The Insider's Guide to the Great Parks Presenting our annual coverage of the best national park adventures in the U.S. and Canada. Text by Robert Earle Howells
OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS: The Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park leads hikers to one jaw-dropping view after the next.
Two countries. Thirty national parks. Fifty adventures of a lifetime. Between the United States and Canada, it's time to gear up for a summer like no other. Here's how to find real adventure in the great parks.
National Parks 2006
Online Exclusive! Weird and Wild in the Parks Find the most mind-bending natural phenomena, plentiful wildlife, and sybaritic pleasures in North America's national parks.
Photographs, from top, by Cliff Leight (2); Miguel Nogueira; Whit Richardson; Greg Pflug/Sierra Club Outings; Paulina Varshavskaya and Robert Zeithammer; Pat Welsch/Panoramicscribe; Batstar Adventure Tours
Pick up the June/July 2006 issue for 50 top adventures in the national parks; how to move to Montana; the best ten-day Brazil vacation; 11 instant weekend escapes; and new watches, cameras, and sunglasses for summer.