It all started in 2009...

John and Terry Binkele were approaching their retirement age and felt the time had come to peruse some grand new adventure. Having long been outdoor enthusiasts, they devised a 'life plan goal' to visit all of the major U.S. national parks. It proved to be a monumental undertaking, requiring countless hours of planning and travel. Along the way, John used his Canon camera to capture thousands of beautiful photos. 

Their journey was an exceptional experience that brought John and Terry closer together and sparked a desire to educate and inspire others to explore the country's amazing National Parks.

 John and Terry visit Bryce Canyon National Park

John and Terry visit Bryce Canyon National Park

 Charlie at Glacier National Park

Charlie at Glacier National Park

In the course of their journey, John and Terry approached their son Charlie (a game designer and artist by trade) with a novel idea: "What if we made a game about visiting the national parks?" The idea blossomed into reality as the family spent the next year testing, developing and self publishing the game that would eventually be known as Trekking the National Parks.


“There is nothing so American as our national parks.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt