Wildflowers and Waterfalls: McKinney Falls State Park

After the price for Balcones Canyonlands and Wild Basin Preserve (free), the price for McKinney Falls was a bit steep, but also justifiable since we didn't pay for any other parks. It's also different that the other parks because its much more recreational and developed as a park. Trails are paved, and the falls are …

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Grand Teton in the Fall

I've always wanted to visit a National Park in the snow, and surprisingly got the chance in October. Maybe not surprising since we were in Wyoming. One of my friends did us all the huge favor of getting married in Teton Village over Columbus Day Weekend which gave us the opportunity to spend a long …

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The Grand Canyon (and the Election)

  It breaks my heart to know that in the year of the National Park Service Centennial we have chosen a President who will choose pipelines over parks and sacred lands, and likely support introducing a tram and other development in our most wild places, including the Grand Canyon. This park has always been under …

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