The National Parks Are No Longer My Greatest Passion

This is a post I wrote a year ago about how my family had become my top priority and what I am most passionate about at this stage in my life. I also list many of the things I am most looking forward to experiencing in many of the National Parks with my kids. It’s still one of my favorite posts I’ve written and it certainly rings true today.

The Adventures of a Day Hiker

I first became obsessed with America’s National Parks in the summer of 2004.  I was 23 years old and had just finished college.  I went on an 11-day solo road trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  I went on five more road trips out west over the next seven years.  The following year I got married, and then the year after that I flew to Las Vegas with my wife and in-laws.  We rented a van and drove around the Southwest for eight days.  All told, I went on seven National Park trips in ten years.

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