Author Karen Berger, Photographs by Jonathan Irish, Foreword by Sally Jewell
This photo- and information-packed inspirational bucket list encourages hikers and armchair travelers alike to fully explore our nation’s crown jewels.
America’s sixty-three national parks are made up of the greatest geographical, geological, and ecological wonders on the planet, and some of their treasures are only available to those willing to walk past the trailhead for just a mile or two.
Featuring spectacular photography and information, this book allows you to experience each park up close. Hikes range from half-mile nature walks on accessible boardwalks to strenuous full-day hikes to multiday backpacking trips. Each hike is chosen to showcase what is possible: long and short, hard and easy trails featuring mountains, canyons, waterfalls, wildlife meadows, forests, wildflowers, deserts, glaciers, volcanoes, beaches, and more.
The national parks have more trails than any one person can hike in a lifetime. Hiking America’s National Parks will inspire and inform hikers, walkers, and nature lovers to get out past that trailhead.
About The Author
Karen Berger has hiked thousands of miles of trails in the national parks of the United States. She is the author of twenty books, including America’s Great Hiking Trails and America’s National Historic Trails. Jonathan Irish has photographed on all seven continents and in more than eighty countries. For the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, Irish went on assignment to photograph all of America’s national parks. Sally Jewell served as U.S. secretary of the interior from 2013 to 2017, overseeing the nation’s national parks, wildlife refuges, and public lands under President Barack Obama. With more than 1.6 million members and supporters, the National Parks Conservation Association is the voice of America’s national parks. With more than 1.6 million members and supporters, National Park Conservation Association is the voice of America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve the nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. It celebrates the parks—and works tirelessly to defend them—whether on the ground, in the courtroom, or on Capitol Hill. From its national headquarters in Washington, DC, and 27 regional offices, it calls on its program and policy experts, committed volunteers, staff lobbyists, community organizers, and communications specialists to ensure that national parks are well protected.
Publish Date: April 25, 2023
Category: Travel - Special Interest - Hikes & Walks