Your Guide to the National Parks

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Your Guide to the National Parks

The Complete Guide to All 58 National Parks

By Michael Joseph Oswald

Stone Road Press, Paperback, 9781621280002, 694pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012

More than 530 color images, 140 easy-to-read maps, and 55 hiking tables make this guide to America's most scenic wilderness areas all 58 national parks the most appealing, comprehensive, and indispensable book of its kind.

Your Guide provides step-by-step itineraries, kid-friendly activities, and all of the most popular ranger programs to help plan your family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks, as well as 11 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."

"Your Guide to the National Parks" is the recipient of the 2013 Ben Franklin Award in Travel.

About the Author
Michael Joseph Oswald is an American travel writer. In 2003 he graduated from the Unversity 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.