Free National Park Week!

Hello, Zion

Hello, Zion

In all my Earth Day revelry, I totally forgot to post a reminder that this week, April 22-26, is a free National Park week! The entry fee waiver also includes National Monuments (like Tent Rocks), National Seashores (Assateague Island), and National Historical Places (like Harpers Ferry and Chaco Canyon).

Admission fees to individual parks usually run $15 and up and an America the Beautiful year-long pass is $80. I’ve bought a pass every year since college and I always get my money’s worth. Here are some of my favorite shots from our National Parks. So far I’ve hit 36 out of 58!

Shenandoah, Virginia

Shenandoah, Virginia

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone Bison

Into the Tetons

Into the Tetons

Bryce Windows, Utah

Bryce Sunrise, Utah

Olympic Green

Olympic Green

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

Mount Saint Helens

Mount Saint Helens

Old Rag, Shenandoah, Virginia

Old Rag, Shenandoah, Virginia

The Devil's Garden, Arches, Utah

The Devil’s Garden, Arches, Utah

Becky Meets the Grand Canyon

Becky Meets the Grand Canyon

Yosemite Granite

Yosemite Granite

Redwood Window, California

Redwood Window, California

Rocky Mountain High, Colorado

Rocky Mountain High, Colorado

Bright Angel Snowstorm, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Bright Angel Snowstorm, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Navajo Arch, Devil's Garden. Utah

Navajo Arch, Devil’s Garden. Utah

Zion Blooms

Zion Blooms!

All my photos on the Blonde Coyote are available as prints. For more info, click here.

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently traveling the backroads from New Mexico to Alaska, writing and living out of a tiny Teardrop camper. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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10 Responses to Free National Park Week!

  1. Ben F. says:

    Loving the pictures! Some of them are almost artistic, which is what I love about nature!

  2. amazingved says:

    brilliant photos and journey

  3. beeseeker says:

    Those photos show the variety and splendour – an Earth-day reminder of what is precious.

  4. yessie44 says:

    LOVE the photos,!!! :D
    gotta love the bison the most

  5. susank456 says:

    Wonderful awesome photos!

  6. Kyle Kuns says:

    Great collection of photos!

  7. Andy says:

    Love the one of the bison crossing. We just have to watch for cats.

  8. alvinbalena says:

    Great pictures!

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