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Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a large national park located in the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world and covers an area of 3,845 miles2 (8,879 km2).

The park is particularly known for its many volcanic features, including hot springs and geysers such as Old Faithful and Steamboat Geyser.

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Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton: Including Jackson Hole (Travel Guide)

By Becky Lomax

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-03-27
Paperback (420 pages)

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Find Your Adventure with Moon Travel Guides!

Forge your way through forests, across mountain peaks, past geysers, and more with Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton. Inside you'll find:

  • Itineraries for every timeline, budget, and travel style, ranging from one day in each national park to a week-long road trip covering both
  • The top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Marvel at the steam-spewing Old Faithful geyser, or take a horseback ride to panoramic lakeside views. Hike through alpine forests to rushing waterfalls, and catch a glimpse of wild bison, elk, wolves, or bears. Climb to Inspiration Point for breathtaking views of Jackson Hole, explore the quirky nearby towns, or discover the best spots to hit the slopes during the winter season
  • Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions on where to stop along the way to eat, rest, or explore
  • Expert tips for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information
  • Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps, each marked by duration, elevation change, and more
  • Valuable insight from Yellowstone expert and seasoned explorer Becky Lomax
  • Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the parks, including campgrounds, cabins, guest ranches, and resorts
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps of each national park
  • Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Red Lodge, Cody, Lander, and DuBois
  • Recommendations for families, seniors, solo travelers, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the wildlife, weather, terrain, hazards and personal safety, and history
Experience the parks your way with Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton's practical tips, boundless activities, and reliable expertise.

For more of the Rockies, check out Moon Montana & Wyoming, Moon Colorado, or Moon Idaho.

For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks [Map Pack Bundle] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

By National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated

National Geographic
Black Map (4 pages)

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  • National Geographic Maps: National Geographic's waterproof and tear-resistant maps provide travelers with the perfect combination of detail and perspective, a necessity for any adventure.
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

Yellowstone National Park was the world's first national park and covers 3,500 square miles. Just to the south of Yellowstone, are the jagged peaks of Grand Teton National Park. The Map Pack Bundle includes maps of both of these iconic parks. Each park has its own character with Yellowstone's mighty falls, massive lake and dramatic geisers. Not to be overlooked, the Teton Range of Grand Teton National Park juts almost vertically from Jackson Lake. The two maps in the Map Pack cover the many thousands of square miles and show popular tourist destinations as well as the deep backcountry where only the hardcore backpacker will be seen. The maps include detailed trail networks with points of interest such as campgrounds, boat ramps, ski areas, and many more.

Buy the Map Pack and save 15%!

The Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Map Pack includes:

  • Map 201 :: Yellowstone National Park
  • Map 202 :: Grand Teton National Park
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
  • Map Scale = 1:126,720 & 1:80,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park

By Janet Chapple

Granite Peak Publications
Paperback (400 pages)

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler s Companion to the National Park
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Winner, Silver Medal in the Travel Category, 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

This fifth edition of the popular guide to Yellowstone, the world's first national park, revises descriptions of the hot springs, geysers, and wildlife viewing spots. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through charts and explanations, readers learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geyser eruptions, and out-of-the-way hikes. Updates include descriptions of new lodgings, scientific information reflecting recent research, 65 new color photos, and revised maps. A field guide to the animals and plants, a selected reading list, and a 21-page index round out this comprehensive guidebook.

Yellowstone: Hellfire: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (The Yellowstone Series Book 1)

By Bobby Akart

Released: 2018-08-28
Kindle Edition (272 pages)

Yellowstone: Hellfire: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (The Yellowstone Series Book 1)
 
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Yellowstone is controlled by nature.
Its beauty is breathless and tranquil.
Crystal clear streams flow.
Buffalo roam freely.
It's what's happening beneath that will bring HELLFIRE!

The Yellowstone Series, a new disaster thriller from critically acclaimed author, Bobby Akart, takes the reader on a thrill ride as a cataclysmic event of extinction level proportions ticks away like a time bomb, awaiting its moment. Millions of people visit the Yellowstone National Park every year blissfully unaware they are on top of the greatest killer man has ever known - the Yellowstone Supervolcano.

Beneath this primal allure simmers a catastrophic threat. A caldera the size of Mount Everest, created hundreds of thousand of years ago, which holds back super-heated magma, rising and falling, looking for release.

Scientists agree, the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano is long overdue. Events have been set into motion that lit the fuse of the greatest disaster mankind has ever known.

Is it going to happen? Yes.

Do we know when? Anytime, or not within our lifetime, hopefully.

But if it does ... The eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano will be more than a spectacle to grab our attention. It will be the end of the world as we know it.

ABOUT THE YELLOWSTONE SERIES

Volcanoes are the Earth's way of letting off steam. While most people look at volcanic eruptions as natural disasters, the fact of the matter is, without them, the Earth would explode. Deep beneath the surface of the planet, excess heat builds up, finding a way to vent. Like an overcrowded bus on a hot summer day, the overheated magma stews in its own madness, allowing pent-up frustrations to boil over, until it releases its fury - its HELLFIRE - upon the world above.

Yellowstone is the most potentially explosive, violent, deadly, active volcano on our planet and scientists agree, a catastrophic eruption is inevitable. Yellowstone is extraordinary in its potential and is quite simply, Earth's greatest killer. You've been warned.

BOOKS IN THE YELLOWSTONE SERIES

Book One: Hellfire - Available now.
Book Two: Inferno - Available for preorder, September delivery
Book Three: Fallout - Available for preorder, October delivery
Book Four: Survival - Available for preorder, November delivery 

Yellowstone: A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

By David Quammen

National Geographic Society
Released: 2016-08-23
Hardcover (224 pages)

Yellowstone: A Journey Through America s Wild Heart
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Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America’s most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem—Yellowstone National Park—in this monumental book on America’s first national park. Yellowstone’s storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world’s most celebrated conservation areas, this gorgeous book illuminates the park’s treasures grand and small—from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. In four illuminating sections that combine photos, sidebars, and graphics with elegantly crafted text, this book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges. This book is an essential addition to the National Parks’ 100th anniversary celebration and will remind readers why conservation is worth every effort.

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park, 2nd Edition

By Lee H. Whittlesey

Roberts Rinehart Publishers
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Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park, 2nd Edition
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The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000. In these accounts, written with sensitivity as cautionary tales about what to do and what not to do in one of our wildest national parks, Whittlesey recounts deaths ranging from tragedy to folly—from being caught in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who just got a little too close to a bison. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park.

Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2018-08-28
Paperback (352 pages)

Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor’s Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting American National Parks.

America's first national park, Yellowstone contains an incomparable combination of natural beauty, rugged wilderness, and abundant wildlife. Nearby, Grand Teton National Park is renowned for its magnificent, jagged, snow-capped peaks. The Compass American Guide to these parks is chock-full of dazzling photos of the majestic geysers, lakes, and wildlife that make them unlike any places on earth.

Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated coverage of the parks' renovated lodging along with new dining, lodging, and tour reviews for the nearby gateway towns ensure that travelers receive the most up-to-date information on Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full-page topographic maps throughout the guide to help you plan and get around stress-free.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: This new edition teems with brilliant, eye-catching photos of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons that captures the picturesque scenery these parks are renowned for. Travelers can learn all about exploring the upper and lower loops of Yellowstone and hiking the best trails in the Grand Tetons. Illustrated features highlight the famed geothermal features of Yellowstone, winter activities, and the parks' geology, flora, and fauna. The full-color photographs not only illustrate the parks' beauty but also make the guide a memorable keepsake.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Best day hikes, sights, and activities recommended by savvy local writers help travelers make the most of their time.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: The photo-rich top experiences along with extensive information on getting into and around the parks help travelers budget their time. Clear, easy-to-read maps show sights, topography, and trailheads, while a special chapter on flora, fauna, and geography is a handy reference tool.
    •COVERS: Artist Point, Paintbrush Divide Trail, Black Canyon, Upper Geyser Basin, Morning Glory Pool, Monument Geyser, Old Faithful Inn, Jenny Lake Lodge, Mystic Falls, and Hidden Falls.
    •ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor's has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Planning to visit more national parks? Check out Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West.

Deep into Yellowstone: A Year's Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy

By Rick Lamplugh

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (294 pages)

Deep into Yellowstone: A Year s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy
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Deep into Yellowstone is the new bestseller from the author of the Amazon bestseller In the Temple of Wolves.

"Eminent naturalist and wildlife advocate Rick Lamplugh draws from a deep personal wellspring of experience and knowledge to take readers into Yellowstone's wild heart." Cristina Eisenberg, PhD, Chief Scientist, Earthwatch Institute

After living and working for three winters in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, Rick and his wife Mary long to go deeper into Yellowstone. Finally they trust Yellowstone's pull, leave the security of their Oregon life, and relocate to Gardiner, just outside the park's north gate. Their year of immersion begins.

Deep into Yellowstone takes you along as Rick and Mary cross-country ski, hike, bicycle, canoe, and backpack through four seasons of Yellowstone's grandeur. 

Along the way, Rick explains important controversies: the outrage over the removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list; the dispute over hunting park wolves along Yellowstone's border; the debate about whether wolves help or harm the ecosystem and the economy; the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison; the overuse of the park; and their community's battle to prevent gold mining right on the park's border.

If you want to visit, learn about, or protect our nation's first national park, this book is for you. Deep into Yellowstone will give you a stronger love for the park's grandeur, a deeper knowledge of the controversies threatening the park, and a clearer picture of how to protect Yellowstone.

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

By Charles Preston

Preston, Charles R./ Robbins, Jim/ Kraft, Susan/ Whittlesey, Lee/ O'Connor, Letitia Burns (EDT)
Released: 2008-02-05
Hardcover (132 pages)

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
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Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks captures the breathtaking landscape and wildlife of one of America’s most renowned regions. More than 275 photographs—from some of the country's best nature photographers—recreate the adventure and grandeur of this area that combines the world's greatest collection of geothermal features, some of the West's most spectacular mountains and its best wildlife viewing areas. This unique large-format book offers guided tours—in words and pictures—of Yellowstone and Grand Teton, with thirty-six pages of foldouts, each more than three feet wide, designed to illustrate the wide-open expanse of these national park gems. Yellowstone was set aside as America's first national park in 1872. Since then, interest in the park has grown dramatically and today, more than 3 million people visit the two parks annually. Grand Teton National Park, home of the majestic mountain range, was preserved as a national park in 1929. This book offers stunning photographs of every corner of the 2.2 million acres that make up these parks, including such treasures as Lake Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and the world's most famous geyser, Old Faithful, as well as rainbow-colored geyser basins of the north Mammoth country, and herds of buffalo and elk on the wide plains of the Lamar Valley. Sit back and behold the beauty of the Grand Tetons at sunset, the breathtaking vistas over the Snake River, or the refreshing waterfalls off the Bechler River trail. Whether it’s boating on Jackson Lake or a hike around Grand Prismatic Spring that you desire, Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks takes you deep into the parks' many gorgeous landscapes in every season of the year.

A Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

By Kurt F. Johnson

Farcountry Press
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A Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
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The essential nature guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, written by a local wildlife biologist and eco-tour guide. More than 1.200 color photographs with concise descriptions reveal the richness of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This is the definitive field identification guide to the region's rocks, minerals, geysers, waterfalls, mushrooms, trees. wildflowers, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals, tracks and scat, and the night sky. Includes 75 natural features with locator maps and 650 species. Don't leave home without this book on your dashboard or in your backpack.


 
 
 

 
 
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