Archive | February, 2016

Virgin Islands National Park Multi-Sport

About 60% of the island of St. John where Virgin Islands National Park is located is protected parkland, and that excludes the 5,650 acres of parkland area that is submerged beneath the water surrounding its shores. St. John is the least developed and smallest of the three best-known United States Virgin Islands, and with just a […]

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The Conservasionist President

We were walking through the forest yesterday thinking of how lucky we are that there are still wild places in this crazy built upon world. In that spirit, we are dedicating this President’s Day to the conservationist president, Theodore Roosevelt, to whom six national park sites in part or whole, are dedicated. Without him, we’d be […]

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Primitive Camping at the Dry Tortugas

Ideally, the route along The Greatest American Road Trip should coincide with park seasonality. While we would love to be able to visit the national parks when they are at their best in terms of weather, there are simply too many to visit during the span of one year to make this possible. Even places in sunny […]

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Bootlegging and Pirating in Florida’s Protective Waters: Historic Stiltsville in Biscayne National Park

The last time you were in southeastern Florida, did you know that you were exploring either in, or near to, one of the National Parks System’s most precious gems? Biscayne National Park is located in the waters that stretch from the Florida Keys up to South Beach—Miami’s most flashy locale. South Beach is not exactly […]

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