2016 was the Centennial of the National Park Service. To mark that achievement, my photography last year was mostly focused on shots taken in the parks, monuments, etc. over the last decade.

I also included lands designated as parks, monuments, and recreation areas even if they are not directly administered by the NPS. Places such as Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Newberry National Volcanic Monument, and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, just to name a few...

For more on the inclusion of non-NPS parks, please visit: http://rubble.blogspot.com/2016/09/a-grand-stair-step.html

Of course, these non-NPS sites also include the national monuments being reviewed by the Trump Administration for size reduction or elimination.

In 2017, I hoped to move on to other locations that I’ve been neglecting for too long, filling up the “Places” galleries of the website. I’ve got thousands of photos from the last decade to sort, edit and share… I spend way too much time shooting and not enough time editing!

However, considering recent events, I’ve decided to focus on the national monuments currently under review. For more information, please visit National Monuments in Danger (https://sites.google.com/view/nationalmonumentsindanger)
Agate Fossil Beds National MonumentAgua Fria National Monument (BLM)Arches National ParkBadlands National ParkBears Ears National Monument (BLM/USFS)Bighorn Canyon National Recreation AreaBryce Canyon National ParkCanyonlands National ParkCanyons of the Ancients National Monument (BLM)Capitol Reef National ParkCascade-Siskiyou National Monument (BLM)Chimney Rock National Historic Site (NSHS)Crater Lake National ParkCraters of the Moon National Monument & PreserveDeath Valley National ParkDevils Tower National MonumentFlaming Gorge National Recreation Area (USFS)Fort Laramie National Historic SiteFort Vancouver National Historic SiteGlen Canyon National Recreation AreaGolden Spike National Historic SiteGrand Canyon National ParkGrand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (BLM)Grand Teton National ParkHanford Reach National Monument (USFWS)Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (USFS)Hovenweep National MonumentIronwood Forest National Monument (BLM)Jewel Cave National MonumentJohn Day Fossil Beds National MonumentJoshua Tree National ParkKlondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - SeattleLake Mead National Recreation AreaLake Roosevelt National Recreation AreaLassen Volcanic National ParkLava Beds National MonumentManzanar National Historic SiteMedicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark (USFS)Mesa Verde National ParkMinuteman Missile National Historic SiteMojave National PreserveMojave Trails National Monument (BLM)Mt. Rainier National ParkMt. Rushmore National MemorialMt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (USFS)Natural Bridges National MonumentNewberry National Volcanic Monument (USFS)Nez Pierce National Historical ParkNorth Cascades National Park ComplexOlympic National ParkOregon Caves National Monument & PreserveOregon Dunes National Recreation Area (USFS)Pinnacles National ParkRedwood National & State ParksSaguaro National ParkScotts Bluff National MonumentSmith River National Recreation Area (USFS)Sonoran Desert National Monument (BLM)Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (BLM)Whiskeytown–Shasta–Trinity National Recreation Area (NPS/USFS)Wind Cave National ParkYellowstone National ParkYucca House National MonumentZion National Park