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Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park

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ISBN13: 9780970687333
ISBN10: 0970687338
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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.

Synopsis:

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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Jvstin, June 28, 2009 (view all comments by Jvstin)
In its third edition, Yellowstone Treasures is a comprehensive guide to Yellowstone National Park, written by Janet Chapple. Janet's father worked in Old Faithful Inn for four summers, giving his daughter a lifelong love of the park.

That love has translated into this guidebook.

I purchased the book in anticipation of a trip to Yellowstone, and on our recent trip to the west, my friends and I quickly discovered this book was illuminating, enlightening, and above all, essential to our travels.

My friend's daughter needed a bathroom, and quickly? Janet's system of describing everything along the roads of the park, down to mileposts, allowed me to easily tell them exactly where we were, and exactly how far it was to the nearest toilet. What's the name of that mountain? A quick look at the mileposts, drawing and maps almost always told us the answer.

In addition to the comprehensive and painstaking detail on the sights at each mile of the road, Janet provides opinions on the best things to see, cross references things by subjects, and provides a lot of the background on the park in asides in the book.

I found myself, as we were traveling along, reading aloud on subjects that Janet mentions. Where did the Firehole River get its name? Just who was Norris that Norris Geyser Basin is named for? Which of the sights in Mammoth are worth stopping to take a look at?

I had purchased an additional guide to Yellowstone, but everything my traveling companions and I could want to know or need to know about the area within Yellowstone was within the nearly 400 pages of this book. The next time my friends and I go back to the park, we certainly will be making use of Ms. Chapple's work.

If you are planning to visit Yellowstone National Park, I strongly advise you to get a copy of this book beforehand yourself and keep it on hand as you traverse the park. You will be extremely glad that you did.

This is the way to write a travel book on a National Park.

Highly Recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780970687333
Publisher:
Granite Peak Publications
Subject:
United States - Mountain - Wyoming
Author:
Chapple, Janet
Subject:
United States - West - Mountain (General)
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
Yellowstone national park
Subject:
Americana-Wyoming
Subject:
Outdoors-Camping Guides
Edition Description:
Updated Third Edition
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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