June 24, 2014

E is for Elevation

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E is for Elevation

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finklay, Kilimanjaro and Beyond The three highest mountains in the world, Mount Everest, K2, and Kanchenjunga, are not for the faint-hearted. Those who summit these peaks reserve the title of extreme thrill-seekers, expert adventurers or champion climbers. While many have successfully made the trek, a number have failed, which may cause you to stop and think, “Maybe mountain climbing is not for me.” However, you can get outdoors and experience some incredible hikes right here in the United States. Whether you consider yourself a novice explorer or an

Living Riveted in National Parks

National parks are some of the United States’ greatest treasures. In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the act that established Yellowstone as the nation’s first national park. Sequoia and Yosemite followed, both established as national parks in 1890. Today, a total of 84.9 million acres has been designated as national park land, which accounts for approximately 3.6 percent of all land in the United States. There are 58 different national parks in the U.S., and we at Airstream love that we have so many incredible national parks to visit. National parks allow us to take in our country’s beautiful natural