Journals: The National Parks - A Personal Goal

We all have goals. Some goals can be accomplished daily while others take a lifetime. As a nature photographer, I set out decades ago to visit and photograph every National Park in the United States. It's quite a challenge, as it requires travel to almost every corner of this beautiful country. Some of these areas are quite remote and difficult to access. But I knew it would be a rewarding life-long journey. Here is one image I captured at Mt. Rainier National Park during this adventure.

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Heaven On Earth - The Neowise Comet at Reflection Lake, Mt. Rainier National Park

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There are 62 National Parks scattered over 29 states and 2 territories. Please follow me as I cross off these national treasures one by one. My progress is listed below.

The blue dots represent National Parks I have visited.
The red dots are National Parks still remaining.


National Parks Visited (32)

Acadia National Park - Maine
Arches National Park - Utah
Badlands National Park - South Dakota
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Colorado
Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah
Canyonlands National Park - Utah
Carlsbad Caverns National Park - New Mexico
Crater Lake National Park - Oregon
Death Valley National Park - California
Denali National Park - Alaska
Everglades National Park - Florida
Glacier National Park - Montana
Glacier Bay National Park - Alaska
Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona
Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming
Haleakala National Park - Hawaii
Hawaii Volcano National Park - Hawaii
Joshua Tree National Park - California
Lake Clark National Park - Alaska
Katmai National Park - Alaska
Kenai Fjords National Park - Alaska
Lassen Volcano National Park - California
Mt. Rainier National Park - Washington
North Cascades National Park - Washington
Olympic National Park - Washington
Saguaro National Park - Arizona
Shenandoah National Park - Virginia
White Sands National Park - New Mexico
Wind Cave National Park - South Dakota
Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming
Yosemite National Park - California
Zion National Park - Utah


National Parks Remaining (30)

Big Bend National Park - Texas
Biscayne National Park - Florida
Capitol Reef National Park - Utah
Channel Islands National Park - California
Congaree National Park - South Carolina
Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Ohio
Dry Tortugas National Park - Florida
Gates of the Arctic National Park - Alaska
Gateway Arch National Park - Missouri
Great Basin National Park - Nevada
Great Sand Dunes National Park - Colorado
Great Smokey Mountains National Park - Tennessee, North Carolina
Guadalupe Mountains National Park - Texas
Hot Springs National Park - Arkansas
Indiana Dunes National Park - Indiana
Isle Royale National Park - Michigan
Kings Canyon National Park - California
Kobuk Valley National Park - Alaska
Mammoth Cave National Park - Kentucky
Mesa Verde National Park - Colorado
America Samoa National Park - American Samoa
Petrified Forest National Park - Arizona
Pinnacles National Park - California
Redwood National Park - California
Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado
Sequoia National Park - California
Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Dakota
Virgin Islands National Park - Virgin Islands
Voyageurs National Park - Minnesota
Wrangell St. Elias National Park - Alaska


Other National Parks Visited

Banff National Park - Canada
Jasper National Park - Canada
Yoho National Park - Canada
Arenal Volcano National Park Costa Rica
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio - Costa Rica

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