Few places in my travels have made as lasting an impression on me as those I’ve visited along Highway 89. There is not a week that goes by that my mind doesn’t wander to places I’ve visited on Highway 89. The landscapes, people and small towns that make up this portion of the United States are amazing. One of the few people I’ve come to know that appreciates this stretch of highway and the U.S. National Parks it travels through even more is Ann Torrence.
Ann Torrence just recently released an excellent book titled, “U.S Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven National Parks”. Having traveled 15,000 miles in her documentation of this amazing route she has captured not only the beauty of the scenery, but the soul of the highway comprised of by the many small towns, down to earth people that call this area home and the awe inspiring U.S. National Parks found along it. Highway 89 stretches from Nogales, Arizona to Piegan, Montana intersecting Saguaro, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. If Ann’s writing doesn’t transport you as you read her book, her photography most certainly will. “U.S. Highway 89” strikes a balance between well-written prose and solid travel, wildlife and landscape photography. What I found most refreshing about Ann’s book is that it highlights the communities along Highway 89 as much as it documents the iconic National Parks found along it.
If you’re looking to explore new territory or revisit familiar ground covered on past trips you’ll find great satisfaction in “U.S. Highway 89”
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