Thursday, May 21, 2020

Leave Only Footprints: There Are Lots of Ways to Read a Book

We forget, but there are lots of ways to read a book.

I read a book last week. It was an immersive experience. 



The book is Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park. It was written by Conor Knighton who undertook the journey to visit all fifty-nine* American national parks in a year. He filmed segments for CBS Sunday Morning along the way.

Happily, I found all twenty-four of the segments available online: On the Trail: CBS Sunday Morning.

I read a chapter, and then I watched a segment. 

National parks I've visited, like Yosemite and Yellowstone and Bryce Canyon and Crater Lake and Big Bend. Many more I wanted to visit and hadn't yet, like Smokey Mountain and Everglades and Glacier and Arches. Even more that I'd never heard of and didn't realize I wanted to visit, like Congaree and Isle Royale and Indiana Dunes. 

What a great way to read a book. What a great way to visit all the national parks. I didn't even leave any footprints.


*Note: There are now sixty-two national parks, with the addition of three new parks since 2016 when this book was written and the segments filmed.

3 comments:

  1. How fun. I've only been to a few of the national parks. I've been to the ones in California because I grew up there and we traveled a lot.

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  2. I look forward to watching CBS segments! Thanks for link to them, Deb!

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  3. How cool to read the book and intersperse it with video of the parks! Too bad we can't visit them in person right now.

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