For some, going on vacation is a relaxing time, filled with activities like staring at clouds, enjoying leisurely meals and catching up on reading. And then there are those who find that approach boring; they see time off as the opportunity to push themselves in ways that work and family obligations never allow.
It might not be obvious that our national parks are a great place to feed your inner adrenaline junkie, but they offer some of the most exciting terrain and natural obstacles available in the U.S. — not to mention some insane views as a reward for your efforts. If you think our country’s parks are only for older folks and families to cruise through, think again. (Text: Starre Vartan)