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Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a large national park located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world and covers an area of 3,845 miles2 (8,879 km2).

The park is particularly known for its many volcanic features, including hot springs and geysers such as Old Faithful and Steamboat Geyser.

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Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Carolyn McCarthy

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot wolves and grizzlies in Lamar Valley, watch geysers erupt in Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin, or get out on the water in a kayak or canoe at Jackson Lake; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation
  • Over 47 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Covers Yellowstone National Park area, Mammoth Country, Roosevelt Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Norris, Geyser Country, Bechler Region, Grand Teton National Park area, Jackson and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton , our most comprehensive guide to these two parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Frommer's Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Complete Guide)

By Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

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Frommer's guidebooks, unlike those of many of our competitors, are written by local experts (not outsiders)―like Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan, a Montana resident, naturalist, and noted travel journalist. In this handy, pocket-size book, she'll help you sort through all the options, so you can tailor an adventure that's right for you.

This guide contains:
• Insider advice on the best ways to experience some of the country's most dazzling natural landscapes, including tips on the best views, the best backcountry trails, the best scenic drives, and the best activities outside of the parks
• Insightful commentary on park landmarks and specific trails, from the majestic Old Faithful Geyser to the iconic, multicolored Mammoth Hot Springs to the solitary Signal Mountain Summit Trail
• Detailed practical information, including tips on safety, advice for beginning backpackers, and when and where to go to avoid crowds
• Opinionated write-ups of hotels, campgrounds, and restaurants―no bland descriptions or lukewarm recommendations here
• Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity, so there's no guessing or nasty surprises
• Helpful maps throughout

National Geographic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Road Guide: The Essential Guide for Motorists (National Park Road Guide)

By Jeremy Schmidt

National Geographic
Released: 2010-01-26
Paperback (96 pages)

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When the scenery out the car window is breathtaking, drivers and their passengers want maximum gaze time. Our popular road guide, completely revised and updated, features contiguous text and maps so visitors can follow the maps and descriptions as they drive along. The book’s efficient design eliminates having to flip back and forth between maps and text and count odometer mileage—a major frustration of other road guides.

This indispensable guide tracks the major roads within Yellowstone National Park and its neighbor Grand Teton National Park. Detailed topographical maps point out where to look for wildlife such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and bear; geological formations; historical sites; and plants. Also included are locations for camping, fishing, and boating within the Wyoming parks.

Several pages of maps and accompanying text cover the popular Grand Loop Road, describing the formation of the 308-foot Lower Falls, Yellowstone Canyon’s best views from Artist’s Point, and how Mud Volcano lives up to its name. This road guide not only helps visitors find their way around but also makes the trip richer, more interesting, and more enjoyable.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks [Map Pack Bundle] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

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  • National Geographic Maps: National Geographic's waterproof and tear-resistant maps provide travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, a necessity for any adventure.
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Yellowstone National Park was the world's first national park and covers 3,500 square miles. Just to the south of Yellowstone, are the jagged peaks of Grand Teton National Park. The Map Pack Bundle includes maps of both of these iconic parks. Each park has its own character with Yellowstone's mighty falls, massive lake and dramatic geisers. Not to be overlooked, the Teton Range of Grand Teton National Park juts almost vertically from Jackson Lake. The two maps in the Map Pack cover the many thousands of square miles and show popular tourist destinations as well as the deep backcountry where only the hardcore backpacker will be seen. The maps include detailed trail networks with points of interest such as campgrounds, boat ramps, ski areas, and many more.

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The Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Map Pack includes:

  • Map 201 :: Yellowstone National Park
  • Map 202 :: Grand Teton National Park
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
  • Map Scale = 1:126,720 & 1:80,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Yellowstone: A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

By David Quammen

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Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park—in this monumental book on America’s first national park. Yellowstone’s storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world’s most celebrated conservation areas, this gorgeous book illuminates the park’s treasures grand and small—from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. In four illuminating sections that combine photos, sidebars, and graphics with elegantly crafted text, this book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges. This book is an essential addition to the National Parks’ 100th anniversary celebration and will remind readers why conservation is worth every effort.

Deep into Yellowstone: A Year's Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy

By Rick Lamplugh

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Deep into Yellowstone: A Year s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy
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Deep Into Yellowstone is the new book from the author of the Amazon best seller In the Temple of Wolves.

"Eminent naturalist and wildlife advocate Rick Lamplugh draws from a deep personal wellspring of experience and knowledge to take readers into Yellowstone's wild heart." Cristina Eisenberg, PhD, Chief Scientist, Earthwatch Institute

After living and working for three winters in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, Rick and his wife Mary long to go deeper into Yellowstone. Finally they trust Yellowstone's pull, leave the security of their Oregon life, and relocate to Gardiner, just outside the park's north gate. Their year of immersion begins.

Deep into Yellowstone takes you along as Rick and Mary cross-country ski, hike, bicycle, canoe, and backpack through four seasons of Yellowstone's grandeur. 

Along the way, Rick explains important controversies: the outrage over the removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list; the dispute over hunting park wolves along Yellowstone's border; the debate about whether wolves help or harm the ecosystem and the economy; the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison; the overuse of the park; and their community's battle to prevent gold mining right on the park's border.

If you want to visit, learn about, or protect our nation's first national park, this book is for you. Deep into Yellowstone will give you a stronger love for the park's grandeur, a deeper knowledge of the controversies threatening the park, and a clearer picture of how to protect Yellowstone.

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park, 2nd Edition

By Lee H. Whittlesey

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Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park, 2nd Edition
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The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000. In these accounts, written with sensitivity as cautionary tales about what to do and what not to do in one of our wildest national parks, Whittlesey recounts deaths ranging from tragedy to folly—from being caught in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who just got a little too close to a bison. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park.

Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

By Bill Schneider

Globe Pequot Press
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Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone National Park (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
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Yellowstone National Park is one of the great outdoor destinations on the planet, with spectacular vistas, intriguing geology, and abundant and varied wildlife. This updated and revised edition, published in a convenient, pocket-size format, describes 30 of the best day hikes in the park.

Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone

By George Black

Brand: St. Martin's Griffin
Released: 2013-05-28
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Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
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"George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our first―in many ways our greatest―national
park in the same way again."
―Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder


Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, Wyoming, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black¹s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America¹s majestic national landmark.

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

By Janet Chapple

Granite Peak Publications
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Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler s Companion to the National Park
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This fifth edition of the popular guide to Yellowstone, the world's first national park, revises descriptions of the hot springs, geysers, and wildlife viewing spots. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through charts and explanations, readers learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geyser eruptions, and out-of-the-way hikes. Updates include descriptions of new lodgings, scientific information reflecting recent research, 65 new color photos, and revised maps. A field guide to the animals and plants, a selected reading list, and a 21-page index round out this comprehensive guidebook.


 
 
 

 
 
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