SEE THE "RESOURCES" PAGE FOR SEGMENT MAPS of “RUN-WALK ACROSS AMERICA”. This summer challenge is taking you across the country, and some of the most famous natural and man-made treasures of the National Park Service, highlighted in yesterday’s June 28 post, are nearby the virtual route. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about each of these unique places and the geography of the region, especially if you have children running or walking the route too. Yellowstone National Park, the first of the national parks to be established in March 1872 was encountered on segment number 11. The Helena and Custer National Forests will be nearby this week. Close to the route, also in Wyoming, are the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area and Bighorn National Forest and the Devil’s Tower National Monument.
Coming up soon in the South Dakota segments of the itinerary are Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse National Monuments, and the Badlands National Park.
Perhaps you have NOT chosen this activity as your summer fun running challenge. However, since summer is a time of well-planned family vacations AND SPUR OF THE MOMENT road trips, you may wish to JOIN THE CHALLENGE NOW! Check out the full itinerary, calendar, and segment maps (only Week 1-6 are published at this point) on the RESOURCES page. If a virtual point along the journey is in reality near where you live, get on the road there. Schedule WEEK 6, on July 4 to start your trip.
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