47-days until the National Park Service Centennial

July 9th, 2016 brings us 47-days away from the National Park Service Centennial. In this edition of the #CentennialCountdown we go back 47-years to 1969 when, at the end of his presidency Lyndon B. Johnson established Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument,  Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Marble Canyon National Monument, William Taft National Historic Site.

The only one that I have been to, and thus the only one that I will share photos of is Marble Canyon National Monument. Marble Canyon is no longer a national monument, because it is now part of Grand Canyon National Park, when it was established it ran from Lee's Ferry to Marble Canyon which is several dozen miles down river. Lee's Ferry is where we started our rafting trip down the Grand Canyon and is one of my happy places in this crazy world.

 Hiking Spencer's Trail, near Lee's Ferry

Hiking Spencer's Trail, near Lee's Ferry

 The view of Lee's Ferry from the Spencer Trail

The view of Lee's Ferry from the Spencer Trail