Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park

Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Book Details

From the Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, an entertaining chronicle of his year spent traveling to every one of our National Parks, including his experiences with some of the most beautiful places--and most interesting people--that America has to offer.

When Conor Knighton decided to spend a year wandering through "America's Best Idea," he was worried the whole thing might end up being his worst idea. But, after a broken engagement and a broken heart, he desperately needed a change of scenery. The ambitious plan he cooked up went a bit overboard in that department; Knighton set out to visit every single one of America's National Parks, from Acadia to Zion.

Leave Only Footprints is the memoir of his year spent traveling across the United States, a journey that yielded his "On the Trail" series, which quickly became one of CBS Sunday Morning's most beloved segments. In this smart, informative, and often hilarious book, he'll share how his journey through these natural wonders, unchanged by man, ended up changing his worldview on everything from God to politics to love and technology. Whether it's waking up early for a naked scrub in an Arkansas bathhouse or staying up late to stargaze along our loneliest highway, Knighton goes behind the scenery to provide an unfiltered look at America. In the tradition of books like A Walk in the Woods or Turn Right at Machu Picchu, this is an irresistible mix of personal narrative and travelogue-some well-placed pop culture references, too-and a must-read for any of the 331 million yearly National Parks visitors.

Get a Copy :

Amazon ABEBOOKS
Title:Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984823540
Format Type:

    Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Reviews

  • Mark Baker

    When Conor Knighton’s fiancée left him, he wasn’t sure quite what to do until he saw a promotion talking about the National Park’s 100th anniversary. Soon, he was making plans to visit all of t...

  • Ali

    I had the lucky chance to pick up an advance copy at work. It was on our shelf, and something about it called out to me. It was the perfect book for me to read right now. I'm currently going through a...

  • Rachel

    Highly recommend!!! Oh my gosh it left me energized and excited to adventure and jealous of his nomadic lifestyle and career. Left me wanting to read more about every one of the 56 parks he went to --...

  • Cindy Burnett

    In this non-fiction gem, Knighton chronicles the year he spent traveling to every national park in the United States. The parks are grouped by theme instead of location which works surprisingly well, ...

  • Laura Hoffman Brauman

    What an absolutely perfect way to spend an evening. Knighton visited 59 national parks in a year and wrote about the experience. I loved the way he structured it - not in the order he visited them or ...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    We forget, but there are lots of ways to read a book.I read a book last week. It was an immersive experience. The book is Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park. ...

  • Melanie Ullrich

    The author’s humor and unpreparedness was refreshing amongst the gads of travel books that tend to be overly serious and make the experiences seem unobtainable. He almost reads like a millennials’...

  • Chelsea

    I liked this book, even if it just made my wanderlust and claustrophobia from being stuck at home that much worse. There are tons of interesting stories and tidbits I picked up, like the pioneering pa...

  • Tara

    Knighton’s nature memoir of traveling to each of the National Parks has something for everyone- an overview of each park (sometimes too brief), a recovery tale of a broken heart, an adventurous itin...

  • Janet

    When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOLI received a temporary digital Advance Reader Cop...