Armchair Traveler National Parks Series: Island Parks
Travel with Stephen Farrar to the Island National Parks. Specific content notes coming soon.
Taking a trip to visit our National Parks usually conjures up images of RV’s and campers, but did you know that 7 of the 62 US parks are on islands? Although that would usually conjure up images sunbathing on the beaches of tropical paradises (and some do fit that bill), there are quite a variety of additional experiences offered by this group of parks: climbing to 10,000 feet elevation, diving into the realm of giant kelp plants, kayaking into sea caves, camping among wolves, and even travelling half-way around the world. Adventurer Steve Farrar will be our guide as he takes us on a visual tour of these prospective sailing destinations.
Steve Farrar, grew up in the Boston suburb of Medfield, MA and experienced his first National Parks as an impressionable 14-year-old on the way to the 1969 National Boy Scout Jamboree in Idaho. The 5-day bus trip from Salt Lake City included stops in Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP, and Glacier NP which sparked a fascination with natural beauty that has evolved into Steve’s life-long passion for visiting our National Parks. His adventures exploring 61 of the 62 parks include hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, scuba diving the coral reefs of the Virgin Islands, camping among the wolves on Isle Royale, scaling rock faces in Yosemite, and climbing to the summits of Mount Rainier and Denali.
- Thursday, January 14, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Online - Zoom #2