March 2016: In Case You Missed It

March 2016
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Spring’s promise of warmer weather had us all flocking to national parks! In case you were out enjoying the season in your national parks, here’s what you might’ve missed around here.

Trail Talkin’ on the Blog
In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlighted three women who blazed their own trails.

Black and white photo of Maggie Walker and 3 other women at the St. Luke Herald newspaper office
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Looking for a way to meet fellow online park lovers IRL? Learn how to organize a national park Instameet.

We shared ideas for enjoying the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20-April17).

You should head to these parks for an Instagram-worthy national park adventure this spring.

We published a post by our friends at Globus on Utah’s national parks.

The golden sunrise hitting the orange and red sandstone cliffs with a river running through a valley at Zion National Park

Zion Naitonal Park

We shared an update on our work to help get people active on the trails.

And we chatted with letter and illustrator Claire Bischoff on her virtual national park road trip.

Collage of Claire Bischoff's parks illustrations

Claire Bischoff's illustrations

Travel Idea
This month’s travel idea showcased Hovenweep National Monument and the mystery behind its prehistoric towers.

Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

Gettin’ Social With It
Our most popular Facebook post this month linked to a blog on how you could enjoy the nation’s capital during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Washington Monument with cherry blossoms in full bloom

Washington Monument with cherry blossoms

Our top tweet and Instagram post asked park fans where they would go to celebrate #TakeAWalkInTheParkDay.

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