With almost two months left until it hits the airwaves, Ken Burns is starting the publicity circuit for his new series “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”

Backpacker posted a short but spirited interview with the award-winning documentarian, and was kind enough to share it on YouTube. He provides a bit of background on the documentary series and talks about motivations for enjoying nature – which I think are in line with most, if not all Modern Hiker readers. He also answers the eternal question: “Yosemite or Denali?”

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