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

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Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2011.

Summary

Includes index.

Collects hundreds of top ten lists highlighting America's national parks.

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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