Your Guide to the National Parks, 2nd Edition is an award-winning guide. It is completely updated for the 2017 edition and includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you’ll need to explore the United States National Parks.
An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries, kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information–including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials–serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.
First Edition Accolades
“Your Guide to the National Parks is quite frankly, amazing.” ~ On Wisconsin Magazine
“In short, this is a great, almost encyclopedic, guide to help you prepare for your park visits.” ~ Kurt Repanshek (nationalparkstraveler.com)”
“Oswald provides an amazing, almost overwhelming, amount of data on each place. …a timely and useful reference.” ~ Library Journal
From the Author
Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Winner
Benjamin Franklin Award winner
National Outdoor Book Award Winner
Bill Fischer Award Finalist
About the Author
Michael Joseph Oswald (born June 18, 1980) is an award-winning American travel writer. In 2003 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in electrical engineering. After four years working in a corporate environment, he escaped to a more adventurous lifestyle only to be mugged in Colombia, South America. Injuries sustained required surgery, and failure to follow doctor’s orders blessed him with a permanently prostrate pinkie. This unfortunate event resulted in prompt return home and pursuit of safer travel: kayaking, biking, and hiking across America’s National Parks. The fruit of these endeavors is Michael’s debut title: Your Guide to the National Parks.
When Michael isn’t sleeping in his tent or converted bus, he lives and writes (typing with all nine functional fingers) at his parents’ hobby farm in northeastern Wisconsin with their dog Cuddles and cat Magpie.