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Jennifer Melroy

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

The 19 ABSOLUTE Best Grand Canyon Hikes in 2022

Post Summary: Best Grand Canyon Hikes The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous places in the United States and is a popular attraction for tourists all across the world. Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park covers an area of 1,904 square miles (4,931 km2). Of course, its most popular site is …

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14 Incredible Places that are NOT National Parks (but probably should be)

Post Summary: Incredible Places that are NOT National Parks The 63 National Parks of the United States have some of the most amazing landscapes in the country but they are by no means the ONLY amazing landscapes in the United States. With over 3.7 million square miles, there is a lot of places to explore …

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The 20 ABSOLUTE Best Hikes in Denali National Park for 2022

Post Summary: Best Hikes in Denali National Park Denali National Park is an interesting national park to hike in. At 6 million acres, you’d expect the park to have miles upon miles of hiking trails given much smaller parks like the Smokies has over 900 miles of trail. Shockingly, the park doesn’t have a ton …

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Arches National Park Timed Entry Permits: What you need to know in 2022

Post Summary: Arches National Park Timed Entry Permits Arches National Park has a problem. This popular Utah National Park is often at visitor capacity from April 3 to October 3 and from mid-morning until early afternoon finding parking in the park can be difficult. Between this and the backup at the entrance station, people attempting …

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National Parks in Oregon: Explore the 6 Oregon National Parks (2022 Update)

Post summary: National Parks in Oregon Located in the heart of the of the Pacific Northwest is a geographically diverse state. Oregon has it all – volcanoes, evergreen forests, high desert and shrubland. This mix creates some of the most interesting landscapes to explore. Despite the variation of landscape, Oregon only has 6 national park …

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Zion National Park Swimming: Can You Swim in Zion National Park? (2022 Update)

Post Summary: Zion National Park Swimming Zion National Park is the crown jewel of Utah’s National Parks. This desert National Park is surprisingly lush with its main feature being the Virgin River and the canyon this river has carved. Two of the park’s bucket list hikes are known to be water hikes where one expects …

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11 Best Places to See Grizzly Bears in the USA

Post Summary: Best Places to See Grizzly Bears in the USA One of the most feared and impressive animals in North America is the grizzly bear. Once commonly found throughout the Western United States and Canada, these large omnivores were the apex predator in their range. Due to hunting in the late 1800s and early …

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