Your Guide to the National Parks

Your Guide to the National Parks

by Michael Joseph Oswald


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Your Guide to the National Parks provides step-by-step itineraries, kid-friendly activities, and the most popular ranger programs to help plan your family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information, including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials, serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

This completely refreshed edition includes the addition of Pinnacles National Park. The second edition also features new pictures throughout the book and updates to most maps as well as smaller content changes throughout the book.

"In short, this is a great, almost encyclopedic, guide to help you prepare for your park visits." - Kurt Repanshek (

"Oswald provides an amazing, almost overwhelming, amount of data on each place. ...a timely and useful reference." - Library Journal

"Each entry includes location info, what to expect from nature, how to find the park, open seasons, notable attractions, and plenty of full color photography to back the details up. "Your Guide to the National Parks" is a must for nature and vacation collections." - Midwest Book Review

"This gem of a travel guide is one of the most comprehensive and well-crafted books of its genre on the market." - ForeWord Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621280675
Publisher: Stone Road Press
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 110,142
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michael Joseph Oswald is an American travel writer. In 2003 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in electrical engineering and chemistry. After four years working in a corporate environment, he escaped to a more adventurous lifestyle traveling and pursuing his passion for kayaking, biking, and hiking across America's National Parks.

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