The 2012-13 3six5 Tour

So, the idea behind what I’m doing out here is to visit all the National Parks in the lower 48. There are 58 (?) parks in all but not all are in the contiguous United States. I’m visiting the ones I can drive to for now. Last year I managed 14 in all; this year I’m going to try to capture the remainder although I’m beginning to think it might tak more than the allotted 12 months. Time will tell.

This first leg of the journey cover a little over 3000 miles but is not especially productive in number of parks. What you see pictured will net me only two: Acadia in ME and Theodore Roosevelt in ND. I’ve missed the season for Ilse Royal and since I will have to return there I decided to also skip Voyageurs NP for now also. They are geographically close to one another and I’d as soon take them that way.

At this writing I am in Lansing, IL for the evening. I’ll move on to St Cloud, MN tomorrow and then into ND on Friday hopefully arriving TR NP in Medora in the late afternoon. The weather will surely determine the length of my stay. I also have to look ahead to weather between me and the west coast. I’ll be working my way from TR NP through MT and into WA. Not the greatest time of year to be making the trip but it is what it is.

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