Nancy G. Privitt

United States National Parks we have Visited: Countdown 45 of 59 (76% Complete)

                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
            Olympic, Washington     North Cascades, Washington                                                                                                                        
                                Waterton-Glacier, Montana/Alberta, Canada                                                                                                          
              Mount Rainier, Washington                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                            Voyageurs, Minnesota         Isle Royale, Michigan                                                    
                                                      Theodore Roosevelt, North Dakota                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    Acadia, Maine  
                                                                                                                                           
            Crater Lake, Oregon                       Yellowstone, Wyoming/Montana/Idaho                                                                                                    
                                      Grand Teton, Wyoming                                                                                                    
      Redwood, California                                                                                                                                    
                                                    Wind Cave, South Dakota   Badlands, South Dakota                                                                                  
          Lassen Volcanic, California                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                        Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio                                  
                        Great Basin, Nevada           Arches, Utah           Rocky Mountain, Colorado                                                                                          
            Yosemite, California                 Capitol Reef, Utah   Canyonlands, Utah                                                                                                        
        Pinnacles, California                   Bryce Canyon, Utah                                                                                     Shenandoah, Virginia                        
              Sequoia, California           Zion, Utah                 Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado                                                                                              
              Kings Canyon, California   Death Valley, California/Nevada                     Mesa Verde, Colorado         Great Sand Dunes, Colorado                                             Mammoth Cave, Kentucky                                          
                              Grand Canyon, Arizona                                                                                                            
                                                                                                        Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina/Tennessee                                  
                  Joshua Tree, California               Petrified Forest, Arizona                                                                                                        
            Channel Islands, California                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                              Hot Springs, Arkansas                               Congaree, South Carolina                            
                              Saguaro, Arizona                                                                                                            
                                              Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico                                                                                            
                                            Guadalupe Mountains, Texas                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                           
                                                Big Bend, Texas                                                                                          
              Kobuk Valley, Alaska Gates of the Arctic, Alaska                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                           
                Denali, Alaska                                                                                                                          
              Lake Clark, Alaska Kenai Fjords, Alaska   Wrangell  St. Elias, Alaska                                                                                                                      
              Katmai, Alaska       Glacier Bay, Alaska               Haleakala, Hawaii                                                                         Everglades, Florida Biscayne, Florida                        
                                        Volcanoes, Hawaii                                                                                                  
                                                                                                            Dry Tortugas, Florida                              
Parks we still need to visit   Parks not shown: Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands
Parks we have visited     American Samoa, a United Sates Territory

(Ken was there too, he took the pictures)

Acadia,  Maine

Acadia National Park

American Samoa,  American Samoa

American Samoa National Park

Arches,  Utah

Arches National Park

Badlands,  South Dakota

Big Bend,  Texas

Big Bend National Park

Biscayne,  Florida

Biscayne National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison,  Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Bryce Canyon,  Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyonlands,  Utah

Canyonlands National Park

Capitol Reef,  Utah

Capitol Reef National Park

Carlsbad Caverns,  New Mexico

Carlsbad Cavern National Park

Channel Islands,  California

Channel Islands National Park

Congaree,  South Carolina

Congaree National Park

Crater Lake,  Oregon

Crater Lake Natrional Park

Cuyahoga Valley,  Ohio

Death Valley,  California/ Nevada

Death Valley National Park

Denali,  Alaska

Dry Tortugas,  Florida

Dry Tortugas National Park

Everglades,  Florida

Everglades National Park

Gates of the Arctic,  Alaska

Glacier,  Montana

Glacier National Park

Glacier Bay,  Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park

Grand Canyon,  Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Teton,  Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park

Great Basin,  Nevada

Great Basin National Park

Great Sand Dunes,  Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Smoky Mountains,  North Carolina/Tennessee

Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains,  Texas

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Haleakala,  Hawaii

Haleakala National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes,  Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hot Springs,  Arkansas

Hot Springs National Park

Isle Royale,  Michigan

Joshua Tree,  California

Joshua Tree National Park

Katmai,  Alaska
Kenai Fjords,  Alaska

Kings Canyon,  California

Kings Canyon National Park

Kobuk Valley,  Alaska
Lake Clark,  Alaska

Lassen Volcanic,  California

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Mammoth Cave,  Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park

Mesa Verde,  Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

Mount Rainier,  Washington

Mount Rainier National Park

North Cascades,  Washington

North Cascades National Park

Olympic  Washington

Olympic National Park

Petrified Forest,  Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Pinnacles,  California

Redwood,  California

Redwood National Park

Rocky Mountain,  Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Saguaro,  Arizona

Saguraro National Park

Sequoia,  California

Sequoia National Park

Shenandoah,  Virginia

Theodore Roosevelt,  North Dakota

Virgin Islands,  United States Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands National Park

Voyageurs,  Minnesota
Wind Cave,  South Dakota Wrangell – St. Elias,  Alaska

Yellowstone,  Wyoming/Montana/Idaho

Yellowstone National Park

Yosemite,  California

Yosemite National Park

Zion, Utah

Zion National Park

 

The Superlatives:

(Largest, Tallest, Oldest, Lowest, Deepest, etc)

Oldest Living Organism on Earth (~80,000 years old)
Largest Living Organism on Earth (~6,600 Short Tons)
, Pando, Fishlake Nat. Forest, UT

A colonal colony of a single male quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers and one massive underground root system.

Pando

Oldest Tree on Earth (5,062 years), Un-named discovered 2012, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, White Mountains, CA

The previous oldest tree is called Methuselah (4844 years). Methuselah and the new tree are on this trail but their locations are undisclosed.

Metheuselah_Tree

Oldest Creosote Bush on Earth (~11,700 years old), "King Clone", Mojave Desert, CA

King Clone

Deepest Lake in the US (1,949 ft.), Crater Lake National Park, OR

The deepest lake on earth is Baikal in Siberia, Russia (5,369 ft.)Deepest Lake

Largest Tree on Earth (52,508 cu ft), General Sherman Tree, Sequoia Nat. Park, CA

General Sherman Tree

Tallest Tree on Earth (379.46 ft), Hyperion, Redwood National Park, CA

Lowest Point on Earth (1,391 ft. below sea level), Dead Sea shore, Isreal - West Bank - Jordan

Highest Point on Earth (29,029 ft) Mount Everest, China Nepal Border

Hottest Place on Earth (134 degrees Fahrenheit, July 10, 1913), Furnace Creek Death Valley, CA

Hottest Place on Earth

Coldest Place on Earth (-135.8 degrees Fahrenheit, August 2010), South Pole Antarctica

Longest Cave on Earth (405 mi), Mammoth Cave National Park, KY


Longest Cave

First Nuclear Explosion on Earth (18.6 kilotons) July 16, 1945, Trinity Site, White Sands Missle Range, NM

Trinity Site

Lowest Point in the US (282 ft. below sea level), Badwater Basin, CA

Badwater Basin

Highest Point in the US (20,320 ft), Mt. Denali, AK

Southernmost Point in the US (18.9111°N, -155.681111°E), Ka Lae, HI

Most_Southern_US

Northernmost Point in the US (71°23'20"N, 156°28'45"W), Point Barrow, AK

Easternmost Point in the US (44°48'55.4"N, 66°56'59.2"W), West Quoddy Head Light, MA Westernmost Point in the US (51°16'7"N, 179°8'55"W), Amatignak Island, AK

Highest Point in the Continental US (14,505 ft), Mt. Whitney, CA

Mt. Whitney

Southernmost Point in the Continental US (24.544701°N, 81.810333°W), Key West, FL

Southern Most Point in the Continental US

The Largest Diamond in North America "Uncle Sam" (40.23 carats) found in 1924, Crater of Diamonds State Park, AK,

Largest Diamond in North America

 

The Oldest (1795) Tavern in the US, The Bell in Hand Tavern, Boston, MA

Oldest_Tavern_US

Oldest Bar in Nevada (1853), Genoa, NV (she's sitting on the bench)

Genoa Bar

Other Parks and significant places we have been to:

Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA

Minute Man

Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA

Cabrillo

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, Honaunau Bay, HI

Pu'uhona o Honaunau

Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem, MA

Salem Maritime

Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod, MA

Cape Cod

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway, AK

Klondike Gold Rush

Schoodic National Scenic Byway, Hancock, ME

Schoodic

Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark, Amboy, CA

Amboy Crater

Mojave National Preserve, Ludlow, CA

Mojave

Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, CA

Muir Woods

Department of the Treasury Registered National Historic Landmark, Washington, DC

Treasury

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shine, Baltimore, MD

Fort McHenry

The National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, DC

National Mall

Kaloko - Honokohau National Historic Park, Kona, HI

Kaloko Honokohau

Manzanar National Historic Site, Manzanar, CA

Manzanar

National Historic Trails: Pony Express Trail and California Trail, Genoa, NV

Calif and Pony Express Trail

Eastern Sierrra Scenic Byway (southern end near Little Lake), SR395, CA

SR395

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA

Anza-Borrego

Mormon Station Historic State Monument, Genoa, NV

Mormon Station

Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Island, NY

Statue of Liberty

Federal Reserve Bank of New York State Landmark, Wall Street, NY

Fereral Reserve

The Heart of the Mojave, Mojave Desert near Amboy, CA

Heart Mojave

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, NV

Red Rock Canyon

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert, CA

Santa Rosa And Jacinto National Monumnet

Paso Picacho Campground, Cuyamaca State Park, Julian, CA

Paso Picacho

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Wahweap, AZ

Glen Canyon

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, US89, UT

Grand Staircase Escalante

Pipe Spring National Monument, US89, AZ

Pipe Spring

Montezuma Castle National Monument, Verde Valley, AZ

Montezuma Castle

Sonoran Desert National Monument, Gila Bend, AZ

Sonoran Desert

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Stehekin, WA

Sethekin

E.C. Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Manning

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Butchart Gardens

Tuzigoot National Monument, Clarkdale, AZ

Tuzigoot

Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Hills, CA

Hollywood_Sign

Scenic Byway 12, Panguitch, UT

Scenic Byway 12

Colorado National Monument, Fruita, CO

Colorado National Monumnet

 

Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA

Boston_Hist_Nat_park

Bunker Hill Monument, Boston, MA

Bunker_Hill

Salem Armory, Salem, MA

Salem_Armory

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Flagstaff, AZ

Walnut_Creek_Nat_Mon

Chiricahua National Monument, Wilcox, AZ

Chiricahua National Monument

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo, AZ

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

 

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, SC

Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter Namtional Monument

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, MO

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro, AK
(we didn't find any diamonds)

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Texas School Book Depository (where Lee Harvey Oswald shot president Kennedy), Dallas, TX

Texas School Book Depository

Torrey Pines State Beach, North Beach, San Diego, CA

Torrey_Pines_State_Beach

Soggy Dollar Bar, Jost van Dyke Island, British Virgin Islands

Soggy Dollar Bar

Columbus Discovered America: October 12, 1492, San Salvador, Bahamas

Columbus Discovered America

 

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