TBT: Joshua Tree National Park

I have now been to two national parks where I really had this overwhelming feeling that I was in a totally different world (I hope national parks continue to give me this sensation because it’s really cool). The first one was Badlands National Park, and the second, over 1200 miles southwest of it, was Joshua Tree National Park!

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A mouthful of a national park: BCGNP

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. That’s probably the wordiest of national parks. Black Canyon of the Gunnison is also given the award of having the 13th fewest visitors each year. Only 183,045 visited in 2014, vs. 10,099,276 to the most visited (Great Smoky Mountains).

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Mount Rainier National Park!

After 2 visits and a whole lot of convincing, I finally got to Mount Rainier National Park. I had hoped to go during my March visit to Seattle, but bad weather stopped us from going. This time around, I made sure it was happening!!!! Despite some doubts about roads being open/the weather holding out, we trekked to the park early Saturday morning. I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty nervous, even that morning, that something was going to go wrong.

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The other side… Grand Lake, CO!

Since moving to Colorado, things have been kind of hectic. I guess it comes with the territory of moving across the country, not having a home once you arrive out there, a car accident, figuring out two new job arrangements… ya know, small stuff. BUT! I moved to Colorado to go on adventures, so the first weekend after we got into our new apartment, Kristen (dear sister, owner of Skyward Eyes, general kookball) and I decided to go on a darn adventure.

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