All activities certified “kid tested” by the authors’ four rambunctious sonsEach includes best hikes, mountain bike routes, features to climb on, places to see wildlife, and moreNatural history learning opportunities also includedThe parents of four boys, Harley and Abby McAllister have spent the last few years figuring out the best way to explore our national parks with restless kids in tow. These first two books in this new series help families plan their vacations in Yellowstone National Park and in Utah’s “Big Five” national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion)—so that everyone has a memorable trip.With an easy to follow organization based on park geography, an emphasis on outdoor fun and education, and an approach that zeroes in on the very best options for families, each guide fully explores the national park it covers. Family-friendly hiking trails for a range of age and skill levels; major natural sights, ; the best wildlife viewing spots, including wildlife checklists for kids to mark off; fishing, biking, climbing, and rafting opportunities—and much more are all detailed. The guides also promote the popular Junior Ranger programming found throughout the National Parks system, as well as other park programs that appeal to kids. And they provide basics on access, trip planning, and overnight options from campgrounds to lodges to cabins.
Acerca de Harley McAllister
Educator and strategic planner, Abby McAllister's vision for family travel is tailored to outdoor fun, easy education, and nonstop enjoyment. Harley McAllister works as a project manager but is most alive when he is outdoors--especially with his four boys in tow. The couple are also the authors of Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Utah’s Big Five National Parks, all in Mountaineers Books’ “Adventuring with Kids” series. They live in Spokane, Washington. Visit them online at Our4Outdoors.com; on Facebook @Our4Outdoors and on Instagram @NationalParksWithKids.
Acerca de Abby McAllister
A trained educator and a strategic planner, Abby McAllisteris the primary homeschool teacher for their children. Hers is a unique vision for trip and travel planning that is tailored to kids and their enjoyment. She loves the outdoors and travel and the joys of researching their books with the boys. She squeezes guidebook writing in wherever and whenever she can.