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Favorite National Park?

 
iamjediknight
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Sep 30, 2011 22:39 as a reply to  @ post 13158932 |  #46

Wow! I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Grand Tetons. I'm never tired of the Grand Tetons.


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Oct 01, 2011 00:45 |  #47

Just got back from visiting Zion, Cedar Breaks, Grand Teton, Yellowstone & Glacier ... in just 6 days! The wife and I do this kind of thing for the adventure every now and then ... it helps us decide which parks to return to. I can never go to Vegas and not make a point of going to Zion. Helps that I work for the NPS.


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Oct 01, 2011 00:48 |  #48

Forgot to say, I have quite a few shots to work through, so in the meantime, here is a quick sampling. I have to tweaking to do as I have managed to over saturate a few, but some are spot on what was experienced ... particularly enjoyed getting the night shots.

http://www.flickr.com …r/sets/72157627​644190253/ (external link)


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Oct 02, 2011 22:52 |  #49

Yellowstone and Grand Teton by far! The wildlife is amazing. If you go, do the beartooth pass if it is open!

Olympic National Park was pretty cool too.


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Oct 09, 2011 15:57 |  #50

David Arbogast wrote in post #12926882 (external link)
The worst park: Glacier NP...it is absolutely hideous and I highly recommend everyone stay far far from it. ;)

:lol:

I feel the same way about Rainier! People, stay away. I mean, it's just a mountain. What could you possibly see there? :D

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Oct 09, 2011 16:02 |  #51

Mike55 wrote in post #13140757 (external link)
Yosemite is gorgeous, but that lower valley is insanely crowded.

That view from Glacier Point is tough to beat.

I once flew from the valley floor to the top of El Capitan in a US Forest Helipcopter with my search and rescue K9. They landed on top and we stepped out. What a view!


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Oct 09, 2011 16:47 |  #52

Since it is in my backyard...Great Smoky Mountains NP.


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Oct 16, 2011 01:58 |  #53

iamjediknight wrote in post #13189872 (external link)
Wow! I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the Grand Tetons. I'm never tired of the Grand Tetons.

I took a road trip in June to Arches, Tetons, and Yellowstone. Loved them so much I went back this fall. Two four thousand mile road trips this year. I had to cancel my trip to Airventure 2011 in Oshkosh to be able to afford to go but I think it was worth it. I would have to say Yellowstone is my favorite for Wildlife and cant decide between Tetons and Arches for beauty. They're both spectacular.
I am already planning a trip back to Arches and planning on including Zion and Canyonlands too.


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Jan 29, 2012 08:59 as a reply to  @ GdsF100's post |  #54

Big Bend is up there for me, and I'm surprised no one has mentioned it. It's very secluded, and you really feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Haven't had that feeling in other national parks. I've been there twice, and I can't wait to go back. Incredible night skies, as there are no cities within a few hours.

Death Valley might be my favorite though. Absolutely incredible landscape that you can't find anywhere else. You feel like you're on a different planet. Also, the change in elevation from -282 ft in Badwater Basin to 11,049 ft at Telescope Peak in just 10 miles is absurd. I remember driving into the park going east on 190 and you felt like you were driving to the depths of the earth. I had sinus pain from the quick change of elevation.


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Jan 29, 2012 11:14 as a reply to  @ El Duderino's post |  #55

Wish I could say I have seen them all, but my favorite so far is Yellowstone for it's beauty & diversity.


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Jan 29, 2012 22:08 as a reply to  @ Gizmo1137's post |  #56

Much depends on which time of the year!




  
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Jan 31, 2012 10:28 |  #57

Prince Albert National Park.




  
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Feb 01, 2012 13:02 |  #58

Due to its outstanding hiking opportunities and scenery I'd have to say Glacier National Park.




  
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David ­ Arbogast
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Feb 01, 2012 15:12 |  #59

I haven't come close to seeing them all, but Hot Springs NP has got to be the worst of the US national parks. On a scale of 1-10 I'd score it a solid 0. ;)


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Feb 01, 2012 15:46 |  #60

I'm partial to Glacier during huckleberry season.


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