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August 9, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Medora, North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – South and North Unit Website – Medora, North Dakota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

New “National Park” national park #2 for us on this trip was Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota.  I wasn’t expecting much out of our two night, two day stay, pretty much just another Badlands National Park.  Instead I found a real contender for one of my favorite national parks.

We rolled into Medora in the late afternoon, having stopped a few places in our drive across most of North Dakota [...]

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August 2, 2017

Voyageurs National Park – International Falls, Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park Website – International Falls, Minnesota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

Our destination for Day #4 was Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, way up on the border with Canada, and our first new “National Park” National Park for this trip.

This park is mostly water, but we decided to start out with a hike on Lake Kabetogama.  The hike starts just around the corner from the Ash River Visitors Center and was three miles.


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August 25, 2016

Happy Birthday National Park Service!

So, today the National Park Service turns 100 years young!  I’ve been trying to think about what I want to write in the park service’s birthday card, and the right words are tough to come by.  So I’ll keep it simple.

I love you National Parks!

In celebration of that love, my favorite picture from each park I’ve been lucky enough to visit.  Because the national parks can make even a hack like me look like a competent photographer.

Acadia National Park – Maine

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December 26, 2015

Backpacking Isle Royale National Park, Michigan – Day 3

Stoll Trail – Isle Royale National Park, Michigan Days – Day 3… day hiking with Tree Rider in tow Distance – Day 3 – About 6 miles total for the day, the heart of which was the 4.3 mile Stoll Trail. Total for trip – 8 miles of backpacking (Rock Harbor to 3 Mile Camp and back), plus another 8 miles of hiking (mostly Stoll Trail) Type – Once on the trail, a loop Difficulty: 4 of 10 Total score: 9 of 10

Website – Isle Royale National Park Open – April to November, 24 hours a day.

Terrain – hills, swamps, forests

Trailhead – 48° 8’45.96″N, 88°29’10.77″W (No need to look for it, the ferry [...]

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