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"Your Guide to the National Parks"provides step-by-step itineraries, kid-friendly activities, and the most popular ranger programs to help plan your 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. This completely refreshed edition includes the addition of Pinnacles National Park. The second edition also features new pictures throughout the book and updates to most maps as well as smaller content changes throughout the book.

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Michael Joseph Oswald

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.

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