Your blog is nice as well :)
Parks I’ve visited (in no particular order):
- Death Valley
- Grand Canyon
- Big Bend
- Canyonlands (I think? That or Bryce)
- Grand Teton (also not entirely sure of this)
- Joshua Tree
- Kings Canyon
I may have been to a few more/the reason I’m unsure of a few is because I’ve been traveling with my parents since I was an infant. They took me backpacking when I was a baby, and we’ve driven through many National Parks on our annual road trips out West, so some of them I’m more familiar with than others. Out of all of those I’ve visited, I’m most familiar with Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Redwoods, Sequoia, Olympic, and the desert parks. I’ve been to Yosemite countless times. As for other natural national treasures, I highly recommend Point Reyes National Seashore- I go there every year with my family for a month; it is hands-down my favorite vacation spot (mountains to hike, beaches, and so much more!). This last summer was my first visit to Zion (LOVE IT) and my second visit to Arches. I really do love the southwestern National Parks, but try not to visit them in the summers, as an easy 1-mile hike in the heat can turn out to be extremely unbearable and nearly impossible. I would really like to visit Denali and Glacier soon, and Banff in Canada. I’m pretty sure the only reason we haven’t gone to Glacier as a family is because my dad had a scary run-in with a Grizzly. We mostly stick with the California parks though because we’re particularly fond of the Sierras.
Hope you get to visit these parks as well! They’re beautiful and unique, and well worth the entrance fee. Experiencing the National Parks as a child (and hopefully for the rest of my life!) will remain some of my most cherished memories.