how many (US) national parks have you been to?

ann sanfedele annsan at nyc.rr.com
Fri Oct 2 16:04:37 EDT 2009



Tom Cakalic wrote:

>I've been to 31 official US National Parks. Probably double that if
>you count National Monuments and such.  Almost all the National Parks
>in Alberta and British Columbia, CA, and 1 in Mexico.
>
true with me for Canada and Monuments too.

>I find it mildly puzzling how concentrated the parks are in the
>western half of the US.  Maybe because land was not already gobbled up
>for other uses. Maybe because it was considered such a pristine and
>alien landscape compared to other more settled areas.
>
>I'd really like to go back to Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska,
>and the one I'd most like to visit that I've not been to is Hawaii
>Volcanoes.  I've always wanted to shoot a picture of a lava spewing
>volcano with stars as a backdrop.
>
I love them both... but no wish at all to go to Hawaii as one has to fly 
to get there.

>
>On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Drew <drew at rileyelf.free-online.co.uk> wrote:
>  
>
>>Errr.... none.... I have only visited the States once... and I don't think
>>Austin Convention Centre is in a national park  :-)   I do however live
>>about 50 yards from the border of the new South Downs National Park in the
>>UK... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Downs_National_Park
>>
>>Cheers,
>>Drew.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>ann sanfedele wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>Are any of you guys watching Ken Burns's thing on the National parks?
>>>I'm liking it more and more
>>>but thought the first show was the weakest and may have put people off the
>>>series...
>>>
>>>And relative to that, how many National Parks have you been to? Possibly
>>>some from the other side of the Pond
>>>have more on their list than some of  us who live here...
>>>
>>>I checked off  40 of the reported 58 though I think there might be more
>>>that I visited before they were made into parks.
>>>(Great Basin, for one)
>>>
>>>ann
>>>http://annsan.smugmug.com
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>>>
>>>
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