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Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park (Paperback)
Winner, Benjamin Franklin Silver for TravelThe first and oldest national park in the world can be enjoyed mile by mile with thiscomplete 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 park's 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.
About the Author
Janet Chapple is the author of previouseditions of "Yellowstone Treasures" and editor and coauthor of "It's Up to You!: A Handbook for Practicing Music."" "She lives in Menlo Park, California."
"Yellowstone Treasures tackles the park with a broad brush and is ideal for those making the ritual family vacation out West . . . [D]esigned for those traveling by car, with the pages following the roadways in and near the park. The book covers geology, wildlife and history while giving practical advice." Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"For most readers, Janet Chapple’s new 384-page guide to the park may be the only one they ever need . . . a rousing success with her knowledgeable treatise on one of America’s most-loved natural travel destinations . . . only those who actively use Chapple’s book will become intimate with Yellowstone." The Oregonian
"Yellowstone Treasures, unlike many park and recreation guides, is not a dull read. It is nicely organized and flows well from tips to anecdotes to blurbs on accommodations and the main attraction: her recommended routes for further exploration." Billings Gazette
"Author Janet Chapple steps outside the park boundaries to let you know what to expect as you approach Yellowstone, no matter which direction you're coming from." Chicago Tribune
"Love Yellowstone National Park? So does author Janet Chapple, whose parents worked at the Old Faithful Inn. Her new book . . . an updated third edition, [is] a must-have for women who want to see the most and best of this 3,468-square-mile national keepsake." solowomanrv.blogspot.com
"Yellowstone Institute student, professional cellist, and geyser geek presents the national park in all its seasons." forewordmagazine.net