Hello all. I've decided that in January, I will start my attempt at the Iron Butt Association National Parks Tour Master Traveler Award, I would like to try for the silver award, and it seems the most fun to do. I've made some choices, whereas I want to cover as many parks (27+) in the southwest, this way it'll reduce the amounts of parks needed to visit while doing the longer trips to the four corners of our most beautiful nation. The trip to Maine will be the most difficult for me, the trip to Washington State will the 2nd most difficult, then Florida. I'm assuming the trip to Maine will take at least 10 day round trip from Albuquerque. I've divided it into 4 trips. The ones in the Southwest will be the easiest for me, and I'll be able to cover a lot of stuff on weekends and times when my wife is gone off on business trips. I'll leave myself open to changes and getting more than the 50 required stamps. I hope I can do this, but I don't expect to make it, but I know it will be OODLES of fun even if I fail, and I can always try again. :) I'll start posting some pictures of maps, list of monuments and places and gear I'm using very soon.