Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks by Eric Peterson

By Eric Peterson

This publication has been a very good assist in making plans a family members holiday to the nationwide Parks. And the compact measurement (about four inches by means of eight inches) capacity the booklet may be sufficiently small to slot in a fanny pack for simple reference throughout the journey. Kudos, Frommer's.

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The Sunlight Basin Road (which is also called the Chief Joseph Highway), connecting the entrance at Cooke City, Montana, with Cody, Wyoming, often opens by early May. The Beartooth Highway between Cooke City and Red Lodge, Montana, is generally open by Memorial Day weekend. Road closures begin in mid-October, when the Beartooth Highway closes. Depending upon weather, most other park roads remain open until the park season ends on the first Sunday in November. In Grand Teton Because Grand Teton has fewer roads and they’re at lower elevations, openings and closings are more predictable.

Hwy. 89/191/287, brings visitors into the park from neighboring Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson area. On the way to Yellowstone, drivers get some panoramic views of the Teton Range. Once in the park, the road winds along the Lewis River to the south end of Yellowstone Lake, at West Thumb and Grant Village. It’s open to cars from May to November and to snowmobiles and snowcoaches from December to March. S. Hwy. 14/16/20, is 52 miles west of Cody, Wyoming, and is open to cars from May to September and to snowmobiles and snowcoaches from December to March.

It offers more than 100 courses, winter and summer, covering everything from wildlife tracking in the snow, to wilderness medicine, to the history of fur trappers on the plateau. The courses, some of which are offered for college credit, run from 1 to 5 days, with forays into the field, and lectures and demonstrations at the institute’s cozy quarters. The classes are a study in camaraderie as well as natural history, with participants sharing meals and stories in the common kitchen. Prices are reasonable (around $65 a day for tuition), and some classes are specifically oriented to families and youngsters.

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