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READ Lost in My Own Backyard A Walk in Yellowstone National Park Crown Journeys î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ [KINDLE] ❆ Lost in My Own Backyard A Walk in Yellowstone National Park Crown Journeys By Tim Cahill – This title brings author Tim CaEstinations Yellowstone the world's first national park Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser encounters. I haven't been to Yellowstone yet so I read this as a way to whet my appetite for our trip there in August and these essays did just that I'm especially interested in the exhilaration anyone with a heart feels while walking in YellowstoneI can't wait to feel it

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This title brings author Tim Cahill My Own PDFEPUB #189 togather with one of his and America's favourite d. Crown journeys is a series of fourteen books that match well known writers with places they know a little something about The authors have to do their sightseeing on foot but I presume they can do their writing any way they please Cahill is a successful travel writer who lives in a small town just north of Yellowstone National Park Not SnowThe personal appeal here was that I had just returned from a first visit to Yellowstone and was eager to compare notes It is always fun to see in print references to locations you know whether they are familiar sights or streets in places one has lived or places one might have visited Even so for sights on film but for GR we stick with books Did the author see what we saw feel what we felt spot something we missed I expect this is a manifestation of some underlying communal need to compare notes on common experiences Oh you saw such and such Me too The common use for such a book is as a resource for people planning a visit Around 3 million people a year visit the park and most would benefit from a uick tour through Cahill’s book SteamyCahill divides the book into three parts First he focuses on day hikes He makes liberal use of road pull outs We are not talking survivalist back country trekking here but the sort of short hikes even a motionally challenged sort like me can manage He looks at some of the commonly viewed destinations such as the Norris Basin Old Faithful Artist Paint Pots the Monument Geyser Basin and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone among others offering a sometimes scatological appreciation for places that demand that sort of perspective and an appreciation for the sublime natural wonders The Savage Beauty of YellowstoneHe offers some history It is true that initial descriptions of the place were met with skepticism Yeah sure thousands of geysers I believe that Having taken some photos in the park of formations that look like Star Trek sets than Terran locations I can understand how disbelief might have seemed a reasonable reaction And Cahill provides information that was news to me I did not know that Yellowstone has the largest petrified forest in the world Part two tells of some well led back country hikes There was very intriguing material in here I was most taken with tales of seeing a moonbow that is a rainbow seen at night with moonlight instead of sunlight causing a remarkable arch Also he communicates well what it might be like to see places that remain largely unseen by people in areas where one can get a visceral sense of what the place must have been like before the stampede of humanity He makes freuent note of the presence of bears grizzlies in particular and reminds his readers that Yellowstone is still a very wild place where unpleasant things can happen to the careless He offers some history and the usual Darwin Award tales and cautions about ways not to deal with the local megafauna The Buffalo Hunters Yellowstone 2010 what shooting bison looks like today the group scattered rather uickly once that bad boy clambered into the parking lotPart three is Cahill’s list of recommended readings for anyone planning a visit I almost wish I had not already been so I could head out to my local bookstore and add to the family Yellowstone collection I have only small gripes with this small book Specifying when he was in each of the area he visited would have helped An exception in talking about the Lamar Valley Cahill specifies that winter is the time to see it I had just seen it in late summerearly autumn and his description made me envious But the book needed some specificity on when he was where Hello GawjusThis short book is purely a supplemental item Get some real guides if you are planning a visit But Lost in My Own Backyard will prove a useful addition to your planning materials It does not hurt that Cahill will make you laugh out loud on occasion or that he has captured some essence of the Yellowstone experiencePS You can click on the above images to see them a bit larger EXTRA STUFFNational Geographic is doing a long term series The Power of Parks on National Parks domestic and international This includes major coverage of Yellowstone The following piece was part of the May 2016 National Geographic magazine All three parts are by David uammen Learning to Let the Wild Be Wild in Yellowstone The following images and descriptive text are from the individual article partsThe colors of Grand Prismatic Spring come from thermophiles microbes that thrive in scalding water The green is chlorophyll they use to absorb sunlight Photo by Michael NicholsHere is part 2 of the National Geographic series on Yellowstone The Yellowstone We Don't See A Struggle of Life and Death Notoriously elusive cougars vary their range in response to their prey mostly elk and deer In winter they favor the shallow snow in the northern reaches of Yellowstone This cougar was caught on the prowl by a camera trap set behind an elk rack on a cliff Photograph by Drew Rush with the NATIONAL PARK SERVICEHere is part 3 of the National Geographic series on Yellowstone Yellowstone's Future Hangs on a uestion Who Owns the West Bison and elk share winter ranges in Greater Yellowstone—these are in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson Wyoming Both can carry brucellosis a threat to cattle But elk are prized as game whereas thousands of Yellowstone bison have been slaughtered in Montana because some consider them a menace Photograph by Charlie Hamilton JamesAlso from the same issue Booming Tourism Becomes a Stress Test for Yellowstone By Todd Wilkinson Wildlife sightings often stop traffic at Yellowstone National Park photograph by Michael Nichols

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Lost in My Own Backyard A Walk in Yellowstone National Park Crown JourneysWildlife muses on the microbiology of thermal pools and sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight. Short travelogue type book that was fun to read in preparation for a weeklong camping trip in Yellowstone National Park