An Email to KNAU

When we were in Arizona I emailed KNAU, the local NPR station in Flagstaff, Arizona to let them know that we would be in the area to visit Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon and Saguaro National Parks as part of our trip to visit all 59 National Parks in 59 weeks.

Justin, who works for KNAU, emailed us back and asked if we would be willing to come into the studios. I believe I emailed him back from this exact location while backcountry camping in Petrified Forest letting him know that we would love to.

 Our backcountry campground in Petrified Forest, my tent was about 10 feet behind me in this photo.

Our backcountry campground in Petrified Forest, my tent was about 10 feet behind me in this photo.

We woke up early and drove into Flagstaff to meet with Justin. He showed us around the offices, we talked with their science editor discussed Mars launches and Space-X before heading into the recording studio. It looked a little bit like this...

Justin asked us some questions...

Trevor answered the questions...

I checked my pulse...

Ultimately, Justin put together a great article and clipped our audio so that we sounded good! You can read and listen to it here: Two Friends Celebrate NPS Centennial with Year Long Road Trip. We were excited to be able to encourage people in Arizona to visit their local National Parks. Then, we got an email from another person at NPR asking if we would be willing to share some photos so that they could promote it on their national website.

Trevor was like...

 Photo courtesy of Eva Capozzola, from when we rafted the Grand Canyon in November. Trip permit courtesy of Alan Myers-Davis.

Photo courtesy of Eva Capozzola, from when we rafted the Grand Canyon in November. Trip permit courtesy of Alan Myers-Davis.

And I was like...

 Photo courtesy of Eva Capozzola, from when we rafted the Grand Canyon in November. Trip permit courtesy of Alan Myers-Davis.

Photo courtesy of Eva Capozzola, from when we rafted the Grand Canyon in November. Trip permit courtesy of Alan Myers-Davis.

We were super pumped as the parks haven't had the greatest press with the Yosemite fiasco and articles about fee increases, long lines and overcrowded parks. We want to remind people that these places are beautiful and worth visiting. While it make take some coordinating, or some reservations, or some willingness to hike a little bit, you'll find that it is worth it. You can read the national NPR article here: Touring the National Parks...All 59 of Them