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#2538149 - 08/25/16 03:36 PM Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks
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Today is the Centennial Anniversary of our National Park Service - celebrating 100 years of service. All parks are offering free admission 8/25 - 8/28/16.



A few pics from parks that I've visited recently.










Post up your pics.

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#2538154 - 08/25/16 04:04 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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#2538158 - 08/25/16 04:15 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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In the past 10 years or so, we've spent awesome times in Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Lassen, Pinnacles, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Redwood, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

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#2538162 - 08/25/16 04:28 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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Epic, just updated my packlist inventory checklist sheet for this weekend's backpack trip. Didn't know it was free. rockin Three, ~2000 mile road trips all over CA since July 2015 plus several weekenders. Camping, surfing, diving, backpacking, fishing, etc. Some of the few uncrowded or no people places left (except DV during a "bloom" drowning) in these parks, and it's practically free.


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#2538192 - 08/25/16 05:36 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: _____]
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Last Spring Break, we went to Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion on the Every Kid in a Park pass, where families of 4th graders get free entrance.

Park entrance isn't the biggest overall cost, but the offer did get us to go.

The slot canyons around Page were a cool stop along the way.

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#2538204 - 08/25/16 05:53 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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Celebration and shindiggery tonight at the Ventucky Park HQ with good music music and brews!

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#2538209 - 08/25/16 05:56 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: SFKneelo]
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I freakin' love the geologic, climate, topographic and bio diversity we have in this enormous and awesome nation of ours.

Think about this: How many fewer of these sites would we have without the parks service? How many would've been eaten right up by the industrial and building booms of the 20's and 30's, not to mention the growth (see: free market monster) of the 60's - 80's.

Very grateful! applause2
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#2538217 - 08/25/16 06:08 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: SFKneelo]
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Originally Posted By: SFKneelo
Last Spring Break, we went to Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion on the Every Kid in a Park pass, where families of 4th graders get free entrance.


Forgot about Grand Canyon. foreheadslap Good times.

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#2538218 - 08/25/16 06:09 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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Lassen summer 2016-


Death Valley spring 2016


Bryce 2013



Arches 2014



Canyonlands 2014

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#2538221 - 08/25/16 06:14 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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About half the photos in my iphoto are from the parks-

Teaching my daughter to be a tree hugger, Sequioa -



Zion-




Edited by patrolman (08/25/16 06:16 PM)

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#2538228 - 08/25/16 06:20 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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Yosemite Falls, Merced River from the swinging bridge on April fools day 2016
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#2538232 - 08/25/16 06:27 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: rice]
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Originally Posted By: rice
jam_on

In the past 10 years or so, we've spent awesome times in Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Lassen, Pinnacles, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Redwood, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks.


I've never been up to Lassen, Pinnacles or Redwood. We're planning a trip up through the Pacific NW and over to Montana next year - hoping to hit them then along with Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, and Glacier. Revisiting the SW parks with the kids is on the list too.

For those with kids, the National Park Passport and Jr. Ranger programs are really fun. The kids get sworn in as Jr. Rangers and receive patches/pins when they complete the booklets and all the parks have stamps and stickers for the passports.
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#2538233 - 08/25/16 06:31 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: SFKneelo]
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Originally Posted By: SFKneelo
Last Spring Break, we went to Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion on the Every Kid in a Park pass, where families of 4th graders get free entrance.



My daughter will be in the 4th grade next year and we plan to take advantage of this program. jam_on

Originally Posted By: Boneroni
I freakin' love the geologic, climate, topographic and bio diversity we have in this enormous and awesome nation of ours.

Very grateful! applause2


+1

Nice pics patrolman! jam_on
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#2538234 - 08/25/16 06:33 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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Yosemite at beer thirty after hiking to the top of Lower Yosemite Falls and back (lots and lots of switchbacks)-


Arches-


Canyonlands-


Redwoods (Humboldt)-



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#2538236 - 08/25/16 06:33 PM Re: Happy 100th Birthday to our National Parks [Re: Joshua2415]
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Originally Posted By: Joshua2415


For those with kids, the National Park Passport and Jr. Ranger programs are really fun. The kids get sworn in as Jr. Rangers and receive patches/pins when they complete the booklets and all the parks have stamps and stickers for the passports.


Our kids were super into that when they were younger. Kings Canyon is one of the kids' favorite places on earth so we go every summer, still.

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