National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks: The Experts' Guide to the Best Experiences Beyond the Tourist Trail (Paperback)
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Park rangers and local guides uncover sights seldom seen and experiences often missed in 32 amazing national parks. Leave the crowds behind and discover Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, the Everglades' Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, and Yosemite's exquisite Snow Creek Trail. Lamar Valley is home to many of the park's wolf packs; the Everglades is the domain of the pink flamingo; and astounding views of Yosemite's Half Dome and Tenaya Canyon are accessible on an easy day hike. The majority of national park visitors often stick to the most celebrated trails and scenic overlooks, missing a whole world of stunning scenery in the process. National Geographic's best picks, informed by rangers, superintendents, and frequent park visitors offer
all the inspiration and information you need to plan your visit beyond the well-trodden, touristy spots in these 32 great national parks. Stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and easy-to-use maps will help make your next national park adventure memorable.
EAST: Acadia - Shenandoah - Great Smoky Mountains - Biscayne - Everglades
SOUTHWEST & ROCKIES: Big Bend - Petrified Forest - Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon - Zion - Capitol Reef - Mesa Verde - Canyonlands - Arches - Rocky Mountain - Wind Cave - Badlands - Theodore Roosevelt - Yellowstone - Grand Teton - Glacier
PACIFIC: Mount Ranier - Olympic - Crater Lake - Redwood - Yosemite - Channel Islands - Sequoia & Kings Canyon - Death Valley - Joshua Tree - Hawaii Volcanoes - Haleakala
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“Get hints about the best places to see wildlife, the least crowded beaches, barely traveled trails. There is insider information for every park that will make a visit even more memorable.” –The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA)
“Adding authoritative heft to the text are insights from park superintendents, rangers, interpreters, and guidebook authors.” –National Parks Traveler
"With vivid color photographs and details...this book is a handy pre-trip planner for travelers." --Billings Gazette
"[This Guide] offers a plethora of tips for both the hard-core backcountry expert and the day-tripping family group - and everyone in between." --Deseret News
"The writers uncovered walks, trails, destinations, and vistas off the beaten paths whic, combined with maps and practical advice, make the book the perfect companion for any National Park adventure. --Family Focus Blog
"This guide goes beyond the tourist trails, with 350 tips from local experts, how to find the undiscovered scenic spot and the best places to see wildlife." -- Cadiz Record (Kentucky)
"National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks: The Experts' Guide to the Best Experiences Beyond the Tourist Trail...travels 32 of the nation's parks from an insider's viewpoint." --NorwoodLibrary.org
"There is insider information for every park that will make a visit even more memorable."--Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star