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!
Into the Tetons
Bryce Sunrise, Utah
Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
Mount Saint Helens
Old Rag, Shenandoah, Virginia
The Devil’s Garden, Arches, Utah
Becky Meets the Grand Canyon
Redwood Window, California
Rocky Mountain High, Colorado
Bright Angel Snowstorm, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Navajo Arch, Devil’s Garden. Utah
All my photos on the Blonde Coyote are available as prints. For more info, click here.
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 based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
Loving the pictures! Some of them are almost artistic, which is what I love about nature!
brilliant photos and journey
Those photos show the variety and splendour – an Earth-day reminder of what is precious.
LOVE the photos,!!! 😀
gotta love the bison the most
Wonderful awesome photos!
Great collection of photos!
Love the one of the bison crossing. We just have to watch for cats.