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Zion National Park

08/19/2022 | Pictures and Article by Chubby Squirrel


 America's wild, wild West boasts some of the nation's most grandiose and breathtaking natural wonders. Zion, one of Utah's big five national parks, is certainly no exception. "Zion", ancient hebrew for "sanctuary or refuge" (myutahparks.com), offers just that for those who wish to take a break from the monotony of their daily routines. My parents and I flew to this oasis in the middle of April, only three days after returning (burnt to a crisp) from the Everglades in Florida. Our plan was a road trip around the American Southwest, starting from Las Vegas, Nevada, and ending in Phoenix, Arizona. Along the way, we would visit various parks such as Zion, Grand Canyon, and Petrified Forest, as well as other noteworthy destinations including...


Everglades National Park

07/28/2022 | Pictures and Article by Chubby Squirrel


 Everglades National Park is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states, infested with all manner of voracious man-eating beasts. Just kidding about the latter part; the alligators and crocodiles are actually all very docile and well-behaved, preferring to sit in the middle of a well-travelled trail waiting for food to come lumbering by instead of spending energy on chasing down dinner. For whatever reason, I allowed myself to be taken along on a three-day excursion to this swampy excuse for a national park. What's even more surprising than me going? I actually ended up liking it despite myself...


New River Gorge National Park

06/20/2022 | Pictures and Article by Chubby Squirrel


 Established as a national river in 1978 and redesignated as a national park in 2020, New River Gorge is the latest of many geographical treasures to acquire this famed status. Spanning over 50 miles, the young national park in West Virginia preserves its namesake, the New River, and the surrounding forest. Also inside the boundaries of this magnificient park is the United States' third tallest and the Western Hemisphere's longest single-span bridge. To start off our summer on a good note, my family and I visited this ancient, yet vital place for a few days...


Photo of the week: Zion National Park, Utah

Cape Henlopen Pt. 2

Locations

6/23/2021

You might have read the article on my camping trip last year to Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware...
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Fossils

Nature

2/11/2021

It's very likely that you have heard of the dinosaurs that once roamed our very own planet...
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Death Valley

Locations

3/20/2018

This March (2019) we took a week off and went to Death Valley National Park. We...
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Joshua Tree

Locations

6/20/2018

My family and I went to Joshua Tree National Park in California in June...
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Everglades National Park

07/28/2022 | Locations

Everglades National Park is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states, infested with all manner of voracious man-eating beasts. Just kidding about the latter part; the alligators and crocodiles are actually all very docile...
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New River Gorge National Park

07/25/2022 | Locations

Established as a national river in 1978 and redesignated as a national park in 2020, New River Gorge is the latest of many geographical treasures to acquire this famed status. Spanning over 50 miles, the young national park in West Virginia preserves...
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Experiences with an Inflatable Kayak

06/14/2022 | Hobbies

Recently, I was asked by a friend to join his Dragon Boat team because they didn't have enough paddlers. I was ecstatic, mainly because I had never done anything of the sort before, and figured that paddling wouldn't be exceedingly difficult...
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Great Falls National Park

11/3/2021 | Locations

Imagine a roaring river, flowing madly by for as long as time itself. Forests and rocky formations, weathered by the constant onslaught of formidable power, line both sides of it. A few stubborn boulders stand in the way of the gushing current...
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Cape Henlopen State Park (2)

6/23/2021 | Locations

You might have read the article on my camping trip last year to Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware. Well, I liked it so much that I went again this year, except this time with the company of my family and my friend's family. We booked...
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Brood X Cicadas

5/23/2021 | Nature

I don't know if you've heard of, or, should I say, heard brood X cicadas so far this year. I had no considerable knowledge of them at all until they literally arrived at my doorstep! Brood X (the Roman numeral for 10) is a generation of cicadas that only emerge once every 17 years...
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FAQ

What is "Chubby Squirrel"?



This is a question that I get asked a lot. After all, it is a unique site name/alias. Well, it all started a very long time ago, when I saw a (you guessed it) "chubby" squirrel at the park, minding his own business. He ended up becoming the namesake for the website.


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What's up with the Gallery?



It is what I call a "work in progress", A.K.A. an abrupt idea that I had once and wish to pursue but procrastinate too much to actually pursue. On a (more) serious note, the Gallery was supposed to be a place for me to display pictures I'm proud of. I may add to it...someday.


In the meantime, you can look at the pictures I took in the articles!


Is there a way to contact you?



No. Leave me alone (kidding!). You can contact me on neocities.org, if you have an account. I will respond to messages sent there. Besides that, no. I value my privacy and as such will not post contact information on my website.


If you wish to contact me regarding usage of my photos (now I REALLY am flattering myself), please look elsewhere instead of using mine. There are many, MANY individuals more talented than myself (who has no talent in photography whatsoever) who offer their pictures for public usage. Thanks!