As most of you know, in a few short weeks, I start my trek of 2,659 miles, which will take at least 5 months, leaving little time for any National Park adventures (outside of the ones I will be walking through of course). As you may not know, it is my goal to visit all of the US National Parks by my 35th birthday. Before my road trip, I had visited 27 National Parks. So, on my road trip from Seattle to Indiana, I decided to hit as many National Parks as possible! Here is my Roadtrip adventure in photography.
Total miles: 5,500
National Parks visited: 9 total, 8 new
States driven through: 13
Days on the road: 11
Smith Rock State Park, Oregon.
Dead Horse Canyon State Park, Utah
Arches National Park, Utah
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Monument Rocks State Park, Kansas
Ash Hollow State Historic Park, Nebraska
Lake McConaughy State Recreational Area, Nebraska
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Although I still have quite a few national parks to visit by my 35th birthday, I knocked out quite a few with this road trip. I’ve now visited 36 of the 59 National Parks!
Favorite states visited: Utah and South Dakota
Least favorite state: Minnesota
Favorite National Park visited this trip: Badlands National Park