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The 10 best of everything national parks : 800 top picks from coast to coast.

Contributor(s): National Geographic Society (U.S.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2011Description: 478 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781426207341.Other title: Ten best of everything national parks.Subject(s): National parks and reserves -- United StatesDDC classification: 917.3
Contents:
Natural wonders -- Landmarks -- Amazing trees -- Waterfalls -- Volcanic wonders -- Fossils and dinosaurs -- Rock formations and arches -- Caves and cave tours -- Swamps -- Glaciers -- Miscellaneous geological weirdness -- By land -- Day backpacking -- Horsepacking trips -- Stellar day hikes -- Great bike rides -- Family friendly hikes -- Walk-up summits -- Canyon hikes -- Winter sports -- Accessible trails -- Hikes with a twist -- Serious summits -- Rock climbing -- Backpacking : epic hikes -- Jeep trips -- Trail runs -- Mountain bike rides -- By sea, lake, & river -- Fly-fishing -- Lake fishing -- Float trips -- Feature -- Whitewater thrill rides -- Canoe/kayak flatwater trips -- Houseboating -- Swimming holes -- Sea kayaking -- Scuba diving and snorkeling -- Beaches -- Wind sports -- Seasonal enjoyments -- Wildflower blooms -- Fall color -- Night sky -- Sunrise, sunset -- Picnic spots -- Sounds of nature -- Scenic drives -- Wildlife -- Birdwatching sites -- Small critters -- Charismatic megafauna -- Ocean life -- Learning experiences -- Boat tours -- Bus tours or shuttle tours -- Books about the national parks -- Field excursions and hands-on learning -- Ranger programs -- Outfitted adventures -- Literary pilgrimages -- Discovering history -- Age of exploration -- Rock art and petroglyphs -- Native American sites -- Revolutionary War sites -- Capital attractions -- War sites -- Feature -- Forts -- Monuments and memorials -- African-American history -- Science, engineering, and trains -- Presidential footprints -- Sleeping and heating -- Historic lodges -- Backcountry lodges -- Cabins -- Just-outside-the-park lodges -- Park rooms to beg for -- Culinary delights -- Campgrounds -- RV campgrounds -- Other wonders -- Places to say "I do" or "I will" -- Arts and gardens -- Hike-to views -- Urban escapes -- Island retreats -- Under-appreciated parks -- Park contacts -- Author's 10 best national parks.
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Natural wonders -- Landmarks -- Amazing trees -- Waterfalls -- Volcanic wonders -- Fossils and dinosaurs -- Rock formations and arches -- Caves and cave tours -- Swamps -- Glaciers -- Miscellaneous geological weirdness -- By land -- Day backpacking -- Horsepacking trips -- Stellar day hikes -- Great bike rides -- Family friendly hikes -- Walk-up summits -- Canyon hikes -- Winter sports -- Accessible trails -- Hikes with a twist -- Serious summits -- Rock climbing -- Backpacking : epic hikes -- Jeep trips -- Trail runs -- Mountain bike rides -- By sea, lake, & river -- Fly-fishing -- Lake fishing -- Float trips -- Feature -- Whitewater thrill rides -- Canoe/kayak flatwater trips -- Houseboating -- Swimming holes -- Sea kayaking -- Scuba diving and snorkeling -- Beaches -- Wind sports -- Seasonal enjoyments -- Wildflower blooms -- Fall color -- Night sky -- Sunrise, sunset -- Picnic spots -- Sounds of nature -- Scenic drives -- Wildlife -- Birdwatching sites -- Small critters -- Charismatic megafauna -- Ocean life -- Learning experiences -- Boat tours -- Bus tours or shuttle tours -- Books about the national parks -- Field excursions and hands-on learning -- Ranger programs -- Outfitted adventures -- Literary pilgrimages -- Discovering history -- Age of exploration -- Rock art and petroglyphs -- Native American sites -- Revolutionary War sites -- Capital attractions -- War sites -- Feature -- Forts -- Monuments and memorials -- African-American history -- Science, engineering, and trains -- Presidential footprints -- Sleeping and heating -- Historic lodges -- Backcountry lodges -- Cabins -- Just-outside-the-park lodges -- Park rooms to beg for -- Culinary delights -- Campgrounds -- RV campgrounds -- Other wonders -- Places to say "I do" or "I will" -- Arts and gardens -- Hike-to views -- Urban escapes -- Island retreats -- Under-appreciated parks -- Park contacts -- Author's 10 best national parks.

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