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Frommer’s National Parks of the American West (Park Guides)

[ReviewAZON asin=”0470537671″]A park lover’s must-have, the information provided in this behemoth of a book is almost as impressive as the redwoods that grace its cover. With a focus on helping visitors avoid the crowds, National Parks of the American West provides painstakingly researched details on more than 40 national parks, monuments, seashores, and preserves.

Frommer’s explains their intent in the introduction: “Our authors have talked to the rangers, hiked the trails, and taken the tours, all the while asking, ‘How can our readers avoid the crowds?’ In each of following chapters you’ll find a section giving you straightforward, practical advice on just how to do this…. We’ve searched for secluded trails that can be hiked by the average person, scenic drives where you won’t get caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and points where, with only a minimum of effort, you’ll be afforded spectacular views without feeling as if you’re packed into Times Square on New Year’s Eve.”

There is probably not a question you have that this book doesn’t answer: each park listing includes tips from park rangers, ideas especially for kids, excellent maps, entrance fee information, the best driving and walking tours, campground overviews, food and other lodging, contacts for activities and recreation, and interesting sidebars. –Kathryn True[/ReviewAZON]

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