February 2016: In Case You Missed It

February 2016
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Thanks to an extra day this month, February didn’t fly by as quickly as usual! There were plenty of exhilarating posts that went up across our channels. And the top spot on our Instagram account was overtaken with a snapshot of a beautiful and rare phenomenon.

Read on to see a recap of all the happenings around the National Park Foundation this month!

Trail Talkin’ on the Blog

We welcomed February by celebrating the sites that preserve and interpret key stories in our history, from Civil War to Civil Rights.

Vintage poster for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

Vintage poster for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

NPS Photo

#FindYourPark Expedition participant Andia Winslow composed a wonderful poem about her experience in national parks.

In honor of Galentine’s Day, we showcased 15 incredible national park views to enjoy with your gal pals.

We posted about some of the exciting winter programs your support makes possible.

Mt. Rainier

A ranger leads students at Mt. Rainier National Park

The winners of The Centennial Project contest were announced!

We marked the birthday of iconic national park photographer Ansel Adams.

Pullman National Monument celebrated its one-year anniversary this month, so we featured some great photos and memories from the oldest surviving Pullman Porter, 106-year-old Lee Gibson.

Lee Gibson young and older

Lee Gibson, a former Pullman Porter

#FindYourPark Expedition participant Andrew Lin shared the second installment of his 3-part video recap from the trip.

We caught up with Aidan Lynn-Klimenko and Madison Perrins – a.k.a. the Vanajeros of Backpacker Magazine’s ‪#‎NPS100 road team – and asked them to share reflections and imagery from their national park road trip so far.

National park traveler and photographer Michael Wigle wrote about his experience during the super bloom in Death Valley National Park.

Close, yellow flowers in-sharp focus in a field amongst others

Superbloom at Death Valley National Park

Were you curious about what to do with the extra 24 hours in February? Check out these 7 ways to enjoy Leap Day in national parks.

Travel Ideas

Read all about the jewel of our nation's caves.

Have you heard about the sailing stones of Death Valley?

Rocks of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley

Rocks of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley

Relax and enjoy these urban playgrounds.

Gettin’ Social With It

The Facebook community adored this image of national park lover Buki Peters at Sequoia National Park.

On Twitter, news about the public launch of our Centennial Campaign for America’s National Park s was shared far and wide.

And the most liked Instagram post this month (which now also happens to be our most liked post to-date!) was of Yosemite’s stunning (and rare) phenomenon known as the firefall.  

Are you posting your favorite moments and memories in national parks online? We’re out and about, playing on the interwebs in all of the fun places! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramTumblrPinterest, and Google+ . We’d love to hear from you!

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