Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park

Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park

From the Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, an entertaining chronicle of his year spent traveling to every one of our National Parks, including his experiences with some of the most beautiful places--and most interesting people--that America has to offer.

When Conor Knighton decided to spend a year wandering through "America's Best Idea," he was worried the whole thing might end up being his worst idea. But, after a broken engagement and a broken heart, he desperately needed a change of scenery. The ambitious plan he cooked up went a bit overboard in that department; Knighton set out to visit every single one of America's National Parks, from Acadia to Zion.

Leave Only Footprints is the memoir of his year spent traveling across the United States, a journey that yielded his "On the Trail" series, which quickly became one of CBS Sunday Morning's most beloved segments. In this smart, informative, and often hilarious book, he'll share how his journey through these natural wonders, unchanged by man, ended up changing his worldview on everything from God to politics to love and technology. Whether it's waking up early for a naked scrub in an Arkansas bathhouse or staying up late to stargaze along our loneliest highway, Knighton goes behind the scenery to provide an unfiltered look at America. In the tradition of books like A Walk in the Woods or Turn Right at Machu Picchu, this is an irresistible mix of personal narrative and travelogue-some well-placed pop culture references, too-and a must-read for any of the 331 million yearly National Parks visitors.

Title:Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984823540
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    Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Reviews

  • Mark Baker

    When Conor Knighton’s fiancée left him, he wasn’t sure quite what to do until he saw a promotion talking about the National Park’s 100th anniversary. Soon, he was making plans to visit all of t...

  • Rachel

    Highly recommend!!! Oh my gosh it left me energized and excited to adventure and jealous of his nomadic lifestyle and career. Left me wanting to read more about every one of the 56 parks he went to --...

  • Ali

    I had the lucky chance to pick up an advance copy at work. It was on our shelf, and something about it called out to me. It was the perfect book for me to read right now. I'm currently going through a...

  • Cindy Burnett

    In this non-fiction gem, Knighton chronicles the year he spent traveling to every national park in the United States. The parks are grouped by theme instead of location which works surprisingly well, ...

  • Jessica

    Really enjoyed this book. I’ve always been a huge National Parks fan and truly believe they’re right when they say the National Parks were America’s best idea.Teddy Roosevelt found himself in Am...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    We forget, but there are lots of ways to read a book.I read a book last week. It was an immersive experience. The book is Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park. ...

  • Laura Hoffman Brauman

    What an absolutely perfect way to spend an evening. Knighton visited 59 national parks in a year and wrote about the experience. I loved the way he structured it - not in the order he visited them or ...

  • Bronson

    This book was a pleasant and happy surprise. It was given to me as a gift and I’d not heard of it or the author before. It happened to coincide with a couple of stormy rainy days that provided hours...

  • Colleen

    This is exactly what I needed right now and pretty much what I wanted Wild to be but wasn't. Yes, there are feelings but there are also lots of facts about national parks that I look forward to boring...

  • J. Lee Hazlett

    4.75 stars. Beautifully written, poignant, and funny. Not only does the author give glimpses into the history of the parks, he also shows many different reasons why they still matter - or ought to - t...