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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

National Park and NFL Mashup: AFC East

We now turn to the AFC and its eastern division. This division is made up of the Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots, and the New York Jets.  The Mash up teams are below and recognize parks like Women's Rights, the Everglades, Salem Maritime, and Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace.


Buffalo Suffragettes, Park: Women's Rights National Historical Park

Miami Palms, Park: Everglades National Park


New England Sailors, Park: Salem Maritime National Historic Site


New York Rough Riders, Park: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

Sean Smith is a former Yellowstone Ranger, and an award winning conservationist, TEDx speaker, and author. He writes national park thrillers from his home in the shadow of Mount Rainier National Park. To learn more about his thrillers click here or follow him on twitter: @parkthrillers

Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Birthday National Parks! You get the Prize!

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Happy Birthday to the National Park Service! August 25th marks the service's 99th birthday and starts the countdown to its centennial.  The next 365 days will be filled with countless events, celebrations, and parties to mark the coming 100th birthday.

To celebrate, National Park Thrillers is giving away a free digital copy of Lost Cause, the best selling national park thriller.  All one has to do to claim your copy is to follow Park Thrillers on Twitter. We can be found on Twitter at:

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The free give away begins at 11:59pm August 24th 2015 and ends 12:01am on the 26th. Any new Twitter followers to Park Thrillers during that time will receive a free digital copy of the thriller.

Happy Birthday to the National Parks! Time to celebrate!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

National Park and NFL Mashup: NFC South

We now turn to the the NFC South for the National Parks/NFL mashup.  Teams include the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Atlanta Kings: Park, Martin Luther King Jr, National Historic Site

Carolina Flyers, Park: Wright Brothers National Memorial

New Orleans Jazz, Park: New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park

Tampa Bay Conquistadors, Park: De Soto National Memorial


Sean Smith is a former Yellowstone Ranger, and an award winning conservationist, TEDx speaker, and author. He writes national park thrillers from his home in the shadow of Mount Rainier National Park. To learn more about his thrillers click here or follow him on twitter: @parkthrillers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

National Parks are Everywhere

I recently traveled to Southern California for a work training.  On a lark I decided to keep an eye out for national park images, references, and items on my trip. Over the four days I found references to Arches, Grand Teton, Alcatraz, Crater Lake, John Day Fossil Bed, Mount Rainier, the National Park Service, World War II Valor in the Pacific, and Yosemite for a total 10 national parks. 

This is the first time I've paid attention to the park images around me, but I'm not surprised at the number I spotted.  On previous trips, I've been struck by how prevalent park images are in ads, stories, products, movies, and in the news. So this time I decide to count them.

At the end of my adventure I found parks appear to be everywhere. The question is why?

While many may not be aware of it, National Parks are physical manifestations of what Americans most sacred places, and most important ideas, values, and history.  As such governments, advertisers, writers, entrepreneurs, and many others use the park image to connect to the values parks represent.

On your next trip or vacation pay attention to spot national park images. Perhaps a kind of park bingo can be played.

How many can you spot?

License Plate, Arches National Park
Presentation, Grand Teton National Park

Star Trek Movie, Alcatraz National Monument

Travel Magazine, Crater Lake National Park

News Story, Grand Teton National Park



Travel Magazine, John Day Fossil Bed National Monument

Mug, Mount Rainier National Park

News Article, National Park Service

Travel Magazine, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Mug, Yosemite National Park
Sean Smith is a former Yellowstone Ranger, and an award winning conservationist, TEDx speaker, and author. He writes national park thrillers from his home in the shadow of Mount Rainier National Park. To learn more about his thrillers click here or follow him on twitter: @parkthrillers

Friday, August 14, 2015

National Park and NFL Mashup: NFC West

We now turn to the NFC West in the third installment of the National Park and NFL mashup. In this division are teams such as the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco Forty Niners, the St. Louis Rams, and the Arizona Cardinals.

What do you think of the new teams?  Are they right? Are they wrong? What would you suggest?


San Francisco Redwoods, Park: Muir Woods National Monument

Seattle Rainiers, Park: Mount Rainier National Park

St. Louis Arch Park: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Arizona Grands, Park: Grand Canyon National Park
Sean Smith is a former Yellowstone Ranger, and an award winning conservationist, TEDx speaker, and author. He writes national park thrillers from his home in the shadow of Mount Rainier National Park. To learn more about his thrillers click here or follow him on twitter: @parkthrillers