In the summer of 2009, we spent 1 month on the road, hiking and camping at national and state parks around the United States. We started from New York, east-west bound till we hit Big Bend National Park. Upon reaching Route 1, we traveled northwards and visited many impressive national and state parks along the way, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Mount Rainier National Park. After getting out of Olympic National Park, we traveled eastwards and had our grand finale – a canoe/hiking/fishing trip at Isle Royale National Park. Among more than 30 national parks that we hiked and camped, it is very hard to say which one is the best. However, we ended up visiting Isle Royale National Park again during the summer of 2013.