“Road impassable when wet.” I roll my eyes at this statement. I have been to enough national parks and monuments to know my limits and how cautious the National Park Service has gotten. Little did I know that park service’s warning was more than the usual overreaction. I had quite an adventure while camping at Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument.
My quest to visit all 59 National Parks has taken many twists and turns. I didn’t know I was going to get a chance to visit the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John this year. I had a last minute opportunity to go so I jumped on the chance and took a flight over to St. Thomas then the ferry to St. John. The Virgin Islands National Park takes up the majority of St. John. This has limited the number of hotels and tourists on the island.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my trip to Colombia. The highlight of the trip was the couple of days spent hiking in Tayrona National Natural Park. Tayrona National Natural Park is a highlight on any trip to the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The park is a short 30 min and 21 miles from the city of Santa Marta. The park is a biologically diverse park. It ranges from the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to the arid region by the sea.