In the Spring of 2015, Juan “JT” Ibanez visited 12 National Parks in 25 days and brought his camera along to document each one. A former US Army Soldier and Iraq War Veteran, JT’s trip through the national parks served as a therapeutic experience to readjust back into life after military service. Beginning in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and ending at Redwood National Park in California, JT found solace, peace, and a little adventure waiting at each stop of his 7,200 mile excursion.
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, partnered with hitRECord, a collaborative online production company founded by actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. This video was inspired by the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement.