Parker is an "outdoorsy" sort of bear, very fond of camping and hiking in the great outdoors (just like TR!). When Nat and Parker decided to tour the National Park Service, they divided it up so that Parker would take parks in the western United States. Most of his stops would be west of the Mississippi River. He was thrilled with the news, because most of the big natural parks, with thousands of acres to explore, are out west.
Parker's trip journal is still being posted, so please check back for updates. Parker has promised to bite the webmaster if his photos don't get up soon. (We hope he was joking!)