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Passport Stamp: Arches National Park   3 comments

We visited Arches on May 14, 2021. The Lady had signed up to get their tweets, so she knew that park capacity was being surpassed daily. They were closing the park to additional visitors at 11am. Or earlier. The park was re-opening in the late afternoon when more visitors could be accommodated in this “small” park.

Plus, we knew that popular spots would run out of parking fast. So we spent the night in Moab, and then got up at 6a to arrive at the park at 7:30a.

We had to wait in line for 15 minutes to get into the park; they had both lanes open to get the paying visitors into the park. We, of course, had our Golden Eagle passports, so we were in without paying the $30 per car. We elected to drive straight to the iconic Delicate Arch first … and we got there with plenty of parking available. After that picture was captured, we proceeded to drive through the rest of the park at our leisure, stopping at every designated wide spot in the road to take pictures.

The park’s website said we could spend 10 minutes at every Viewpoint, and finish the park’s paved roads in 4-1/2 hours. We beat that time, and felt that we had been there, done that.

Here is what we saw.

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MowryJournal.com: Arches National Park, 2014

National Park Service: Arches National Park

Posted May 14, 2021 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Towering Above The Snake   Leave a comment

There are few views more dramatic than the sudden elevation of the Grand Teton range beyond the Snake River. Towering 7,000 feet over the valley, the rugged mountains dominate the landscape at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Snow, storms, seasonal color or the soft glow of sunrise transform the scene, making it one of the most photogenic places in the world. Photo by Kyle Miller. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior on 7/16/17.

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Grand Teton National Park

A Stunning Sunset

Cottonwood Creek

Sunrise On The Tetons

The Oxbow Bend

Posted August 31, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Find Your Path   Leave a comment

May your path be as beautiful as this one! Shenandoah National Park. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 7/9/17.

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Shenandoah National Park

Posted August 25, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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The Moose & The Rainbow   Leave a comment

Moose and Rainbow after summer rain storm. Taken at Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Hazeloop Photography

Rocky Mountain National Park

Bear Lake

Dream Lake

Fall Color

Hiking to Ouzel Falls

Prettier Than Fireworks

The Snow In The Pines

Posted August 14, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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A Babbling Brook   Leave a comment

The sound of water babbling in a stream. Sunlight streaming through tall trees. The rich smell of the misty forest drifting on the air. Find your perfect nature moment at Olympic National Park in Washington. Photo by Adam Jewell. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/23/17.

Posted August 9, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Drama From The Rain Forest   Leave a comment

Amazing view from the rain forest above Kīlauea crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Photo by Rick Vega. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 6/19/17.

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Earth Should Not Steam, Right?

Hawaii Is Growing

Posted August 5, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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A Rainbow At Sunrise   Leave a comment

Rick Scalf and his dad were photographing sunrise at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado when a rainbow started to appear. “We began shooting the scene in true amazement as this complete rainbow unfolded before our eyes.” Photo by Rick Scalf. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/18/17.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Bear Lake

Dream Lake

Fall Color

Hiking to Ouzel Falls

Prettier Than Fireworks

The Snow In The Pines

Posted August 4, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Worth Stopping For   1 comment

The natural beauty of public lands can stop you in your tracks. When you see the amazing landscapes and stunning sunsets at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. Photo by Donna Schneider. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/17/17.

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A Perfect Sunset

Posted August 2, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Purple(,) Mountains Majesty   Leave a comment

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska is a true wilderness filled with mountains, glaciers, historic sites, and several living cultures. A trip here can be quite different from a park in the lower 48. Flexibility and patience are required – visitor services are limited, access can be challenging, weather varies widely – but the reward is worth the effort! Photo courtesy of Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/13/17.

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Purple Mountains Majesty (6/28/2014)

Posted July 30, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Bowen Pass Sunrise   Leave a comment

Sometimes the most fleeting of sunrises are the most beautiful. Crystal Brindle captured this stunner near Bowen Pass at North Cascades National Park in Washington. It was her last sunrise as a ranger in the park’s backcountry. It was definitely a memory that’ll last a lifetime. Photo courtesy of Crystal Brindle. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 6/11/17.

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North Cascades National Park

Trapper Lake

Posted July 29, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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