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Lockwood started it. (I got it from Callan.)   He grabs two new lists from National Geographic: the Ten Most Visited National Parks and the Ten Least Visited National Parks. Says he: Bold the ones you have visited, and italicize the ones you’ve never heard of before.

Most visited:
10: Glacier
9: Acadia
8: Grand Teton
7: Cuyahoga Valley (I have absolutely no idea where this is…)
6: Rocky Mountain
5: Olympic
4: Yellowstone
3: Yosemite
2: Grand Canyon
1: Great Smokey Mountains

Least Visited:
10: City of Rocks NR, Idaho
9: Cumberland Island NS, Georgia
8: Florissant Fossil Beds NM, Colorado
7: Chiricahua NM, Arizona
6: Tonto NM, Arizona
5: Dry Tortugas NP, Florida
4: Katmai NP & Preserve, Alaska
3: Kalaupapa NHP, Hawaii
2: Hagerman Fossil Beds NM, Idaho (we went during field camp–they were actually working on digging the horse bones up and we stood in the hot sun watching for a bit)
1: Russel Cave NM, Alabama

My conclusion: I need to visit more National Parks / Monuments.   I’ve hit a ridiculous number of the historical ones on the east coast (my mother has worked as a ranger in several around Boston and drags us to others on vacation), but I need to plan a trip to see more of the “scenic geology” ones 🙂


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