Not Your Average Travelers: 40 Years of Adventures in All the U.S. National Parks

Not Your Average Travelers: 40 Years of Adventures in All the U.S. National Parks

by Nancy-Ann Feren


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In 1977 Nancy-Ann Feren discovered a lifelong love of national parks and camping when she spent a week at Acadia National Park in Maine with her two young sons and her husband, Dick. Since then, Nancy-Ann and Dick have explored all the sites in the National Park System, enjoying the history and nature, roasting marshmallows under the stars, and sleeping soundly each night in their two-person tent. This delightful book chronicles 40 years of their memorable adventures in the parks and preserves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733787604
Publisher: Nancy-Ann Feren
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 561,511
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Nancy-Ann, a retired 5th grade teacher, has a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in teaching from the University of New Hampshire. She and her husband, Dick, live in Manchester, NH where they both grew up. Nancy-Ann loves spending time with her family, baking cookies with her grandchildren, reading, walking, camping, traveling, and sharing stories about their not-so-average travel adventures including the bear perched in a tree above their tent, canoe trips through mangrove swamps, and flights in bush planes to remote parks in Alaska.

Table of Contents




1977: Acadia National Park, Maine

1980: Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri; Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

1982: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia; Everglades National Park, Florida

1983: Badlands National Park, South Dakota; Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota; Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming; Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

1984: Big Bend National Park, Texas; Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico; Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

1985: Glacier National Park, Montana; Mount Rainier National Park, Washington; Olympic National Park, Washington

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon; Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, Idaho

1986: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia; Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, Tennessee

1992: Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana; Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota; Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

1994: Haleakala National Park, Hawaii; Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

1995: Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

1998: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado; Canyonlands National Park, Utah; Arches National Park, Utah; Capitol Reef National Park, Utah; Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah; Cedar Breaks National Park, Utah; Zion National Park, Utah; Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

2000: Acadia National Park, Maine

2002: Acadia National Park, Maine

2004: Yosemite National Park, California; Sequoia National Park, California; Kings Canyon National Park, California

2007: Congaree National Park, South Carolina; Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

2008: Saguaro National Park, Arizona; Mojave National Preserve, California; Death Valley National Park, Nevada; Joshua Tree National Park, California

2009: Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida; Everglades National Park, Florida; Biscayne National Park, Florida; Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida; Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Florida

2010 (April & May): Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama; Guadalupe National Park, Texas

2010 (August): Acadia National Park, Maine

2010 (September): National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa

2011: Badlands National Park, South Dakota; North Cascades National Park, Washington

2012 (February): Channel Islands National Park, California

2012 (March & April): Shenandoah National Park, Virginia; Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

2013: Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands

2014: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Zion National Park, Utah; Great Basin National Park, Nevada; Pinnacles National Park, California; Lassen Volcanic National Park, California; Redwood National and State Parks, California

2016 (April): Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas; Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri

2016 (August): Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska; Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alaska; Noatak National Preserve, Alaska; Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska; Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska; Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska;Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska;Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska

2017: Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico

2018: Glacier National Park, Montana; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota; Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana

Conclusion: What We’ve Learned



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