Featuring the highest peaks in all of Texas, Guadalupe Mountains National Park is also home to the world’s most extensive Permian fossil reef. This is our final National Park of 2019, and it has it all: mountains, waterfalls, extensive hiking trails, wildlife…
Gorgeousness above AND below ground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Chihuahuan Desert. There are more than 119 caves, some of which can be explored. The most famous/accessible is Carlsbad Cavern itself, which has a 8 acre area called “The Big Room,” the largest accessible cave chamber in the US>
It’s like a gorgeous alien landscape, Joshua Tree National Park. Like something out of a Dr Seuss book (if only Dr Seuss wasn’t such a racist). The park showcases two very different ecosystems: the Colorado Desert in the eastern portion, and the Mojave Desert in the western portion, which is slightly cooler and gives rise to the iconic Joshua Trees. Don’t tell the other parks, but this one might just be our favorite.
Death Valley National Park has the unique distinction of being the hottest, driest, AND lowest National Park in the US system. It’s a brutal place, but filled with an immense and almost overwhelming beauty. Just like the skeins we dyed to honor it.
Every single time we see this park name, we start singing the John Denver song:
“But the Colorado rocky mountain high
I’ve seen it rainin’ fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye
Rocky mountain high (Colorado)”
This national park is “only” 415 acres, but you really feel like you’re on top of the world, and our colorway will help you get there.
This week, we’re heading to red rock country in Utah to explore Capitol Reef National Park. Capitol Reef is chock-full of things you might not expect from a desert-dwelling national park, like historic orchards, full of pears and walnuts, and and actual wrinkle in the earth (scientific name: monocline). But it’s also full-on desert, with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges.