Suddenly the sun lit up the Keyhole formation on the mountain. Dad watched the light creep down toward him. Soon the whole panorama was bathed in bright morning light. It was now a completely new day. Join the Parkers, an intrepid family of four, as they head to Colorado to visit the stunning high peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. The family's big adventure? A hike up Longs Peak, a "fourteener" at 14,259 feet. But afternoon thundershowers and hailstorms pelt the family during their training hikes. Will injuries, exhaustion, and dangerous weather take their toll on the family?Each book in the exciting Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8–13 explores a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as engaging and educational facts about nature, outdoor safety, and much more. Vacation has never been this fun! Books in the Adventures with the Parkers Series:Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks: Danger in the NarrowsGlacier National Park: Going to the SunGrand Canyon National Park: Tail of the ScorpionGreat Smoky Mountains National Park: Ridge Runner RescueMount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going UndergroundOlympic National Park: Touch of the Tide Pool, Crack of the GlacierRocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs PeakYellowstone National Park: Eye of the GrizzlyYosemite National Park: Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome
About the Author
Mike Graf has shared his writing and national park experiences with children and teachers in hundreds of schools. Graf has been a TV weathercaster at six different television stations and an elementary schoolteacher for nine years. Since becoming a full-time writer, he has penned more than 70 books for children. A national park fanatic, Graf visits about twenty-five national parks across the country every year. He lives in Chico, California.
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