Eric Brown (@ericrennerbrown) is an online editorial intern at Outside. He’s a senior at Northwestern University, where he studies magazine journalism and American history. Before coming to Santa Fe, Eric did time at Sierra magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He’s always happy to hit the trails and jams a mean rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Deal” on guitar.
The only thing better than adventuring in one of our country's national parks is doing so for free. And, it just so happens that as part of the annual National Park Week, put on by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, admission to all these wilderness areas and historic sites will be on the house this weekend. Many parks will even offer free entrance for the week's festivities, which run from April 19-27.