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NM: National Monument
NMP: National Military Park
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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #150 on: July 19, 2020, 08:24:07 AM »
New in bold. My rankings are below.

Katmai is just insane. Might just be the most amazing travel experience I've ever had, short of Antarctica.

United States:
  • Acadia, ME (2011, 2017)
  • Badlands, SD (2020)
  • Cuyahoga Valley, OH (2014, 2020)
  • Everglades, FL (2010, 2019)
  • Gateway Arch, MO (2019)
  • Grand Teton, WY (2012, 2020)
  • Great Smoky Mountains, NC/TN (2013)
  • Haleakala, HI (2014)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, HI (2012, 2018)
  • Indiana Dunes, IN (2020)
  • Katmai, AK (2020)
  • Kenai Fjords, AK (2013)
  • Rocky Mountain, CO (2009)
  • Yellowstone, WY/ID/MT (2012, 2020)


International:
  • Banff National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Jasper National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Lovćen National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Parque Nacional Vi˝ales, Cuba (2015)
  • SassenľBŘnsow Land National Park, Svalbard (2016, 2018)
  • Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • SnŠfellsj÷kull National Park, Iceland (2016)
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina (2018)
  • Vatnaj÷kull National Park, Iceland (2015, 2016, 2019, 2019, 2020)
  • Yoho National Park, Canada (2017)

U.S. top 3:
Katmai
Yellowstone
Grand

Hawaii Volcanoes would've been my #3, but that was before the 2018 eruption pretty much destroyed the entire thing.

International top 3:
Vatnaj÷kull (Iceland)
Banff (Canada)
SassenľBŘnsow Land (Svalbard)
There is no way this is ranked in order.

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #151 on: July 19, 2020, 08:37:29 AM »
There is no way this is ranked in order.
It's alphabetical

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #152 on: July 19, 2020, 08:40:16 AM »
It's alphabetical
True. But i thought we were looking for rankings.

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #153 on: July 20, 2020, 03:17:30 PM »
We just did Mt. Rainer and North Cascades this week with our kids this week.

Mt. Rainer was beautiful, and very kid friendly with deer, easy hiking trails, and beauty you can easily enjoy with kids.

North Cascades has majestic waterfalls, you can watch them as they drop down the sides of a glacier for what seems like 1,000 feet. 

Never saw anything like it.


Both of them have many highlights that are best visited later in the summer.

Washington State TR please?

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #154 on: July 20, 2020, 03:17:46 PM »
Going to attempt to do all 3 in a week .

Did you end up doing this? TR?

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #155 on: July 20, 2020, 05:00:42 PM »
Washington State TR please?

Thats pretty much the Trip Report.


Do you have specific questions?

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #156 on: July 20, 2020, 05:09:01 PM »
Thats pretty much the Trip Report.


Do you have specific questions?

Specific activities or hikes?
What did you do for food?
Where did you stay?

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #157 on: July 20, 2020, 10:22:08 PM »
Specific activities or hikes?
What did you do for food?
Where did you stay?

Which of the 3 parks are you planning to visit and asking about?

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Re: What US National Parks have you been to and how would you rank them?
« Reply #158 on: July 21, 2020, 12:33:57 AM »
Updated, new in bold.

United States:

1. Yellowstone, Wyoming
2. Zion, Utah
3. Bryce  Canyon, Utah
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona
5. Yosemite, California
6. Badlands, South Dakota
7. Grand Teton, Wyoming
8. Sequoia, California
9. Petrified Forest Arizona
10.Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
11.Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota
12. Hot Springs, Arkansas
13. Wind Cave, South Dakota
14. Acadia, Maine
15. Great sand Dunes, Colorado
16. Joshua Tree, California
17. Saguaro, Arizona 
18. Shenandoah, Virginia
19. Mammoth cave, Kentucky
20. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
21. Indiana Dunes, Indiana *
22. Gateway Arch, Missouri *

ĽMT Rushmore NM, South Dakota


International:


Sanjay Gandhi , Mumbai, India
Arenal Volcano , La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
Carara,Costa Rica
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Iguaz˙, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Iguašu,  Foz do Iguašu, Brazil
SoberanÝa, Panama
Portobelo, colon, Panama
Metropolitan NP, Panama city,Panama
Masada, Israel
Ein Gedi Antiquities,Israel
Yarkon, Israel
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Re: What US National Parks have you been to and how would you rank them?
« Reply #159 on: July 21, 2020, 03:11:48 AM »
9. Petrified woods, Arizona
Please recheck the name. (And 10 is misspelled.)
AK,AZ,CA,CO,CT,(DE),FL,HI,(IL),ME,MD,(MA),MI,MN,MT,NV,NH,NJ,NY,OR,PA,(RI),TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WI,WY

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Re: What US National Parks have you been to and how would you rank them?
« Reply #160 on: July 21, 2020, 03:25:53 AM »
Please recheck the name. (And 10 is misspelled.)
No need, as I am pretty familiar with the NPS.
Find it pretty funny that I didn't notice, I've simply been C/P when updating.

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #161 on: July 21, 2020, 10:18:14 AM »
Which of the 3 parks are you planning to visit and asking about?

Still deciding, but interested in all 3 possibly

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #162 on: July 21, 2020, 10:39:21 AM »
Did you end up doing this? TR?
If you followed this thread you would know, lol  ;)

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #163 on: July 21, 2020, 11:08:42 AM »
If you followed this thread you would know, lol  ;)
Almost 1300 pages... care to give me a summary?

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Re: Which US national parks have you been to? Which was your favorite?
« Reply #164 on: July 21, 2020, 12:44:57 PM »
Almost 1300 pages... care to give me a summary?
Updated, new in bold.

United States:

1. Yellowstone, Wyoming
2. Zion, Utah
3. Bryce  Canyon, Utah
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona
5. Yosemite, California
6. Badlands, South Dakota
7. Grand Teton, Wyoming
8. Sequoia, California
9. Petrified Forest Arizona
10.Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
11.Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota
12. Hot Springs, Arkansas
13. Wind Cave, South Dakota
14. Acadia, Maine
15. Great sand Dunes, Colorado
16. Joshua Tree, California
17. Saguaro, Arizona 
18. Shenandoah, Virginia
19. Mammoth cave, Kentucky
20. Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
21. Indiana Dunes, Indiana *
22. Gateway Arch, Missouri *

ĽMT Rushmore NM, South Dakota


International:


Sanjay Gandhi , Mumbai, India
Arenal Volcano , La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
Carara,Costa Rica
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Iguaz˙, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Iguašu,  Foz do Iguašu, Brazil
SoberanÝa, Panama
Portobelo, colon, Panama
Metropolitan NP, Panama city,Panama
Masada, Israel
Ein Gedi Antiquities,Israel
Yarkon, Israel