Baumann embarks on one of his most rigorous journeys yet; He and his crew hike 25 miles and ascend 10,000 feet into the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park. Along his journey, he sits down with his pack guide, Tim Loverin,whose family has been packing into the region since 1985: Ralph Wass, back country packer in the region: Kate Collins, Interpretive ranger for the park: And Joel Despain, park cave specialist. Baumann concludes by painting the backcountry's Rae Lakes.
Baumann journeys into the lava tubes and cinder cone fields of Lava Beds National Monument. Along his journey he meets, Kelly Fuhrmann, Park biologist: George Freeland, Interpretive ranger for the park: and Willard W. Rhoades, Native American, who shares the stories of his life and the philosophy of his people. Baumann concludes the show by painting a vista of Lava Beds.
Baumann journeys into the Channel Islands National Park and experiences one of the most beautiful National Parks in America. Along the way he meets Tim Coonan, Island Fox biologist: Native American Julie Tumamait, who shares the stories of the Chumash People: Don Morris, Chief Marine Biologist: and Robert L. DeLong, Marine Mammal Expert. Baumann concludes the show by painting the ocean view from San Miguel Island.
Baumann treks to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Along his journey he meets Mike Clynne, United States Geologic Survey (USGS) researcher doing volcanic research in the region: Dave Frederick, Park ranger: and Mickie Gimmel, Native American and descendent of Ishi. Baumann concludes the show by painting Mount Lassen and Manzenita Lake.
Baumann guides his audience to Vernal Falls to experience Mist Trail and the roar of the winter thaw. During his trek, Baumann meets Steve Schneider, world famous mountain climber, as he takes the audience up the sheer granite walls of the Valley: Julia Parker, renowned basket weaver, shares the stories of her life in the valley and the philosophy of her art: and Sue Fritzke, valley botanist, explains the history of the valley and the delicate ecology of the region. Baumann concludes the show by committing Vernal falls to canvas.
Baumann travels to Crater Lake National Park. Along his journey he meets Kevin Bacher, interpretive ranger for the park: Neva Eggsman, the last Klamath elder that speaks her native language: and Mark Buktenica, lake sediment researcher. Baumann concludes the show by painting Wizard Island.
Baumann treks into the mythical region known as Death Valley. Along his journey he meets Grace Goad, American Indian native to the region: Dave Heffner, California 49'rs historian: and Charles Callagen, Death Valley Interpretive ranger. Baumann concludes the show by painting 20 Mule Team Canyon.
Baumann journeys into Pinnacles National Monument. Along his journey, he meets Anne Marie Sayer, Chief of the regions Native American Tribe: Amy Fesnock, Townsend Big Eared bat biologist: and Richard Banuelos, park educational specialist. Baumann concludes the show by painting Pinnacles Reservoir.
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