Escaping the Summer Heat

The summer in the south tends to drag on with the mixture of the sticky humidity and miserable heat. What better way to escape it than exploring the United States’ back yard? Trekking in the cool air of the mountain’s clouds and gallivanting throughout the National Parks is how I will be spending my summer.

Relaxing under the clear night sky, full of stars, is the best stress reliever from the work load of school. The beauty of the National Parks lures you to pack your bags and get away, but why not make it more enjoyable? Grab some friends and make it a road trip!

Explore the natural splendor of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or Yosemite National Park out west. If you are more of a mountain person, Colorado’s Rocky Mountains have snow on their peaks year round, so you are bound to stay cool.

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The base of the Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, tends to stay snowy the majority of the year because the elevation is over 14,000 feet.

Zion National Park’s red rocks are like nothing you will ever see again. The reflection of the water dancing off of the beautiful formation of clay makes you crave to call Zion home.

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The sun sets on our campsite in Zion National Park.

Discovering the National Parks is the best way to see the United States and its culture. The parks have historic stories that they yearn to tell and we need to listen. During the summer of 2018, choose to opt outside—choose National Parks.