Learn about changes at the park, our new book of travel adventures, and a great holiday sale.

Yellowstone Newsletter

from Granite Peak Publications

October 2015

Here's the latest about our Yellowstone books, graced with a photo of Old Faithful Geyser taken from Geyser Hill in July 2013. Feel free to forward this news! To unsubscribe, see the link at the end of this message.

Park news

The changes at Yellowstone National Park are fascinating. During her visit in June, our author Janet Chapple found that the area around Grassy Spring, near the appealing Canary Spring, seemed very hot, with little terraces appearing since she was last there and a tiny new spring above the first major parking area. Subsequently, Upper Terrace Drive was closed for several days in July as staff built a barrier around the activity. Janet also reported on road construction near Gardiner around the North Entrance Arch, which will continue right up to the centennial of the National Park Service on August 25, 2016. The park is open 365 days a year, but visitor services close for part of the year. If you are fortunate enough to travel there, remember to check current conditions and park alerts on the NPS website.

Announcing Through Early Yellowstone

Readers of Yellowstone Treasures and other park visitors will enjoy the stories in our new book, Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis, to be released in June 2016 to coincide with the National Park Service's 100th birthday. Experience the geysers without boardwalks, hike the trails before maps, encounter the bears, and breathe in the fresh mountain air. The crown jewel of the book is the set of 30 watercolor paintings by Thomas H. Thomas, shown here for the first time outside Wales.  To quote Philetus W. Norris’s poem from 1884, also in this book, “There, enraptured, have I wandered. . . .” This spring we will provide our newsletter readers the chance to preorder the book.

Guidebook news

You, our valued e-newsletter subscribers, will get a better holiday sale this year than the sale on the website. Get 24% off Yellowstone Treasures, updated fourth edition, PLUS free shipping from now through January 8, 2016. That's a better deal than offers! Just click on Buy Now from the Guidebook page, and enter "2015Season" (without the quotes) in the Voucher box in the shopping cart.

From the blog

Janet posts her news and views about the park, her favorite hot springs and geysers, and her Yellowstone projects on her blog. Here are some representative posts: We think you'll especially like the video of Riverside Geyser in the third blog post.

Send Janet your comments or travel questions via our contact form on the website or by replying to this newsletter. Contact Beth, the editor and publisher, with book- or website-related questions.

Best wishes,
Janet Chapple, author:                   
Beth Chapple, editor, publisher, and webmaster:

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