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#BUFFALONATIONALRIVERWEST

The first National River to be designated in the United States, the Buffalo River flows 153 miles through the tranquil forests and dramatic sandstone and limestone bluffs of the Ozarks. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Buffalo National River West combines unmatched detail with helpful information to offer an invaluable tool for making the most of your visit to one of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map includes sections of the river from the Upper Buffalo Wilderness and the Ozark National Forest, through Boxley Valley to the Little Buffalo River, then through to Woolum.

 

Summaries of popular hiking and horse trails will help you choose the route that’s right for you. The clearly marked trails include mileages between intersections. Handy river mileage and services charts are included as well. The Ozark Highlands and Arkansas Scenic 7 byways are noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits and passes. Some of the many recreation features include interpretive trails, campgrounds, trailheads, river access, waterfalls, horse camps, and scenic areas. Information on caves, canoeing and water safety, recreational activities, and more will help guide you in exploring all the region has to offer.

 

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

 

Other features found on this map include: Buffalo National River, Ozark National Forest, Reeves Mountain, Turner Ward Knob, Upper Buffalo Wilderness.

 

#BUFFALONATIONALRIVEREAST

Flowing freely for 153 miles in northern Arkansas, the wild and fully protected Buffalo River was the first National River to be designated in the United States. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the National Park Service and others, National Geographic's Trail Illustrated map of Buffalo National River East provides unparalleled detail of the middle and lower sections of the river as well as the surrounding areas. Shown with mileage markers, the map's coverage of the river begins at mile 66, just before Mount Hersey, and follows the river to its confluence with the White River at mile 153. Pinpointed along the way are river access points, campgrounds, visitor centers, parking areas and other facilities and recreational points of interest.

 

Precisely mapped trails are labeled according to their designated usage and shown with mileage markers, including the Buffalo River and Ozark Highlands Trails, which are both highlighted. Trail descriptions are also provided for many of the popular hiking trails. To aid in your navigation, the map shows contour lines, elevations, labeled peaks and selected waypoints. Canoeing, hiking and horseback riding guidelines, regulations and safety tips are also provided, as well as a river mileage chart and essential contact information. The map's coverage includes the Lower Buffalo and Leatherwood Wilderness Areas, Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area and parts of Ozark National Forest.

 

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

 

Other features found on this map include: Buffalo National River, Buffalo River, Leatherwood Wilderness, Ozark National Forest.

 

#GUIDETONATIONALPARKSOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks—including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown—for intensive on-the-ground research. 300 photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels, visitor center contact information, and camping information. Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets, and more in this Centennial edition. 

GUIDETOSTATEPARKSOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

Nominated for inclusion in this book by the 50 state parks directors, this stunning group of 200-plus state parks presents the diversity and beauty of these accessible gems. From Florida to Alaska, from the white water at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, to the dunes of Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Utah, from the 6-acre Iao Valley to the 204,000-acre Baxter, these parks represent the best cultural and natural areas protected within our state parks' system.

 

From free to affordable, the state parks appeal to the day-visitor or the weekend escapist alike. Of the state parks' 25,000 miles of trails and recreation, the authors have selected favorites for hiking and biking, horseback riding, and wildflower gazing as well as ample opportunities for the birdwatcher or rock climber, the wildlife observer or the amateur archaeologist. The guide features more than 200 gorgeous, color photographs that capture the splendor of the parks, insider tips from state parks staff that are invaluable planning tools, and 32 easy-to-use maps that highlight sites, trails and campgrounds, as well as information on recreational activities, camping, and lodging. All material, including photos and practical data such as opening fees and contact numbers, has been updated for the 2012 edition.

 

#NATIONALGEOGRAPHICPOCKETGUIDETREESSHRUBS
This basic beginner's field guide to the larger plants in North America is part of the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. Spot-on descriptive information and key facts about trees and shrubs are conveyed in a handy, colorful, easy-to-reference volume. More robust than any other beginning field guides on the market, this book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each species of tree. Handy, authoritative, and easy to read, this pocket guides are useful in the field or as an in-home reference for beginners, nature lovers, and tree-climbers everywhere.