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Rocky Mountain Collection Completed!

The first collection — The Rocky Mountain Collection — is now complete…and includes posters for Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.

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The images from Yellowstone and Grand Teton were taken in 2003 on a family trip to Yellowstone. We drove to Yellowstone, and back through Grand Teton. The Yellowstone Falls image was taken from Artist’s Point and the Grand Teton image at the Snake River Overlook…a spot favored by Ansel Adams and other famous photographers. The image for Glacier was taken on a 1977 cross country trip and features Lake McDonald in the foreground. The Rocky Mountain National Park image for Cub Lake was take on a summer hike in 2011.

Please check out the Kickstarter Campaign here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertbdecker/the-national-park-poster-project

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Rocky Mountain National Park Sneak Peek!

Last week was awesome, with great media coverage, Kickstarter Staff Pick status, and we reached our minimum funding goal in just nine days!

Check out the Kickstarter Page: goo.gl/DFKPG0

Today, I am releasing one of the two Rocky Mountain National Park posters…this one of Cub Lake. I’ve got a couple of other Rocky Mountain posters in the works…and I may put out a survey to see which ones people like best.

So, here’s Rocky Mountain #1…featuring Cub Lake…an easy hike out of Moraine Park, it offers meadows — often populated with wildflowers and wildlife — marsh, forests of pine and aspen and a serene lake surrounded by mountains. With a modest elevation gain, at least by Rocky Mountain National Park standards, this is a great hike for families whose skills have progressed beyond shorter hikes.

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The National Park Poster Project Hits Funding Goal…In Just Nine Days!

The National Park Poster Project, currently running on Kickstarter, has reached it’s initial funding goal…in just nine days. The project, which was touted as one of Kickstarter’s fastest growing projects, and then awarded the Kickstarter Staff Pick no doubt added to the campaign’s success.

Check out the Kickstarter Page: goo.gl/DFKPG0

But now, there is much more to do! In order to reach the ultimate goal of creating a poster for each of the 59 National Parks, additional funds are needed for acquiring images, creating the artwork and printing the final posters.

Here’s a sneak peak at the Grand Teton National Park poster.

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There are more than two weeks left in the campaign, so please continue to share…and if you can back this project, that would be great, too!

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National Park Poster Project Garners Mainstream Media Coverage

The National Park Poster Project was featured in an article published by Natural Habitat Adventures on the official travel blog of the World Wildlife Fund! The article was written by Candice Andrews, an award-winning author and writer specializing in nature-travel topics and environmental issues, Candice has traveled around the world, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, and from New Zealand to Scotland’s far northern, remote regions. Her assignments have been equally diverse, from covering Alaska’s Yukon Quest dogsled race to the national snow-sculpting competition in her home state of Wisconsin.

http://goo.gl/GlcSwA

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Yosemite Firefall

Did you know the Yosemite Firefall was a summer time event that began in 1872 and continued for almost a century? Burning hot embers were pushed over the top of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park to the valley floor 3,000 feet below. From a distance it appeared as a burning waterfall. The Firefall was orchestrated by the Glacier Point Hotel owners. Each night, as a signal to start pushing the embers over, David Curry, founder of Curry Village, would yell across the valley: “Let the fire fall.”

The National Park Service ordered the Firefall to stop in January 1968. The NPS was trying to preserve the Valley, and protect it from the overwhelming number of visitors who trampled meadows in order to see something that was not a natural event was. Ironically, the Glacier Point Hotel was destroyed by fire in 1969 and was never rebuilt.

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Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde is a spectacular place and Cliff Palace is a remarkable site that’s well worth the visit.

I am working on series of WPA-style posters and will be including a poster for Mesa Verde in the next release. It will be part of the Colorado Collection, which also includes Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunisson, and Rocky Mountain National Parks.

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Kickstarter Sneak Peak

Just wanted to let you all know that I will be launching my Kickstarter Campaign: The National Park Poster Project in about 10 days. I’ll be sending out a couple more pre-announcements in the coming days…so stay tuned!

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Can you guess where I am in this picture? Can you guess what year it was???

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