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59 National Parks at 80

April 2, 2015

A few days ago, Ranger Eymard was surprised when a visitor walked into our visitor center wearing a grey hoodie covered in national park patches. Canadian resident Sherrye Emery (aka “the PATCH Lady”) was determined to get a patch from the National Park of American Samoa before she shared her adventure story.
Ranger Eymard with Sherrye Emery (aka "the PATCH" lady) with her National Park of American Samoa patch and her 59th Certificate.

Ranger Eymard with Sherrye Emery (aka “the PATCH” lady) with her National Park of American Samoa patch and her 59th Certificate.

The PATCH Lady’s amazing journey started a year ago when she visited Dry Tortugas National Park during her 80th birthday. She set a goal to visit ALL 59 designated national parks within a year. Last week, she completed her journey at the National Park of American Samoa–one of the most remote national parks.
Cancellations stamps on her passport book with her most recent stamp from us.

Cancellations stamps on her passport book with her most recent stamp from us.

Later, she brought out her Passport To Your National Parks that showed the cancellation stamps of the other 58 designated national park sites that she had visited.

Some of the national park patches she has collected

Some of the national park patches she has collected

Sherrye Emery (aka "the PATCH lady") wearing her national park patches.

Sherrye Emery (aka “the PATCH lady”) wearing her national park patches.

To formally acknowledge her efforts as a park fanatic, we awarded her with a certificate indicating that she had visited all 59 designated national parks. By the way, today is her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATULATIONS Sherrye aka “PATCH” Lady!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2015 5:25 am

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for supporting National Parks!

  2. April 2, 2015 8:41 am

    Wow. Good for her !

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