Craters of the Moon National Monument

Visiting Craters of the Moon National Monument was the highlight of my 2018 solo road-trip.

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Dear Bob and Sue by Matt and Karen Smith

Dear Bob and Sue is definitely one of my favorite books this year! Matt and Karen quit their jobs and spent 2010-2012 visiting all 59 National Park’s in the United States.

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National Geographic Guide to National Parks of The United States, Eighth Edition

Shawn bought me the eighth edition of National Geographic’s Guide to National Parks of The United States last year for my birthday 😀 He knows me well. I love just about anything National Geographic, especially when it’s about our National Parks. This guide is one of my favorites. It covers all 59 National Parks discussing…

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Classic Hikes of North America by Peter Potterfield

Classic Hikes of North America: 25 Breathtaking Treks in the United States and Canada by Peter Potterfield is a fun book to look through when you feel like daydreaming about beautiful places. The book covers 25 of the author’s favorite hikes of North America. He includes a description of each route, the distance, the amount…

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52 Hike Challenge Adventure Series (2018)

I enjoyed doing the 52 Hike Challenge last year (2017) so much that I wanted to do the Adventure Series version this year (2018). The Adventure Series is just like the original 52 Hike Challenge, but it has some objectives. They are: 5 Waterfalls 1 Forest 1 National Park, Monument, Preserve, Recreation Area, or Historic…

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Complete National Parks of the United States by Mel White

This book is awesome. Not only does it go into detail about the 59 National Parks in the United States, but also National Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores. The book gives a quick overview of the history of the area, things to do, and when to visit. This book added…

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, located in northern Montana, was the first International Peace Park – Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park – and is an International Dark Sky Park. Visiting Glacier National Park has been at the top of my bucket list for a very long time now. I planned our entire 2017 two week road-trip around Glacier…

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Glacier NP: St. Mary

St. Mary Falls is beautiful. The trail takes you through a forest that is going through regeneration after a fire. Because the limbs burned off the trees, there are great views of St. Mary Lake and of Little Chief and Dusty Star Mountains. It is 1.2 miles to St. Mary Falls and another .5 miles…

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