 1974, we traveled across northern Alaska by dog team covering approximately 1200 miles over a period of three months. From 1974 through 1976, I conducted research into the subsistence lifestyles of Native Alaskans living along the south slope of the Brooks Range. I then went to work for the National Park Service as a park planner assisting in the planning of the proposed Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. My involvement expanded to include several other park proposals. Over the years I served in Gates of the Arctic, Northwest Alaska Areas (Kobuk Valley Nat. Park, Noatak Nat. Preserve and Cape Krusenstern Nat. Monument), Katmai National Park and the Alaska Regional Office. I retired in 1998, and my wife and I now live in Hawaii.

  • Originally from the Show Me state of Missouri, Steve has worked for the NPS in Hawaii Volcanoes, Sequoia & Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. As a freelance videographer, his work has taken him to dozens of other parks, such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Death Valley, Redwood, Arches, Canyonlands and others. Currently, Steve produces videos and podcasts for Yosemite National Park, and you can follow him on Twitter at @YosemiteSteve

  • I recently completed writing and photographing a book, U.S. Highway 89: the Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks, about the historic 1,600-mile route from Mexico to Canada, and the seven national parks along the way. I also contributed the color photos to The Story of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, a book commemorating the centennial of Salt Lake City's beloved Roman Catholic cathedral.

    I'm based in Salt Lake City, where I co-lead Utah's largest photography group, PhotowalkingUtah, teach introductory photography and digital editing, and write about my adventures on my blog, Ann-alog.

    My documentary photos explore the interplay of the human element and landscape; transformations of culture -- what is kept, lost, and reinvented over time; passionate people of any stripe, and; the idea of the great American West.

  • Nurse for 20 years, grandmother, visited the park in my youth, want my grand children and greatgrand children to be able to know the parks

  • I have an interest in how parks are using technology to better manage or to better reach and teach visitors and spend my summers in parks working and playing.

    My background includes formal education in the field (MS and BS)recreation management and I have spent much of the last 8 years working in parks.

  • The haunted hiker, a.k.a Andrea Lankford, is a former park ranger. After twelve years of living and working in a few of the biggest and busiest parks in North America, she became a walk-a-holic. She has thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, kayaked from Miami to Key West, cycled from Fairbanks to the Artic Ocean and was the first to "bike-pack" the 800-mile Arizona Trail. She is the author of four books:

    Ranger Confidential: Living, Working and Dying in the National Parks

    Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks

    Biking the Grand Canyon Area

    Biking the Arizona Trail