Today, August 25th, the National Park Service turns 97!
I’ve recently rediscovered a love and passion for the National Parks starting with a trip to Zion NP back in April. Since then I’ve visited Saguaro National Park and the Grand Canyon and have plans to visit Hawaii Volcano National Park and Death Valley before the year is over. Next year I hope to see Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands and Joshua Tree…maybe more!
My Zion trip inspired a cool collaborative project you may remember from previous posts. The Trail Sherpa National Parks Series is a collection of National Parks photos collected from the Trail Sherpa Network of bloggers, processed and curated by me. This project was really cool and a lot of fun. When we posted the collection publicly, Tim and I were flooded with emails from people who had photos they wanted to add to the collection, some of which seemed to have great stories behind them. The Trail Sherpa Series wasn’t the right place for that but we really wanted to be able to showcase some of these cool images and stories that people were itching to share.
Parksfolio is our answer. Parksfolio will be a photographic journal of the National Parks as told by the many visitors who have a piece of the story to tell. We want Parksfolio to be THE place to share your favorite memories from the National Parks. It will be a place where people can tell us about their favorite trail, most amazing viewpoint, most memorable campsite or just share a really cool experience. What better way to honor the Parks Service’s 97th birthday!
Read the stories. Submit your own photo and story. Join the conversation by commenting on any story that moves you. Or search the stories to find inspiration for your next trip.