“After you give Enjoying Big Bend National Park to the one you love, they are going to want to go there on vacation. . . . The Clarks provide valuable, practical information . . . this book will help turn every excursion into a memorable adventure that enriches their time in Big Bend. . . . This book is a ‘must have.’”—Ed Porter, The Lone Star Book Review Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone, now in its second edition, 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 the 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. 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. Enjoy Big Bend National Park like never before.
About the Author
GARY CLARK, an active Texas birder, is professor, former dean, and former vice president at Lone Star College–North Harris County. He writes the weekly nature column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of six books, including Book of Texas Birds.
Nature photographer KATHY ADAMS CLARK, owner of KAC Productions, is past president of the North American Nature Photography Association. Her photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, books, and calendars, including Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Highways, Birder’s World, The New York Times, and National Geographic. She is the author of Photographing Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Great Images and provided the photographs for Book of Texas Birds. The Clarks reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
". . . 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 — Liz Carmack
"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 — John and Gloria Tveten