National Geographic Yosemite National Park Road Guide

Overview

In 2004, Yosemite National Park attracted 3.3 million visitors, and this new addition to our series of guides designed especially for motorists will help them get the most out of their time in this stunning corner of America. National Geographic has been covering the parks and creating definitive maps for more than a century, a proud tradition that here yields a distinctive, uniquely user-friendly approach to touring Yosemite by car or shuttle bus.

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Overview

In 2004, Yosemite National Park attracted 3.3 million visitors, and this new addition to our series of guides designed especially for motorists will help them get the most out of their time in this stunning corner of America. National Geographic has been covering the parks and creating definitive maps for more than a century, a proud tradition that here yields a distinctive, uniquely user-friendly approach to touring Yosemite by car or shuttle bus.

Organized with the driver's convenience in mind, these detailed, large-scale topographic maps trace major roads one by one from beginning to end over several pages. Descriptive text runs alongside the corresponding map segment, eliminating the need to flip back and forth to learn where you are and what you're looking at. Once you've located your starting point, you can follow the road with confidence, with each point of interest detailed in a steady progression, letting you focus on the information about the geological, environmental, and human history around you.

Highlights include spots to watch for wildlife such as black bear and bighorn sheep; dramatic views and geologic formations; sites of historical importance; and places to look for distinctive wildflowers and other plants. In addition, each map displays visitors centers, ranger stations, hiking trails, aid stations, and more, as well as locations for camping, boating, and fishing.

Simple in concept but extremely effective in use, this is an inexpensive, innovative, and information-packed answer to accessing Yosemite's splendor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792254850
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 4/18/2006
  • Series: NG Road Guides Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 350,333
  • Product dimensions: 4.27 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Schmidt specializes in outdoor and historical subjects. His travels have taken him as far afield as Mongolia, China, Congo, and India, but he always finds his way home to Jackson, Wyoming.

Thomas Schmidt is an expert on Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery and has written extensively about the nature and history of the Rocky Mountain region. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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No other book on the Freedom Riders has used such a personal perspective. These two young men, empowered by their successes in the Nashville student movement, were among those who volunteered to continue the Freedom Rides after violence in Anniston, Alabama, had left the original bus in flames with the riders injured and in retreat. Lewis and Zwerg joined the cause knowing their own fate could be equally harsh, if not worse.

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