Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park
Janet Chapple (Author)
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DescriptionThis book makes you the tour guide for your group! Janet Chapple shares her tips to pack for your trip, spot wildlife, see the best views, catch geyser eruptions, stay safe, and escape the crowds. The author's passion for the park, which began when her parents worked at Old Faithful Inn in the early twentieth century, shines throughout. Whether you want to hike in the geyser basins and forests, drive the mountain passes, ride horseback, or take a boat out on the lake, the mile-by-mile road logs prepare you. The description is enlivened by entertaining historical anecdotes. This sixth edition, fully updated for 2020 by editor Beth Chapple and geologist Jo-Ann Sherwin, includes
- which geysers and hot springs are active,
- the new overlooks at Grand Prismatic Spring and the south rim of the canyon,
- a new time line of the geology, and
- explanations of the geological forces like lava flows and the Yellowstone hot spot.
Granite Peak Publications
May 15, 2020
5.6 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author
Montana native Janet Chapple has been savoring the atmosphere of Yellowstone Park since she was a child, when her parents worked at Old Faithful Inn. On her many visits since then, she has combined intensive personal observation with research year-round, reading widely, consulting experts, and attending Yellowstone Institute courses. Janet's undergrad education was at Stanford and the University of Southern California, followed much later with a master's degree in cello performance from Indiana University. After a long career in music in Rhode Island, including editing and writing for a music practice booklet, she turned to researching and writing about Yellowstone Park. She wrote and published four previous editions of Yellowstone Treasures, beginning in 2002. In 2013 she cotranslated with colleague Suzanne Cane an 1883 travelog called Yellowstone, Land of Wonders by Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq, from French to English. In 2016 she selected and annotated the adventure stories in Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis. She lives in Oakland, California.