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The 10 best of everything national parks : 800 top picks from coast to coast

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers national historical parks, monuments and battlefields, and scenic trails and features lists including the best lodges, hippest hikes, and most stunning star-gazing sites, as well as park-ranger anecdotes and travel tips.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426207341 1426207344
OCLC Number: 748091127
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 478 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Natural wonders --
Landmarks --
Amazing trees --
Waterfalls --
Volcanic wonders --
Fossils and dinosaurs --
Rock formations and arches --
Caves and cave tours --
Swamps --
Glaciers --
Miscellaneous geological weirdness --
By land --
Day backpacking --
Horsepacking trips --
Stellar day hikes --
Great bike rides --
Family friendly hikes --
Walk-up summits --
Canyon hikes --
Winter sports --
Accessible trails --
Hikes with a twist --
Serious summits --
Rock climbing --
Backpacking : epic hikes --
Jeep trips --
Trail runs --
Mountain bike rides --
By sea, lake, & river --
Fly-fishing --
Lake fishing --
Float trips --
Feature --
Whitewater thrill rides --
Canoe/kayak flatwater trips --
Houseboating --
Swimming holes --
Sea kayaking --
Scuba diving and snorkeling --
Beaches --
Wind sports --
Seasonal enjoyments --
Wildflower blooms --
Fall color --
Night sky --
Sunrise, sunset --
Picnic spots --
Sounds of nature --
Scenic drives --
Wildlife --
Birdwatching sites --
Small critters --
Charismatic megafauna --
Ocean life --
Learning experiences --
Boat tours --
Bus tours or shuttle tours --
Books about the national parks --
Field excursions and hands-on learning --
Ranger programs --
Outfitted adventures --
Literary pilgrimages --
Discovering history --
Age of exploration --
Rock art and petroglyphs --
Native American sites --
Revolutionary War sites --
Capital attractions --
War sites --
Feature --
Forts --
Monuments and memorials --
African-American history --
Science, engineering, and trains --
Presidential footprints --
Sleeping and heating --
Historic lodges --
Backcountry lodges --
Cabins --
Just-outside-the-park lodges --
Park rooms to beg for --
Culinary delights --
Campgrounds --
RV campgrounds --
Other wonders --
Places to say "I do" or "I will" --
Arts and gardens --
Hike-to views --
Urban escapes --
Island retreats --
Under-appreciated parks --
Park contacts --
Author's 10 best national parks.
Other Titles: Ten best of everything national parks
Responsibility: introduction by Fran P. Mainella.

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This guide covers "classic" parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national battlefields, national scenic trails, and beyond.  Read more...

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