Partner Announcement

Unforgettable Moments from #FYPX

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
This year’s participants explored Great Sand Dunes National Park and Perserve and Mesa Verde National Park, experiencing the diversity of culture, landscape, and people that make up our National Park System.

People across the country are talking about the National Park Foundation’s 2015 Find Your Park Expedition.

Highlighting the essence of the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement, FYPx is helping us connect people from all backgrounds and geographic locations to parks. The expedition may be over, but the stories keep on coming! Check out the posts below to get in on the fun!

Following the Fun of #FYPx

This year’s eight expedition participants took to social media all week long to document their FYPx journey. From announcing their participation and preparing for their adventure to going “house hunting” in Mesa Verde, our explorers kept their followers in the know with social posts, videos, and photos. View NPF’s social media roundups of the FYPx crew’s favorite moments at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preservetouring Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde and more!

Living for the Unknown

When participant Mellie Davis of learned she would be a part of this year’s expedition, she was ready to take on the challenge. As a teacher and fashion blogger based in New York City, Mellie seized the opportunity to embrace the unknown and get out of her comfort zone. Read more of Mellie’s story and find out her thoughts about being a member of the FYPx crew on NPF’s Trail Talk blog.

Off-Roading and Sand-Boarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

The first stop along the road for our expeditioners was Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. The dunes of this park offer more than just great views. Participant Victor Wei shares his experience sand-boarding the dunes, off-roading through backroads in a caravan of Subaru Outbacks, getting to know his fellow participants, and catching the enthusiasm from the amazing park rangers of this beautiful Colorado park.

The Sights and Sounds of FYPx

In addition to using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Andrew Lin of the YouTube channel Adventure Archives documented his FYPx experience through film. See his latest video teasing a look at Colorado sunrises, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, hiking the Great Sand Dunes, and more fun activities here.

ACE volunteer restoring trail at Wupatki Citadel Ruin
Photo credit: Dawn Kish
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