One man, three years, 417 parks

Nebraska native visits Santa Monica Mountains area on stop No. 306

A COOL DUDE—National park traveler Mikah Meyer takes a side hike and cools off in Havasu Creek while rafting on the Colorado River. His journey is a tribute to his father, who died when Meyer was 19. Courtesy of Mikah Meyer

Mikah Meyer is out to set a record. By the time he’s 33, he will be the youngest person to have visited all 417 American national parks.

Meyer, a 32-year-old native of Nebraska, has spent the past two years living in a van that he’s driven back and forth across the coun...

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