Enjoying Big Bend National Park
A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone
Travel Guide
6 x 9, 128 pp.
57 color photos. 1 color map.
Pub Date: 03/06/2009
Price:        $17.95

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Enjoying Big Bend National Park

A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone

By Gary and Kathy Adams Clark

This book will help turn every trip to Big Bend National Park into a memorable adventure.
Veteran naturalist Gary Clark and photographer Kathy Adams Clark help you choose the best hike or drive in Big Bend National Park, based on the season in which you visit; the number of days you have in the park; and your activity, age, and fitness levels. The Clarks provide valuable practical information, along with a descriptive list of items essential for being outdoors in desert and mountain environments and an overview of park rules.
They describe more than thirty activities available in the park: two-hour or half- and full-day adventures; adventures for the physically fit or physically challenged; and adventures with children, for nature lovers, or in vehicles. The Clarks also point out scenic highlights and animals and plants that might be seen along the way.

GARY CLARK, an active Texas birder, is dean of business, social, and behavioral sciences at Lone Star College in Houston. The author of Texas Wildlife Portfolio and Texas Gulf Coast Impressions, he writes a weekly nature column in the Houston Chronicle. His articles on birds, nature, and travel have appeared in many magazines, including AAA Journeys, Birder's World, Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, and Texas Highways.

Nature photographer KATHY ADAMS CLARK, owner of the photo agency KAC Productions, has served as president of the North American Nature Photography Association. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, Texas Highways, as well as in numerous books, magazines, and calendars. Her photos illustrate Gary's weekly newspaper column in the Houston Chronicle. They reside in The Woodlands, Texas.

What Readers Are Saying:

". . . a handy guide for first-time and repeat visitors to Big Bend National Park."--Liz Carmack, author of Historic Hotels of Texas: A Traveler's Guide

"Through their thoughtful text and eye-catching photographs, Gary and Kathy Clark transport readers to one of our nation's last frontiers, Big Bend State Park. . . . "  --John and Gloria Tveten, authors of  Our Life with Birds, Adventures Afar, and Nature at Your Doorstep, published by Texas A&M University Press

“Through their thoughtful text and eye-catching photographs, Gary and Kathy Clark transport the reader to one of our nation¹s last frontiers,Texas¹ Big Bend National Park. It is a region we have visited many times over the course of forty-five years, both for our personal enjoyment and as nature tour leaders for several institutions. Many of the Clarks¹ suggested destinations and adventures are familiar to us, but this book serves to cast them in a new light, offering people of all ages and physical abilities a chance to explore a treasure-trove of geological and natural wonders. Big Bend Adventures should find a place in the packs of everyone who visits this unique park, as it will in ours.” --John & Gloria Tveten, authors of Our Life with Birds, Adventure


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