With sculpted sand dunes, crusted salt flats, and polished marble canyons, Death Valley is as close as you can get to another planet. This book tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you: • Strategies for how to get there, how long it will take, and where to stop along the way • Hikes to abandoned mining camps, remote ghost towns, and hidden springs • The most scenic backcountry roads in and around the park • The best places to pitch a tent, park your RV, or bed down indoors • Excursions beyond the park boundaries to offbeat sights like the Amargosa Opera House and the Trona Pinnacles
Join local writer and desert aficionado Jenna Blough for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs has something for every traveler. From the relaxing resort town of Palm Springs to the rugged and pristine desert of Joshua Tree National Park, Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs is your go-to guide for getting to most out of your trip. Climb the twisted rocks of Joshua Tree and camp out far from any light pollution for unparalleled stargazing opportunities, or explore the Old Hollywood style and modern amenities of Palm Springs, from spas and art galleries to world class music festivals. With 46 expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs includes areas such as: Downtown Palm Springs Cochella Valley Desert Hot Springs Joshua Tree National Park 29 Palms Yucca Valley Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Spending more time in the area? Check out Moon California. Looking for more outdoor adventure? Try Moon Death Valley National Park.
Author: T. Scott Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the US park system, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area. Now in its third edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park's cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley's visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations. The book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as more accurate maps than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Third Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.
Welcome to Death Valley, California-the largest national park in the lower 48 states, the driest and hottest place in North America, and the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Photographer Eric Wunrow presents a hot portfolio of this land of geological and climatological extremes, along with relics of those who tried to survive it.
Author: Richard E. Lingenfelter
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1988-01-11
This is the history of Death Valley, where that bitter stream the Amargosa dies. It embraces the whole basin of the Amargosa from the Panamints to the Spring Mountains, from the Palmettos to the Avawatz. And it spans a century from the earliest recollections and the oldest records to that day in 1933 when much of the valley was finally set aside as a National Monument. This is the story of an illusory land, of the people it attracted and of the dreams and delusions they pursued-the story of the metals in its mountains and the salts in its sinks, of its desiccating heat and its revitalizing springs, and of all the riches of its scenery and lore-the story of Indians and horse thieves, lost argonauts and lost mine hunters, prospectors and promoters, miners and millionaires, stockholders and stock sharps, homesteaders and hermits, writers and tourists. But mostly this is the story of the illusions-the illusions of a shortcut to the gold diggings that lured the forty-niners, of inescapable deadliness that hung in the name they left behind, of lost bonanzas that grew out of the few nuggets they found, of immeasurable riches spread by hopeful prospectors and calculating con men, and of impenetrable mysteries concocted by the likes of Scotty. These and many lesser illusions are the heart of its history.
Moon Spotlight Palm Springs is a 60-page compact guide covering Palm Springs, as well as Joshua Tree, Death Valley, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Moon California author Liz Hamill Scott offers her firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation. Helpful maps guide travelers through this popular desert destination. This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon California.
With elevations ranging from 282 feet below sea level to 11,049 feet, a world-famous climate, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the North American desert, Death Valley National Park is a year-round hiker's paradise. Hundreds of miles of trails and cross-country routes lead to countless canyons, springs, and abandoned mines, most of them infrequently visited. Whether you want to stroll on salt flats, hike a lonesome canyon, climb a rugged peak, visit a remote gold mine, or simply explore the back-country by car, this comprehensive guidebook provides dozens of destinations suited to your interests. Illustrated with original topographic maps, this book will guide you to Death Valley's most popular sites and many spectacular, out-of-the-way places, illustrating the remarkable diversity of its terrain, geology, flora, and fauna. Many of the region's historic mines, camps, and ghost towns are also described, including accounts of their fascinating and colorful past.
Hiking Death Valley National Park contains detailed information about 36 of the best day hikes and extended backpacking trips in the largest national park outside of Alaska. Supplemented with GPS-compatible maps, mile-by-mile directional cues, rich narratives, and beautiful photographs, this is the only book you'll need for this land of extremes.
In this award-winning, comprehensive guide to photographing Death Valley National Park, professional wildlife photographer Dan Suzio shares his tips on shooting wildflowers, sand dunes, reptiles, birds, mammals, landscapes, ghost towns and more. Includes maps and directions to more than 60 locations, with advice on what equipment to use and when to find the best light, plus a quick reference chart showing highlights of all locations. Original.
Author: Ann Marie Brown
Publisher: Moon Travel
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Find Your Adventure Travel writer and outdoorswoman Ann Marie Brown shares her expert perspective on Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're hiking through Tuolumne Meadows, horseback riding in Wawona, or buying shower time at local campgrounds, Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Escape the Crowds,” “One Day in Yosemite,” and “A Winter Weekend,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Ann Marie's trustworthy advice, Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Wawona and Glacier Point Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows Hetch Hetchy The Eastern Sierra
Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way Steep mountains divide dense rainforests and rocky shores from thriving cities. Discover the rugged and the cosmopolitan with Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a long weekend in Victoria to two weeks exploring Vancouver Island, designed for outdoor adventurers, culture and history buffs, families, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Complete one of the world's great coastal hikes on the West Coast Trail, or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding through protected fjords. Surf off the wild coast of Tofino, or experience the thrill of hooking a giant salmon on the Campbell River. Taste seafood fresh from the ocean in downtown Victoria and admire the city's timeless architecture. Spend the day in the colorful Butchart Gardens, learn the history of the First Nations, or discover the region's natural origins at the Royal BC Museum Honest advice from Vancouver Island expert Andrew Hempstead on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from waterfront lodges to secluded campsites Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, culture, and local history With Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island's practical tips, myriad activities, and insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Expanding your trip? Try Moon British Columbia. Craving more of Canada's incredible wilderness? Check out Moon Banff National Park.
Author: Jen Rose Smith
Publisher: Moon Travel
Release Date: 2017-07-03
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! Discover an America brimming with culture and history, both old and new! Moon New England Road Trip can do everything but change the radio station. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 70 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Sample farm-fresh cuisine in the Berkshires, or hit up the famous Tanglewood music festival in the summer. Dive into Boston's revolutionary history, or cruise down bucolic lanes of Woodstock. Take to the sea off the coast of Maine to spot humpback whales and puffin colonies, or lounge on the beach and snag a buttery lobster roll Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow strategic routes like "A Tour of the Fall Foliage," as well as suggestions for spending time in Boston, New York City, Coastal Maine, The Berkshires, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Newport, Cape Cod, and Acadia National Park Local Expert: Local New Englander and road warrior Jen Rose Smith shares the highway secrets of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon New England Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Boston, Moon Vermont, or Moon New York State.
Explore Your World Your Way with Moon travel guides! Ê In Iceland, fire and ice meet at the top of the world. WithÊMoon Iceland, you can craft your perfect experience. Ê Moon IcelandÊfeatures: Expert, local authorÊJenna Gottlieb, who provides her American-expat perspective on her adopted home country Full-color guidebooksÊwith vibrant, stunning, and useful photos.ÊMoon IcelandÊis the only full color guide to this destination. Detailed directions and over 20 mapsÊfor getting around and exploring on your own Itineraries for every trip and budget, including: Winter Wonders, Get Yourself in Hot Water, The Best of Iceland, The Best of Reykjavk, Best Wildlife Watching, 4-Day Iceland Getaway Strategic adviceÊon finding the best accommodations, getting around, and experiencing the real Iceland, even in the challenging but rewarding winter season Activities and trip ideas for every traveler, such as walking on a glacier, visiting volcanoes, soaking in hot springs, road trips through stark and beautiful tundra, whale watching, best hikes, and wildlife-spotting, and tips on seeing the northern lights, as well as ReykjavkÕs incredible museums and nightlife Focused informationÊfor Reykjavk, Reykjanes Peninsula and the South, Sn¾fellsnes Peninsula and the Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland and the Eastfjords, and the Highlands Accurate and Up-to-dateÊinformation, researched by a local Useful toolsÊsuch as an Icelandic phrasebook, packing suggestions, and an easy to navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on Well-researched backgroundÊon the landscape, history, government, and culture, equipping you have the experience youÕre looking forÊ WithÊMoon IcelandÕs practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiderÕs view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Ê Find the Moon Guide that best suits your trip!ÊWith MoonÕs extensive list of destinations and expert group of local authors, youÕll have the vacation youÕre looking for. Ê Looking for more specific information on traveling in IcelandÕs capital city? Check outÊMoon Reykjavk! Ê Hoping to extend your northern European vacation? TryÊMoon Croatia & SloveniaÊorÊMoon Prague & Budapest! Ê Full list of coverage: Reykjavk, Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, the Southern Coast, Southwest Iceland, Heimaey, Sn¾fellsnes Peninsula, the Westfjords, Akranes and inland, Hnafli, Skagafjrdur, Trllaskagi, Grmsey, Akureyri, M_vatn region, Hsavk, Jkulsrgljfur National Park, the Northeastern Corner, Vopnafjrdur, Fljtsdalshrad, the Eastfjords, the Vatnajkull Revion, Springisandur, and Kjlur Ê