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Frommer's Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia is packed with all the facts, tips and descriptions you need to have perfect park vacation, in a pocket size guide: The most memorable natural wonders, from majestic Yosemite Falls to Kings Canyon's towering sequoias. Great places to stay in and near the parks, ranging from historic lodges to family-friendly motels plus a complete campground guide for each park. A fully illustrated nature guide to help you spot and identify condors, bobcats, wildflowers, and more. The best hikes, from ranger-led interpretive walks to challenging backcountry overnights. Detailed, accurate park and trail maps.List of Maps. 1 Introduction to Yosemite and Sequoia& Kings Canyon National Parks. 2 Planning Your Trip to Yosemite and Sequoia& Kings Canyon National Parks. 3 Exploring Yosemite. 4 Hikes& Other Outdoor Pursuits in Yosemite. 5 Where to Stay& Eat in Yosemite. 6 Exploring Sequoia& Kings Canyon. 7 Hikes& Other Outdoor Pursuits in Sequoia& Kings Canyon. 8 Where to Stay& Eat in Sequoia& Kings Canyon. 9 A Nature Guide to Yosemite and Sequoia& Kings Canyon National Parks. Index.A Denver-based freelance writer,Eric Peterson has contributed to numerous Frommer’s guides covering the American West, and has written Frommer’s Montana& Wyoming, Frommer’s Yellowstone& Grand Teton National Parks, and Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A. (www.speckpress.com). Peterson also writes about travel and other topics for such publications as ColoradoBiz, Delta Sky, and the New York Daily News. In his free time, he’s an avid camper and hiker, a lifelong Broncos fan, and part-time rock star (at least in the eyes of his niece Olivia and nephews Mitch and Sam).Frommer's Puts the Parks in Your Pocket.Spectacular natural wonders, from majestic Yosemite Falls to Kings Canyon's towering sequoiasDescriptions of the best hikes, from easy wilderness strolls and ranger-led walks to overnight backcountry adventures, each rated by difficultyGreat places to stay, from luxury park lodges to family-friendly motels—plus a complete campground guide for each parkWhere to eat and stock up on supplies—both in the parks and in the gateway townsA fully illustrated nature guide to help you spot and identify local wildlife, birds, trees, wildflowers, and moreFrommer's. The best trips start here.Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices.