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Raven About The Parks is the brand new travel blog focused on U.S. National Parks from Scott and Tiff Sink of Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Our passion is to travel and seek new experiences, especially in the United States of America.  Together we have visited 322 of the 417 units in the National Park Service (NPS) system across all 50 states.  We feel traveling is a great way to expand cultural horizons, study history in an interactive way, and get in touch with the natural world.

Basically, the goal of Raven About The Parks is to answer the question: Why would I want to go there?  While the 60 NPS units named National Park are detailed in a variety of publications and websites, there is little information or photographs covering the hundreds of smaller sites within the NPS system.  With 417 designated NPS units and over a hundred related areas, there is one closer to you than you might realize.

Group shot!

A secondary goal of Raven About The Parks is to provide a single venue from which to offer our artwork and photographs for sale under the Store tab.

We have been blogging since 2013, documenting the adventures of Wondon the Traveling Bunny.  That same year we began photographing Echo the Raven with the NPS “unigrid” pamphlets at each site we visited.  We chose ravens because they are the one wildlife species that shows up across many National Parks regardless of the ecosystem.  We have seen these intelligent scavengers at Denali in Alaska, Death Valley in California, Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and everywhere in between.  We have long considered ravens (and related Corvids) to be unofficial NPS ambassadors.

We will kick off our new blog by writing about one NPS site from each state.  We also plan to start posting videos to our YouTube series “A Park In A Minute.”  Click the Follow button to receive updates by email.

For more photography, please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook500px, and Pinterest.

 

…In the meantime, check out some real ravens in parks from Arizona to Maine to Alaska.

Raven trying to keep balanced in the high winds at Baxter SPRaven at WatchtowerRaven atop the Searfarer's Memorial in HomerRaven in the canyonRaven showing offRavens welcoming us to our final Naitonal Park of 2016Ravens getting blown around in the wind at CanyonlandsRaven at Hovenweep National Monument in UtahIMG_9116June Trip 806Raven and elephant seals

 

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