List books in category Sports / Hiking

  • Hiking Wyoming s Wind River Range: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, Edition 3

    Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, Edition 3
    Ben Adkison

    Covering nearly all of the wilderness trails in the Wind River Range and offering suggestions for day hikes, extended trips, and off-trail exploration, this revised edition contains detailed descriptions and National Geographic maps to get you to the trailheads and help you plan your trip. This new edition includes new full color maps and stunning full color photos, as well as GPS coordinates for all trailheads.Look inside to find:• Hikes suited to every ability• Mile-by-mile directional cues• Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons • An index of hikes by category, such as easy day hikes, extended backcountry trips, hikes to lakes, and hikes for solitude • Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds• Full-color photos throughout• National Geographic maps

  • Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

    Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice
    Belden C. Lane

    Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters–Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh–demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings–Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim–but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.

  • Tour of Mont Blanc: Complete two-way trekking guide, Edition 4

    Tour of Mont Blanc: Complete two-way trekking guide, Edition 4
    Kev Reynolds

    The essential guidebook to the 105-mile Tour of Mont Blanc trek in the Alps. One of the best of the world's classic walks, which circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days through France, Switzerland and Italy. The walk has all the excitement of the high mountains yet none of the worry of altitude sickness. It crosses numerous cols with stunning views of spectacular snow and rock peaks and accommodation along the route is plentiful. The 'official' Tour du Mont Blanc follows an established route around the main block of mountains containing not only Mont Blanc but its principal allied summits such as Aiguille Verte, Aiguille du Chardonnet, Aiguille du Goûter, Dent du Géant, Grandes Jorasses, Aiguille d'Argentière, Mont Dolent and numerous others. The author describes the tour both in the traditional 'anti-clockwise' direction and the 'clockwise' direction. There are several alternative routes that subsequently link, and these are also described. The routes have been created to give the very best perspective and appreciation of the whole region. At every opportunity recommendations are made that will bring the walker into closer contact with the area. This guide is in full colour, with points of interest, accommodation details and overview maps for every stage, along with details of the natural and cultural history of the region. There are also routes around Courmayeur and Arnuva and to Lac Blanc, as well as essential practical information on travel to and around the Mont Blanc Massif, mountain safety, languages, currency and more. The result is an ideal companion to take on one of the world's greatest mountain adventures.

  • Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1: 75 routes - north, central and east ranges, Edition 3

    Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Volume 1: 75 routes – north, central and east ranges, Edition 3
    James Rushforth

    This guidebook presents 75 via ferrata routes in the stunning Italian Dolomites. Part of a 2-volume set, it covers the northern, central and eastern regions, including Cortina, Fassa, Sesto, Canazei and Corvara. Routes are graded by technical difficulty and seriousness and there are comprehensive route descriptions accompanied by access notes, maps and topos. Stunning photography completes this inspirational guide to some of the most breathtaking via ferrata routes in the world. The Italian Dolomites boast some of the most magnificent mountain scenery on the planet and some of the most iconic. Soaring rocky spires and jagged ridgelines are interspersed with gentle valleys and idyllic mountain villages. The Dolomites are also home to the world's greatest concentration of via ferratas – mountain routes or climbs that are protected by a series of cables, metal rungs, pegs and ladders.

  • U.S. Army Guide to Map Reading and Navigation

    U.S. Army Guide to Map Reading and Navigation
    Department of the Army

    It requires no prior knowledge of these subjects. Sections include map care, comprehension of map symbols, military symbols, grid reference systems, and interpretation of aerial photographs. After the basics are covered, the second half moves to land navigation – varying terrains, elevations, day-night variations. Map and compass work is thoroughly explained. Finally, extreme scenarios – desert, mountain, jungle, arctic, and urban terrains – are all explored.

  • Allen & Mike s Really Cool Backpackin Book: Traveling & camping skills for a wilderness environment

    Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Backpackin’ Book: Traveling & camping skills for a wilderness environment
    Allen O’bannon

    The dynamic duo has done it again! Following up on the incredible success of their two previous bestsellers, Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book and Really Cool Telemark Tips, these two National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructors and hardcore backcountry fanatics once again combine their years of experience into a hilarious and vastly informative book on the art of backpacking. Fans know how Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland play off each other to provide a one-two punch that makes readers laugh and learn at the same time. Beginning backpackers will cherish the advice, and experts who think they know it all are guaranteed to pick up a few tricks from this book — while the entertainment value alone is worth the price. From day-hiking to extended expeditions, this book covers the whole spectrum of backpacking adventrue and is certain to become a classic of the genre.Allen O'Bannon is a senior NOLS instructor who writes books to support his ski habit. Mike Clelland! is a NOLS instructor and illustrator who studied Mad magazine rather than go to art school. When not teaching NOLS classes, they live in Idaho, in the shadow of the Tetons.

  • Guide to 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier Park

    Guide to 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier Park
    Mickey Eisenberg

    There are 100 peaks (not counting the Big One) located in or immediately adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park, and virtually all can be reached in a day. Most are scrambles (off trail non-technical climbing), 15 are hikes with a trail to the top, and 7 require climbing skills. Guide to 100 Peaks at Mount Rainier National Park is a unique guidebook to help you safely reach these amazing peaks. Each peak includes driving instructions, a detailed route description (including different approaches for some peaks), and useful vital statistics about the peak. The peaks are also grouped by area with suggestions for climbing two or more peaks in a single outing. All the peaks are rated by effort and beauty including elevation gain, time required, and best month to climb. Written by mountaineering experts, this guide will give you all the information you need to experience the awesome beauty of Mount Rainier National Park.

  • Afoot and Afield: Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

    Afoot and Afield: Los Angeles County: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide
    Jerry Schad

    Jerry Schad is your knowledgeable and reliable guide for the 192 trips in this book–ranging from gentle family walks in Griffith Park to strenuous treks over the spine of the San Gabriel Mountains. Whether you see solace from the crowds, a cardiovascular workout, or a new perspective of the natural world around you, this book provides all you need to know.The second edition of this popular book covers all of the county's open spaces. A total of 192 hikes-including 17 new ones-are described in detail with trips organized into specific areas. Illustrated; detailed maps.

  • Anza-Borrego Desert Region: Your Complete Guide to the State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert, Edition 6

    Anza-Borrego Desert Region: Your Complete Guide to the State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert, Edition 6
    Lowell Lindsay

    For almost 40 years The Anza-Borrego Desert Region has been the most comprehensive guidebook for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP), Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (OWSVRA), and the surrounding region including federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) desert lands. It is the book given to new ABDSP rangers to introduce them to their assigned patrol areas and is considered “the bible” for anyone thinking about visiting these desert lands. It is the only guidebook needed for desert hikers, campers, 4WD explorers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and the casual visitor. It includes historical and cultural information as well as natural history of the area. It has been vetted by Park and BLM staff to make sure all descriptions are accurate. It is written in cooperation with California State Parks, the Anza-Borrego Foundation, and the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. This easy-to-use guide includes a backpocket map, highway mileages, and comprehensive road and trail logs. The new 6th Edition has been updated and includes new areas that are now completely part of ABDSP, including more acreage in the Laguna Mountains and direct connecting trails to adjacent Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The seven

  • Olympic Mountains Trail Guide: National Park and National Forest, Edition 3

    Olympic Mountains Trail Guide: National Park and National Forest, Edition 3
    Robert Wood

    * Completely redesigned for easier use * Includes five new hikes, more photos, and expanded route descriptions * "The best book for trail descriptions in the Olympics." – The San Francisco Chronicle With its moss-draped rain forests, alpine meadows brimming with wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, the Olympic Peninsula is a hiker's paradise. Explore the Cat Creek Way Trail, a high-country route to a view of Oyster Lake, or trek along the Appleton Pass Trail where you might spy a fat marmot perched on one of the boulders along the path. This new edition of a tried-and-true classic to hiking the Olympic Peninsula contains all the facts for both day hikes and overnight backpack trips. You'll find information on 177 hikes in the Olympic Mountains and extensive material on history, geology, native plants, and wildlife. Also find in this hiking guidebook numbered hikes for quick reference; detailed information blocks for each trail; and weather information for each section of the Olympic Mountains.

  • Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike

    Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike
    Backpacker Magazine

    WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARDS (INSTRUCTIONAL CATEGORY)Make the Dream of a Long Distance Thru-Hike a RealityHave you been dreaming of the summer when you can hike the Appalachian Trail? Or marvel at the snow-capped peaks along the Pacific Crest Trail? Or simply section hike the Continental Divide Trail? In Backpacker’s Long Trails, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, former women’s speed record holder for the AT and veteran of twenty long trails, gives you the tools to make this dream a reality. Included is trail-proven advice on selecting gear, stocking resupplies, and planning your budget and schedule, complete with gorgeous photographs of life on the trail. Along the way, enjoy sneak peeks into not only the Triple Crown trails, but also lesser-known long trails throughout North America.

  • Hiking Wyoming: 110 Of The State s Best Hiking Adventures, Edition 2

    Hiking Wyoming: 110 Of The State’s Best Hiking Adventures, Edition 2
    Bill Hunger

    HIKING WYOMING110 of the State's Best Hiking Adventures, 2nd edition Bill Hunger (Falcon) This updated guide to Wyoming's wonderful wilderness includes hikes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well as backcountry secrets. From short strolls to overnight backpacks, the book provides all the details necessary to a successful hiking adventure: detailed directions to the trailheads, best seasons to hike, trail difficulty, elevations gain and loss, fees and permits, and rich descriptions of each trail's highlights. Bill Hunger is a wilderness ranger who lives in Kalispell, Montana.

  • Trekking in the Dolomites: Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2 with Alta Via 3 - 6 in outline, Edition 4

    Trekking in the Dolomites: Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2 with Alta Via 3 – 6 in outline, Edition 4
    Gillian Price

    Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes are spread across the Dolomites, running roughly north to south and reaching as far as the Austrian border. There are six of these routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure. AVs 1 and 2 are described in detail in this guidebook. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages; AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are at mountain huts or guesthouses. The demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline. Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points. Written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife and also practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.

  • Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Complete Hiking Guide

    Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Complete Hiking Guide
    Nathan Barnes

    100 hikes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, including the newly protected Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley Mix of day hikes and classic backpacking routes Stunning, oversized full-color guide The lush Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington’s Central Cascades contains a plethora of trails, rugged glacier-carved mountains, and more than 700 sparkling alpine lakes and ponds. Accessed via nearly 50 trailheads, more than 600 miles of trails offer hikers leisurely strolls along wooded creeks, climbs up mountain passes, or lunch spots next to glassy tarns. It is one of the most popular and beloved places for hikers in this region. The all-new guide, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, features a wide range of hikes that vary in difficulty, geography, and theme so that hikers of any age and skill level will find trails that fit their taste. Easy to use, the guide includes details on overnight permits, car-camping options near wilderness access points, detailed maps, elevation gain/ loss, and turn-by-turn mileage and directions. Interesting historical background and natural history round out the trail descriptions.

  • Hiking Alaska s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: From Day Hikes To Backcountry Treks

    Hiking Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve: From Day Hikes To Backcountry Treks
    Greg Fensterman

    The first book of its kind for the largest national park in the United States. Six times the size of Yellowstone National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias welcomes 40,000 visitors every year, and each of them will maximize the visit with this all-new guidebook. Detailed information is provided for navigating fifty of the best hiking routes through 13.2 million acres of Alaskan wilderness. The book is organized by type of trip: day hikes, frontcountry treks (starting from road-accessible trailheads), and remote backcountry treks (accessible via fly-in). There are detailed maps and black and white photographs as well as sidebars and narratives about river crossings, navigation, bear safety, wildlife, seasonal changes, and finding the routes.

  • The Complete Walker IV

    The Complete Walker IV
    Colin Fletcher

    For the first time since 1984, we have a new edition of the classic book that Field & Stream called “the Hiker’s Bible.” For this version, the celebrated writer and hiker Colin Fletcher has taken on a coauthor, Chip Rawlins, himself an avid outdoorsman and a poet from Wyoming. Together, they have made this fourth edition of The Complete Walker the most informative, entertaining, and thorough version yet.The eighteen years since the publication of The Complete Walker III have seen revolutionary changes in hiking and camping equipment: developments in waterproofing technology, smaller and more durable stoves, lighter boots, more manageable tents, and a wider array of food options. The equipment recommendations are therefore not merely revised and tweaked, but completely revamped. During these two decades we have also seen a deepening of environmental consciousness. Not only has backpacking become more popular, but a whole ethic of responsible outdoorsmanship has emerged. In this book the authors confidently lead us through these technological, ethical, and spiritual changes.Fletcher and Rawlins’s thorough appraisal and recommendation of equipment begins with a “Ground Plan,” a discussion of general hiking preparedness. How much to bring? What are the ideal clothes, food, boots, and tents for your trip? They evaluate each of these variables in detail—including open, honest critiques and endorsements of brand-name equipment. Their equipment searches are exhaustive; they talk in detail about everything from socks to freeze-dried trail curries. They end as they began, with a philosophical and literary disquisition on the reasons to walk, capped off with a delightful collection of quotes about walking and the outdoor life. After a thoughtful and painstaking analysis of hiking gear from hats to boots, from longjohns to tent flaps, they remind us that ultimately hiking is about the experience of being outdoors and seeing the green world anew.Like its predecessors, The Complete Walker IV is an essential purchase for anyone captivated by the outdoor life.

  • The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, Trails, Edition 3

    The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, Trails, Edition 3
    R.J. Sector

    **Please note we have a few edits and updates for THE HIGH SIERRA: Peaks, Passes, Trails, 3rd Ed. Please download the edits HERE so your copy reflects the appropriate changes and additions. Thank you.** "The Sierra climbing bible" – The Los Angeles Times "The best field guide to the region." – Men's Journal "The guide to the Sierra Nevada high country." – Climbing magazine * More than 100 new routes, route variations, and winter ascents in this edition compared to the previous * User friendly organization * Author has made more than 350 ascents in the Sierra High Sierra is the most popular guidebook to this magnificent mountain range, and has long been the definitive source of climbing and hiking information for this wonderland. This comprehensive and exhaustive guidebook includes route descriptions, historical information, and GPS-enabled driving directions. This edition rearranged the information to keep roads and trails, and passes and peaks together, making the book easier to use.

  • Hiking the Hawaiian Islands: A Guide to 72 of the State s Greatest Hiking Adventures

    Hiking the Hawaiian Islands: A Guide to 72 of the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures
    Suzanne Swedo

    Hawaii is more than high-end resorts, luaus, and hula dancers. Its vast reaches of undeveloped land—from wonderful seaside hikes to more challenging adventures along rugged mountains, past waterfalls and volcanoes, and even throughdeserts and swamps—are ripe for outdoor experiences. Describing fifteen to twenty hikes on each of the state's four main islands, this guidebook covers the best of the best, with a range of hikes to suit all tastes and hiking abilities.

  • Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail

    Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail
    Elizabeth Wenk

    This new book by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk includes photos and descriptions of approximately 300 species of wildflowers and flowering shrubs in the High Sierra. Focused on areas above 8,000 feet in elevation from Yosemite south through the Whitney Region, by restricting the collection of species to higher elevations, the book can include all commonly seen species and nearly half of all higher elevation species in a compact guide. Make plant identification more approachable to hikers, this book differentiates between species using features easily identifiable to a non-botanist. Descriptions include the species' common and scientific names, family name, growth form, flowering time, elevation range, region, specific locations on popular trails, and how to identify the plant using color, petal number, leaf shape, height, and more.

  • Hiking Waterfalls in New York: A Guide to the State s Best Waterfall Hikes

    Hiking Waterfalls in New York: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall Hikes
    Randi Minetor

    From the top of the Adirondack Northway to the precipitous drop that creates Niagara Falls, Hiking Waterfalls in New York State provides all of the information readers need to find their way to waterfalls hidden in the crevices of the Catskill Mountains, high on the faces of the High Peaks, flowing through magnificent gorges into the Finger Lakes, or deep in the backcountry of the Southern Tier. Detailed driving and hike descriptions include slices of history and glimpses of geology. GPS coordinates, maps, and color photos of over 100 of the state's best waterfalls make certain that hikers and sightseers will find their way to these sparking gems, whether they can be seen from the roadside or at the end of a lengthy trail. The book has less than 10 percent overlap with FalconGuides' popular Hiking New York.

  • The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster

    The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster
    Joseph Alton

    The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for any Disaster is the new abridged version of the bestselling book The Survival Medicine Handbook.This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster.This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available.Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you’ll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.

  • The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon

    The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon
    Colin Fletcher

    The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon.

  • The Northern Caminos: The Caminos Norte, Primitivo and Inglés, Edition 2

    The Northern Caminos: The Caminos Norte, Primitivo and Inglés, Edition 2
    Dave Whitson

    This guidebook is a comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to walking the pilgrimage routes through northern Spain to the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino del Norte is an 817km five-week coastal route from the town of Irún, close to the French border. Its alternatives are the Camino Primitivo (which splits from the Norte near Oviedo for the next 355km) and the Camino Inglés (a five-day 116km route from the city of Ferrol on the north-west coast). The guide gives stage-by-stage descriptions to all three routes, and to the Camino de Finisterre (a three-day extension route from Santiago to the west coast). It features lots of advice including recommended gear, useful information on all available pilgrim hostels and an extensive glossary in English, Spanish and Euskera. The Camino Francés is often referred to as the Camino de Santiago, but it is actually, along with these Northern Caminos, part of a network of routes. As the Francés is so popular, however, the Northern Caminos offer ideal conditions. They are popular enough to offer sufficient facilities, clear waymarking and a pilgrim community, while plentiful cheap accommodation means no need to race for a bed.

  • Walking in the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills: 33 Walks in Scotland s central fells

    Walking in the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills: 33 Walks in Scotland’s central fells
    Patrick Baker

    A guide to 33 day walks on the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills. The book offers a mixture of routes, including many popular peaks such as Ben Cleuch, Meikle Bin and West Lomond, as well as areas that are well off the beaten track. The walks have been chosen to reflect the diverse landscape that exists in these ranges, and affords as much importance to smaller peaks and lower-level walks as it does to larger hills and high traverses. Several of the walks include peaks known as 'Donalds' – hills in lowland Scotland over 2000ft that have a drop of 100ft on all sides. The majority of walks included are circular, and wherever possible, start from a suitable place to park a car. These are the most accessible hills in Scotland's Central Belt, despite their close proximity to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, these three ranges remain a remarkably uncrowded wilderness area. Reprinted in 2014 with updates.

  • Hiking Waterfalls North Carolina: A Guide To The State s Best Waterfall Hikes, Edition 2

    Hiking Waterfalls North Carolina: A Guide To The State’s Best Waterfall Hikes, Edition 2
    Melissa Watson

    From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for over 200 of the most scenic waterfalls in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, folklore, and GPS coordinates. The book is an ideal complement to the popular FalconGuide Hiking North Carolina, with minimal overlapping content.

  • Hiking Oregon s Eagle Cap Wilderness: A Guide to the Area s Greatest Hiking Adventures, Edition 3

    Hiking Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, Edition 3
    Fred Barstad

    Lace up your boots and head into Oregon's remote Wallowa Mountains. Explore this wonderland of more than fifty glacial lakes, miles of streams designated as National Wild and Scenic Rivers, hundreds of soaring peaks, and open meadows with elk, deer, bighorn sheep, coyote, black bear, and cougar.Climb Aneroid, Chief Joseph, and Matterhorn Mountains; hike the Eagle River, Cliff Creek, and Deadman Canyon; or visit Razz, Blue, and Bonny Lakes. Veteran hiker and outdoor writer Fred Barstad will introduce you to these trails and many more. Inside you'll find: up-to-date trail information; maps, photos, and elevation profiles; information on bears and cougars; difficulty, maintenance, and traffic ratings for each hike; access information to the Dihedrals climbing area.Whether you are planning a day hike or an extended backpacking trip, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness.

  • Walking in the Angus Glens

    Walking in the Angus Glens
    James Carron

    A guidebook to 30 walks in five beautiful glens located south of the Cairngorms National Park in north-east Scotland. The routes described comprise of circular walks arranged in Glens Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk and 4 linear walks along the historic Mounth Roads that cross between the glens. Accessible from Dundee and the nearby Angus towns of Brechin and Forfar, the combination of glens make a rich, remote landscape. Every route ranges from 6 to 25km in length and is illustrated with clear OS mapping and colour photographs and a wealth of background history, geography and wildlife information. Contact details are also given for each area so that readers can check on the access situation before they set out. The detailed routes climb Munros including Mount Keen and give lesser-known ascents such as Badandun Hill. From the forested Glen Doll to the rugged bowl of Loch Wharral and the remote reaches of Glen Lethnot, the Angus Glens offer a wide range of walking.

  • Day Hiking Los Angeles: City Parks / Santa Monica Mountains / San Gabriel Mountains

    Day Hiking Los Angeles: City Parks / Santa Monica Mountains / San Gabriel Mountains
    Casey Schreiner

    • 125 of the best trails throughout the Los Angeles metro area • Easy-to-use, well-organized guide to hiking in the greater Los Angeles area • Hikes feature ocean views, waterfalls, coastal canyons, native grasslands, rocky peaks, desert wildflowers, and more In Southern California, the city of Los Angeles alone covers more than 500 square miles. Yet beyond the freeways and suburbia, there is a surprising amount of hikeable green space and wilderness. This new guide details trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the world’s largest urban national park stretching from the Pacific Coast right into Hollywood itself; the Santa Susana Mountains in Los Padres National Forest; Angeles National Forest, including the San Gabriels and Mount San Antonio, the highest point in Los Angeles County; the striking desert landscape of Antelope Valley; the Santa Ana Mountains; portions of the San Bernardino Mountains; Chino Hills State Park; and slivers of green space and city parks such as famed Griffith Park.

  • The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail

    The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail
    Andrew Skurka

    Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka—accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer—shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition. A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail. This second edition features 16 new pages (including food on the trail and other essentials), and updates all gear recommendations.

  • Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking

    Lighten Up!: A Complete Handbook for Light and Ultralight Backpacking
    Don Ladigin

    Short, to-the-point, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, comfortable, and well fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.

  • Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries

    Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries
    Leda Meredith

    “An invaluable guide for the feast in the East.” —Hank Shaw, author of the James Beard Award–winning website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook The Northeast offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Leda Meredith as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Northeast Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Rhode Island.

  • Hiking Wyoming s Wind River Range: Edition 2

    Hiking Wyoming’s Wind River Range: Edition 2
    Ron Adkison

    Covering nearly all of the wilderness trails in the Wind River Range and offering suggestions for day hikes, extended trips, and off-trail exploration, this book contains detailed descriptions and maps to get you to the trailheads and help you plan your trip. This new edition includes new full color maps and stunning full color photos, as well as GPS coordinates for all trailheads. Look inside to find:• Hikes suited to every ability• Mile-by-mile directional cues• Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons • An index of hikes by category, such as easy day hikes, extended backcountry trips, hikes to lakes, and hikes for solitude • Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds• Full-color photos throughout

  • Map and Compass: A comprehensive guide to navigation, Edition 2

    Map and Compass: A comprehensive guide to navigation, Edition 2
    Pete Hawkins

    This comprehensive guidebook to navigation with a map and compass, but also with advice about using GPS and digital mapping systems, aims to help readers make the most of their outdoor experiences by learning how to use the map compass correctly. The techniques described will give readers the freedom to get away from the crowds, invent their own routes and discover new areas, even where the GPS fails. Chapters cover understanding a map, features, grid refs, contours; planning walks carefully; taking bearings, walking with a compass; timing, pacing and other techniques; what to do when you get lost and in poor visibility or darkness; navigating abroad and GPS and other digital technology. Packed with useful practical exercises and examples. Written by an experienced navigation trainer.

  • 100 Classic Hikes in New England

    100 Classic Hikes in New England
    Jeff Romano

    CLICK HERE to download author Jeff Romano's favorite hike from 100 Classic Hikes in New England* New England states covered: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island* Only full-color guidebook to the region's best hiking trails* Hikes suitable for all fitness levels and abilitiesThe wilderness of New England is a gold mine for hikers, offering an abundance of rolling hills, mountains, jagged coastline, and lakes. Historic trails are well-worn into the New England landscape, inviting outdoor enthusiasts to undertake epic backpacking adventures or short, satisfying day hikes. This new guidebooks covers the best trails in six states, including hikes on the Appalachian Trail, the lush hills of Maine, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Long Trail in Vermont, the Massachusetts coast, the dense forests of Connecticut, and the wildlife sanctuaries of Rhode Island. Written by a New England native, this trails guidebook provides measured distances and times for each hike, as well as difficulty ratings, elevation gain, permitting information, and more. Follow along with author Jeff Romano on his Facebook page to hear about the latest reviews, see images of hikes from the book, and tap into a wealth of knowledge regarding great hikes in New England!

  • Lonely Planet New Zealand

    Lonely Planet New Zealand
    Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s New Zealand: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience – covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s New Zealand is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island or New Zealand’s South Island for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

  • Backpacking North Carolina: The Definitive Guide to 43 Can t-Miss Trips from Mountains to Sea

    Backpacking North Carolina: The Definitive Guide to 43 Can’t-Miss Trips from Mountains to Sea
    Joe Miller

    Joe Miller brings us the first-ever stand-alone guidebook to backpacking in North Carolina, a state long known as a terrific backpacking destination. Covering 43 of the best trips the state has to offer, Backpacking North Carolina provides all the information necessary for beginning and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from the mountains to the coast. Each trip description offers key maps and navigation information, including water sources and camping spots, as well as trip highlights and special considerations. Miller offers tips for enriching the experience, such as filling dark nights with stargazing and other activities, and gives advice for backpacking with children. Offering his expertise in a way that emphasizes the accessibility of backpacking, Miller encourages a wide range of nature lovers to give it a try, perhaps for the first time. Several "best-of" lists are included, featuring trips with exceptional nature study opportunities, water recreation, and easy excursions for beginners. Backpacking North Carolina takes the reader deep into a state full of natural wonder and adventure. Backpacking North Carolina has all the essentials for planning your trip, whether a quick weekend getaway or a longer adventure:Trips for beginner and expert backpackers alikeHelpful essays to introduce each trail and its featuresGear and safety advice for year-round backpackingMajor points of interest highlighted on each tripFamily-friendly trails and easy bailouts for when hiking with childrenDetailed trail maps and directions to trailheadsElevation profiles for each hikeEstimated hike times and level of difficultyCamping permit requirementsGPS coordinates for water sources and good camping spotsBullet lists of best trips for fishing, bird watching, waterfalls, and moreSouthern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

  • Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon and Washington

    Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon and Washington
    Jeffrey P. Schaffer

    The 50-mile Pacific Crest Trail, adopted by Congress as a National Scenic Trail, passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States. Hiking along this ridge-crest route, you'll see Mt. Jacinto, Mt. Whitney, Lassen Peak, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Glacier Peak. You'll traverse 24 national forests, 34 wilderness areas, 7 national parks, plus numerous other parks and recreational areas. Trail elevations range from near sea level at the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border, to 13,180 feet at Forester Pass in the High Sierra. Written by accomplished hikers who have each logged over 5,000 trail miles, this book is the only accurate, comprehensive guide to the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon and Washington. Featuring a complete map of the route, in the form of 149 topographic strip maps, Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington will give you an extensive description of the trail, tips on planning your hike, history of the trail, and information on the region's natural history, geology and ecology.

  • Using a Map and Compass

    Using a Map and Compass
    Don Geary

    Guide to safe exploration of the wilderness, with instructions for using a compass, reading maps, planning an outing, navagating in the field, and understanding the weather.

  • Hiking Michigan s Upper Peninsula: A Guide to the Area s Greatest Hikes, Edition 2

    Hiking Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hikes, Edition 2
    Eric Hansen

    Hiking Michigan’s Upper Peninsula features fifty of the best hikes in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Detailed maps and trail descriptions make navigating these wonderful trails easy, from family-friend strolls to popular vistas to hillier wooded pathways. FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks for more than thirty-five years. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Look inside to find:Hikes suited to every abilityMile-by-mile directional cuesDifficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasonsAn index of hikes by category—from easy day hikes to waterfallsInvaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgroundsFull-color photos throughoutGPS coordinates

  • Woodcraft and Indian Lore: A Classic Guide from a Founding Father of the Boy Scouts of America

    Woodcraft and Indian Lore: A Classic Guide from a Founding Father of the Boy Scouts of America
    Ernest Thompson Seton

    At the turn of the twentieth century, an age of booming technology and a rapid reduction of the outdoors, wildlife enthusiast Ernest Thompson Seton called for a renewed interest in outdoor living. If the nation was in need of a dose of nature then, we could certainly benefit from Seton’s expert guidance today. With this book, you’ll learn to:• Build a campfire, dam, or birch basket• Recognize animal tracks, constellations, and all manner of forestry• Spot the differences between poisonous plants and edible berries• Remedy everything from common cuts and wounds to life-threatening snakebites• And much more!Combining scientific knowledge with Native American wisdom and practices, this guide is essential for Boy Scouts, their pack leaders, and any guides leading outdoor treks. It’s also a great read for any outdoors lover who is looking for a fuller experience of nature.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

  • Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington: Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park

    Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington: Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park
    Tami Asars

    • Inspirational full-color guides with over 150 color photographs in each Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington is written by Tami Asars. Tami grew up in western Washington playing in the North Cascades. She teaches classes on backpacking basics, lightweight backpacking, and more. A former employee of REI, she now dedicates her time to outdoor writing and photography and is the author of two guidebooks, including Hiking the Wonderland Trail. Tami lives in the Cascade foothills with her husband, Vilnis, and their rough collie, Scout. She can be found at www.tamiasars.com and www.hikingthewonderlandtrail.com. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) meanders from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. It’s a rigorous trail, first envisioned in 1926 and now encompassing some 2,650 miles. Each volume of this new series focuses on section-by-section pieces of the PCT and includes the following features: • Trail sections of 4- to 10-night trips • Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions • Easy-to-understand route maps and elevation profiles • Details on specific campsites and most-reliable water sources • Road access to and from various trail sections • Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more • Alternate routes and connecting trails • Clear references to the PCT’s established system of section letters, designating trail segments from Mexico to Canada—so you can easily cross-reference the guides with other PCT resources • Key wilderness sights along the way • Suggested itineraries

  • The Scouting Guide to Wilderness First Aid: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook: More than 200 Essential Skills for Medical Emergencies in Remote Environments

    The Scouting Guide to Wilderness First Aid: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook: More than 200 Essential Skills for Medical Emergencies in Remote Environments
    The Boy Scouts of America

    In the Scouting Guide to Wilderness First Aid, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on how to safely identify, harvest, and use edible wild plants. Some practical tips include: How to triage, assess, and identify medical emergenciesWhat to include in a first aid kit for your homeWhen to seek help for health emergenciesHow to safely move a sick or injured personHow to perform CPR and use an automatic external defibrillatorWhat the proper procedures are for broken bones, hypothermia, burns, and sprainsAnd so much more!Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.

  • Walking and Trekking in Iceland: 100 days of walking and multi-day treks, Edition 2

    Walking and Trekking in Iceland: 100 days of walking and multi-day treks, Edition 2
    Paddy Dillon

    This walking and trekking guidebook offers a total of 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks set right across the magnificent country of Iceland. With three national parks including the mighty Vatnajökull, it is a country of incredible beauty, and its capital, Reykjavík, is an established and easy-to-get-to destination. Including popular, such as the classic Laugavegur Trail from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk, as well as lesser-known trails, the guide is split into 12 sections that cover all the best walking and trekking to be had in and around Iceland's amazing and awe-inspiring volcanic, glacial landscapes. The routes range in difficulty from easy walks to challenging treks and give readers all the information they need to experience this wonderfully unique destination on foot. Venturing inland to the remote interior and captivating ice caps, and across glaciers, past lakes and around coastlines and geothermal areas, Paddy Dillon's guide to this 'Land of Ice and Fire' encourages visitors to explore all that Iceland has to offer, and will inspire lovers of the great outdoors to return time and time again. The guide gives lots of tips for travellers on a budget as well as details on public transport and accommodation.

  • Mountain States Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alpine Sorrel to Wild Hops

    Mountain States Foraging: 115 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alpine Sorrel to Wild Hops
    Briana Wiles

    “A stunning look at the natural abundance of the mountain states—with clear guidance on identification, gathering techniques, and uses.” —Jennifer McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen The Mountain States offer a veritable feast for foragers, and with Briana Wiles as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Mountain States Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Nevada.

  • 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis: Including Sullivan, Potosi, and Farmington

    60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis: Including Sullivan, Potosi, and Farmington
    Steve Henry

    Mention St. Louis and most people think of the famous arch. Residents and visitors-in-the-know appreciate the many outdoor recreational opportunities the Gateway to the West has to offer. With new hikes and updated text and maps, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: St. Louis points hikers to the best outdoor trails and rambles within easy reach of the city. Whether walking in the footsteps of Louis and Clark, exploring amazing rock formation in the Pickle Springs Natural Area, or trekking along a portion of the longest rails-to-trails paths in the U.S., hikers are sure to be amazed at the diversity of outdoor experiences awaiting them. The included hikes are located in Missouri as well as its neighbor, Illinois.

  • Hiking Kentucky s Red River Gorge: Your Definitive Guide to the Jewel of the Southeast

    Hiking Kentucky’s Red River Gorge: Your Definitive Guide to the Jewel of the Southeast
    Sean Patrick Hill

    Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge is the definitive guide to trails in the Red River Gorge Geologic Area, Natural Bridge State Park, and Clifty Wilderness. The book showcases 25 of the best hikes in the Gorge, as well as a back-of-book bonus on nearby trails. Distinguished from other Red River Gorge guides, this book provides readers not only with detailed maps, sharp photos, and individual-trail details, THIS guidebook outlines definitive hikes–ways to explore the area and enjoy its flora, fauna, and history.The easy-to-use layout treats each hike distinctly, as its own adventure. Because of this, the routes are detailed with photographs, maps, trail gradient information and, most importantly, ratings for key elements that make a trail appealing to a wide variety of people. This allows the reader to make informed decisions about which trails they will want to hike, which ones will be appropriate for children, and so on. Further, readers will discover how to combine trails and routes for a great hiking day or backpacking trip. This book is ideal for people who've never been to the Gorge, or even beginner hikers.The book simply looks great and is easy to read, and designed for planning hikes as well as while on the trail.

  • Pacific Northwest Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alaska Blueberries to Wild Hazelnuts

    Pacific Northwest Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alaska Blueberries to Wild Hazelnuts
    Douglas Deur

    “Doug Deur invites us to discover the taste and history of the Northwest.” —Spencer B. Beebe, author of Cache and founder of Ecotrust The Pacific Northwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Douglas Deur as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Pacific Northwest Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

  • How to Hike the A.T.: The Nitty-Gritty Details of a Long-Distance Trek

    How to Hike the A.T.: The Nitty-Gritty Details of a Long-Distance Trek
    Michelle Ray

    How to plan and prepare for a long-distance hike on the Appalachian Trail. Includes information on trail nutrition, culture, first aid, gear, weather conditions, and more. Expert advice from an experienced long-distance hiker along with useful information for any long-distance trek.

  • Hiking Big Bend National Park: A Guide to the Big Bend Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, including Big Bend Ranch State Park, Edition 3

    Hiking Big Bend National Park: A Guide to the Big Bend Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, including Big Bend Ranch State Park, Edition 3
    Laurence Parent

    Fully updated and revised, this comprehensive guide features forty-seven trails in Big Bend National Park.

  • Hadrian s Wall Path: Edition 3

    Hadrian’s Wall Path: Edition 3
    Mark Richards

    The essential guidebook to walking the 84-mile Hadrian's Wall Path. One of the UK's most visited National Trails, it runs the length of the Roman Wall from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend, Newcastle. The trail is presented here in 10 stages, with suggestions for five and eight-day itineraries. It is suitable for beginners, although a reasonable level of fitness is required if doing it as a multi-day walk. The route is described both west to east and east to west, and the guidebook also features extensions to Maryport on the far west coast of Cumbria and to South Shields on the east coast. This full-colour guidebook contains a wealth of information on the history of the Wall, and a range of practical information for walkers, from accommodation and itinerary planning, to details on public transport and refreshments. A separate map booklet of 1:25,000 scale OS maps shows the full route. Clear step-by-step route descriptions in the guide are illustrated by 1:100,000 OS map extracts. The route description links together with the map booklet at each stage along the way, and the compact format is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or the top of a rucksack.

  • A Blistered Kind of Love: One Couple s Trial by Trail

    A Blistered Kind of Love: One Couple’s Trial by Trail
    Dustin (Duffy) Ballard

    * Winner of the 2003 Barbara Savage Miles from Nowhere Award * A blend of romance, humor, and adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail * Written in "he said/she said" alternating chapters, this young couple each tell their own story They're not sure which came first — falling in love with each other or falling in love with the idea of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (the length of California, Oregon, and Washington). At the trailhead, the young couple was warned that there would be tears, that each would have to find their own separate pace, and that at times the tent would seem awfully small for the two of them. They were told that their biggest obstacles to success would be . . . each other. Their first surprise: freeze-dried meals do funny things to your GI- tract. Their first fight: when Angela noticed that Duffy's long legs propel him along the trail faster than she can muster. But on they pressed — encountering snakes, bears, and fellow thru-hikers with trail names like Crazy Legs and Catch 23. They baked in the deserts of Southern California, gazed awestruck at the snowy, serrated peaks of the High Sierra, and attempted to hide from Northern Washington's seemingly incessant rain. One hundred thirty two days of Pacific Crest Trail later, they made it — blisters and all.

  • Southeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Angelica to Wild Plums

    Southeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Angelica to Wild Plums
    Chris Bennett

    “This is the ultimate guide, and Chris is the undisputed heavyweight champion of foraging in the South.” —Sean Brock, author of Heritage and chef of McCradys, Minero, and Husk The Southeast offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Chris Bennett as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Southeast Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

  • Be Expert with Map and Compass: Edition 3

    Be Expert with Map and Compass: Edition 3
    Bjorn Kjellstrom

    The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world. Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness. Explains basic map and compass skills clearly Fully updated edition, including information on GPS Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources Features a fresh, rugged design Ideal book for beginners If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.

  • Grandma Gatewood s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

    Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
    Ben Montgomery

    Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.

  • 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods: The Most Effective Wilderness Know-How on Fire-Making, Knife Work, Navigation, Shelter, Food and More

    101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods: The Most Effective Wilderness Know-How on Fire-Making, Knife Work, Navigation, Shelter, Food and More
    Kevin Estela

    The Foundation of All Survival Skills is “Feeder” Mind-Set“Feeder” mind-set means being in control of a situation, proactive rather than reactive. It is an optimistic outlook that reframes any situation as a learning experience. Kevin Estela teaches survival skills from this feeder-based perspective, which is what separates his teaching style from other wilderness instructors. Kevin has written the quintessential guide for an outdoor enthusiast’s “bucket list” of skills—how to make a fire, build a shelter, gather food, find water, use a knife correctly and make cordage. These skills will keep you safe and better prepare you to deal with emergencies in the field, when you’ll need the additional skills of signaling and communication, navigation and crisis first aid taught in this book. Each chapter concludes with more advanced techniques to build your skills in various challenging situations, with tips that even seasoned survival enthusiasts haven’t thought of. 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods is not a onetime read but a lifetime reference you will turn to over and over again. It will become the first thing you pack for any adventure and just might save your— or someone else’s—life. kevin estela, a bushcraft and survival expert, is an avid world traveler and martial arts instructor.

  • Navigation: Using your map and compass

    Navigation: Using your map and compass
    Pete Hawkins

    This practical handbook to navigation – the techniques of using map and compass – will help you master the key skills necessary for walking and mountaineering in the mountains. As a small, pocket guide, this is an ideal companion to take into the hills, and since practice will make perfect, time spent navigating will provide the freedom and confidence to enjoy our hills and mountains. Chapters include instruction in map reading, taking bearings, route planning, navigation at night or in bad weather, as well as details on GPS navigation. Navigation is a fundamental skill, and with this handbook, you can enjoy exploring the wilds with confidence. The guidebook is small and lightweight, with a PVC jacket and comes complete with a Navigational Aid card. With full-colour diagrams and photography throughout, this handbook will have you enjoying the hills to their utmost. The author, Pete Hawkins, is a qualified mountain leader, freelance journalist and the author of 'Map and Compass' published by Cicerone. He writes the monthly navigation column for a leading leading walking magazine.

  • Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care

    Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care
    Dave Canterbury

    From wilderness expert Dave Canterbury and outdoor survival instructor Jason Hunt comes the next installment in the New York Times bestselling Bushcraft series—a go-to first aid resource for anyone headed into the woods.Out in the woods or on top of a mountain, there’s no calling 9-1-1. Bushcraft First Aid teaches you how to be your own first responder. The authors’ years of experience and training will help hikers and backpackers deal with a variety of emergency situations, from cuts and burns to broken bones and head injuries. You’ll also learn what to pack and how to make bandages, dressings, and slings at a moment’s notice. As bushcraft experts, Canterbury and Hunt explain how to use plants as medicine to treat various conditions. Bushcraft First Aid provides the lifesaving information you need to keep yourself and your fellow hikers safe on the trail.