We recently returned from a trip to five National Forests in Idaho, as well as Yellowstone National Park (which is celebrating its 150th anniversary). You might think after visiting all 155 National Forests and publishing a book about them that we would take a break from National Forests, but we love hiking too much to stay away. Today we updated our posts on Boise and Caribou National Forests with new photos. Also, we will repost on Sawtooth National Recreation Area after our three-night backpacking trip west of Redfish Lake. After going in alphabetical order for every National Forest so far, we waited to do Challis National Forest until after summiting Borah Peak last week, so expect that one soon.
To celebrate reaching the milestone of our 400th blog post, we are linking to our top 10 posts from 301-400 based on number of likes. Please check out our Top 10 from the first 100, 200, and 300 (or click here if you want to see all of our Top 10 Lists, including our meta Top 10 of Our Top 10 Lists). Thank you to our readers for inspiring us to continue traveling and to share the wonders with you all.
When we last posted we were starting work on our guidebook for the 155 U.S. National Forests, which is now published on Amazon. We had no idea we would write four articles for our local newspaper (and be interviewed for another), give a presentation at our library on National Forests, or publish a coloring book based on illustrations from our first guidebook to the National Parks. Who knows what we will do between now and our 500th post?
Thank you to everyone who attended our presentation last night at the library! If you couldn’t make it, please check out the short video we made to explain our quest to hike in all 155 National Forests (and learn more in our newspaper articles).
Today we publishedour newest guidebook to the National Forests available for sale on Amazon
Out in the Woods: An Introductory Guide to America’s 155 National Forests introduces readers to the diversity of forests across all of America by providing a straightforward introduction to each National Forest, an easy hiking trail that is representative of that forest, and a tree species that can be found there.
We are also giving a presentation on recreating in National Forests at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It will be in the Cottonwood Room (1st floor) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. We will have all of our books for sale before and after the talk and would be happy to sign them for you.
If you go to our book page on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3LSeey2) click on the cover image to Look Inside and read the introduction. Below is an example of the layout for all 155 National Forests.
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We have completed a surprising 55 Top 10 Lists for this travel blog, so we thought now would be a good time to rank our favorites. Like most of our lists, this one is purely based on personal opinion and not number of page views. A meta-analysis of the lists revealed that Yellowstone National Park in our home state of Wyoming consistently ranks near the top of many different lists. So if you want to visit one National Park* you might do well to choose the world’s first. Another good place to start is our Top 10 from Our First 100 Blog Posts, 101-200, and 201-300. Click here (or above) to see all our Top 10 Lists.
*A reminder that of the 423 units in the National Park Service (NPS) system, only 63 are called National Parks so we tend to split our lists between those 63 and the other 360 NPS Sites