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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Park Meme

a175 Morning over Bright Angel Canyon from Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

Lockwood started it and I saw this on Silver Fox’s site http://highway8a.blogspot.com. He grabs two new lists from National Geographic: the Ten Most Visited National Parks and the Ten Least Visited National Parks (in the U.S.). Says Lockwood: Bold the ones you have visited, and italicize the ones you’ve never heard of before.

Most visited:
10: Glacier
9: Acadia
8: Grand Teton
7: Cuyahoga Valley
6: Rocky Mountain – One of the first western parks I fell in love with.
5: Olympic 4: Yellowstone – spent part of my first honeymoon there.
3: Yosemite – briefly passed thru and need to return
2: Grand Canyon I work HERE!
1: Great Smoky Mountains – a long time ago

Least Visited:
10: City of Rocks NR, Idaho
9: Cumberland Island NS, Georgia
8: Florissant Fossil Beds NM, Colorado
7: Chiricahua NM, Arizona
6: Tonto NM, Arizona
5: Dry Tortugas NP, Florida
4: Katmai NP & Preserve, Alaska 3: Kalaupapa NHP, Hawaii
2: Hagerman Fossil Beds NM, Idaho
1: Russel Cave NM, Alabama

Wow, I need to get out more often. What about you?

15 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sadly I have not visited any of them, but I get a tour around the Grand Canyon with you on a regular basis which I am so enjoying. Diane

A human kind of human said...

Oh dear, I have not visited any of them (I guess Google Earth visits don't count) but I wouldn't mind visiting all of them. I do feel that I know the North Rim of the Grand Canyon quite well though... wonder how that happened...

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo!I wish I can visiting the Grand Canyon some day in future!
Have a nice weekend!

Martha Z said...

I've been to all of the most visited but only 7: Chiricahua NM, Arizona, on the least visited. There's no excuse for not having visited Cumberland as we had a weekend between two nearby Elderhostels (one was at Nearby Jekyll Island). We chose to go to Savannah instead.

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Al said...

I've been to 6, 5, and 2 of the top 10, and will be visiting 8 and 4 this summer. Of the 10 least, I've been to Florissant Fossil Beds more than once as it's an hour from my house. But I've never worked in any of them!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: #7 is the Ohio park on the Cuyahoga River that runs through Kent, my home town. The river runs South through Kent and North through the park. Cuyahoga means crooked river.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I need to get out more often too. What a great list of parks. Maybe one day I will see all of them.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I have only been to two of them and Glacier and Smokey Mountains.

Firefly said...

Hahahaha... I haven't got one on bold and quite a few in italics. I have heard of most on the most visited list though. One day ...

Janie said...

My list would be about the same as yours, except I have also visited Glacier. And I haven't heard of some of those least visited parks.

dAwN said...

Yeah...you would think that after 9 years of fulltiming we would have seen it all..NOPE lots more to see.

bev said...

Have been to more on the Least Visited than the Most Visited:
The dogs and I camped at City of Rocks in falling snow over Easter weekend on my way home from Arizona to eastern Canada (it seemed I was the only camper in the park that weekend - which was rather nice). Have camped and hiked at Chiricahua,nd hiked at Tonto. Visited Acadia and Yosemite, but just driven through the Grand Canyon area on my way north and south. I see a few parks on both lists that I may get to sometime soon.

Ed said...

I have been to all of the Top 10 except #7 but made up for it by visiting #7 on the Least Visited List.

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