The Explorer s Guide to Death Valley National Park Second Edition

Author: T. Scott Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9780870819629
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Nature

Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second 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.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate 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, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426203930
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Travel

Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay.

Camping British Columbia

Author: Jayne Seagrave
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1894974603
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Your guide to 150+ provincial and national park campgrounds. Fully revised and updated, this sixth edition of Camping British Columbia describes the location, amenities and recreational activities of every BC provincial and national park that offers vehicle-accessible camping. Camping with kids? Learn which campgrounds have interpretive programs, playgrounds and safe swimming beaches. Don't want to rough it too much? Pick out the provincial and national parks with flush toilets, hot showers and restaurants nearby. Exploring the province in an RV? Find out which campgrounds have sani-stations, hookups and pull-through sites. Presented alphabetically region by region, with maps and easy-to-follow driving directions, these campground listings provide all the information anyone could want and make it easy to compare parks.

New Mexico Campgrounds

Author: Christina Frain
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 1565794362
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Travel

Well-researched camping information, detailed maps, and color photographs are included in this comprehensive guide to the most scenic and private sites in New Mexico. Subjects of local interest, recreational activities, and prime locales for photography and wildlife viewing are also addressed, satisfying a wide range of ages and curiosities.

The Great Unknown of the Rio Grande

Author: Louis F. Aulbach
Publisher: Louis F. Aulbach
ISBN: 9780976521358
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Big Bend National Park (Tex.)

"This is a guide for canoeing, kayaking or rafting the section of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park beginning at Terlingua Creek, the exit point for Santa Elena Canyon, and ending at the bridge at La Linda, the starting point for trips through the Lower Canyons."--Introduction.

Best Tent Camping Missouri and the Ozarks

Author: Steve Henry
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897326445
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Travel

Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks by Steve Henry leads readers to 50 quiet and beautiful camping hideaways in Missouri and northwest Arkansas. In addition to scenic beauty and relaxing atmosphere, campground profiles also include tips for outdoor activities and points of interest. Especially helpful is the “Best For…” lists that guide readers to the top campgrounds for picturesque environment, families, hiking, swimming, cycling and mountain biking, and more. Whether campers are looking for a places to fish, hike, and canoe or the best sites for photography, Henry provides plenty of information to make choosing the right campsite easy. Not only does each campsite profile include a description and map, Henry includes ratings on the beauty, privacy, spaciousness, and cleanliness of each site. Best Tent Camping: Missouri and the Ozarks makes planning your camping trip easy and enjoyable!

Hiking Grand Teton National Park

Author: Bill Schneider
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762787692
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is the authoritative guide to all hiking trails—from short, easy day trips to multi-day backcountry adventures—in Grand Teton National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, abundant wildlife and spectacular mountain vistas. Located in western Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is one of America’s true wilderness gems. Look inside to find: • Hikes suited to every ability • Difficulty ratings, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons • A trail finder to help find just the right hike for you • Invaluable trip-planning information • Full-color photos throughout • Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail • GPS coordinates for all trailheads and backcountry campsites For more than thirty years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors.

Best Tent Camping New Mexico

Author: Monte Parr
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897325028
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Travel

Best Tent Camping: New Mexico is a must-read for campers and adventurers desiring an excursion into the Southwest. New Mexico offers a charm and beauty that is rare. From open Southwestern landscapes with blue mountains visible on the distant horizon to the meadows and streams and pines of Sugarite Canyon State Park in northern New Mexico, and on to White Sands, it is a truly an enchanting journey. This state is full of history, offering ruins and forts from the Spanish-American War, Native American pueblos, archaeology, and cliff dwellings. Camping in New Mexico offers extensive options. Best Tent Camping: New Mexico is an indispensable guide, and the best campgrounds in and around these remarkable areas are described in great detail. In Best Tent Camping: New Mexico, local author Monte Parr details the locations where travelers can best experience New Mexico’s incredible beauty. Amenities, price, elevation, restrictions, directions, and GPS coordinates are listed for each campground, and all locations are rated for beauty, privacy, cleanliness, and quiet.

Our National Parks and the Search for Sustainability

Author: Bob R. O'Brien
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292760507
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Nature

Explores the National Park Service's attempt to achieve "sustainability," a balance that allows as many people as possible to visit a park that is kept in as natural a state as possible.

A Paddler s Guide to the Delaware River

Author: Gary Letcher
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813552095
Release Date: 2012-02-17
Genre: Travel

When Henry Hudson explored the Delaware River in 1609, he dubbed it “one of the finest, best, and pleasantest rivers in the world.” Today, those same qualities make the Delaware one of the most popular rivers for recreational use in the United States. Although in places a near-wilderness, the Delaware is easily accessible to millions of residents. On any summer day there may be thousands of people rushing down its exciting rapids or lazing through its serene eddies. A Paddler’s Guide to the Delaware River is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to experience the Delaware River in a kayak, canoe, raft, or tube—or, for that matter, an automobile or an armchair. Reading the book is like travelling down the river with an experienced guide. It charts the non-tidal Delaware 200 miles from Hancock, New York, to Trenton, New Jersey, describing access points, rapids, natural features, villages, historical sites, campgrounds, outfitters, and restaurants. The Delaware comes alive as the author introduces some of the people, places, events, and controversies that have marked the river from earliest times to the present day. Completely revised, the third edition offers: An overview of the river including watershed, history, place names, paddlecraft, safety, and fishing. The River Guide: ten sections that can each be paddled in one day (about 20 miles), with a mile-by-mile account of rapids, access, natural features, historic sites, and other features. All new maps, with names for virtually every rapid, eddy, and other river feature, plus detailed diagrams for routes through even the most severe rapids. Features in the River Guide highlight the people, events, natural history, and communities that define the river experience, such as Tom Quick, the infamous “avenger of the Delaware”; the mysterious migration of eels, the battle over Tocks Island Dam; and many others. Appendices of Important Contacts, Outfitters and Campgrounds, River Trip Checklists, and more. Whether you are a novice out for an afternoon float, a seasoned adventurer on an overnight expedition, or a resident fascinated by the lore of the Delaware Valley, this book is an invaluable guide.