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The National Park Service manages more than 21,000 miles of hiking trails across 85 million acres of land. Yellowstone alone is home to more than 1,000 miles within its 2.2 million acres. Choosing the right trails is no easy task.
The Dayhiker's Guide is here to help simplify hiking decisions. With 198 color trail maps, it details 280 of the best hiking trails in the United States. Distance and
difficulty. Elevation and elevation gain. It's all there. Most importantly, thanks to years exploring our National Parks, the monumental task of paring down a list of nearly unlimited options is taken on by an extremely reliable source. Whether it's sliding down snow hills along Mount Rainier's Skyline Trail, bounding down sand dunes at Death Valley, or walking among Bryce Canyon's colorful hoodoos under a fresh blanket of snow, these trails are sure to make you smile (and sweat, and maybe even cry--tears of joy, of course!).
Hiking is about going into the wild. Feeling free. Communing with nature. And, quite possibly, finding yourself. If you plan on finding yourself hiking in a National Park sometime soon, this book will help you find your trails.
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The Dayhiker's Guide to the National Parks by Michael Joseph Oswald is the book I wish I had when I first started visiting America's national parks. - QT Luong (author of Treasured Lands)
About the AuthorMichael Joseph Oswald is an award-winning American travel writer who's spent more than a decade exploring America's most scenic treasures, its National Parks. He's learned much over the course of hundreds of trips and thousands of miles hiking, biking, and paddling across these one-of-a-kind wilderness areas. There's much to see and do in our parklands and his goal is to help readers make the most of their National Park adventures.