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Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park
Synopses & Reviews
Winner, Benjamin Franklin Silver for Travel
The first and oldest national park in the world can be enjoyed mile by mile with this complete travel guide. Along with fascinating facts and anecdotes, readers will learn of Yellowstone's geyser basins and the frequency of the geysers, out-of-the-way hikes, and flora and fauna. Easy-to-understand scientific explanations and diagrams complement an array of short walks, the right season for camping, and the parks campgrounds and facilities. Updated road logs highlight more than 100 historical points of interest, including the often misidentified locale from which artist Thomas Moran painted his Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone” masterpiece and where five stagecoach robberies occurred along the Grand Loop Road. New text examines areas that have changed in recent years, including the reconstructed Canyon-to-Dunraven Pass and the newly completed North Rim Drive at the Grand Canyon. Additionally, numerous new photographs feature historical and contemporary images.
A comprehensive and attractive guide to Yellowstone National Park, this book provides mile-by-mile information about the sights along 350 miles of park roads. It is remarkable for its thorough coverage of all the park features, not just describing but also explaining in easy-to-understand terms the geological forces that made these unique features the way they are today. Scientific explanations are included, complete with clear diagrams, as well as historic quotes, color photos, and artists' sketches. With the aid of this book, visitors will gain a seasoned traveler's and scientist's perspective of Yellowstone and get to know the geyser basins, out-of-the-way hikes, mountains, flora and fauna, and rivers of the park. Also discussed in detail are tips for escaping the crowds, choosing the right season to travel, and managing the trip for disabled and older vacationers.
About the Author
Janet Chapple is the author of previous editions of Yellowstone Treasures and editor and coauthor of It's Up to You!: A Handbook for Practicing Music. She lives in Menlo Park, California.
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