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Frommer's Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks (Park Guides) Paperback – March 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Park Guides (Book 39)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Frommers; 7 edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470537736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470537732
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.3 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,082,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

See the very best of Yosemite and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

From majestic Yosemite Falls to Kings Canyon's towering sequoias, let our expert author guide you to the best of the national parks.

  • Detailed maps of the region,parks, and trails

  • Exact prices, directions,and other practical information

  • Candid reviews of places to stay, eat, camp,and stock up on supplies

  • Insider tips from local expert authors

About the Author

A Denver-based freelance writer, Eric Peterson has contributed to numerous Frommer's guides covering the American West, and has written Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, Frommer’s Colorado, Frommer’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, and Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A. Peterson also writes about travel and other topics for such publications as ColoradoBiz, Delta Sky, and the New York Daily News. In his free time, he's an avid camper and hiker, a lifelong Broncos fan, and a part-time rock star (at least in the eyes of his niece Olivia and nephews Mitch and Sam).

More About the Author

Born and raised in Colorado, Eric Peterson started traveling as a newborn child on his way back from the hospital. Numerous family road trips ensued, often with comedic effect.

Eric started writing when he was four, covering such stories as an anthropomorphic hammer fighting similarly humanoid nails and a bipedal polka-dotted gator-like creature named Erg.

He first got paid to write in his early twenties when he landed a freelance gig on a Frommer's book. That was 1995. As of 2010, Eric has written dozens of travel guides, mostly Frommer's titles, as well as his own Ramble Guides series of books: Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A. (2006), Ramble Colorado (2008), Ramble California (2009), and Ramble Texas (2010).

Eric has also written for numerous magazines and newspapers during his career, including the Denver Post, Westword, the New York Daily News, United Hemispheres, Delta Sky, ColoradoBiz, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, and Nintendo Power. Check out www.rambleguides.com for more of all things Eric Peterson.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By 410 on December 30, 2005
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This guide is very succinct, affordable, and accessible. It's not at all comprehensive, yet is still one of the most useful guides to the region due to its brevity and organziation. Plus it covers both Sequoia/Kings Canyon and Yosemite.

Planning: A nice job is done. There is a lot of detail on roads into the parks and hotels, information lacking in the more specialized hiking guides. It covers most of the big park highlights you don't want to miss if you're only visiting the region once or twice. This is not the sort of guide that will tell you where to find solitude and remote regions. It is also one of the best guides to have if you don't want to rough it the entire trip. I like to space long backpacking treks with a visit to a nice restaurant-this guide offers a lot of variety on this end. The same goes for hotels, if you're not into backpacking or looking for a place just after getting on/off a plane.

Hiking Trip Descriptions: Pretty minimal. This book spotlights the more popular trails but does a fairly decent job of highlighting don't miss items.

Maps: Non-topographic but highly readable. The printing is crisp and highly readable. Useful for planning short day trips.

Overall this is a pretty useful guide. As the price is great you can easily buy this to supplement a more specialized hiking guide and map. Note that Frommer seems to put out a new edition every couple of years. I don't think very much could have changed, so an older edition will do just fine.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 29, 2007
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I wish this guide had colorful maps. I originally bought it looking for information about hiking and trekking activities in the Parks and was somewhat disappointed by the monochromatic maps with poor information about trail distance or duration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Keck on June 1, 2009
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Awesome little book that summarizes the highlights of Yosemite, Sequoia, and King's Canyon National parks. Easily fits into a day hike pack. Info. about "must dos", trails, lodging, eats, and drive times.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruby Hummer on July 30, 2010
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I ordered this book to learn about where to stay and what to do in Yosemite and surrounding parks. I made my reservations based on what I read and have used this company before in National Park reviews.
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