This is my Passport to all the National Parks, it works similar to a regular passport where you get stamped when you leave the country. So every National Park you go to you get a stamp saying where you are and when you went! Im going to start using this to document my travels and show where ive been! Hope you are as excited as I am! Im also going to use the hashtag #SitesSuttStamps to organize and store all the spots ive gone on my instagram!
Stamp 1- Morristown NHP Jockey Hollow | Morristown, New Jersey | March 18, 2014 Notes- This is my first stamp in my National Park Passport! Woooo! I learned that Washington's army stayed at a mans farm for 3 years and stole 600 acres of trees. #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 2- Paterson Great Falls NHP | Paterson, New Jersey | March 18, 2014 Notes: Went to the Great Falls in Paterson today to find both parks surrounding the falls were closed! So @leeannelandis and I snuck into one to try to get closer/better pictures! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 3- Steamtown National Historic Site | Scranton, Pennsylvania | March 19, 2014 Notes- How did I get to Scranton? Steamtown NHS was pretty neat. Its actually really cool to be able to stand close/next to old locomotives! They're HUGE! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 4- Cuyahoga Valley National Park | March 20, 2014 | Brecksville, Ohio Notes- This is my first legitimate National Park! Also this is my first stamp in a region other than my own! While I was walking along a long rock ledge, I looked down and saw a bear footprint! Eaaak! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 5- Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | March 20, 2014 | Porter, Indiana Notes- This stamp is neat for a couple different reasons! Its the first time ive been to any of the Great Lakes, and its also the first stamp in a different timezone! In the picture you can see some of the sand drifted into a parking lot covering everthing except the signs! Silly sand!#SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 6- Knife River Indian Villages NHS | March 21, 2014 | North Dakota Notes- You have to drive a beautiful 30min scenic byway to get into this park! We got to the visitors center just as they were closing to get our stamps then we went out and explored the park! It was suuuuper windy but the views were amazing! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 7- Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site | Deer Lodge, Montana | March 23, 2014 Notes- This was a surprising stamp to get! I had no plans on going to this site but I saw a sign for it while driving and the name sounded familiar, so I checked my passport and saw it was a National Park! So I threw on my turn signal and got off the exit! Unfortunately I didnt get much information but I know it was a ranch owned my a wealthy family! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 8- Yellowstone National Park | March 23, 2014 | Wyoming Notes- WOW, this was an exciting day! I came into the park in the afternoon to find out that Old Faithful and the rest of the southern park was closed for winter. I was really bummed out until I found out there was a hot spring 5 min away from where I was in the park! So @leeannelandis and I went for a swim; IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER! YEAH!#SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 9- Theodore Roosevelt National Park | March 24, 2014 | North Dakota Notes- We came back! We passed the Painted Canyon 3 days ago, and finally made it back today 5 minutes before the visitors center closed to get our stamp! While driving through the park we saw some wild horses and more bison! It was such an incredible park and the views of the canyon were spectacular!#SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 10- Delaware Water Gap NRA | Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania | April 7, 2014 Notes- Today@leeannelandis and I drove up to DWG and hiked up Mount Tammany on the red dot trail in the POURING RAIN! I didnt bring my passport to the summit in fear id get it wet and ruin it, so I left it behind in the car! The visibility was low the higher we treked to the point when we were at the top we couldnt see anything further than 25feet ahead of us! Otherwise it was a blast! Would recommend and do again in the rain! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 11- Valley Forge National Historical Park | Valley Forge, Pennsylvania | May 14, 2014 Notes- Today@leeannelandis and I drove out to Valley Forge to brush up on our revolutionary war knowledge! After walking around the vistors center we went outside and walked around the park and saw a lone fox prancing around in this field! We tried chasing after it but it got away! Dingit! Hopefully next time we can give it a hug and a high five! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 12- Springfield Armory National Historic Site | Springfield, Massachusetts | May 27, 2014 Notes- While visiting @xemmaward in Massachusetts@leeannelandis and I had a strong urge to get a stamp! So we drove down to Springfield and Visited the armory! All the guns in the photo are called the 'Organ of Muskets' that go floor to ceiling and have four sides chock full of Muskets! This is also my first stamp in the North Atlantic Region! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 13- Independence National Historic Park | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | July 4, 2014 Notes- Happy Forth of July! Today @thesamgreen @samprice7 @leeannelandis and I went and toured Independence Hall! The history surrounding early America is pretty astonishing and seeing how far we've come is just as amazing! If you ever have the chance this tour is pretty neat! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 14- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch) | St. Louis, Missouri | August 3, 2014 Notes- On our way to Colorado @leeannelandis and I stopped in St. Louis to see the Gateway Arch! This Memorial was inspired by the Westward spread of freedom and democracy and just like us we were inspired! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 15- Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve | Mosca, Colorado | August 4, 2014 Notes- This is North America's tallest sand dune that is over 750 feet high pressed up to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Can't say it was easy to climb up but it was well worth it! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 16- Arches National Park | Moab, Utah | August 5, 2014 Notes- After driving all over the park@leeannelandis and I took a hike to Landscape Arch! (In photo) This park is so diverse; everything from petrified dunes, giant caves, very talented balanced rocks, and cacti! 10/10 would come back again! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 17- Canyonlands National Park | Island District, Utah | August 5, 2014 Notes- When we got to the park we were low on gas and the closest gas station was pretty far away so unfortunately we didn't explore as much as we would have liked! But hey it was still awesome and the views were breathtaking! Plus this is our 7th stamp in this region! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 18- Capital Reef National Park | Torrey, Utah | August 6, 2014 Notes- We spent most of our time in Capital Reef at the Great Wash, which is a deep and twisting water carved sheer wall canyon! You're able to walk down inside the Wash on the dry river beds and about 1.5 miles in the canyon narrows a good amount! Great little hike! Plus this is the first page I've fully filled with stamps! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 19- Bryce Canyon National Park | Bryce Canyon, Utah | August 6, 2014 Notes-@leeannelandis and I drove into Bryce Canyon a half hour before the Visitor Center closed and before sunset! So we ran into the Visitor Center got our stamp then drove over to Sunset Point to watch the sunset (duh) over the Bryce Amphitheater! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 20- Zion National Park | Springdale, Utah | August 7, 2014 Notes- We spent most of our time in Zion hiking down inside The Narrows! The Narrows are 16 miles long, up to 2,000-feet deep, and at times only 20 to 30-feet wide. The entire hike is spent IN the Virgin River and 60% of the hike was walking and sometimes swimming in the river. One of the best hikes I've ever done! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 21- Grand Canyon National Park | North Rim, Arizona | August 9, 2014 Notes- I was lucky enough to experience the North Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset, but I didn't expect anything like this. The canyon was dark, foggy, and looked quite eerie. After talking to some others enjoying the view and eventually a ranger I found out it wasn't fog at all, it was smoke from the fires in California. Who knew something so horrible could make something else look so beautiful! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 22- Joshua Tree National Park | Joshua Tree, California | August 12, 2014 Notes- Today@princess_chelse @blackangeldemon @leeannelandisand I went to Joshua Tree! Between the fields of Cacti and Bouldering huge rocks we all had a blast! Although @blackangeldemon didn't see a big horned sheep:( Maybe next time! #SiteSuttStamps
Stamp 23- Cabrillo National Monument | San Diego, California | August 13, 2014 Notes- Drove up to Cabrillo National Monument today to see Old Point Loma Lighthouse and the tide pools today! It's also the first time I've seen the Pacific Ocean! So I can now say I've truly been coast to coast! I really don't want to leave the west coast so I guess let's see how long I can stay away! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 24- Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument | Ajo, Arizona | August 15, 2014 Notes-@leeannelandis and I couldn't believe how many Cacti there were here! If you weren't paying attention you'd bump into one for sure! We also kept making up stories of why certain cacti had more 'arms' than others and what they were doing. Whether they were putting up their fists looking to tussle or waving their arms all over in a 70's disco! #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 25- Saguaro National Park | Rincon Mountain District, Arizona | August 15, 2014 Notes- Went to a SECOND cactus park and it just got even better! Although Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument had more cacti, Saguaro National Park was still amazing! And better yet while we were there a huge storm cloud was barreling towards us! (Scary cloud in the background of the photo) We stayed and watched the rain and lightning for a while until it got a bit too close for comfort. #SitesSuttStamps
Stamp 26- Acaida National Park | Bar Harbor, Maine | September 29, 2014
Notes- Yesterday @leeannelandis@tdemuro and I decided to drive 12 hours to Maine to visit Acaida National Park! We arived last night at 3:30 am and just watched the stars until the sun rised over Cadillac Mountain! Then we drove to Sand Beach (Where this photo was taken) and @tdemuro and I jumped into the frigid waters. We then finished driving around the park and prepared for the 12 hour drive home!
Stamp 27- Glacier National Park | Saint Mary, Montana | August 4th, 2015
Notes- After several days, thousands of miles, and 2 car break downs we made it to Glacier National Park! Due to the wild fires a good portion of Going to the Sun Road is closed on the east side of the park so we headed West!
Shortly after arriving we stopped at Lake Macdonald and all braced the frigid waters for a short but refreshing swim!
Stamp 28- Mount Rainier National Park | Sunrise, Washington | August 10th, 2015
Notes- After 2 failed attempts to visit Mount Rainier we finally made it! Third times a charm I suppose. We drove from the Sunrise Entrance to Nisqually winding up and down and all around Rainier. After a short rain fall and many amazing views and rainbows we left the park and are on our way. This is also our first stamp in the Pacific Northwest Region of our stamp books!
Stamp 29- Olympic National Park | Port Angeles, Washington | August 12th, 2015
Notes- We made it to the Pacific! And even after a couple of spills 'The Tin Can' made it too! Tonight we got our back country permits, grabbed our @keltybuilt tent, and hit the beach at La Push surrounded by sea stacks to camp for the night! PLUS there is a meteor shower tonight so our star gazing rain fly on our tent will come in handy!
Stamp 30- Crater Lake National Park | Crater Lake, Oregon | August 17th, 2015
Notes- I've been wanting to come to Crater Lake for such a long time and it finally happened! We got into the park around 3:30 in the morning and watched the stars reflect in the cool waters around Wizard Island until we saw the sun start to rise over the horizon. Then we found a place to rest, once we woke up we drove around on Rim Drive and hiked up to an old Fire Tower and watched some wildfires burning in the distance.
Stamp 31- Redwood National Park | Hiouchi, California | August 18th, 2015
Notes - After staying at a nearby campground we drove into Redwood National Park. We started our visit with a short hike and gazed up at some of the tallest trees in the world. After our hike we drove a 10 mile dirt road scenic drive which was amazing. Once we got back onto route 101 south we stopped at a couple of scenic overlooks and played with some Banana Slugs. After that we DROVE through a tree! Wow
Stamp 32 - Golden Gate National Recreation Area | San Francisco, California | August 19th, 2015
Notes - FINALLY DROVE OVER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE! Every view and angle of this bridge is beautiful and seems better than the last! Cant wait to adventure the rest of San Francisco!
Stamp 33 - Yosemite National Park | Yosemite Valley, California | August 20th, 2015
Notes - SO BITTERSWEET TO STAY HERE FOR SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. I'll be back next year to hike the John Muir Trail, until then i'll miss you!
Stamp 34 - Petrified Forrest National Park | Petrified Forrest, Arizona | August 29th, 2015
Notes - After sleeping at a TA Stop we realized we were 30miles away from the Petrified Forrest! So we drove over and explored the park! We drove the scenic road connecting the north and south sides of the park and stopped to see everything the park had to offer! The colors and textures of the petrified wood scattered across the park was amazing!