Karen’s Mashups-Show 27-National parks

Our national parks are a great treasure. There are over 390 national park areas in 49 states and five territories. Summer is a great time to visit our national parks, and the National Park Service has made this even easier by waiving fees the weekends of July 18-19 and August 15-16.

The national parks offer recreational opportunities for everyone — from scenic drives and enjoyable picnics to strenuous hiking and backwoods camping.

I hope you have an opportunity to visit a national park this summer. And thank you to all the men and women who work for the national park service.

Included in this show are:

Seashore

Music PlanetByte NoiteSummer Mix by PlanetByte

Virgin Islands Natl. Park photo by tomsaint11

Acadia Natl. Park, Bar Harbor photos 1 and 2 by Virginia Reams

Acadia Natl. Park, Bar Harbor photo with lighthouse by Todd Edgar

Cape Cod Natl. Seashore photos by Jesse Stuart Mechling

Biscayne Natl. Park photo of reef divers by John Brooks

All other photos courtesy of National Park Service

Caves

Mammoth Cave Natl. Park photos by Jeff Kubina

Wind Cave Natl. Park photos by Jason Walz

All other photos courtesy of National Park Service

Mountains

Music Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons-Winter performed by the U.S. Air Force Band

Appalachian Trail photos by Nicholas_T

Big Bend Natl. Park photos by advencap

Great Basin Natl. Park mountain photos by Loren Reinhold

All other photos courtesy of National Park Service

Rocks and canyons

Fossil Butte Natl. Monument photo of fossil by Arvid Aase of James E. Tynsky specimen

Fossil Butte Natl. Monument photos of landscapes by Joe Tordiff

All other photos courtesy of National Park Service

Glaciers

Music s*n*o*w*d*r*i*f*t by Morgantj

All photos courtesy of National Park Service

Volcanoes

Hawaii Volcanoes Natl. Park photos of lava flows from USGS

Capulin Volcano National Monument photos by Quinn Dombrowski

Mount St. Helens Natl. Volcanic Monument video courtesy of Johnston Ridge Observatory, USDA Forest Service

All other photos courtesy of National Park Service

History

Music “Bullets and Bayonets” composed by John Philip Sousa and performed by the U.S. Marine Band; courtesy of MusOpen

Music “America the Beautiful” composed by Samuel A. Ward, words by Katharine Lee Bates, and performed by the U.S. Navy Band

Lincoln Memorial Natl. Monument photos by cliff1066

Wright Brothers Natl. Memorial photo of memorial by Tim Menzies

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3 Responses to “Karen’s Mashups-Show 27-National parks”

  1. DonB Says:

    Our national parks are such treasures and such a bargain to us all! Really enjoyed the mash-up! A nice intro to the geographic diversity that is “us”! Thanks

  2. Ramona Says:

    Love NPS. Makes you want to visit more. What park is between the yellow and pink flowers about 6′ in?

  3. karen Says:

    Glad you liked it! That park is Redwood National Park.

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