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Welcome to the Community!

If you’re a fan of national parks, you’ve come to the right place. Heck, if you’ve got even a fleeting curiosity about national parks, you’ve come to the right place. It doesn’t matter if you’re an ardent backpacker, a casual day-tripper, a glamper, or a full-time RVer, national parks are for everyone, and Hello Ranger is here to celebrate you all.

Hello Ranger is a national parks community social application, podcast, and blog, with “community” being the key word. Our goal is to showcase and support the communities that are connected through national parks, from families and van-lifers to retirees, artists, educators, diverse groups, and those with disabilities. National parks are the rare places where we can all find common ground, and become #UnitedByNature.

As a community, we strive to highlight what makes us all unique as individuals experiencing these magnificent places, but it’s also important to spotlight how they bring us together. We do so with our national parks travel podcast and our crew of ambassadors, representing different regions, diversities, and lifestyles through stories and experiences, and we expand upon this ethos with our social community app (due late-2020), which brings the national parks community into the palm of your hand.

Join us!


Photo by Patrick Rodden

Learn Your Park

Within each of the (now) 419 units, there is a story, an ecology, a natural existence that we do not often see with the naked eye. When one steps back and looks at the park experience, it is easy to forget that there is something grander than towering cliffs, glowing night skies banded with the Milky Way, lapping blue bioluminescent waves, and a primal desire to explore. There is an education to be had.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Tilford

In the Wake of a Life-Changing Spinal Injury, Adapting and Healing in Nature

I’m a wheelchair-user who likes to test my physical and mental abilities, and with the help of adaptive technology, recreational equipment, family, and friends, I’ve learned that nothing is impossible. Earth has way too many beautiful and interesting landscapes to not explore, and pushing my physical and mental limits has been a source of healing after sustaining a life-changing spinal cord injury over a decade ago.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Berkes

The “Unsexy” Truth About Budget Travel

The truth about budget travel is that it’s often unglamorous. It’s full of PB&Js, very long drives, and weeks without showers. But when it comes to national parks, it’s also full of the most mind-blowing views you will ever see, meals with strangers-turned-friends, and epic memories that will last a lifetime.

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