We're wrapping up our Summer in the Parks series today with responses from listeners. Listeners have texted, posted, and phoned in their favorite memories of national parks all over the country. The Takeaway shares some of these personal testaments of how the national parks have changed the lives of Americans for decades.
Andrew from Mill Valley, California quit his day job after a particularly meaningful camping trip on the Pacific shore. Another listener, London, hiked the Zion Narrows at Zion National Park, forgetting about her wet socks as she reveled in the beauty of the canyon. Annette rattled off at least five distinct colors that made up the most beautiful sunset she's ever seen, which lasted over an hour at the Navajo Tribal Park. And Mary jumped down a waterfall and caught fish in her hand at Coffee Lake.