Un-Adventurous Photo Ops

El Tovar Hotel

I stumbled across this list of the top ten photo opportunities in National Parks as part of an Public Lands photo contest. Keeping in mind what we’re trying to accomplish here at AdventureLogue, I submit that the following should be the “top ten photos no adventure traveler should ever take.” Why take the photo that is already on all the postcards and in a million photo albums worldwide? Being adventurous folk, surely we could hike a couple extra hours to find a unique shot.

Anyhow, here’s the photos to add to your collection if you want to instantly lose all adventure credibility:

1. U.S. Capitol: Take photo from the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

2. Waterfall: Beaver Chief Falls, Glacier National Park, Mont.

3. Fall foliage: Washington and Jefferson national forests, eastern United States

4. Rock formation: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

5. Sunset: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nev.

6. Covered bridge: Everett Road Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

7. Natural wildlife: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

8. Historic streets: Freedom Trail, Boston National Historic Park

9. Preserved battle fortifications: Governors Island, N.Y.

10. Family photo: El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon, Ariz. (see photo above)