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Bass Harbor Lighthouse- A picture perfect view!

Acadia National Park
Lynn
P

Bass Harbor Lighthouse- A picture perfect view!

“ The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

Acadia National Park
Lynn
P

“ The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

Boulders

Joshua Tree National Park
Robert
B

Donkeys or horses, it's a great tour among the hoodoos

Bryce Canyon National Park
Kristie
F

Donkeys or horses, it's a great tour among the hoodoos

Beauty everywhere you look!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Emily
S

Beauty everywhere you look!

Yosemite Fall at sundown;

Yosemite National Park
BOB
W

Yosemite Fall at sundown;

Big Mama and her babies!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Emily
S

Big Mama and her babies!

Colorado River view

Canyonlands National Park
chipp
b

Colorado River view

Big Bad Wolf

Denali National Park and Preserve
Kim
R

Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island National Seashore
Leo
T

Fire Island Lighthouse

A mystical hike at Bryce

Bryce Canyon National Park
Marilyn
M

A mystical hike at Bryce

Loved the hiking variation in this Park!

Joshua Tree National Park
Laurie
P

Loved the hiking variation in this Park!

"Park Avenue" view in late afternoon sun

Arches National Park
Earl
D

"Park Avenue" view in late afternoon sun

We live in Tucson, and during this lockdown have been discovering all the hiking trails...
Saguaro National Park
Janet
S

Stunning scenery, peace and wildlife

We live in Tucson, and during this lockdown have been discovering all the hiking trails in the "cactus forest" of Saguaro National Park East. What a blessing to hike these trails, surrounded by majestic saguaros, cholla, prickly pear and palo verde trees. Early in the day there are many birds, including gila woodpeckers, thrashers, martins, and cactus wrens. We have also been lucky enough to spot gila monsters and antelope jackrabbits. In April and May the cacti burst into bloom. If you have never been to this park, put it on your list right away!

Antelope jackrabbit on the Shantz trail - so lovely

Saguaro National Park
Janet
S

Antelope jackrabbit on the Shantz trail - so lovely

Sunset View from the top of the White Rim Trail

Canyonlands National Park
Judy
D

Sunset View from the top of the White Rim Trail

Under the Bridge (Owachomo Bridge)

Natural Bridges National Monument
Lisa Ann
G

Under the Bridge (Owachomo Bridge)

Beautiful desolation

Death Valley National Park
Lee
T

Beautiful desolation

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