Outdoor+Travel

Operation Odyssey Hits the Road

Melanie Price - Lake Solitude, Grand Teton National Park

***Note from ENO: We’re happy to sponsor the Operation Odyssey crew as they launch off for their trip! We support their efforts to increase trail accessibility for nature lovers everywhere. Today is the start of their journey and we wish them the best of luck!! 

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Hey ENOpians! So a few of my friends and I will be traveling across the country this summer from the dates of May 6th to May 25th stopping at and exploring various national parks along the way. Over the course of our trip, we will be visiting the following places:

  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Mt. Whitney Trail (Inyo National Forest)
  • Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Redwoods National Park
  • Bend, OR
  • Glacier National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
If you happen to be at any of these parks during this time frame, email us or comment on this post! We would be happy to meet up with you, give you some ENO stickers, and hang out in some hammocks!

In addition to enjoying the natural beauty that all of these beautiful places have to offer we will also be conducting a fundraising campaign throughout the trip to help establish more accessible trail systems throughout national parks around the country. Everyone, no matter the circumstances, should ever have to miss out on seeing and enjoying the sites that have been preserved so beautifully by conservation organizations around the world because of the lack of adequate accessibility on trails. We hope that through our efforts we will be able to create a much more accessible and open trail system that invites even more people to go out and explore on their own.

If any of you guys would like to help this cause feel free to email us at samarthv@live.unc.edu! Any donations are welcome but if you choose to donate above $30 we will mail you an awesome shirt with the name of our trip, “Operation Odyssey” and your own name on the back by the end of the summer! In addition, any and all donations will go directly to the cause and we all hope to see you out there!

We will also be blogging our experiences throughout the trip so feel free to follow us here on the ENO Blog and on our own blog, http://operationodyssey.weebly.com/!

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