On my second day (July 24, 2016) at Badlands National Park I met up with my new friend Nick Cross. Nick and I connected on Instagram and he and his family just happened to be camping in the park the same time I was there. I'm glad he reached out as we got in a really awesome trail run on the rock formations at the park. This is what my project is about - people getting together and experiencing our National Parks on foot. Whether you run, hike or walk our feet are the best way to get up close to nature and feel like you are part of it. I'm grateful to have met Nick and thankful he reached out to run.