Michael Lanza's book, Before They're Gone—A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks (2012, Beacon Press), winner of a National Outdoor Book Award, chronicles
his wilderness adventures with his wife and their young son and
daughter in national parks threatened by climate change. Read an excerpt, view a trailer, and find links to media coverage about the book at thebigoutside.com/book.
Please visit The Big Outside to see Michael's stories, photos, and videos from his family trips for this book in crown jewels of our park system: the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Glacier Bay, Mt. Rainier, Olympic, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Joshua Tree, Yellowstone, and Everglades.