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US National Parks - Trip 2 - I need ideas!

 
Anzxio
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Dec 03, 2011 16:49 |  #1

I am starting to think about 2012 trips, and a quick trip around US national parks would be fun.

I have been to the following places in the US (so would like to avoid them this time):
- NYC
- Boston
- SF
- LA
- San Diego
- Salt Lake City
- Highway 1
- Las Vegas
- Yellowstone
- Grand Teton
- Capitol Reef
- Bryce Canyon
- Zion
- Death Valley
- Yosemite


Ideas would be welcome, and time of year is not important, so no need to be restricted by that.


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Dec 05, 2011 09:48 |  #2

Denali national park in Alaska maybe.


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Dec 05, 2011 18:56 as a reply to  @ DisrupTer911's post |  #3

Olympic National Park, Washington State...

Joshua Tree NP


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Dec 06, 2011 12:11 |  #4

Alaska would be amazing, but that's one for the future.

Olympic is a good option, i think Arches/Canyonlands would be another one i should look at.

It's hard to link them all together though!




  
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Dec 06, 2011 12:57 as a reply to  @ Anzxio's post |  #5

Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nat'l Monument, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur Nat'l Monument. Also Red Rocks Park west of Denver and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Plus two 14,000 foot peaks which you can drive to the top of (Pikes Peak and Mt. Evans), but only from about July 1 till mid September at best. Some can be taken in right along with or on the way to Arches/Canyonlands.


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Dec 06, 2011 14:37 |  #6

Preeb wrote in post #13503925 (external link)
Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nat'l Monument, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur Nat'l Monument. Also Red Rocks Park west of Denver and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Plus two 14,000 foot peaks which you can drive to the top of (Pikes Peak and Mt. Evans), but only from about July 1 till mid September at best. Some can be taken in right along with or on the way to Arches/Canyonlands.

Add to this list Mesa Verde NP, Shiprock, the Arches/Canyonlands you mentioned, and the Colorado NM near Grand Junction. If you feel a little froggy, jump down to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico to see more of the Anasazi ruins that few visit.




  
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Dec 06, 2011 14:45 |  #7

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Dec 07, 2011 05:57 |  #8

How about Great Smoky Mountains National Park?


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Dec 07, 2011 11:38 |  #9

I see you've hit Zion and Bryce. What about the Grand Canyon, then over to Page for one of the Antelope Canyons and Horshoe bend, onward to Monument Valley then Arches/Canyonland? Tie it in with Hoosiers thread.

If you choose this route, consider reading some of Tony Hillerman's mysteries. I loved shooting around Shiprock and Chaco and reading about it in his novels. Also, for non-fiction, Laurent Martres books on photographing the the Southwest are great not only for photo tips, but for sightseeing destinations as well.

Problem with hitting a bunch of them is it ends up with a more expensive one way car rental (assuming you're flying in and out)!


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Dec 07, 2011 12:29 |  #10

Nordwil57 wrote in post #13508729 (external link)
I see you've hit Zion and Bryce. What about the Grand Canyon, then over to Page for one of the Antelope Canyons and Horshoe bend, onward to Monument Valley then Arches/Canyonland? Tie it in with Hoosiers thread.

If you choose this route, consider reading some of Tony Hillerman's mysteries. I loved shooting around Shiprock and Chaco and reading about it in his novels. Also, for non-fiction, Laurent Martres books on photographing the the Southwest are great not only for photo tips, but for sightseeing destinations as well.

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I have read every last Hillerman novel and love them all. I used to live in Mancos, CO and Prescott, AZ and the stories make me homesick... The Thief of Time is one of my favorites!

However, I would fully recommend going to the Hopi Mesas in northern Arizona during the corn dances. Cameras are not allowed at the dances but I think it is OK before and after. I used to bring cottonwood roots up there to trade for their Kachina dolls. My wife an I both miss those days...




  
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Dec 12, 2011 15:15 |  #11

I forgot to add the Grand Canyon to my list of visited places!

All around Denver does seem like a good idea, and i could do it in a relatively short period of time.

My current number 1 option for 2012 holiday destination is Iceland, but it's expensive. Renting a Camaro SS in the US for one week is nearly half the price of a tiny Toyota in Iceland!




  
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Dec 12, 2011 15:19 as a reply to  @ Anzxio's post |  #12

Northern New Mexico. Santa Fe/Taos and Southwestern Colorado Durango/Silverton.




  
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Dec 12, 2011 17:45 |  #13

Glacier Nat'l Park. And bring your passport to cross over to the Canadian side as well. Olympic Nat'l Park is beautiful too, there's a lot in WA that's beautiful (Whidbey Island, the Cascades, Olympic, Eastern WA, beauty abounds).




  
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Dec 12, 2011 21:38 |  #14

karynsig wrote in post #13534438 (external link)
Glacier Nat'l Park. And bring your passport to cross over to the Canadian side as well.

On north to Banff and Jasper too - it just keeps getting better. :)


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Dec 13, 2011 01:29 |  #15

Where do you start for a Glacier NP visit though? It is somewhat remote and lacking in international airports :D




  
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