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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?


@dooBdoo wrote:

 

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park!❤️

 

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Just got back from the Smokies, and we're going again in two months.

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@151949 wrote:

@dooBdoo  The building of the Great smoky mountain expressway & the park forced a lot of mountain people out of  homes their families had lived in for centuries. Many families had owned the land since before the Revolutionary war. As a child I had family that lived in rural southern Pa and had neighbors whose families had been displaced by this. They were bitter toward the government for taking their heritage from them.


The people of Cades Cove and the Cataloochee Valley voted to sell their land to the government.  If you were on the other side, yeah, you'd feel screwed over.  Read up on Bryson City, and "the road to nowhere."  2-3 years ago, you had reservation land taken for a "monument."  They were not pleased about the fed's seizure.  I haven't checked on it lately, but that decision may be reversed.

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?

My favorite is Arches.

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?

Denali and Glacier.  Try to stay at Denali for several days, not the quick trip you get when you cruise up there.  Glacier is beautiful, way north in Montana, and there is a sister park in Canada.  I also like White Sands, Carlsbad and Zion.

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?

@dooBdoo

 

I'm with you on this.  There is no more beautiful place on earth to me.  I always say God was showing off when he made the Smokies.  Smiley Very Happy

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?


@Retired08 wrote:

@dooBdoo

 

I'm with you on this.  There is no more beautiful place on earth to me.  I always say God was showing off when he made the Smokies.  Smiley Very Happy


 

Love that, @Retired08!❤️

 

 

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?

yellowtone, tetons, arches, bryce,  it is hard for me to pick

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?

Glacier and everyone of the Parks in Utah. All stunning. 

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?

We’ve been to Yellowstone, Acadia and Grand Tetons. Would love to go back one day.

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Re: What are your favorite National Parks to visit?

Bryce Canyon followed by Zions National Park - both in Utah. Bryce Canyon is so spectacularly beautiful and different.