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This blog was updated in February 2023 for accuracy and additional information on visiting Zion National Park. Zion is one of our favorite National Parks in America (runner up to our #1 favorite, Glacier NP)! Zion is deserving of its popularity! It caters to both first-time national park visitors and experienced adventurers. In this blog, …

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Mount Rainier National Park is one of our favorite national parks and what better way to experience Mount Rainier National Park than through hiking? You really can’t believe how massive Mount Rainier is until you’re hiking up close to its many glaciers and ice fields. If mountains make you happy, then you need to spend …

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Mount Rainier is absolutely magical and the combination of meadows and mountains here are incomparable. Mt Rainier, one of the greatest US National Parks, is an amazing destination but can be challenging to squeeze everything due to the sheer size of the park. No matter how long you’re visiting, these 11 things to do are …

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One of our family’s all-time favorite things to do is to camp inside national parks and camping in Mount Rainier is no exception. With its blooming meadows, lush forests, and towering 14,000-foot summit, Mount Rainer is almost showing off how awesome it is. But what’s the best way to see this amazing National Park? Some …

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Yellowstone National Park seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. In this blog, I’m highlighting the best things to see in Yellowstone National Park if you only have one day to visit. Getting to explore the very first national park and experiencing the incredible geothermal activity at Yellowstone National Park is pretty amazing. Although I …

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Like all the national parks in the U.S., Rocky Mountain has a wonderful diversity of trails for adventurers at all levels. Here’s a guide from easiest to hardest to help you decide which hike you should do depending on the amount you want to hike.

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Glacier National Park is a magical place filled with colorful rock-bottom lakes, sharp jagged mountain peaks waiting to be summited, a ton of wildlife, and of course, glaciers. While there are still a few glaciers to be viewed in Glacier National Park, you may be surprised by how hard it is to get to them. …

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This West Coast National Park Road Trip starts at Yosemite National Park and heads north to Crater Lake National Park and then finishes up in North Cascades National Park. This itinerary centers around hiking, rock climbing, and camping. Besides the West Coast National Parks, we also included stopping to check out beautiful waterfalls near Redding, …

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Yosemite National Park, with its iconic granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and towering sequoias, is a haven for nature enthusiasts and avid hikers. For those seeking a memorable day of exploration without the constraints of obtaining a hiking permit, you’ll love hiking the Four Mile Trail to Panorama Trail to Mist Trail in Yosemite that takes …

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When I originally planned all the places we would visit during our travels, Yosemite was never even on my radar.  Even though it is one of the closest national parks to San Diego, I had no interest in visiting Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley.  Why would I want to go there, especially the week of …

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