The Vacation with the National Parks

So I decided to compile all my favorite pictures from our vacation into one place. This was such an amazing vacation spent with family and it was just what I needed before heading off to school next month. We went to 3 different national parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, and Glacier), and visited family along the way. It was wonderful and honestly it has been sad to be back to reality. Some of these pictures are just to be funny, but others I’m really happy how they came out and were able to show the beauty of these places. Being completely in nature and distant from the world of social media for a short time was just what I needed, and I can’t wait to go back to the mountains. I hope you enjoy!

P.S. If you care a lot about looking at them in full quality, you can click on the picture and it’ll look better. But that’s also a lot of work for every picture so I’m just letting you know in case you haven’t done anything all day and want to suddenly do lots of work. lol!

 

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I call this, "sam's-tent-selfies"

I call this, “sam’s-tent-selfies”

Weird lizards that reminded me of the scary ones from the movie Holes.

Weird lizards that reminded me of the scary ones from the movie Holes.

Colorado River, from Plateau Point

Colorado River, from Plateau Point

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After we hiked up.

After we hiked up.

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Watching the sun set was one of the prettiest things ever!

Watching the sun set was one of the prettiest things ever!

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Love them.

Love them.

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The Narrows at Zion

The Narrows at Zion

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I got to stop by the Salt Lake City Temple with Jenny and Luke. Its so beautiful.

I got to stop by the Salt Lake City Temple with Jenny and Luke. Its so beautiful.

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Country Roads

Country Roads

Marmot

Marmot

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The Highline Trail at Glacier.

The Highline Trail at Glacier.

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Marmot 2

Marmot 2

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John wanted to be in same picture., but sam didn't want him to be.

John wanted to be in same picture., but sam didn’t want him to be.

So now this picture exists.

So now this picture exists.

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Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake

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Chacos for the win!

Chacos for the win!

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Sam's Christian Rock album cover. "Never Walk Alone"

Sam’s Christian Rock album cover. “Never Walk Alone”

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This was his hat hair.. honestly I'm impressed.

This was his hat hair.. honestly I’m impressed.

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Sam and Dad saw this momma moose. The camera has no zoom in this pic.

Sam and Dad saw this momma moose. The camera has no zoom in this pic.

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Iceberg Lake Trail

Iceberg Lake Trail

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The grizzly that Sam and Dad saw.

The grizzly that Sam and Dad saw.

The brown bear that they saw a few minutes later.

The brown bear that they saw a few minutes later.

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Taken from the balcony at Many Glacier Lodge

Taken from the balcony at Many Glacier Lodge

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John got pooped on by a bird.

John got pooped on by a bird.

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This tree was shaped so weirdly perfect for sitting on.

This tree was shaped so weirdly perfect for sitting on.

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Hike up to Grinnell Glacier

Hike up to Grinnell Glacier

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Lower Grinnell Lake

Lower Grinnell Lake

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This is the creeper pic we got of "Trader Joe". He was this legit mountain man that had homemade trekking poles.

This is the creeper pic we got of “Trader Joe”. He was this legit mountain man that had homemade trekking poles.

Many Glacier Lodge

Many Glacier Lodge

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Hidden Lake Trail

Hidden Lake Trail

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Baby goat.

Baby goat.

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This place reminded me of the Garden of Eden.

This place reminded me of the Garden of Eden.

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We had to walk up that, which is much steeper than it looks. I also wasn't wearing hiking boots, so it was even harder for me people!

We had to walk up that, which is much steeper than it looks. I also wasn’t wearing hiking boots, so it was even harder for me people!

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Brown bear cubs at the base of the tree.

Brown bear cubs at the base of the tree.

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Last picture of the trip. It was so sad to leave.

Last picture of the trip. It was so sad to leave.

 

 

 

 

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