Buy Moon Grand Canyon
Sixth Edition, November 2014
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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.
Moon Grand Canyon features:
- 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 and 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
Kathleen Bryant was only six months old when her parents bundled her up for her first road trip West, and she’s been traveling ever since. Among her earliest memories is watching Emery and Ellsworth Kolb’s movie about their 1911 river-running expedition at Grand Canyon’s Kolb Studio. Since then, Kathleen has returned to Grand Canyon again and again to hike its trails, raft the Colorado, and explore dusty backroads and seldom-seen overlooks.
An avid hiker and history buff, Kathleen has volunteered for the forest service, monitoring and stabilizing archaeological sites and leading visitors on tours of ruins and rock art in the Sedona area. A resident of Arizona for more than twenty years, she appreciates the way Grand Canyon holds all the Southwest’s landscapes: slickrock, forests, mountains, and desert.
Kathleen has written a dozen books, including Kokopelli’s Gift, an award-winning children’s story. Her travel writing includes Moon Grand Canyon, Moon Four Corners, and the scenic guides Sedona and Red Rock Country and Four Corners: Timeless Lands of the Southwest. In Western National Parks’ Lodges Cookbook, she combines her love of travel and history with recipes from landmark park lodges. She has also contributed stories to American Archaeology, American Artist, Arizona Highways, Sunset, and other magazines.