Bailed out by pins


In retrospect, using old model train layout paste may not have been the best way to mount my National​ Parks visited map. Thankfully I'm now at 121 sites (with 30+ visited during this "nps100" campaign), so I have more than enough pins to firmly hold the map in place...

With 2016 and the NPS's centennial drawing to closes, I can certainly look back and smile on what I've seen this year, and look forward to seeing many more park sites in the coming years. Still, it's somewhat dejecting knowing that I won't add any more pins until the spring, unless a ski strip has me pass Boston or business calls me to DC, in which case I may be able to tack a few more spots sooner than later. For now, though, I can start focusing on adding pins to my ski map. 😀

For the map here, I've used three pin colors:
Red pins = National Park sites (33 of 59);
black pins = Civil War sites (16);
yellow pins = all others in the #NPS system.

And, here's the list again (sorted alphabetically by state), elongated by a good baker's dozen since posting it in August...

Denali NP AK
Kenai Fjords NP AK
Fort Smith NHS AR
Hot Springs NP AR
Pea Ridge NMP AR
Grand Canyon NP AZ
Lake Mead NRA AZ
Petrified Forest NP AZ
Death Valley NP CA
Golden Gate NRA CA
Lassen Volcanic NP CA
Lava Beds NM CA
Pinnacles NP CA
Redwood Forest NP CA
San Francisco Maritime NHP CA
Santa Monica Mountains NRA CA
Whiskeytown NRP CA
Yosemite NP CA
Colorado NM CO
Mesa Verde NP CO
Rocky Mountain NP CO
Weir Farm NHS CT
Ford's Theatre NHS DC
Korean War Veterans Memorial DC
Lincoln Memorial DC
National Mall DC
Thomas Jefferson Memorial DC
Washington Monument DC
Word War II Memorial DC
World War I Memorial DC
Canaveral NM FL
Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP GA
Martin Luther King NHS GA
WW II Valor in the Pacific NM HI
Haleakala NP HI
Hawaiian Volcanoes NP HI
New Orleans Jazz NHP LA
Acadia NP ME
Antietam NB MD
Minute Man NHP MA
Saugus Iron Works NHS MA
Springfield Armorny  NHS MA
Jefferson Expansion NM MO
Natchez Trace NST MS
Tupelo NB MS
Vicksburg NMP MS
Glacier NP MT
Little Bighorn Battlefield NM MT
Blue Ridge Pwky NC
Cape Hatteras NS NC
Wright Brothers NM NC
Great Basin NP NV
Morristown (Washington HQ) NHP NJ
Paterson Great Falls NHP NJ
Thomas Editson NHS NJ
Carlsbad Caverns NP NM
Pecos NHP NM
Petroglyph NM NM
African Burial Ground NM NY
Clinton Castle NHS NY
Eleanor Roosevelt NHS NY
Fire Island NHS NY
Fort Stanwix NHP NY
General Grant NM NY
Governor's Island NHS NY
Hamilton Grange NM NY
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS NY
Martin Van Buren NHS NY
Sagamore Hill NHS NY
St. Paul's Church NHS NY
Saratoga NHS NY
Statue of Liberty NM NY
Stonewall Inn NHS NY
Theodore Roosevelt NHS NY
Theodore Roosevelt Innauguration NHS NY
Vanderbilt Mansion NHS NY
Women's Right NHP NY
Cuyahoga Valley NP OH
James Garfield NHS OH
Crater Lake NP OR
Alleghany Portage NHS PA
Gettysburg NMP PA
Independence NHP PA
Steamtown NHS PA
Valley Forge NHS PA
Fort Sumter NM SC
Badlands NP SD
Mount Rushmore NM SD
Fort Donelson NB TN
Great Smoky Mountains NP TN
Shilo NMP TN
Big Bend NP TX
Fort Davis NHS TX
Guadalope Mountains NP TX
Lyndon B Johnson NHS TX
San Antonio Missions NHS TX
Waco Mammoth NM TX
Arches NP UT
Bryce Canyon NP UT
Canyonlands NP UT
Capitol Reef NP UT
Cedar Breaks NM UT
Glen Canyon NRA UT
Natural Bridge NM UT
Rainbow Bridge NM UT
Zion NP UT
Appomattox Court House NHP VA
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania NMP VA
George washington NMPkwy VA
Manassas NBP VA
Petersburg NBP VA
Richmond NBP VA
Shenandoah NP VA
March-Billings-Rockefeller NHS VT
North Cascades NP WA
San Juan Islands NHP WA
Harpers Ferry NHP WV
New River Gorge NR WV
Grand Tetons NP WY
John D Rockefeller MPkwy WY
Yellowstone NP WY


Not bad, not bad at all. I look forward to adding pins to the map and lines to the list next year and beyond. And to maybe remounting this map a bit more properly with stronger glue.

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