Moon Spotlight Yellowstone & Grand Teton Camping
By Becky Lomax
Second Edition, August 2014
Price: $11.99 USD
Price: $7.99 USD
Moon Spotlight Yellowstone & Grand Teton Camping is a 206-page compact guide covering the region’s best campsites, including those along the Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers. Writer, photographer, and naturalist Becky Lomax provides insight on each campsite, including the number of campgrounds, tips on gear selection and maintenance, clothing and footwear suggestions, and camping ethics. Each camp listing has at-a-glance icons that indicate nearby hiking or biking trails, hot springs, and spots for swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. Lomax also shares which campsites and trails allow dogs. Easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions lead campers and hikers to the best of these national parks.
This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Montana, Wyoming & Idaho Camping.
Becky Lomax grew up camping. She cherishes fond memories of family camping trips in a yellow station wagon packed door-to-door with five raucous kids and their gear. Piled on air mattresses or cots in a canvas tent, she and her siblings woke each morning to their mom doling canned grapefruit and mandarin oranges into plastic camping bowls while their dad pumped the green two-burner Coleman stove to cook pancakes.
Like any camping family, they had their share of rain, mosquitoes, vehicle breakdowns, and siblings who strip-mined the chocolate from the gorp bag. Her brothers still swear they didn’t put that frog in her sleeping bag—but she’s not convinced.
Today, Becky’s favorite kind of travel still involves backpacking, hiking, and camping—especially with her nieces and nephews. After 10 years as a hiking and backpacking guide in Glacier National Park, she now travels the Northern Rockies as a full-time professional outdoors writer and photographer. She uses her writing career as an excuse to camp, hike, mountain bike, kayak, and ski. Her favorite research involves wildlife: She has followed biologists into the field to band raptors and radio-collar bighorn sheep and grizzly bears.
Becky is also the author of Moon Glacier National Park, and her work has been published in various magazines, including Smithsonian, Backpacker, National Wildlife, Cross Country Skier, Montana Magazine, Montana Outdoors, and Northwest Travel.