Welcome

Hi! We are Brad and Ladona Stork.

If you are like many of our friends who are casual travelers, you’re spending a lot of time researching your next adventure. And when it comes to planning a trip to one of the National Parks you find most of the web sites are either aimed at the serious long distance hiker or pages of amazing photos with no real travel information. It’s really hard for those of us who want to head off for inspiring day hikes, explore hidden gems and discover the beauty of nature to find easy and quick resources to plan a National Park trip.

Since I’m a bit of type A personality (yes, you can hear my husband chuckling in the background at that understatement), researching for these trips has become my obsession. I get just as much pleasure out of the researching and planning stage as I do out of our actual trips! And I get even more joy out of sharing those tips and plans with others so they can head off on their own adventure.

​Well, that’s how Walking The Parks was born. We want to help you get out into this country’s awe-inspiring National Parks. We want to help make your next trip your best trip ever.

How will Walking The Parks help you?

  • Every day we are compiling the most helpful information available so it is easy for you to find exactly what you need to plan your trip.
  • In our regular blog posts we are sharing travel ideas and organizational tips that will get you ready to head out the door.
  • And did I mention stories? You will find lots of stories about real life experiences while walking in the parks. Not those technical reviews that you find everywhere but stories about real people and their real experiences on the trail. Talk about inspiration!

By day I am a stressed out office geek, running a customer service center and Brad is a high school science teacher working crazy hours to keep up with his students. We look forward to our weekends and summers when we can head off on our next adventure and leave that world behind.

​Join us, get out of your car and step on the trail to enjoy the wonders our our National Parks. Just Take a Walk In The Park!

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