Morristown National Historical Park:  Visit Where George Washington Spent the Historic Winter of 1779-1780
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Morristown National Historical Park: Visit Where George Washington Spent the Historic Winter of 1779-1780

If you’re a history buff, especially of the American Revolution, this national park site should be on your travel list. About 30 minutes from Newark Airport is Morristown National Historical Park. It’s where General George Washington and the Continental army wintered from December 1779 to June 1780 in one of the harshest and coldest winters … Continue reading

How to Spend an Hour at Scotts Bluff National Monument
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How to Spend an Hour at Scotts Bluff National Monument

From a distance Scotts Bluff National Monument is impressive. It towers above the surrounding plains and is 800 feet above the North Platte River. The enormous bluff has been a prairie pathway landmark for at least 10,000 years first for indigenous people and then for pioneers on the Oregon Trail during America’s westward expansion. The … Continue reading

Hiking Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park
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Hiking Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park

If you want to experience true wilderness in Arches National Park hike in Fiery Furnace. It’s a maze of towering sandstone walls of endless canyons filled with fins, unique rock formations, unmarked arches, and dead ends. You likely won’t see anyone else, especially if you hike in winter. It is not for the novice hiker. … Continue reading

Yellowstone National Park’s Season of Snow and Steam – Why You Should Visit Cody Yellowstone in Winter
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Yellowstone National Park’s Season of Snow and Steam – Why You Should Visit Cody Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone National Park is the second most visited national park in the United States. Over four million people a year visit it, with 4.8 million visiting in 2021. Most of those visitors go in summer or early fall. Only 5% of visitors go in winter. As I rode in on a snow machine I quickly … Continue reading

Hiking Warner Point Trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Hiking Warner Point Trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

You don’t have to worry about crowds at this national park home to a magnificent wilderness of jagged canyon walls and a river rushing by far below.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is the least visited national park in Colorado.  It’s also one of the least visited in the country.  It should be … Continue reading