Darius Nabors planned a celebration of his own to commentate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday this year.

He and his friend Trevor Kemp are visiting all of the 59 national parks in 59 weeks.

Currently, they’re in Death Valley where a giant super bloom is taking place. About once a decade, blooming flowers blanket the desert floor.


Nabors, 30-years-old, had to quit his job to go on the once-in-a-lifetime journey through America’s parks.

His father was a park ranger and inspired him to take the trip.

He’s taking photos along the way although he said they don’t quite do the parks justice.

“…That's the thing with a lot of these parks, is, we try and capture some great photographs, but if you want to truly see these parks, you have to get out there and visit them yourself,” he told PBS.

Throwback to epic hikes in Glacier, Park 5 of #59in59 #tbt @glaciernps

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So far they’ve already visited Denali National Park, Sequoia National Park and Mt. Rainier in Washington.

The pair seem to be having a great time (although who wouldn’t taking a year off from the grind) and are posting lots of photos in their American onesies. Thus far, they’ve visited more than 30 parks.

Their goal is to finish the journey at Acadia National Park in Maine on August 25, which is the National Park Service’s centennial.

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