Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The post was edited 1 time, last by LIhikers ().
Part of a recent e-mail from the AMC, we're members......................
Last week was the 100th anniversary of the National Parks.And President Obama marked the occasion with an historic action – thedesignation of a brand new national monument.
The new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in northernMaine is an 87,000 acre area in the Maine Woods on lands east of Baxter StatePark.
The land is located between Baxter State Park and the EastBranch of the Penobscot River and was donated to the National Park Service byElliotsville Plantation, Inc., a Maine family foundation. It’s a spectaculararea between Baxter State Park and the East Branch of the Penobscot River,which has long been recognized for its ecological, recreational, and culturalimportance to Maine and beyond.
I guess now Baxter State Park will be able to divest itself of the AT and the trail can be routed into this new national park.
It seems to be anti-climatic to end a 2200 mile hike on the bank of a river, or in the middle of no where.
We'll see, only time will tell.
I might visit SNP next weekend. There are so many great national parks, I want to see them all. Of the ones I have visited my favorites are: Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Mesa Verde. Yosemite would probably be my favorite, but I haven't been there YET. Same for Glacier. I have one of the shirt pocket size NP guides and a pocket size passport stamp collector book for the national parks and I'm gonna fill that thing up.
You bring up a great point. We go places because we know they are supposed to beautiful and awesome. But imagine what it was like for guy who is just out there and sees it the first time with out that expectation.My votes for Yosemite...nothing like it, it's damn near surrealistic. I can't imagine (but through his works ) what John Muir must have felt when he crested a hill and saw the valley...talk about winning the lottery.
The post was edited 3 times, last by montana mac ().
Agee that Yosemite is amazing, but I recall thinking while driving out the south exit of Yellowstone having just finished my first visit, that Yellowstone was really special and the one thing that made Yellowstone special was that there wasn't one thing that made Yellowsone special. More than any park, I felt that Ystone was greater than the sum of its parts and in that way it's attraction is more subtle.My votes for Yosemite...nothing like it, it's damn near surrealistic. I can't imagine (but through his works ) what John Muir must have felt when he crested a hill and saw the valley...talk about winning the lottery.