Gatlin is a long-time fan of the National Parks system. During college years, he worked between Yellowstone and Grand Teton over several summers. He returned, after graduating, to spend more time wandering the trails and fulfill a long-time ambition – to climb “the Grand.” Gatlin ascended the mountain with a group from Exum mountaineering, Jenny Lake, in July 1975. He has spent many hours since that time exploring other parks and, when possible, returning to the Tetons. Yosemite, Sequoia, Zion, Bryce, Olympic, Arches, Tetons, Yellowstone and more are pictured below.