1 epic trip – 19 US National Parks

Shame on me. In my extensive travels so far, I have only visited 10 of our 62 US National parks. 🏞 ⛰🏜

How is that possible??!!

On my current trip of a lifetime, I have the potential to hit 19 (14 new to me) so I fully intend to take advantage of the annual $80 NP pass in 2020-21. These national treasures are truly a gift. On our hikes today, my dad and I were bantering about how many of the best places we have been & the most memorable involved being in the great outdoors and didn’t cost much (if anything). So my plea to you…..

  • drive a scenic overlook
  • bring a picnic lunch to enjoy amongst nature
  • take a hike
  • snorkel or dive a watering hole
  • kayak a crystal clear lake
  • climb or boulder a rock face
  • soak in natural hot springs
  • pitch a tent on the canyon floor
  • stargaze from deep in the woods
  • conquer hairpin curves through a forest
  • bike the backroads
  • savor a sunrise at an observation point
  • explore a cave
  • brave rapids via a raft
  • cast a line in a remote stream
  • toast some marshmallows over a campfire

#optoutside #enjoynature #escape #disconnect #seekadventures

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

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