July 25, 2012 at 1:43 PM ET
By Chelsea Damberg, Weekend TODAY
The moments we spend in nature can be the most inspirational. This summer, as many families bask in the summer sun, others are venturing out to explore the greatness of our national parks and natural wonders. From the hilly forests that blanket the Shenandoah Valley, to the tremendous eruptions of Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park, our viewers have seen it all. Take a look at some of the amazing sights our intrepid TODAY's Life Illustrated adventurers have captured on film.
"Spending quality time in the Shenandoah Valley"- Maritza Carnegie.
These little guys got to see Devil's Tower, Wyoming and a bunch of other great national parks along the way!
"Family photo at South Dakota's Badlands"- John O'Leary.
This couple made their way across Arches National Park in Utah.
"Friend and I - 9000 mile road trip - 19 states with two dogs - 35 days" - Sherry Jones.
These guys look like the definition of "mountain men" on the top Whiteface Mountain in New York.
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Chelsea Damberg is a Production Assistant at Weekend TODAY and loves the natural beauty looking up Adirondack Mountains from the Sacandaga Lake.