With an adventure as ambitious as exploring 59 National Parks in one year, there’s no way the two of us could do it alone. The support we’ve received from family, friends, companies and parks has spanned everything from words of encouragement to newsletter features to donated products. We don’t feel like we can thank these people enough for the part they’ve played in helping our dream become a reality. But the least we can do is mention them here.
Family and Friends
Parents – Brian & Margarita and Jan & Tammy: For supporting us in everything, no matter how crazy.
Sister and Brother-in-law – Anna & Cole: For adopting our cat for a year.
Friends – Adam & Ashley: For storing some of our boxes and letting Cole stay with you for his last 2 weeks in Kansas City.
Friend – Michael: For lending us tons of resources and information for exploring the parks.
Friends – Don & Shelly (59NationalParks.com): For lending advice and blazing the trail.
Friends & Family – Sam, Jim and Linda, Chance and Dani, Paul and family, Ryan and roommates, Raha, Jordan and Kristin, Jeannette & Brad, Charlie and Dee, Max: For letting us crash at your home!
In August 2015 we left our jobs and our home to go on a tour of all 59 National Parks across the US during the NPS Centennial year. We spent a year immersing ourselves for about 5 days in each park as we tent camped, hiked, biked, backpacked, kayaked, and climbed our way through the challenge and adventure of our lifetime.
We are Cole and Elizabeth, twenty-something Missourians turned National Parks explorers - constantly seeking to find new adventure and ourselves. Follow our journey for pictures, videos, park tips, and stories - because after all, the Parks are for sharing.