National Park Vacation Planners: 3D Videos and Downloadable Beta

3-D hike videos, complete trip planner pdfs, our interactive ParkFinder tool, and more.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING for in-depth extra details on the seven treks profiled in “National Parks Lifelist” in BACKPACKER’S August 2008 issue, you’ve come to the right place. Start by viewing a 3D video of each hike, then download our complete trip-planner PDFs. Plus, use our interactive ParkFinder to search more than 170 hikes by region, ecosystem, and activity.

***Since some parks require advance permit reservations, we’ve also included filled-out permits—attached to the PDFs—for four of the Google Earth hikes featured here. Simply fill in your personal information and dates of travel, then fire away!