Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Where have we been?

When I mention National Parks as a hobby the first question I usually get is "How many have you been to?" Well I wasn't sure, and as you will see in a minute I am still not totally sure. Part of the reason is that the NPS is peculiar in how they list the properties they administrate, part is because there are a lot of affiliated parks that get some funding from the NPS but are not in the NPS, and lastly there are many NPS trails that are not counted as parks. All that said and after consulting the ever-knowing Wikipedia, I calculate we have visited 60 of the 394 National Parks Units.

Horseshoe Bend NMP
Little River Canyon NP
Russell Cave NM
Fort Smith
Hot Springs NP
Bent's Old Fort NHS
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Colorado NM
Curecanti NRA
Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Great Sand Dunes NP & NP *(Counts as two parks)
Hovenweep NM
Mesa Verde NP
Rocky Mountains NP
Yucca House NM
Gulf Islands NS
Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP
Brown vs Board of Education NHS
Jean Lafitte NHP & Preserve* (Many locations but one park)
New Orleans Jazz NHP
Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez trace National Scenic Trail
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (St. Louis Arch)
Ulysses S. Grant NHS
Bighorn Canyon NRA
Agate Fossil Beds NM
Scotts bluff NM
New Mexico
Aztec Ruins Nm
Bandelier NM
Capulin Volcano NM
Carlsbad Caverns NP
Chaco Culture NHP
El Malpais NM
El Morro NM
Fort Union NM
Gila Cliff Dwellings NM
Pecos NHP
Petroglyph NM
North Carolina
Carl Sandburg Home NHS
OKC Memorial *(No longer NPS but I still count it)
Puerto Rico
San Juan NHS
South Dakota
Badlands NP
Jewel Cave NM
Minuteman Missle NHS
Mount Rushmore NM
Wind Cave NP
Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
Great Smokey Mountains NP
Guadalupe Mountains NP *(#60 visited!)
San Antonio Missions NHP
Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands NP
Virgin Islands Coral Reef NM
Devils Tower NM
Fort Laramie NHS
Fossil Butte NM
Grand Teton NP
John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
Yellowstone NP