Writer and photographer Michael Lanza is the creator of The Big Outside, which has made many top-blog lists and where he writes about his outdoor adventures, including many with his wife and children. His book Before They’re Gone—A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks,winner of a National Outdoor Book Award honorable mention, chronicles his wilderness adventures with his wife and their young son and daughter in national parks imperiled by climate change. A former Northwest editor of Backpacker magazine, he lives with his family in Boise, Idaho. REI Member since 1987.
The rain in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park would make fans of the Pacific Northwest climate grin like idiots. Receiving weather that has blown across tho...
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