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We invite you to come along on a great American road trip, as Glia and Kate set off to visit the 46 National Parks in the 48 contiguous United States.
Our National Parks adventure will start in April 2017 as we head south from Minnesota to Arkansas. As we visit each park, we will be documenting our journey with photos and blog posts. The first stage of our adventure will be a 3-month trip in our RV to visit all of the parks west of Minnesota. The plan is to then break up the eastern parks into smaller road trips, as we hope to do some backpacking together in several of these parks.
National Parks are not always the most dog-friendly travel destinations. In fact, if you know about National Park pet regulations, you may be wondering what we are going to do about Channel Islands National Park and Isle Royale National Park. Both of these parks are islands and have protected ecosystems that don’t allow dogs. Our solution: we will get as close as we can, take a picture, and then find nearby hiking trails to explore.
You may have also noted that technically, there are 47 National Parks in the 48 contiguous United States. However, we are not including Dry Tortugas National Park in our list. Technically, this park is in Florida. But, since it requires a private boat to get a non-service dog to the entrance of this island park, it can’t really be considered contiguous.
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