You’ve probably been to a few National Parks. You might have even spent some serious time there. But have you actually truly experienced the ones you’ve visited?
That’s the goal of Liz and Dan Pollock, two National Parks enthusiasts based in Ohio. In this episode they talk about what has inspired them to tackle this project, why intentionality matters and the intense way they are experiencing Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the park closest to their home.
[2:30] Dan and Liz Pollock’s favorite outdoor spaces
[3:10] How they became people who like to go outside
[4:33] Why they decided to visit all of the National Parks
[7:21] The difference between experiencing the parks and just visiting them
[10:20] Their favorite parks so far
[14:56] What’s special about Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP)
[16:25] Why they decided to hike all of the trails in CVNP in 22 days
[18:59] The logistics of all of those miles
[20:40] Why they are fundraising for Remedy Alpine
[23:10] What they’ve learned from all of that hiking
[29:00] Why intentionality is important to what they’re doing
[32:46] What COVID had to do with it
[35:39] Liz and Dan’s most essential and favorite outdoor gear
[39:01] Liz and Dan’s favorite outdoor moments