Learn about an honor for Through Early Yellowstone, a great book sale, and the forthcoming fifth edition of Yellowstone Treasures.

Yellowstone Newsletter

from Granite Peak Publications

March 2017

Here's the latest about our Yellowstone books, graced with a watercolor sketch of a tent hotel in Norris Basin, painted by Thomas H. Thomas in 1884 and reproduced as plate 10 in Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis. Feel free to forward this news! To unsubscribe, see the link at the end of this message.

Park news

Spring comes late to Yellowstone National Park. As happens every year, the park roads reopen gradually to motorized vehicles, since the snow must be plowed. Here are some key 2017 spring road opening dates to remind you:
  • April 21: Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance
  • May 5: Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass)
  • May 12: South Entrance to West Thumb
  • May 26: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass); Beartooth Highway
Also, please be aware that Xanterra, the park concessionaire, has decided they must keep the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel rooms and lobby closed all summer 2017 during renovation, though the restaurant and cabins will be open. 

Recognition for Through Early Yellowstone

On March 16, ndependent media company Foreword Reviews announced that our historical anthology has achieved finalist status in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. This honor was granted to only about one dozen books in each category, out of the over 2,200 individual titles that were entered in the contest. Winners—along with Editor’s Choice and Foreword's INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago on June 24, 2017.

Announcing the Yellowstone Treasures fifth edition

This past fall and winter author Janet Chapple was busy researching and writing the latest version of the guidebook, due out June 9, 2017.  Janet's friend Suzanne Cane contributed 40 excellent photos; there are 65 new color photos for a total of 179. Janet also revised descriptions of the hot springs, geysers, picnic areas, lodging, and wildlife viewing spots. Linton Brown revised many of the maps, and geologist Jo-Ann Sherwin improved the geology explanations this time around. Are you interested in reviewing the new edition to give us and new readers feedback about how it compares with the previous edition? Contact us for a review copy, telling us if you prefer print or e-book. Another chance to participate is to attend one of Janet's talks this summer. Check the Events page for details.

Announcing Yellowstone Treasures fourth edition sale

The fourth edition of Yellowstone Treasures was reprinted with changes in 2015. Make sure anyone traveling there this spring is prepared, and get a whopping 40% off at the same time! Just choose Buy Now from the Guidebook page and enter YTdeal 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 a couple of representative posts: 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,
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