Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone

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This book will help turn every trip to Big Bend National Park into a memorable adventure. Veteran naturalist Gary Clark and photographer Kathy Adams Clark help you choose the best hike or drive in Big Bend National Park, based on the season in which you visit; the number of days you have in the park; and your activity, age, and fitness levels. The Clarks provide valuable practical information, along with a descriptive list of items essential for being outdoors in desert and mountain environments and an ...

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Overview

This book will help turn every trip to Big Bend National Park into a memorable adventure. Veteran naturalist Gary Clark and photographer Kathy Adams Clark help you choose the best hike or drive in Big Bend National Park, based on the season in which you visit; the number of days you have in the park; and your activity, age, and fitness levels. The Clarks provide valuable practical information, along with a descriptive list of items essential for being outdoors in desert and mountain environments and an overview of park rules. They describe more than thirty activities available in the park: two-hour or half- and full-day adventures; adventures for the physically fit or physically challenged; and adventures with children, for nature lovers, or in vehicles. The Clarks also point out scenic highlights and animals and plants that might be seen along the way.

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Editorial Reviews

Liz Carmack
". . . a handy guide for first-time and repeat visitors to Big Bend National Park."—Liz Carmack, author of Historic Hotels of Texas: A Traveler's Guide
John and Gloria Tveten
"Through their thoughtful text and eye-catching photographs, Gary and Kathy Clark transport readers to one of our nation's last frontiers, Big Bend State Park. . . . " —John and Gloria Tveten, authors of Our Life with Birds, Adventures Afar, and Nature at Your Doorstep, published by Texas A&M University Press
Liz Carmack

". . . a handy guide for first-time and repeat visitors to Big Bend National Park."--Liz Carmack, author of Historic Hotels of Texas: A Traveler''s Guide

John and Gloria Tveten

"Through their thoughtful text and eye-catching photographs, Gary and Kathy Clark transport readers to one of our nation''s last frontiers, Big Bend State Park. . . . " --John and Gloria Tveten, authors of Our Life with Birds, Adventures Afar, and Nature at Your Doorstep, published by Texas A&M University Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603441018
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2009
  • Series: W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series
  • Edition description: Travel Guides
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 526,048
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY CLARK, an active Texas birder, is dean of business, social, and behavioral sciences at Lone Star College in Houston. The author of Texas Wildlife Portfolio and Texas Gulf Coast Impressions, he writes a weekly nature column in the Houston Chronicle. His articles on birds, nature, and travel have appeared in many magazines, including AAA Journeys, Birder's World, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, and Texas Highways.

Nature photographer KATHY ADAMS CLARK, owner of the photo agency KAC Productions, has served as president of the North American Nature Photography Association. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, Texas Highways, as well as in numerous books, magazines, and calendars. Her photos illustrate Gary's weekly newspaper column in the Houston Chronicle. They reside in The Woodlands, Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2011

    Good guide for a first time visitor

    Overall a very good guide to a few of the things to do and see in the Big Bend National Park, especially for a first timer.

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