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Old 01-09-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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I've always been a fan of National Parks here in the US and have also visited a few in other countries whilst traveling. On our trip to the UK this march it looks like we will be going to several of the National Parks there; including The Lake District NP (England), Snowdonia NP (Wales), Killarney NP (Ireland), and at least passing through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs NP (Scotland) and Cairngorms National Park NP (Scotland).

So I am wondering what other National Parks folks have been to on travels and how they have found them and the experiences they've had???
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I can't say I've ever been to one...

But now you got me thinkin .oO0(I want to check this out)

Where can I find a site for National Parks in the US?

Are they really big parks?
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Where can I find a site for National Parks in the US?

Are they really big parks?
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Many of them are quite big indeed. We are lucky to have some beautiful natural places here
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What, no love for the National Parks?
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ill be goin to berchtesgaden and its NP in germany...... and see the "eagle nest" aswell.... anyone been there?
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Oh What a good site! I always go to National Parks and would really love to visit many overseas. Have a good time!

This reminds me. Does anyone here like yelling out koeeehhhh at every single national park? Fun times.. I guess that is for those of us who can't always handle the complete silence.
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I've been to:

Smoky Mountains NP (USA)
Everglades NP (USA)
Biscayne NP (USA)

I would like to go to an African NP.
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I got my daddy a National Parks of the World book for Christmas...it has some AMAZING photos in it...such a good book
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This reminds me. Does anyone here like yelling out koeeehhhh at every single national park? Fun times.. I guess that is for those of us who can't always handle the complete silence.*
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I've been to these:
Glacier NP(Montana)
YellowStone NP(Montana, Wyoming, Idaho)
Theodore Roosevelt NP(North Dakota)
Badlands NP(South Dakota)
Wind Cave NP(South Dakota)
Mount Rushmore National Momument(South Dakota)...seriously not ar cool as you'd think.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (where the picture in my signature was taken)
Blue Ridge Parkway(Virginia, North Carolina)
Shenandoah NP(Virginia)
Arcadia NP(Maine)
Great Smokey Mountains NP(Tennessee, North Carolina)
Padre Island National Seashore(Texas)
Bandelier National Monument(New Mexico cliff dwellings)
Rocky Mountain NP(Colorado)
North Cascades NP(Washington)
Olympic NP(Washington)

i think that's all of them, although there are a few in Canada that i didn't list.




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Beth & Anthon-- don't forget we kinda stepped foot into the Mt. St. Helens National Monument too.
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I've been to a few, would like to travel to many more in the future...

-Riding Mountain NP (Manitoba)
-Ellesmere Island NP (Nunavut)
-Banff NP (Alberta)
-Jasper NP (Alberta)
-Kootenay NP (British Columbia)
-Yoho NP (British Columbia)
-Waterton Lakes NP (Alberta)
-Pacific Rim NP (British Columbia)
-Wind Cave NP (South Dakota)
-Badlands NP (South Dakota)
-Theodore Roosevelt NP (North Dakota)
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We have all the national parks in NSW, Oz, in our database here at work. So, if you're ever in NSW you can give me the town you're in and i can tell you the closest national park and even give you street by street directions....one of the perks of making maps for a living.

I love national parks, but i love state forests even more because they let motorbikes and 4wd's in there. Fortunatley for me we also have all the state forests in our database, which comes in very very handy when planning riding weekends
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So we ended up going to Snowdonia NP (Wales), Killarney NP (Ireland), and at least passing through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs NP (Scotland).

Loch Lomond was really beautiful, and was easily my favorite!
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Whoa... and i consider myself an outdoor enthusiast....
i've been to a few places in BC:
Mount Marriott (I almost died a couple times here )
Joffre Lakes
Mount Price
The Black Tusk
Seymour Peak
a few others....and some local parks (Lynn Peak, Seymour) not exactly all NP's
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I hear that at the rate of global warming, the Glacier at Glacier National Park is supposed to be gone by some obscenely soon time, like 2050. anyone know if there;s any truth in that? because that would suck.
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I hear that at the rate of global warming, the Glacier at Glacier National Park is supposed to be gone by some obscenely soon time, like 2050. anyone know if there;s any truth in that? because that would* suck.
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I don't know how much truth there is in that, but I have heard it also - and it would suck
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National Geographic said the glacier on Kilimanjaro will probably be gone entirely by 2020! So you'd better see it now if you ever wanted to...

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Mmmm. though I haven't done anything as adventurous as you guys (i.e. actually camping there) with my family we've gone to:

Yosemite National Park (California, USA)
Sequoia National Park (California, USA)
Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona, USA)
Parque Nacional Perito Moreno (Santa Cruz, Argentina)

And I went camping for 15 days to:
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi (Bariloche, Argentina)

Hope to visit more soon!!
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