Few places on earth ignite our imagination like Yellowstone, the world�s first national park. Early explorers who ventured in struggled to capture in their journals the astonishing scenes of erupting geysers, colorful hot springs, waterfalls thundering into river canyons of brilliant hues, valleys stretched between broad-shouldered peaks, and a pristine, mountain-rimmed lake. Many wrote that they hadn't the language to describe these wonders, but compelled, they went forth. Landscape painters arrived to document the territory, inspired to mix an entirely new palette of colors. Writers, artists, and storytellers followed; these men and women stood in awe as we do today. In Classic Yellowstone, their excitement, and ours, come alive in the enduring narratives and works of art. Inspiring new photographs by award-winning Susan M. Neider echo their timeless record in words and paint. No other collection so completely and joyfully captures the human experience in this incomparable treasure we call Wonderland.