Go See "National Parks Adventure" in IMAX. You Won't Regret It.
You'll love the parks even more than you already did.
This summer I was lucky enough to spend a couple months back in my home state of Utah. Reconnecting with old friends, family, and the beautiful landscape that I loved growing up in was a much needed escape from the hustle and bustle of my current home, San Francisco.
Part of this trip included a few days cruising around at the Outdoor Retailer Show. I stopped by the Sierra Club table to chat with the great folks there and sign up as a member. They also tipped me off to a screening (complete with free beer and popcorn!) of the National Parks Adventure film at the local IMAX theater, which was a short walk from the show. It was an easy sell, I had to go (I mentioned the free beer and popcorn, right?).
The film opened with some of the most inspiring footage of Utah I'd ever seen. As Robert Redford begins his narration, sweeping aerial shots of the red rock formations of Southern Utah that I explored as a kid on the impossibly huge screen got me all choked up. From this moment and throughout the entire film I gained a greater appreciation for the National Park Service, for adventure, and for all wild spaces in the world that are so important to the health and happiness of all living things.
Bottom line: if you love the outdoors, go see this film. You won't regret it.
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.