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October 01, 2009

National Parks Week: Explore

Olympic national park

We're celebrating the new Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, a six-episode series that airs this week on PBS, with tips about enjoying and protecting our natural heritage.

Tip #4: Take the Long Journey

If you hike almost any trail for more than 15 minutes from the nearest parking lot, you'll leave behind 90 percent of the crowds. If you want even more solitude, plan an overnight backpacking trip. Keep in mind that a limited number of same-day wilderness permits may be available for walk-up visitors to the parks. To find out about breathtaking hikes or share your own experiences, join the community at Sierra Club Trails.

Share your tips: What makes a great hike?

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