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Happy Earth Day: 14 Natural Sites in the US That Show the Earth is Worth Celebrating

Happy Earth Day everyone!  I just got in from a bike ride and I just felt so inspired by all the greens, whites and pinks popping up all over my hometown and I was just thinking about how much we should celebrate earth and do what we can to preserve it.  So, I compiled 14 photos of amazing natural sites that I’ve visited in the US and I would love to know what your favorite natural sites are on Earth.


Antelope Canyon– Arizona


Badlands National Park– South Dakota 


Bryce Canyon National Park– Utah


Canyonlands National Park– Utah

Denali National Park

Denali National Park– Alaska


Grand Canyon National Park– Arizona

Ha Ha Tonka State Park– Missouri


Havasu Falls– Arizona


(La Push Two) Olympic National Park– Washington

(Marymere Falls) Olympic National Park– Washington


Mount McKinley– Alaska


Northwestern Glacier– Alaska


Yellowstone National Park– Wyoming


Zion National Park– Utah


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    April 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Amazing photos.

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      April 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you very much! I hope you get to do something outside today!

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    April 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    incredible photographs! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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      April 23, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Thank you! I hope you had a great Earth Day!

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    Alex Cochrane
    April 23, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Beautiful photos – America has such jaw-dropping amazing wildnesses.

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      April 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Thank you very much. There really is so much beauty here, sometimes I forget it, but it was nice to be reminded of it yesterday. Thank you for reading!

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    Little Fingers
    April 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Amazing clicks and I love these parks too. Let me see if I can post something similar. I am planning to visit Grand Canyon end of May, do you think I could hike to Havasu falls with my 3 year? I heard there is a lodge campground to stay overnight . Is that an option? I will go back and read how you went there but any input will be useful for me to plan the trip..

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      April 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Thank you! I hope you get to so I can see your photos. 🙂 The Havasu Trailhead is about 3 or 3.5 hours away from the Grand Canyon, and it’s 8 miles down. If you stayed in the lodge you wouldn’t have to carry as much in, but it’s still a long hike. One of you would more than likely have to carry her a lot of the way. The youngest person we saw there was 11. I’m sure you can do it, but it maybe wouldn’t be the easiest thing. You can helicopter in to the village- then you’d be right where the lodge is. If you guys camp, it’s another two miles past the village entrance. (So, 10 miles total each way just to camp.) I don’t think it’s impossible, but I would maybe look into the helicopter option.

      It’s definitely a must-see. I don’t want you guys to miss it! If you have any questions you think I might be able to help you with, please don’t hesitate to ask me. I would love to help!

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    November 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    All great choices — and I haven’t been to 10 out of 14, so I clearly have lots to explore. On my US list are Antelope Island, Bryce, and Zion. I’d add Death Valley (the little I’ve seen of it were breathtaking), areas around the Great Salt Lake (Bonneville Salt Flats and Antelope Island), Mauna Kea and Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. Ah, the more I think of this, the more I want to go out there and see. Thanks for the inspiration.

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