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Happy Sesquicentennial, Yellowstone National Park!

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Highlights of our July trip

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Customer, 5-star review, December 6, 2014
I've been to Yellowstone 12 times, thought I knew the park pretty well till I read this book [Yellowstone Treasures]. Looking forward to going back and taking some of the hikes listed here. Great info, easy read. Highly recommend to anyone going to Yellowstone.
Suzanne, Rhode Island, 5-star Amazon review, October 3, 2003
Yellowstone Treasures, by Janet Chapple, is the key to appreciating this beautiful park. Because the book is organized into Road Logs, wherever you are you read about what's coming up next: geological phenomena, animals, trees, flowers, trailheads, lakes and human history are all included. The maps are clear, plentiful, accurate and useful. Read more...
Donna, contact form, September 18, 2017
Thank you for the wonderful detail in your book, Yellowstone Treasures, (newest edition). We had a group of 16 traveling together and many evenings I was reading from the book to inform everyone of the next days’ adventures. Read more...
Robert D. Rice, Maine, 5-star Amazon review, May 15, 2018
Best guidebook I have ever read. No ambiguities, the descriptions and directions are very detailed. So many options available at every location I wish I had time to do it all. Read more...
Sukanya, personal communication, August 10, 2019
I wanted to share how much we appreciated the book during our recent trip to Yellowstone. It was so helpful. My family and I relied on the maps and details and the easy organization. I especially enjoyed the personal details given by the author. Will remember this trip as one of the best in my lifetime!
Jon L. Albee, 5-star Amazon review, February 24, 2021
This is as good as a comprehensive guide to a national park could be. It truly has everything. There are hundreds of beautiful color photographs, excellent maps, detailed descriptions of all of the park's ecological, geological, historical, and cultural features, all held together by an erudite and concise narrative that has been refined over six editions. It really is excellent. Read more...
E. George, 5-star Amazon review, June 12, 2016
This [Yellowstone Treasures] was the greatest book EVER for visiting Yellowstone. It was our first trip and since Yellowstone is huge, it was extremely helpful to have it broken down into sections and thoroughly described in every way with photos and very detailed maps. Read more...
Thank you for sending me the book [Through Early Yellowstone], which I truly love. I wish this had been available when I first entered Yellowstone, as viewing the park’s wonders through the eyes of early travelers highlights their extraordinary nature and variety, and the difficulties early travelers faced. Read more...
Jeff, 5-star review, September 5, 2013
Glad I bought it [Yellowstone Treasures]. High quality maps. Very informative. I was planning a trip to Yellowstone and this is just the ticket.
5-star review
I got the Kindle edition [of Yellowstone Treasures](if only the rest of the reference tools had this option !). . . . The meat of the work is the Road Logs and Destinations giving a mile by mile, attraction by attraction passage de park. Some of the descriptions go on for more than a page often highlighting the geology or history of a location. Read more...
Reading, Pennsylvania, 2009
Just returned from my first real trip to Yellowstone (my first was a one-day trip almost 40 years ago) and Janet's book [Yellowstone Treasures] was my bible for this trip. Read more...
David Ellis, via e-mail, December 14, 2010
Your book Yellowstone Treasures was with us constantly. Glenda would read the next milestone while I did the driving. Read more...
Nicole Hartschuh, 5-star review, June 17, 2015
I can't imagine making the trip again without it [Yellowstone Treasures]!! Lots of great information that you can't possibly get by just visiting the park. The road log and detailed descriptions helped us plan what to see and how to see it. I would definitely recommend this guide for your trip of a lifetime!
rwelsh1,, September 3, 2013
Excellent detailed book on Yellowstone sites [Yellowstone Treasures]. Tells exactly where to go to see specific sites.
Anonymous, via e-mail, May 2011
I was overwhelmed trying to piece together an itinerary until I bought your book [Yellowstone Treasures]. Read more...
Angie Janetos, Plainfield, Ilinois, July 13, 2010
We stood for a very long time at Barnes and Noble, looking at several guidebooks on Yellowstone and thankfully chose Janet’s book [Yellowstone Treasures]. Read more...
SH, Seattle, Washington, October 25, 2011
This book [Yellowstone Treasures] was super helpful on our trip to Yellowstone. We had never been and only had a few days to spend there. Read more...
Rialena, Total Yellowstone chat page, December 28, 2004
Janet Chapple's book [Yellowstone Treasures] lets you set up your own tour and I consider it the bible of Yellowstone. Read more...