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Summer escape 2019

Yosemite National Park
Holly
S

Summer escape 2019

Summer escape 2019

Yosemite National Park
Holly
S

Summer escape 2019

Great day in a great town, learned so much.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Annmarie
S

Great day in a great town, learned so much.

Elephant Canyon in the Needles District

Canyonlands National Park
Gregory
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Elephant Canyon in the Needles District

Make sure to take a bike trip down the seashore! On a summer day there's nothing...
Cape Cod National Seashore
Rebecca
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Take a Bike Ride Along Cape Cod Seashore

Make sure to take a bike trip down the seashore! On a summer day there's nothing better than touring the coast with the wind in your hair - just be sure to pack sunscreen for those sunny days.

Handprints in Piedras Marcadas

Petroglyph National Monument
Gregory
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Handprints in Piedras Marcadas

Bighorn Rams on the East Rim

Zion National Park
Gregory
G

Bighorn Rams on the East Rim

Springtime along the Shore

Point Reyes National Seashore
Gregory
G

Springtime along the Shore

Collared Lizard basks in the sun

Colorado National Monument
Gregory
G

Collared Lizard basks in the sun

Rainbow at Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park
Gregory
G

Rainbow at Old Faithful

An overview of the High Peaks and condor country

Pinnacles National Park
Gregory
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An overview of the High Peaks and condor country

The earlier you arrive, the better the sunrise.

Assateague Island National Seashore
Chris
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The earlier you arrive, the better the sunrise.

An Assateague Island wild horse

Assateague Island National Seashore
Linda
H

An Assateague Island wild horse

Prowling bobcat Yosemite 2017

Yosemite National Park
Bob
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Prowling bobcat Yosemite 2017

1972 hike from north rim to south rim adventure

Grand Canyon National Park
SUSAN
K

1972 hike from north rim to south rim adventure

Blow Your Horn: Tuba player on Tundra Trail in 1985.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Gregory
F

Blow Your Horn: Tuba player on Tundra Trail in 1985.

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.”

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Two adults hiking through a forest
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