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Moon USA national parks : the complete guide to all 59 parks (Moon handbooks)

by Lomax, Becky (Author)

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They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks.-- Full description

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Summary: They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks.--
Item Description: Includes index.
Physical Description: 718 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm + 1 fold-out map.
ISBN: 9781640492790
1640492798
Author Notes: Becky Lomax grew up hiking, camping, and skiing in Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, and Mt. Rainier National Park (where her dad used to serve as a ranger).

During college, she worked summers in Glacier National Park. After teaching high school English for many years outside Seattle, she and her husband moved to Montana, where she served as a hiking and backpacking guide in Glacier, worked at a ski resort, and began to write about the outdoors. She relishes visiting national parks to hike, bike, backpack, kayak, and raft.

Through her writing, she advocates for conserving wild places for their unique attributes and the renewal they bring to humans. She has written about hiking trails, historic lodges and roads, camping, paddling, skiing, bicycling, wildlife, wildflowers, birds, and climate change. For magazine stories, she has tagged along with biologists into the field to radio collar bighorn sheep and grizzly bears, even touching the bear's claws and smelling its fur to discover its earthy scent.

In 2019, Becky was awarded the Gold Prize in Guidebooks for USA National Parks by the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards. She has also published stories in several national travel magazines including Smithsonian and Backpacker , and authored Moon Glacier National Park, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton , and Moon Montana, Wyoming, & Idaho Camping .

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