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Compass American Guides Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Compass American Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks)

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ISBN13: 9781400019359
ISBN10: 1400019354
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Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Known for spectacular photography, warm, personal narrative, and detailed color maps, Fodors Compass American Guides have a fresh new design and the practical information you need to make the most of your visit to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Written by a longtime local resident, Compass American Guide: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks provides a true immersion experience for the culture, character and history of Americas most spectacular destinations. Whether youre traveling on the road or in your armchair, follow your Compass to:

•Discover must-have experiences from scenic drives to hiking and fishing to soaking in thermal springs. Plus, practical information to get you there.

•Learn about local culture from the popular hot spots to the remote backcountry.

•Enjoy personal recommendations from those who know — the best places to stay and eat.

•Have confidence with the easy-to-use practical information you need to get around and experience the best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

What the critics say about Compass American Guides:

“Lushly illustrated and intelligently written.” —National Geographic Traveler

“The most literate and elegant series of guides ever written about North America.” —Jan Morris

Synopsis:

Fodor's has given the Compass American Guides series a major makeover, with a fresh, dynamic design, full-color photography, and inspiring, personal writing. A locally unique look and tone makes this handbook appealing to active travelers and armchair travelers alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction ............ 15

How to Use This Book ............ 18

Best Experiences in Yellowstone and Grand Teton ............ 20

Greater Yellowstones History ............ 45

Yellowstones First Inhabitants ............ 46

The Mountain Men ............ 47

Further Exploration and the Birth of the National Park ............ 48

Early Administration and Army Years ............ 51

A Modern Park ............ 56

Yellowstones Lower Loop ............ 60

Old Faithful Village ............ 66

Lake Village ............ 86

Grant Village and West Thumb ............ 100

Madison and Norris ............ 110

Yellowstones Upper Loop ............ 135

Mammoth Hot Springs ............ 140

Tower-Roosevelt ............ 156

Canyon Village ............ 168

Grand Teton National Park ............ 193

The Shaping of Grand Teton ............ 198

Exploring the Park ............ 203

Best Hiking Trails ............ 212

On and in the Water ............ 217

Other Activities ............ 223

Where to Eat ............ 227

Gateway Towns ............ 230

Jackson ............ 232

West Yellowstone ............ 249

Cody ............ 253

Gardiner ............ 260

Where to Stay ............ 263

Lodges, Hotels, and Inns ............ 267

Campgrounds ............ 280

Geology, Flora, and Fauna ............ 289

Geology ............ 294

Flora ............ 297

Fauna ............ 304

Practical Information ............ 316

Best Times to Visit ............ 318

Communications ............ 319

Festivals and Seasonal Events ............ 320

Getting There ............ 324

Getting Into the Parks ............ 326

Getting Around ............ 327

Licenses and Permits ............ 330

Online Resources ............ 333

Park Publications and Other Visitor Info ............ 336

Safety ............ 337

Index ............ 342

Acknowledgments ............ 353

From the Publisher ............ 354

About the Author and Photographer ............ 356

Spotlights

Geothermal Features ............ 119

Winter in Yellowstone ............ 177

Sidebars

The Flight of the Nez Percé ............ 50

The Long Road to Grand Teton ............ 58

Old Faithful ............ 80

Junior Rangers ............ 82

A Bad Dad Tale ............ 94

Old Yeller Buses ............ 99

Cascade Corner ............ 100

People in the Parks: "Digger" Jerry George, Writer ............ 107

Yellowstones Painter ............ 153

Survivor Yellowstone ............ 154

Dont Tell Annapolis ............ 156

Teddy in Yellowstone ............ 160

A Smitten Trapper ............ 165

Backcountry 101 ............ 167

People in the Parks: Linda Young, Ranger ............ 172

Rockefeller Parkway ............ 212

People in the Parks: "Black George" Simmons, Volunteer Ranger ............ 216

Not Your Average Park ............ 221

Teton Science Schools ............ 222

Americas Alps ............ 226

Bull Market ............ 237

People in the Parks ............ Shane Moore, Wildlife Filmmaker ............ 242

The Hebgen Lake Earthquake ............ 251

Buffalo Bill Wrangling ............ 259

The Father of Parkitechture ............ 269

Mission Accomplished? ............ 273

Leave No Trace ............ 336

Recommended Books and Films ............ 341

Maps and Charts

Panorama View of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole,

Looking South ............ 2—3

Orientation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks ............ 19

Yellowstone National Park: Lower Loop ............ 66—67

Around Old Faithful ............ 70

Around Yellowstone Lake ............ 87

Madison and Norris ............ 111

Yellowstone National Park: Upper Loop ............ 142—143

Mammoth Hot Springs ............ 152

Tower—Roosevelt ............ 158

Canyon Village ............ 169

Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole ............ 205

Downtown Jackson ............ 236

West Yellowstone ............ 249

Downtown Cody ............ 253

Grand Teton National Park Campgrounds at a Glance ............ 285

Yellowstone National Park Campgrounds at a Glance ............ 286—287

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latereader, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by latereader)
No spoilers here! You have to actually go to Yellowstone to discover it's unparalleled natural beauty, but this guide book gave us the best view of how to discover our country's first National Park for the first time better than any others we could find. It's not just a guide, but has the right balance of information, photographs, maps, direction and tidbits of information to make it the one you should choose to help you decide where to spend your time in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Speaking of the photographs, Jeff Vanuga did an amazing job of taking clear, colorful, one-of-a-kind pictures for this 1st edition. Also, each photo has the location clearly indicated, some right on the full page photo itself! I researched which guide I wanted my family to use for this travel experience through our county library and THIS is the one I'm going to buy to keep!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400019359
Publisher:
Compass America Guides
Subject:
United States - West - Mountain (General)
Photographer:
Vanuga, Jeff
Author:
Kevin, Brian
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Full-color Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20090428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.85 in 1.35 lb

Related Subjects

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Travel » North America » United States » National Parks
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Travel » North America » United States » Western States

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