Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 63 Parks


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5.51 X 8.38 X 1.16 inches | 1.91 pounds

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About the Author

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.

She has published stories in several national travel magazines including Smithsonian and Backpacker. She also authored Moon Glacier National Park and Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton.


"It's in author Becky Lomax's DNA to have written such a comprehensive book about our country's national parks. In 1902, her great-grandparents visited Yellowstone on their honeymoon (riding a carriage!) and her father was a National Park Ranger in Washington state. Consequently, Lomax grew up exploring and becoming an expert in her natural backyard habitat. As a nationally published magazine writer, Lomax has gone one step further in compiling this comprehensive guidebook for adventurers and armchair readers alike...Each park is detailed in great depth including visitors' centers, best places to take photos, history of the park, wildlife species, activities, camping, full-color maps and really, too much to outline here. Let's just say Lomax deserves my vote for an "Outdoors Pulitzer" for this comprehensive guidebook on our national parks."

--Carolyn Price, OutdoorsNW
"Moon has captured each park so beautifully that it'll make you want to break out the calendar and plan out all your trips at once. Not only that, but they also simplify the planning process for you by giving you all the information you need."--The Intrepid Guide
"As far as national park travel guides go, none are as comprehensive as this one. The author, Becky Lomax, has spent her life in the parks. She's an authority on national parks travel, which is evident in this superb guidebook. It's the book I base all my own trips on."--The National Parks Experience

"The definitive new guide, Moon USA National Parks by long-time National Park advocate and former guide Becky Lomax, comes highly recommended...The guide is organized well and very reader-friendly. No matter what type of adventure you are seeking, the guide is sure to have something for you. Whether you are seeking safe encounters with wildlife, peaceful solitude, winter activities or all those can't miss locations for the perfect selfie opportunity, the guide has it."

--Camping for Women
"Moon is one of the biggest travel guide companies out there, publishing guides on everything from New York City to America's National Parks...If you're looking for a popular, informative guidebook, this is the one for you."--Julia Jennings, Well Planned Journey
"This thorough book is a perfect companion as you plan National Park vacations. The stunning images will excite the adventurer in you, and the useful tips, along with the 'must do' activities and attractions, are a perfect beginning point to work from as you plan your National Park travels."--Camping Tips for Everyone
"An entertaining guide, whether you're planning an actual trip or just want to do a little exploring from the comfort of your favorite reading chair. [Author Becky Lomax] highlights each park with hiking suggestions, tips on what to see, logistical information and more."--Washington Trails Association
"Not only does it have pretty pictures, but it is filled with practical planning tips and expert advice."--Find the Pearls Travel
"Sometimes you get a book and think, "Where has this been all my life?" On a recent snowy afternoon that practically required some summer dreaming and scheming, that book for me was Moon USA National Parks."--Kristen Inbody, Great Falls Tribune