My First National Park

You might say that I’m obsessed with National Parks. Yosemite was my first, way back in 1987! Since then, I’ve visited more than forty of them, mostly with my dearly departed mom. Then I decided that it was my hiking goal to see them all on foot. Once again, Yosemite was one of my first.


Here I am relaxing on Cloud’s Rest, otherwise known as “heaven”. This shot is from 2012. I’ve done twenty-two other parks since then and am trying to do three a year, but some of them are just so darn great I keep going back! Think I’m going to renew my parks card before the fees go up to $70…

Author: barblee

Barb Lee is a native of Western Massachusetts who loves to write, travel and hike the world, and hang out with her beautiful Jersey Wooly bunny Muffin. Her whole life changed when she was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in October of 2019. By January of 2020, she was bouncing back in a major way. Now, in addition to all her favorite activities, she wants to help others make the most of life following a devastating diagnosis, while she continues to beat the odds.

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