Where Are We Aiming In 2017? / by Dave Hileman

We started this quest to visit the 409, 411, 413, 415 National Park Service sites this past year about February. (They added more than I ever expected just last year with 6 new parks and there are still that many in process.) We started with the 139 we had already visited and about 25 of those recently enough to have some sort of photos. Now we are at 158 with about 70 sites photographed. The new website went live in early summer and this latest revision is still in process. Should be finished by the end of the weekend with several more galleries posted in the National Park Photos by States section. What is next? This winter we hope to get to a couple of new sites and some that need better photographs. Not sure how many that will be because other things, work for example, is very busy. But we do have a long vacation scheduled for mid-April to late May in the Southwest and expect to visit as many as 20 new parks. There will only be limited time for fall sites so our goal for 2017 will be 30 new sites. It would be great if we could reach 200 total by this time next year.  

Fort Moultrie in part of the Fort Sumter National Monument in Charlestown, SC. This fort was where South Carolina gets the nickname Palmetto State. This fort is the only place to follow the entire history of seacoast defense can be traced starting in 1776 until it closed in 1947.

Fort Moultrie in part of the Fort Sumter National Monument in Charlestown, SC. This fort was where South Carolina gets the nickname Palmetto State. This fort is the only place to follow the entire history of seacoast defense can be traced starting in 1776 until it closed in 1947.