Award-winning local author and dear friend of mine, Greer Chesher, has a new book out that’s all about adventuring in Zion National Park. I haven’t gotten my mitts on a copy yet, but I plan to soon. Not only does “Zion Adventure Guide” feature Greer’s eloquent, descriptive prose, but also the notable design talents of local graphic designer and book artist, Sandy Bell, who contributed original maps, illustrations, and the overall design work that makes the book “just so”. Michigan photographer Joe Braun, who I blogged on recently, pitched in about 60 images to the book. With this kind of talent involved, the goods MUST be good.
The best place to get your copy of Greer’s book might be Sundancer Books in Springdale this coming Saturday, November 27th, when Greer will be signing copies from 2 to 4 p.m. Stop by Therese’s wonderful book store for a good browse during the festivities this weekend, and pick up of “Zion Adventure Guide” to stimulate ideas for exploring Zion in 2011!
Here’s the official news release:
Zion Adventure Guide: Exploring Zion National Park
by Greer Chesher
The Zion Adventure Guide was three years in the making and is the first complete guide to the park. The 160-page book, containing nearly 200 photographs and 25 maps, was just published in October 2010.
Written by award-winning author and former Zion National Park ranger Greer Chesher, the book is the ultimate “Everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Zion National Park,” publication. Springdale graphic artist Sandy Bell designed the book with original maps, charts, diagrams, illustrations and outstanding park photography.
This information-packed guide is the ideal trip planner for the first-time visitor and a valuable resource for return visitors. It includes detailed maps, trail guides, things to see and do, reservation information, hiking and backpacking tips, a guide to the Zion Shuttle System, and the answer to just about every imaginable question a visitor might have! The trail information includes Explorer Logs filled with interpretive information on geology, plants, animals and human history, connecting landscape with story to enhance the visitor experience in one of America’s most beloved national parks.
Zion Natural History Association $16.99