Outdoor Family Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Outdoor Family Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

by Lisa Gollin-Evans

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Outdoor Family Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks by Lisa Gollin-Evans

* More than 50 outings that the entire family will relish in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

* New features include PARC (Pretty Amazing Really Cool) fun facts to capture children's imaginations and a "Choose Your Adventure" chart that directs families to outings that perfectly suit their interests

* Includes tips on biking, hiking, horseback riding, and paddling with children

From abundant wildlife to towering geysers, from deep canyons to 13,000-foot peaks, this updated guide will help your family discover the best that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks have to offer. With water sports, biking, camping, and hiking, there are activities to suit families of all ages and interest levels. Outings new to this edition include cycling on the Moose-Wilson Bike Trail, kayaking around Jenny Lake, and hiking through secluded Granite Canyon. There are also new suggestions for visiting the parks in all four seasons, including winter adventures such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and dog sledding.

An avid hiker, cyclist, and kayaker, LISA GOLLIN EVANS practices environmental law for the nonprofit Clean Air Task Force. The author of five books, including Outdoor Family Guides to Lake Tahoe and Acadia National Park.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898869729
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Series: Outdoor Family Guide Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 790,658
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

LISA GOLLIN-EVANS is the author of four outdoor family guides published by Mountaineers Books.

Table of Contents

Trip Finder10
Choose Your Own Adventure13
Wildlife Locator16
Self-Guided Wildlife Safaris19
Preface23
Acknowledgments25
Introduction27
Chapter 1Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks: An Overview49
Chapter 2North Yellowstone79
1Hike: Beaver Ponds Loop81
2Hike: Boiling River84
3Hike: Mammoth Hot Springs Lower Terraces86
4Hike: Bunsen Peak89
5Hike: Blacktail Deer Creek92
6Hike: Forces of the Northern Range Self-Guiding Trail95
7Hike: Yellowstone River Overlook97
8Hike: Petrified Forest99
9Hike: Slough Creek Meadows100
10Hike: Trout Lake102
11Hike: Tower Fall104
Chapter 3Central Yellowstone107
12Hike: Mount Washburn109
13Bike or Hike: Mount Washburn112
14Hike: Seven-Mile Hole114
15Hike: Lookout Point to Red Rock Point117
16Hike: Brink of Lower Falls Trail118
17Hike: Clear Lake Loop120
18Hike: Uncle Tom's Trail123
19Hike: Artist Paint Pots Trail124
20Hike: Two Ribbons Trail127
Chapter 4South Yellowstone129
21Hike: Pelican Creek Loop131
22Hike: Storm Point Nature Trail Loop134
23Hike: Elephant Back Mountain Loop136
24Bike or Hike: Fountain Flat Road and Fairy Falls137
25Hike: Mystic Falls Loop140
26Hike: Observation Point143
27Bike: Upper Geyser Basin146
28Bike or Hike: Lone Star Geyser147
29Hike: Shoshone Lake150
30Hike: Riddle Lake154
Chapter 5North Grand Teton157
31Hike: Jade Lakes158
32Hike: Swan Lake and Heron Pond Loop161
33Hike: Hermitage Point Loop165
34Paddle: Colter Bay167
35Paddle: Snake River Float170
36Hike: Willow Flats Overlook173
37Hike: Schwabacher's Landing175
Chapter 6South Grand Teton179
38Paddle or Hike: Leigh and Bearpaw Lakes181
39Hike: String Lake to Jenny Lake's West Shore184
40Hike: String Lake Loop187
41Hike: Hidden Falls189
42Hike: Inspiration Point191
43Hike: Forks of Cascade Canyon192
44Paddle: Jenny Lake Paddle196
45Hike: Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes198
46Hike: Taggart and Bradley Lakes Loop201
47Bike: Mormon Row/Kelly Loop204
48Hike: Phelps Lake Overlook and Death Canyon208
49Hike: Granite Canyon212
50Hike: Rendezvous Peak/Rock Springs Bowl Loop216
51Bike: Moose-Wilson Road Bike Trail218
52Bike: National Elk Refuge221
Appendix ARecommended Reading225
Appendix BConservation Organizations230
Index233

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