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National Parks of America: Experience America's 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet)

National Parks of America: Experience America's 59 National Parks (Lonely Planet) Lowest new price: $11.01
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Author: Lonely Planet
Brand: LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS

To celebrate America's amazing national parks, Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher, takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure.

America's national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul: the world's largest trees in Sequoia; its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone; the grandest canyon. Perhaps the movement's most eloquent description that is still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir: 'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity...' Fortunately for the nerve-shaken, over-civilized people of then and now, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service (NPS) on August 25, 1916, though the drive to protect some of America's most remarkable wild spaces, to be 'used and preserved for the benefit of mankind', began in the 1860s.

From Acadia to Zion, this beautiful introduction to America's preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography, original wildlife illustrations, and practical information. You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they're worth celebrating and you'll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips.

This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America's 59 national parks, distilled by Lonely Planet's expert authors. We highlight the best activities and trails, explain how to get there and where to stay, show you the wildlife to watch out for, and suggest ideal itineraries. Whether you're lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further, we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA's diversely breathtaking expanses.

Covers all 59 US National Parks:

  • Acadia
  • American Samoa
  • Arches
  • Badlands
  • Big Bend
  • Biscayne
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  • Bryce Canyon Canyonlands
  • Capitol Reef
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Channel Islands
  • Congaree
  • Crater Lake
  • Cuyahoga Valley
  • Death Valley
  • Denali
  • Dry Tortugas
  • Everglades
  • Gates of the Arctic
  • Glacier
  • Glacier Bay
  • Grand Canyon
  • Grand Teton
  • Great Basin
  • Great Sand Dunes
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Guadalupe
  • Mountains
  • Haleakal?
  • Hawaii Volcanoes
  • Hot Springs
  • Isle Royale
  • Joshua Tree
  • Katmai
  • Kenai Fjords
  • Kings Canyon
  • Kobuk Valley
  • Lake Clark
  • Lassen Volcanic
  • Mammoth Cave
  • Mesa Verde
  • Mt Rainier
  • North Cascades
  • Olympic
  • Petrified Forest
  • Pinnacles
  • Redwood
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Saguaro
  • Sequoia
  • Shenandoah
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Virgin Islands
  • Voyageurs
  • Wind Cave
  • Wrangell-St Elias
  • Yellowstone
  • Yosemite
  • Zion

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Moon California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds (Moon Outdoors)

Moon California Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,400 Tent and RV Campgrounds (Moon Outdoors) Lowest new price: $15.61
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Author: Tom Stienstra
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Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts Here

California has 20 million acres of forest, 1,200 miles of coast, and countless wilderness areas, but with Moon California Camping, you'll always find your perfect campsite.

What's inside the 20th edition of Moon California Camping:

  • A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds, from secluded Sierra hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers, including dog-friendly, family-friendly, and wheelchair accessible options
  • Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated by scenery and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds
  • Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, white water rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sports
  • Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground
  • Skip the Crowds: Moon California Camping contains many secluded spots and campgrounds not in the online reservation system
  • Curated Lists of Top RV and Tent Sites: Pick the right campsite for your travel style with lists like "Best for Families," "Scenic Campgrounds," and "Best Island Retreats"
  • Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra knows his stuff; he's hiked 25,000 miles in and around these campgrounds for over 30 years
  • Essential Information on Hiking the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail: includes campgrounds that offer trailhead access
  • Tips and Tools: Information on equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, plus background on the climate, landscape, and history of the campsites
Whether you're a veteran or a first-time camper, with Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice, you'll be ready to pitch your tent and enjoy the great outdoors.

Narrowing your search? Try Moon Northern California Camping. Looking for some focused advice on outdoor recreation? Check out Moon California Hiking or Moon California Fishing.

Full coverage of: Redwood Empire, Shasta and Trinity, Lassen and Modoc, Mendocino and Wine Country, Sacramento and Gold Country, Tahoe and the Northern Sierra, the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and Big Sur, the San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego (and their surrounding areas), and the California deserts, including Death Valley and Palm Desert

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map) Lowest new price: $8.43
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Author: National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated
Brand: National Geographic
Model: NatGeo Maps: Trails Illustrated

• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map

In Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Parks you can walk among the world's largest trees, hike the alpine landscape of the Sierra Crest, and marvel at the towering granite cliffs of one of the deepest canyons in the United States. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provides unmatched detail of these parks, meeting the needs of amateur and experienced outdoor enthusiasts alike. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map features key areas of interest including Sequoia Grove; Giant Sequoia National Monument; John Muir, Golden Trout, Jennie Lakes and Monarch Wilderness Areas; John Muir Trail; Pacific Crest Trail; and Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States.

With miles of mapped trails in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire country, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. In addition to detailed and easy-to-read trails, this map includes an accurate road network, campgrounds, scenic overlooks and points of interests, visitor centers and facilities, plus park regulations, backcountry use areas, and contact information for local agencies. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes and major lakes.

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.

Other features found on this map include: Cirque Peak, Golden Trout Wilderness, Inyo National Forest, Jennie Lakes Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, Middle Palisade, Monarch Wilderness, Mount Agassiz, Mount Darwin, Mount Goddard, Mount Kaweah, Mount Langley, Mount Muir, Mount Pinchot, Mount Powell, Mount Russell, Mount Sill, Mount Tyndall, Mount Whitney, Mount Williamson, North Palisade, Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Park, Sierra National Forest, Sierra Nevada, Split Mountain, Triple Divide Peak.

  • Map Scale = 1:80,000
  • Sheet Size = 37.75" x 25.5"
  • Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

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  • Approximately 4 1/4" x 9" folded; 25 1/2" x 37 3/4" fully opened
  • Scale = 1:80,000
  • Map revised - 2006.
  • Waterproof
  • Tear resistant paper

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Fodor's Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Southern California: with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide) Lowest new price: $13.22
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Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor’s Southern California is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Southern California travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease.

Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour... there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experience--from picking the finest Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood.

Fodor’s Southern California includes:

    •EXPANDED AND UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Includes an expanded chapter on Southern California's quintessential drives for those unforgettable roadtrips. From advice on how many days to stay at each destination to must-see stops along the way, this is an essential trip-planning tool.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Rich, full-color features on the San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, and more.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan each day and make the most of your time. The comprehensive itineraries cover the highlights of the region, such as Disneyland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Palm Springs. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS: Each chapter opens with an orientation spread that includes a map, short descriptions of each region, and the Top Reasons to Go. Tips on surfing, traveling with kids, avoiding traffic, and more assist a wide range of travelers.
    •COVERS: Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Big Sur, Orange County, Santa Barbara, Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, and much more.

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 on visiting other destinations on the West Coast? Check out Fodor’s Northern California, Fodor’s Pacific Northwest, and Fodor’s Oregon.

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Fodor's Northern California: with Napa & Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Northern California: with Napa & Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Best Road Trips (Full-color Travel Guide) Lowest new price: $13.33
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Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Northern California is filled with rugged redwood forests, pristine stretches of Pacific coastline, and towering mountains. But it also has more than its share of creature comforts, from Napa Valley's wineries and spas to San Francisco's destination restaurants and exclusive boutiques. Packed with in-depth insider information, illustrated cultural features, and spectacular photography, Fodor's Northern California showcases the best the region has to offer.

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Moon California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State (Moon Outdoors)

Moon California Hiking: The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in the Golden State (Moon Outdoors) Lowest new price: $12.29
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Author: Tom Stienstra
Brand: Perseus-Avalon Travel Publishi

Join seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown on an unforgettable adventure. With their unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon California Hiking has everything you need to know to explore California's gorgeous trails.

Moon California Hiking shows hikers the best way to experience all California has to offer-from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Stienstra and Brown include unique trip ideas, including Best Desert Hikes, and Best Hikes for Redwoods. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.

Moon California Hiking includes areas such as:
Shasta and Trinity
Lassen and Modoc
Mendocino and Wine Country
Sacramento and Gold Country
Tahoe and Northern Sierra
San Francisco Bay Area
Monterey and Big Sur
San Joaquin Valley
Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes
Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Santa Barbara and Los Angeles
San Diego

Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip!
Exploring more of the West Coast? Try Moon California Camping and Moon Yosemite, Sequoia, & Kings Canyon.

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Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide) Lowest new price: $8.15
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Author: Lonely Planet
Brand: LONELY PLANET PUBLICATIONS

# 1 best-selling guide to Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks*

Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go fishing in Yosemite Valley; canoeing and kayaking in Mammoth Lakes, or horseback riding in King's Canyon; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation
  • Over 42 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Covers Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, King's Canyon Point, Badger Pass, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, Sierra National Forest and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

*Best-selling guide to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA

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The Road Trip Book: 1001 Drives of a Lifetime

The Road Trip Book: 1001 Drives of a Lifetime Lowest new price: $24.99
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Author: Darryl Sleath

The world’s superlative road trips—scenic, thrilling, and memorable—in both natural and urban settings.

For anyone who has fallen under its spell, a car represents freedom and adventure. For decades, the American tradition of the road trip has been bound up with the idea of new possibilities and new horizons. This book is an indispensable guide to the most beautiful, breathtaking, extraordinary, and fun road trips the world has to offer.

Complete with road trips varying in length and level of challenge, from an epic transglobal route inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Round documentary series to a two-mile blast around Monaco’s F1 street circuit, there is something for any adventurer. Each entry provides information about distance, start and finish points, road surfaces, must-see stop-offs, detours, and other details to plan an unforgettable trip.

Entries are organized into three categories: Scenic, Adventure, and Culture. One can marvel at the views from Cape Town’s scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive or central California’s Pacific Coast Highway, but the thrill seeker might opt for the hair-raising ride through Montenegro’s coastal mountains to reach the medieval walled town of Sveti Stefan on the Adriatic. The culture category features routes inspired by film, literature, and history: re-create Thelma and Louise’s heart-pounding joyride (minus the final leap), savor Japan’s “Romance Road” through unspoiled small towns, or follow Jack Kerouac’s path from On the Road.

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Tom Harrison Maps)

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Tom Harrison Maps) Lowest new price: $9.41
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Author: Tom Harrison
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All maps have color-coded symbols and trails, mileages between trail junctions, latitude/longitude, UTM grids, contour lines, vegetation, and elevations at trail junctions. Tom Harrison Maps is famous for the beauty and accuracy of its maps. Printed on waterproof & tear resistant plastic.

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Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges

Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges Lowest new price: $13.36
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Author: David Scott

The only guide of its kind!

TheComplete Guide to the National Park Lodges is the only definitive guide of its kind––covering every lodge in America's National Parks and Monuments, from luxurious inns to rustic cabins. The authors, National Park experts, tell readers how to leave behind the hassles and headaches and make trip planning painless. Having visited nearly every national park area and lodge in the country, they share their sage advice on how to choose a lodge that will best suit an individual's taste and needs.

  • Now in a new, updated package with over 175 full-color photographs.
  • Packed with firsthand information about each property.
  • Includes room rates, facility information, detailed maps, and so much more!

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