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    The 10 best of everything national parks : 800 top picks from coast to coast / introduction by Fran P. Mainella.
    Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2011.
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    National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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    9781426207341 (pbk.) :
    1426207344 (pbk.) :
    Bib #: 
    754746
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    10 best of everything series.
    Description: 
    478 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
    Contents: 
    Natural wonders. Landmarks ; Amazing trees ; Waterfalls ; Volcanic wonders ; Fossils & dinosaurs ; Rocks & arches ; Caves ; Wetlands & swamps ; Glaciers ; Geological oddities By land. Short backpacking trips ; Horsepacking riding ; Day hikes ; Great bicycle rides ; Family-friendly hikes ; Walk-up summits ; Canyon hikes ; Winter sports ; Accessible trails ; Day hikes with a twist ; Serious summits ; Rock climbing ; Backpacking : epic hikes ; 4 x 4 trips ; Trail runs ; Mountain bike rides -- By sea, lake, & river. Fly-fishing spots ; Lake fishing ; Float trips ; White-water thrill rides ; Flat-water trips ; Houseboating trips ; Swimming holes ; Sea kayaking spots ; Scuba & snorkeling sites ; Beaches ; Wind sport locales -- Seasonal enjoyment. Wildflower blooms ; Fall foliage ; Night sky ; Sunrise/sunset points ; Picnic spots ; Sounds of nature ; Scenic drives -- Wildlife. Bird-watching sites ; Quirky critters ; Charismatic megafauna ; Ocean life -- Learning experiences. Guided boat tours ; Bus & shuttle tours ; Books about U.S. parks ; Field excursions ; Ranger programs ; Outfitted adventures ; Literary pilgrimages -- Discovering history. Age of discovery ; Rock art & petroglyphs ; Native American culture ; Revolutionary War ; Capital attractions ; Cival War ; Forts ; Monuments & memorials ; African-American struggle ; Science & industry ; Presidential footprints -- Sleeping & eating. Historic lodges ; Backcountry lodges/cabins ; Cabins ; Just-outside-the-park lodging ; Park rooms to beg for ; Culinary delights ; Campgrounds ; RV campgrounds -- Other wonders. Places to say "I do" or "I will" ; Arts & gardens ; Hike-to views ; Urban escapes ; Island escapes ; Underappreciated parks ; Park contacts ; Author's 10 best national parks.
    Summary: 
    Inspiring and amusing, this guide provides hundreds of ideas for travelers planning, or dreaming about, a trip to one of the country's national parks. Includes ten-best lists, insider anecdotes, and advice from park rangers, and is easily organized by region, season, theme or occasion.
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