Author: W. C. McRae
Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub
Release Date: 2006-01-06
Each guide contains not only detailed information on the best transportation, accommodation, restaurant, and sightseeing options but also custom maps and fascinating sidebars--all the tools travelers need to make their own choices and create a travel strategy that is theirs alone.
Author: W. C. McRae
Publisher: Moon Travel
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure With five national parks within a day's drive of one another, southern Utah is a dream destination for spectacular outdoor adventure and staggering natural beauty. Moon Zion & Bryce is the ultimate guide to crafting a memorable journey through this diverse and thrilling landscape. Moon Zion & Bryce features: Full coverage of southern Utah's five national parks and their surrounding regions: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park Itineraries for every timeline and travel style, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, including: Avoiding the Crowds, Red Rocks Road Trip, Ancient Rock Art, Best Day Hikes, and Family Fun Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps of each park Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions on the best places to stop along the way to eat, rest, or explore Expert tips for travelers looking to go backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or hiking, plus essential packing and health and safety information The top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Find the best spot for photographing the sunrise, or embark on an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in the winter season with a cross-country ski day, or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every spot on your list. Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art on display all over the parks, or discover the creative, energetic spirit of nearby Moab Valuable insight from seasoned explorers and regional experts Bill McRae and Judy Jewell Where to stay inside and outside the parks, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Moab and less crowded areas like Kodachrome Basin and Escalante Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history Hitting more of North America's incredible national parks? Try Moon Grand Canyon, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton, or Moon Glacier National Park. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.
Author: W. C. McRae
Publisher: Moon Travel
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell share the best ways to experience all that the Beehive State has to offer, from sprawling, urban Salt Lake City to serene, mystical Arches National Park. The authors include great trip strategies that utilize Utah's amazing outdoor attractions and unique history, such as Standing High: The Best Vistas and The Old West Tour. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Including expert advice on the state's best brewpubs, first-rate ski and snowboard resorts, and amazing national parks, Moon Utah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Ron Adkison, author of our popular, Utah's National Parks, selects his favorite short trips in five major parks: Arches, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Zion. Even if you have only a limited amount of time to explore these incredible parks, the short routes described here let you stretch your legs, smell the sage, and feel the wind in your face. Maps and information on park services and interpretive activities are included.
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Utah is a top destination for skiers and hikers, history buffs and adventurers, and caters to those who enjoy the finer things in life. With outstanding geological formations and ever-reaching landscapes, its natural wonders (which tourists can either climb over or drive through), are unparalleled, from salt flats to red rock canyons, and the desert to the Rocky Mountains. Shopping and entertainment hubs exist in the picturesque small towns across the state, and innovative culinary creations await visitors throughout Utah. This travel guide includes: •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Switzerland •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: New restaurants and hotels in top areas like Salt Lake City, Park City, and the communities surrounding the national parks. •SPECIAL FEATURES: The best places to hike, bike, ski, raft, fish, and horseback ride are covered in the Outdoor Adventures section, along with tips on what to wear and when to go. The Great Itineraries section offers a road trip for the national parks, a plan for seeing Salt Lake City's highlights, and suggestions for hitting the ski slopes. The best places to spot petroglyphs and dinosaur fossils are also covered. Each national park—Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—has its own chapter with information on scenic drives, top hikes, and places to eat and stay within the parks. •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have good advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car. •SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE: The renowned Sundance Film Festival takes place annually in downtown Park City, Utah, every January, attracting movie stars and independent filmmakers from all over the world. •DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Utah offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category. •COVERS: Salt Lake City, Park City and the Southern Wasatch, North of Salt Lake City, Dinosaurland and Eastern Utah, Capitol Reef National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Southwestern Utah, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab and Southeastern Utah
Author: Eric Henze
Release Date: 2016-01-23
The Grand Circle is an area of remarkable majesty, holding the largest concentration of national parks in the United States. The lands within it contain the very definition of the American Southwest. There are few family vacations as incredible as a journey within the Grand Circle. This book is for everyone and includes additional tips for families with children. A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks takes you through seven national parks, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks. Each park is diverse, but when seen together, they create a once in a lifetime escape. A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks includes rich details of where to stay, what to do, plus park history and geology. The book also contains sections on visiting Las Vegas with children, help on deciding whether to do the trip in an RV, plus rich stories of humor and reflection. Refreshing and informative is what A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks is all about.
All activities certified “kid tested” by the authors’ four rambunctious sons Each includes best hikes, mountain bike routes, features to climb on, places to see wildlife, and more Natural history learning opportunities also included The parents of four boys, Harley and Abby McAllister have spent the last few years figuring out the best way to explore our national parks with restless kids in tow. These first two books in this new series help families plan their vacations in Yellowstone National Park and in Utah’s “Big Five” national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion)—so that everyone has a memorable trip. With an easy to follow organization based on park geography, an emphasis on outdoor fun and education, and an approach that zeroes in on the very best options for families, each guide fully explores the national park it covers. Family-friendly hiking trails for a range of age and skill levels; major natural sights, ; the best wildlife viewing spots, including wildlife checklists for kids to mark off; fishing, biking, climbing, and rafting opportunities—and much more are all detailed. The guides also promote the popular Junior Ranger programming found throughout the National Parks system, as well as other park programs that appeal to kids. And they provide basics on access, trip planning, and overnight options from campgrounds to lodges to cabins.
Canyonlands and Arches national parks have hundreds of miles of hiking trails. But if hikers are only going to be there for a day or so and need something that is not physically demanding, which trail do they choose? This book answers the question. Best Easy Day Hikes Canyonlands and Arches includes trail descriptions and maps of the author's favorite short hikes in the two parks. All hikes included in this little book, with one exception, do not have steep hills, are on well-defined, easy-to-follow trails, and take hikers into some of the most scenic sections of the park.
In Walking With Abel, journalist Anna Badkhen joins a family of Fulani cowboys as they embark on their annual migration across the Savannah. Although their present is increasingly under threat from Islamic militants, climate change and urbanization, the Fulani are no strangers to uncertainty - brilliantly resourceful and resilient, they've contended with famines, droughts and wars for centuries. Dubbed 'Anna Ba' by the nomads, who embrace her as one of theirs, Badkhen narrates the Fulani's journeys with compassion and keen observation.
• Only the best hikes selected from a state with an abundance of trail riches • Utah is a national destination for hikers • Hikes range from easy day hikes to more challenging backpacking trips 100 Classic Hikes: Utah expands Mountaineers Books' most popular hiking guidebook series. Like the other titles in the series, this new addition is coffee-table quality and makes a great gift for long-time Utah hikers, as well as for new arrivals and vacationers. Featuring full-color photographs and maps, 100 Classic Hikes: Utah covers the best and most popular hikes in the state, providing a range of trail options. The "Hikes at a Glance" table makes it simple to quickly find hike length, difficulty, when to go, and special highlights of the outing you seek. This is a full-state guidebook organized by region. The North Central region includes the Wasatch Mountains along with Antelope Island State Park, House Range, and Deseret Peak Wilderness Area, while the Northeast features the high Uintas, Bear River Range, Flaming Gorge, and Dinosaur National Monument. Southern Utah features many of the nation’s premier national parks and monuments. The Southeast region includes hikes around Moab, Arches National Park, Grand Gulch, Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges, and more. South Central covers Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Kodachrome, Horseshoe Canyon unit of Canyonlands, and other areas. Finally, the famed Southwest part of the state features Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Zion National Park, Snow Canyon, and beyond.
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure! With 1.2 million acres of rocky expanse formed over millions of years, the Grand Canyon is one of the country's greatest natural treasures. Moon Grand Canyon guides you on an exploration of its grand drama, serene vistas, and diverse wildlife. What You'll Discover in Moon Grand Canyon: Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: "The Grand Canyon in One Day," "A Romantic Winter Weekend," "Best Day Hikes," "Family Fun," and "Native American Legacy" Strategies for getting to the Grand Canyon, getting around, and exploring its less-visited areas Coverage of gateway cities and towns, including Flagstaff, Williams, Page, Fredonia, and Kanab Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps and backpacking options The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Go backcountry camping in the inner canyon, or rafting down the Colorado River. Head to the Havasupai reservation's Havasu Canyon for a waterfall-filled hike, or ride horseback through splashes of wildflowers in the South Rim. Mountain bike along the Rainbow Rim, or stroll along a 70-foot-long skywalk stretching into the canyon. Explore the vast forests, plateaus, and history that lay beyond the park's boundaries, shop and dine in the bustling Grand Canyon Village, or discover the canyon's fascinating formation story at the Yavapai Geology Museum Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and Grand Canyon expert Kathleen Bryant Honest advice on when to go and where to stay inside ad outside the park, including campgrounds, cabins, hostels, and resorts Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Recommendations for families, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history With Moon Grand Canyon's practical tips, myriad activities, and expert insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Looking to explore more of Americas greatest canyons and national parks? Try Moon Zion & Bryce. Traveling beyond the park? Try Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the Cable Mountain trail in Zion, ride a horse or mule through Bryce or go swimming or tubing in Zion's Virgin River; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 65 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Zion National Park, St George, Snow Canyon State Park, Cedar City, Glendale, Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Canyon, Panguitch, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Author: Alexis M. Smith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2016-06-07
“Eerie and intriguing . . . captivates in the first few pages and delivers a gripping, compelling story throughout.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Smith’s excellent command of language gives life to arresting characters and their creepy surroundings, keeping the suspense in this dark environmental thriller running high.”—Elle It has been twenty years since Lucie Bowen left the islands—when the May Day Quake shattered thousands of lives; when Lucie’s father disappeared in an explosion at the Marrow Island oil refinery, a tragedy that destroyed the island’s ecosystem; and when Lucie and her best friend, Katie, were just Puget Sound children hoping to survive. Now, Katie writes with strange and miraculous news. Marrow Island is no longer uninhabitable and no longer abandoned. She is part of a community that has managed to conjure life again from Marrow’s soil. Lucie returns. Her journalist instincts tell her there’s more to this mysterious “Colony” and their charismatic leader—a former nun with an all-consuming plan—than its members want her to know. As she uncovers their secrets, will Lucie endanger more than their mission? And what price will she pay for the truth? “Transporting.”—Vanity Fair “Beautifully wrought.”—O, The Oprah Magazine “Engrossing and atmospheric, a thorny meditation on environmental responsibility with a big haunted heart.”—Laura van den Berg,Miami Herald
Highlighting the control of networked robotic systems, this book synthesizes a unified passivity-based approach to an emerging cross-disciplinary subject. Thanks to this unified approach, readers can access various state-of-the-art research fields by studying only the background foundations associated with passivity. In addition to the theoretical results and techniques, the authors provide experimental case studies on testbeds of robotic systems including networked haptic devices, visual robotic systems, robotic network systems and visual sensor network systems. The text begins with an introduction to passivity and passivity-based control together with the other foundations needed in this book. The main body of the book consists of three parts. The first examines how passivity can be utilized for bilateral teleoperation and demonstrates the inherent robustness of the passivity-based controller against communication delays. The second part emphasizes passivity’s usefulness for visual feedback control and estimation. Convergence is rigorously proved even when other passive components are interconnected. The passivity approach is also differentiated from other methodologies. The third part presents the unified passivity-based control-design methodology for multi-agent systems. This scheme is shown to be either immediately applicable or easily extendable to the solution of various motion coordination problems including 3-D attitude/pose synchronization, flocking control and cooperative motion estimation. Academic researchers and practitioners working in systems and control and/or robotics will appreciate the potential of the elegant and novel approach to the control of networked robots presented here. The limited background required and the case-study work described also make the text appropriate for and, it is hoped, inspiring to students.
Join writer and avid explorer Becky Lomax for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Yellowstone and Grand Teton has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Welcome the land of fire and ice.ÊMoon Yellowstone and Grand TetonÊshows you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Explore the geysers and vivid cauldrons of acid and water created by the supervolcano hidden under the mountainous greenery and alien beauty of Yellowstone National Park, and marvel at the mountainous spires of the Rockies and the glacier-smoothed lakes and canyons of Grand Teton National Park. Along with trip ideas like ÒOne Day in YellowstoneÓ and ÒWinter FunÓ, Lomax includes suggestions for the best places to spot elk, bison, bears, and wolves, and tips on which hikes have the most stunning views. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.Ê Moon Yellowstone and Grand TetonÊincludes areas such as: North Yellowstone Old Faithful and West Yellowstone Canyon and Lake Country North Grand Teton South Grand Teton Jackson Hole Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip!Ê Interested in more of our nations greatest National Parks? TryÊMoon Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon, orÊMoon Death Valley National Park.