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2013-06-19 11:50:27 PM
In before obligatory hipster joke
 
2013-06-20 12:04:24 AM
 
2013-06-20 01:58:47 AM
List fails without Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau.
 
2013-06-20 03:03:45 AM
I knew about them.  Of course I used to work for the NPS and got way too into their parks passport stamp program.
 
2013-06-20 03:04:03 AM
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/Worst kept secret in Wiscansin
 
2013-06-20 03:05:32 AM

gadian: I knew about them.  Of course I used to work for the NPS and got way too into their parks passport stamp program.


And I tried soooo hard to get on at the Virgin Islands one.  Omg.
 
2013-06-20 03:08:19 AM

illannoyin: [img.fark.net image 300x225]

/Worst kept secret in Wiscansin


Passed that tons of times on the road.

/should have stole it
 
2013-06-20 03:10:03 AM
I have visited two of those.

Lassen is amazing. Spent three days there hiking and exploring. Could have spent another four or five.
 
2013-06-20 03:10:21 AM
Called my mom from Lassen park once, in the portion called Bumpass' Hell.
Sulphurous fumes and bubbling pits, while you walk on wooden pathways between. WAY COOL.

"Hey mom. I'm calling you from hell."
 
2013-06-20 03:11:28 AM
You're shiatting me... There's an active volcano in California? There's a chance for ultimate disaster trifecta going on there.

Or even worse, another disaster movie.
 
2013-06-20 03:12:12 AM

wildcardjack: Or even worse, another disaster movie.


SSSHHHHH!!!!
 
2013-06-20 03:17:05 AM

wildcardjack: You're shiatting me... There's an active volcano in California? There's a chance for ultimate disaster trifecta going on there.

Or even worse, another disaster movie.


You really want to invoke another aberration from its festering hole?.
 
2013-06-20 03:17:54 AM

wildcardjack: You're shiatting me... There's an active volcano in California? There's a chance for ultimate disaster trifecta going on there.

Or even worse, another disaster movie.


There's actually a few.  Lassen erupted in 1915.  Mt Shasta  and Shastina are dangerous. Then there's Long Valley.  http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Vhp/C1073/active_volcanoes_california.html
 
2013-06-20 03:22:05 AM
I've always counted myself lucky to live about 20 minutes away from a national park.

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2013-06-20 03:22:34 AM

Khazar-Khum: wildcardjack: You're shiatting me... There's an active volcano in California? There's a chance for ultimate disaster trifecta going on there.

Or even worse, another disaster movie.

There's actually a few.  Lassen erupted in 1915.  Mt Shasta  and Shastina are dangerous. Then there's Long Valley.  http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Vhp/C1073/active_volcanoes_california.html


oh geez, always one out there
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j/k
 
2013-06-20 03:32:51 AM
"Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands"

Well, it's not like the there's a map or anything.

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// St. Thomas born. Just went back last December for the first time in a long time (about 16 years).

// during the weekdays, brewer's bay was empty, no tourists, no locals, no students. Nice and relaxing.
 
2013-06-20 03:33:11 AM
A national park actually managed to get through this Congress? This one? You've got to be kidding me.
 
2013-06-20 03:42:08 AM

wildcardjack: You're shiatting me... There's an active volcano in California? There's a chance for ultimate disaster trifecta going on there.

Or even worse, another disaster movie.


I'm more shocked at the lack of political, racial, or homophobic nutter comments on a Yahoo webpage
 
2013-06-20 03:50:06 AM
The Grand Canyon of Your Mom Nat'l Park.

Five dollars gets anyone in.

Donkey rentals by the hour.
 
2013-06-20 03:50:48 AM
Meh. I live in a trailer park, which is the best kind of park.
 
2013-06-20 04:03:24 AM

unlikely: List fails without Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau.


Obviously, you know that one exists, though.
 
2013-06-20 04:06:53 AM
Lassen and Black Canyon are fantastic. Pinnacles is near me, and TFA is right, I'd never heard if it. Will have to check it out.
 
2013-06-20 04:11:01 AM
I'm a big fan of Roosevelt Island National Park.
It's like you stepped in to the decaying remains of a once great nation.

Fitting that it is in Washington DC.

http://www.nps.gov/this/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm
 
2013-06-20 04:14:09 AM

Khazar-Khum: wildcardjack: You're shiatting me... There's an active volcano in California? There's a chance for ultimate disaster trifecta going on there.

Or even worse, another disaster movie.

There's actually a few.  Lassen erupted in 1915.  Mt Shasta  and Shastina are dangerous. Then there's Long Valley.  http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Vhp/C1073/active_volcanoes_california.html


Mammoth is fairly active with steam and earthquakes periodically in the long valley caldera. One of these days those skiers and snowmobilers are going to have a very bad day.
 
2013-06-20 04:15:44 AM
Pinnacles CA kind of sucks.  Never understood why that got bumped up from monument status.  It's barely worth the drive from SF.

Camping in dry grass, oh fun.
 
2013-06-20 04:15:45 AM
"Millions of years ago..." Hahahaha! Should read, "6000 Years ago...."   Wut? No?
 
2013-06-20 04:31:04 AM
Ooh.  Lassen and Black Canyon.  I want to go there.
 
2013-06-20 04:37:22 AM
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Some politicians want to open these parks for private timber and other for-profit reasons. I wish this man were still around just so I could see video of his reactions.
 
2013-06-20 04:47:37 AM

dickfreckle: Some politicians want to open these parks for private timber and other for-profit reasons. I wish this man were still around just so I could see video of his reactions.


Seeing video of a short, squat man beating congressional ass while yelling "BULLY!" would be the highlight of any website I would like to frequent.
 
2013-06-20 04:49:11 AM
Its true, though, I was born and raised in Michigan and never heard of Isle Royal. Though I've rarely spent that much time up north. Going back home for a couple weeks this summer, maybe I'll have to plan a photo trip.
 
2013-06-20 04:53:41 AM

studebaker hoch: Pinnacles CA kind of sucks.  Never understood why that got bumped up from monument status.  It's barely worth the drive from SF.

Camping in dry grass, oh fun.


Pinnacles definitely isn't that great, but it has its good points.  The caves are pretty cool to crawl through and the climbing isn't half bad.  I think the best reason to make the trek is the possibility of seeing a california condor.  I was lucky enough to stumble upon one just perched on a rock right next to the trail I was hiking.  It made for one of the most memorable hikes I've ever been on
 
2013-06-20 05:14:04 AM
The Gates of the Artic park is larger than Hawaii, with no roads, trails, or infrastructure whatsoever.  Nicely done documentary, Edge of the World, is on vimeo (you can skip the first 4:30 if you want):

http://vimeo.com/19731783
 
2013-06-20 05:17:15 AM

Paris1127: Deslidefied


Merci.

 

dickfreckle: Some politicians want to open these parks for private timber and other for-profit reasons. I wish this man were still around just so I could see video of his reactions.


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I have been to many places that that great man made parks or at least reserves in spirit .  Conservatives used to be conservationists. I am still angry at myself that i didnt push harder for a day trip to the Dry Tortugas the last time we were in Key West. I do hope to have 2-3 months just for part of Alaska.
 
2013-06-20 05:25:09 AM

dickfreckle: Some politicians want to open these parks for private timber and other for-profit reasons. I wish this man were still around just so I could see video of his reactions.


I would like to see a TR scolding. With an axe for backup.
 
2013-06-20 05:28:53 AM
Wow, having looked at how to get to Isle Royale, I see why I never heard of it before. It is way over next to the Canadian border. Canuks could paddle a canoe over to it faster than a ferry could take us.
 
2013-06-20 05:38:48 AM
If you haven't flown into Misty Fjords National Monument, I certainly recommend it. It's been 15 years, but what a wonderful, magical experience out of Ketchikan.
 
2013-06-20 05:46:12 AM

Shadowknight: Wow, having looked at how to get to Isle Royale, I see why I never heard of it before. It is way over next to the Canadian border. Canuks could paddle a canoe over to it faster than a ferry could take us.


I've heard about Isle Royale a lot, I'm surprised more people didn't know about it.  Still need to get myself up there.

/Headlands Park in northern MI is nice too, if only cause its a Dark Sky Park now
 
2013-06-20 06:03:36 AM

Paris1127: Deslidefied


Thank'ee

I haven't been to Congaree in years, but I'm glad to see it's represented.
 
2013-06-20 06:06:10 AM
I live about two hours away from the Black Canyon Park. It's very much a spectacular view. The locals here are trying to get our Colorado Monument upgraded to a national park.
 
2013-06-20 06:25:48 AM

Mr_H: Shadowknight: Wow, having looked at how to get to Isle Royale, I see why I never heard of it before. It is way over next to the Canadian border. Canuks could paddle a canoe over to it faster than a ferry could take us.

I've heard about Isle Royale a lot, I'm surprised more people didn't know about it.  Still need to get myself up there.

/Headlands Park in northern MI is nice too, if only cause its a Dark Sky Park now




Isle Royale park is famous for it's wolf/moose studies. Modern predator mangement is based on it.

/ I'm surpised that they didn't repeat the Yellowstone is the first park myth.
// It isn't
/// Hot Springs, Arkansas is.
 
2013-06-20 07:40:32 AM

Uakronkid: I've always counted myself lucky to live about 20 minutes away from a national park.


That's really beautiful. Where is that?
 
2013-06-20 07:42:12 AM

Shadowknight: dickfreckle: Some politicians want to open these parks for private timber and other for-profit reasons. I wish this man were still around just so I could see video of his reactions.

Seeing video of a short, squat man beating congressional ass while yelling "BULLY!" would be the highlight of any website I would like to frequent.


He had a terrible childhood, medically speaking. That he grew up to be more awesome than you or I will ever be is just testament to his balls. This was not a man interested in farking around. You could attempt an assassination but he'd still give the speech.
 
2013-06-20 07:49:27 AM

reddfrogg: I live about two hours away from the Black Canyon Park. It's very much a spectacular view. The locals here are trying to get our Colorado Monument upgraded to a national park.


I've had other locals in Junction assure me the Colorado Monument would best be served for fracking. I really wish I were joking.
 
2013-06-20 07:51:33 AM
St. John Slogan "We're a beautiful Shiathole"
Drunks sleeping in parking lots at 10 AM
Incredibly high crime rate
Residents curse you and throw rocks from cars at you.

Will never go back.  Cayman Islands FTW
 
2013-06-20 07:51:43 AM
Pinellas Park, FL
 
2013-06-20 08:00:44 AM
We camped on Dry Tortuga for 3 days of our honeymoon (it was my wife's idea, she's awesome).  Its somewhere everyone should go at some point.  You need to stay overnight to truly appreciate it.
 
2013-06-20 08:03:00 AM

reddfrogg: I live about two hours away from the Black Canyon Park. It's very much a spectacular view. The locals here are trying to get our Colorado Monument upgraded to a national park.


I think I enjoyed my visit to Colorado Monument more than Black Canyon, although my flight from Denver to Montrose came in over Black Canyon and it was a pretty amazing flight for aerial sightseeing.

I would love to visit Lassen (and return to Mt Shasta) someday.
 
2013-06-20 08:11:13 AM
I live midway between the redwoods and Crater Lake (five minutes difference in travel time, if Google is to be believed). It's a heck of a fun drive either way.
 
2013-06-20 08:13:19 AM

Trixie212: Uakronkid: I've always counted myself lucky to live about 20 minutes away from a national park.

That's really beautiful. Where is that?


Mind if I answer, Uakronkid?  It's Cuyahoga Valley NP.  Kinda surprised it wasn't in the list.  (To my mind it's still a National Recreation Area, but it got upgraded in about 2000.  I live about 30-45 minutes from it.)
 
2013-06-20 08:18:03 AM
I lived for 3 years down in the VI. went to St. John many many times. Walked the  Reef Bay Trail more than once. Been to most of the beaches. Spent hours at Trunk bay. Been to every beach on St. Thomas. Good Times!  Now I live in SC and have been to the Congaree NP a couple of times as well. IN SC we also have COWPENS NP!  Come see where Tarleton got his green ass handed to him in the only double envelopment of the AR and the best since Cannae!
 
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