Frommer's National Parks of the American West

Frommer's National Parks of the American West

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by Don Laine, Barbara Laine
     
 

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  • Insider advice on visiting 35 of the most stunning and rewarding national parks in America from authors who know them inside and out.
  • Where to find the absolute best hiking trails, ranger programs, scenery, wildlife viewing, and campgrounds.
  • Insightful commentary on everything from the history of the parks to their natural
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Overview

  • Insider advice on visiting 35 of the most stunning and rewarding national parks in America from authors who know them inside and out.
  • Where to find the absolute best hiking trails, ranger programs, scenery, wildlife viewing, and campgrounds.
  • Insightful commentary on everything from the history of the parks to their natural attractions, including flora and fauna, to finding the best times to visit, avoiding crowds, and finding the right place to stay.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118118023
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Park Guides Series, #53
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Residents of northern New Mexico for more than 40 years, Don and Barbara Laine have traveled extensively throughout the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest, exploring the mountains and deserts with their always-curious dogs. The Laines have authored or contributed to a number of Frommer's travel guides, including Frommer's Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks and Frommer's Utah. They have also written Little-Known Southwest, New Mexico & Arizona State Parks, and Best Short Hikes in Arizona for The Mountaineers Books; and The New Mexico Guide for Fulcrum Publishing.

A Denver-based freelance writer, Eric Peterson has contributed to numerous Frommer's guides covering the American West, and has written Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, Frommer's Colorado, Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, and Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A. Peterson also writes about travel and other topics for such publications as ColoradoBiz, Delta Sky, and the New York Daily News. In his free time, he's an avid camper and hiker, a lifelong Broncos fan, and a part-time rock star (at least in the eyes of his niece Olivia and nephews Mitch and Sam).

Jack Olson, a longtime resident of Denver, wanders the Rockies and the entire country as a freelance photographer and writer. He writes travel articles and supplies photographs for AAA magazines, and his photos have been seen in such publications as Backpacker, Audubon, Sierra, and National Geographic Books.

Shane Christensen has written extensively for Frommer's, including in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Originally from California, he knows the American Southwest well and returns each year to the Grand Canyon to explore its wonders and ensure the accuracy of this guide. Shane has also held a variety of diplomatic assignments with the U.S. Department of State, and he is currently a research scholar and faculty advisor at Columbia University.

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Frommer's National Parks of the American West 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RhondaNY More than 1 year ago
but then I think Frommer's books usually are.