National parks

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Octavian, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Octavian

    Octavian First time out of the vault

    Jun 16, 2018
    What are your guys fave US national parks for hiking (not camping). Have passes need to use them. 2 ppl trip. Don't mind long overnight hikes but mind having to lug around cooking shit and fucktons of water/having to purify water.
     
  2. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Did Death Valley 2 years ago - way underrated, bring gallons of water. Also did Red Rocks (technically a state park) and Valley of Fire that trip.
    Yellowstone last year - everything else kind of boring after that.
    I've been on vacation the last week - did Gettysburg, Shenandoah and DC. Going home tomorrow - sucks.
    Done Acadia in the past too.

    Each one unique, guess it depends what you want - hikes (Shenandoah and Acadia - some are more rock scrambles than hikes), history (Gettysburg/DC monuments), natural wonders and wildlife (Yellowstone), endurance (Death Valley).

    Yellowstone is a must do - huge, diverse, full of wildlife - geysers, thermal pools, canyons, waterfalls. Bison, elk, deer, bears all over. Grand Teton not far too.

    Next up on my wish list are Yosemite, Bryce and Zion.