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Hiking Yellowstone National Park, 3rd: A Guide to More than 100 Great Hikes

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Lace up your boots and sample more than one hundred hikes in America's most famous national park. Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue pools; deep canyons with plunging waterfalls; broad river valleys with seemingly endless views; and tall rugged mountains—Yellowstone National Park is a hiker's paradise with more than 800 miles of trails. Let veteran hiker and outdoor writer Bill Schneider guide you on a wide variety of day hikes and extended backpacking trips into the vast interior of this national ...
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Overview

Lace up your boots and sample more than one hundred hikes in America's most famous national park. Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue pools; deep canyons with plunging waterfalls; broad river valleys with seemingly endless views; and tall rugged mountains—Yellowstone National Park is a hiker's paradise with more than 800 miles of trails. Let veteran hiker and outdoor writer Bill Schneider guide you on a wide variety of day hikes and extended backpacking trips into the vast interior of this national treasure.Whether you're a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Yellowstone National Park. FeaturesHikes suited to every abilityDetailed directionsElevation profiles, difficulty ratings, and information on hiking in bear countryFull-color photos throughoutFull-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762772544
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Series: Regional Hiking Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 233,712
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Schneider has spent forty years hiking trails all across America. He has written twenty books and hundreds of magazine articles on wildlife, outdoor recreation, and conservation issues.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Foreword: What It's Really Like to Hike in Yellowstone ix

Introduction: Bears, Bison, Bugs, and More 1

Planning Your Trip 3

How to Use This Guide 10

Leave No Trace 17

Make It a Safe Trip 18

Be Bear Aware 25

Be Mountain Lion Aware Too 32

Trail Finder 35

The Author's Favorites 38

Map Legend 41

The Hikes

Northwest 42

Short Hikes 43

1 Bacon Rind Creek 43

2 Boiling River 45

3 Wraith Falls 47

4 Grizzly Lake 48

5 Artists Paintpots 50

6 Harlequin Lake 52

7 The Hoodoos 54

8 Ice Lake 56

9 Little Gibbon Falls 58

Moderate Hikes 60

10 Fan Creek 60

11 Upper Gallatin River 63

12 Gneiss Creek 66

13 Purple Mountain 69

14 Grebe Lake 71

15 Monument Geyser Basin 73

16 Solfatara Creek 74

17 Osprey Falls 77

18 Bunsen Peak 80

19 Terrace Mountain 82

20 Cache Lake 84

21 Beaver Ponds 86

22 Lava Creek Canyon 88

23 Rescue Creek 91

24 Crevice Lake 93

25 Cygnet Lakes 95

Long Hikes 97

26 Sky Rim 97

27 Crescent Lake 101

28 Big Horn Peak 105

29 Sportsman Lake 107

30 Electric Peak 112

31 The Gallatin Skyline 116

32 Fawn Pass 122

33 Bighorn Pass 126

34 Chain of Lakes 129

35 Mount Holmes 134

36 Sepulcher Mountain 137

37 Black Canyon of the Yellowstone 140

Backcountry Campsites, Northwest 145

Backcountry Campsites GPS Coordinates, Northwest Section 151

Northeast 152

Short Hikes 153

38 Trout Lake 153

39 Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail 154

40 Lost Lake 157

41 Tower Fall 160

42 Ribbon Lake 162

43 Canyon Rim South 165

44 Uncle Tom's Trail 167

45 Canyon Rim North 168

46 Brink of the Lower Falls 170

Moderate Hikes 171

47 The Thunderer 171

48 Cache Creek and Wahb Springs 174

49 Garnet Hill 176

50 Hellroaring Creek 179

51 Tower Creek 181

52 Mount Washburn 183

53 Sevenmile Hole 186

54 Cascade Lake 188

55 Observation Peak 190

56 Clear Lake Loop 192

57 Wrangler Lake 195

58 Alum Creek 197

Long Hikes 199

59 Pebble Creek 199

60 Slough Creek 203

61 Bliss Pass 206

62 Lamar River 209

63 Specimen Ridge 213

64 Agate Creek 216

65 Buffalo Plateau 218

66 Bull Mountain Loop 222

67 Dunraven Pass to Canyon 226

68 Wapiti Lake 229

69 Mist Creek Pass 233

70 Hayden Valley 238

71 Mary Mountain Trail 241

Backcountry Campsites, Northeast 245

Backcountry Campsites GPS Coordinates, Northeast Section 250

Southwest 251

Short Hikes 252

72 Mystic Falls 252

73 Fairy Falls 255

74 Upper Geyser Basin 257

75 Duck Lake 259

76 Riddle Lake 260

77 Robinson Lake 263

Moderate Hikes 264

78 Sentinel and Imperial Meadows 264

79 Mallard Lake 266

80 Nez Perce Creek 269

81 Lone Star Geyser 271

82 Divide Mountain 273

83 Beula Lake 275

84 Bechler Short Loop 277

Long Hikes 279

85 Summit Lake 279

86 Fairy Creek 282

87 Shoshone Lake 285

88 Lewis Channel Loop 289

89 Union Falls 291

90 Pitchstone Plateau 295

91 Bechler River 298

92 Falls River Basin 305

93 Bechler Meadows 308

94 Buffalo Lake 311

Backcountry Campsites, Southwest 314

Backcountry Campsites GPS Coordinates, Southwest Section 319

Southeast 321

Short Hikes 322

95 Pelican Creek Nature Trail 322

96 Storm Point 324

97 Natural Bridge 326

Moderate Hikes 327

98 Elephant Back Mountain 327

99 Turbid Lake 329

100 Avalanche Peak 331

Long Hikes 334

101 Fern Lake 334

102 The Thorofare and the South Boundary Trail 339

103 Yellowstone Lake to Heart Lake 348

104 Two Ocean Loop 353

105 Heart Lake 358

106 Mount Sheridan 361

107 Heart Lake Loop 363

108 Heart Lake and the Snake River 367

109 Heart Lake and the Two Ocean Plateau 370

110 Snake River Loop 375

Backcountry Campsites, Southeast 378

Backcountry Campsites GPS Coordinates, Southeast Section 382

Afterword: The Value of Guidebooks 383

Preserving Yellowstone 385

Checklists 386

About the Authors: The Team Approach 388

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Very informative - a must before visiting Yellowstone

    Better then I expected. Lots of info, pictures, maps.

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