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100 Years of the National Park Service

In August, America celebrated one of the greatest birthdays of all (in our opinion)—the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

We are so fortunate to have protected places like these.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the country.

And these.

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Death Valley National Park is barren and beautiful.

And these.

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Crater Lake National Park was once a volcano and is now a crater full of breathtaking blue water.

We admire (from afar!) the animals that roam free.

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Bison wandering the roads in Yellowstone National Park

And stand in awe when we realize just how small we really are in this world.

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Grand Canyon National Park is a sight to behold

Some vistas are etched into our memories because they are so often photographed.

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The iconic Tunnel View at Yosemite National Park

While others are reserved for those who trek deep into the backcountry.

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The lesser-known view behind the Grand Tetons

Happy #NPS100! Here’s to another century of play and protection!

Tanya Twerdowsky
tanya@adventurewithkeen.com

I am a Jersey girl living in Alabama who loves to run far and eat lots.

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