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101 Hikes in Northern California, 3rd edition
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101 Hikes in Northern California, 3rd edition
Matt Heid


Exploring Mountains, Valley, and Seashore

101 Hikes in Northern California by Matt Heid benefits readers by narrowing down the multitude of options for hiking in Northern California to the very best of the best adventures. It is distinct from other similar guidebooks in that it covers the northern two-thirds of the state, including nearly the entirety of the Sierra Nevadas south to Kings Canyon National Park, and the entire Big Sur region along the coast south to Silver Peak Wilderness. It also provides significant geographic diversity: hikes are spread out across the entire region.

No matter where you are in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive. The guide is unique in the amount of natural history information it provides, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations. It provides not just the essential directions for completing a hike, it enhances the experience by telling the story of how the landscape came to be the way it is.

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101 Hikes in Southern California, 3ed
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101 Hikes in Southern California, 3ed
Jerry Schad and David Money Harris


Trek the diverse terrain of Southern California, from desert to beach to mountaintop, on an easy stroll or overnight adventure, with this ultimate guide to the 101 best hikes in the Southland. This updated and revised edition of one of our best-selling guidebooks includes 12 new hikes and updated information for hikes from the previous edition. All trips have been rehiked for this update. Each trip includes a map, photos, trail highlights, and symbols to tell you the basics of the trip at a glance. Each map also now includes key GPS coordinates.

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50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks, 2nd edition
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50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks, 2nd edition
Greg Witt


Utah’s five national parks—Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion—hold some of the most awe-inspiring geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery.

In 50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks, veteran hiking guide Greg Witt shares the best routes in each park, hikes that are both “must see” and accessible. Park visitors who are short on time will find this book to be the ideal traveling companion, because it quickly helps readers identify the hikes and sights that will make the best use of their time and provide maximum enjoyment.

Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike selection fast and efficient. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the most out of their trip.

Even avid hikers and experienced desert explorers will find new insights and discoveries as Witt’s interesting and approachable style details the geologic forces that created this landscape. He brings to life the human history—prehistoric cliff-dwellers, native tribes, ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, and outlaws—that adds to the color of the Colorado Plateau where these five parks are set.



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50 Best Short Hikes San Diego, 2nd edition
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50 Best Short Hikes San Diego, 2nd edition
Don Endicott


50 Best Short Hikes San Diego highlights enough diverse routes in Southern California's showpiece city for a year of weekly hikes. From sidewalk strolls and historic neighborhoods, to wildflowers and waterfalls, pleasant pastimes and panoramic vistas unfold in this handy guidebook. As the title says, these routes are "short." They range from less than 1 mile to nearly 8 miles, with an average of 5 miles, each, over all 50 of the hikes. And all lie within 30 miles of San Diego's central core.

Outdoor author and longtime San Diego resident Jerry Schad takes you from the beauty of Del Mar Crest and Beach on the north coast, to the inland Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. He guides you from walks in San Diego's Torrey Pines Beach and Reserve, to Rice Canyon in the south and the Hollenbeck Preserve in the east. Beaches, urban settings, nature preserves, and mountain peaks beckon locals to explore their own backyards and visitors to enjoy one of America's most stunning metropolitan environments. Detailed maps and enticing photos accompany each descriptive entry.

Whether you have one hour or all day to stretch your legs, you'll find yourself turning to this guidebook again and again.


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50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity, 2ed.
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50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity, 2ed.
Elizabeth Wenk


Focusing on hikes in and around Yosemite National Park, 50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity provides the information needed to choose the perfect day hike for hikers of all skill levels.

50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity leads hikers of all skill levels to some of the most stunning landscapes Yosemite has to offer including: bubbling alpine creeks, smooth glaciated slabs, giant sequoias, deep dark blue lakes, and rock as far as the eye can see. In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park's natural predators, and helpful weather information.


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Afoot and Afield: Atlanta, 2nd edition
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Afoot and Afield: Atlanta, 2nd edition
Marcus Woolf


Afoot & Afield: Atlanta by Marcus Woolf sorts through a myriad hiking opportunities at various parks, wilderness areas and other natural areas and presents the trails people will enjoy the most. With this book, people can quickly find important information to help them choose the perfect journey, including highlights they’ll experience on the trail, the distance of the hike and time needed to complete the journey. Also, turn-by-turn directions identify specific features to help people avoid taking a wrong turn. Because many people now hike with a smartphone or GPS, the book includes specific waypoint coordinates, which people can load into a device to help guide them.

To give people a greater understanding and appreciation for the places they visit, Afoot & Afield: Atlanta also weaves in the interesting history of Native-Americans, Civil War battles, the Georgia Gold Rush and the evolution of Atlanta. Plus, it covers some of the myths and legends born in the North Georgia Mountains.

Leaning on 17 years of experience covering the outdoor industry, Woolf also included gear information and travel tips to help people hike safely.


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Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park, 2nd Edition
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Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park, 2nd Edition
Alan Apt


184 Spectacular Outings in the Colorado Rockies

Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most comprehensive hiking and biking books available. Alan Apt, author of the best-selling guidebook, Snowshoe Routes Colorado’s Front Range, and Kay Turnbaugh, author of Around Nederland, carefully describe 184 adventures for people of all abilities and interests. The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks. Many trails are great for kids (of all ages)—less ambitious but highly satisfying, easy gambols in the natural world. The geographical scope of the book stretches from the Fort Collins area to Colorado Springs, and west to Rocky Mountain National Park, Fairplay, and Independence Pass; with superb coverage of mountains, plains, canyons and riverside adventures.

The book includes over 150 photos and maps for every trail, as well as safety checklists and how-to tips based on more than 90 years of combined outdoor experience. If you visit 10 trails per year, you will have almost 20 years of trails described in this book to enjoy.

The new edition offers much more than the first edition, with:
•    184 trails, many of them new
•    60+ hikes within one hour of Denver-Boulder
•    33 peak summit hikes--20 mountain summits, 13 foothills
•    80 hikes with options for families with kids
•    43 hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
•    57 hikes to lakes
•    65 trails good for mountain biking
•    80 trails good for winter sports


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Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire, 2nd Edition
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Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire, 2nd Edition
David Harris


The Inland Empire, with its mountain, foothill, valley, and desert recreational opportunities, is a hiker's paradise. Afoot & Afield: Inland Empire describes more than 250 noteworthy hikes, ranging from easy to very strenuous, in this comprehensive hiking guide to the length and breadth of the Inland Empire. These hikes explore Southern California's three tallest mountains; the stark beauty of the high desert, including Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve; as well as trails that wind through urban and regional parks. Each hike is shown on custom-created maps that also include GPS waypoints. The maps alone are worth the price of the book.

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Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
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Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
Brian Beffort


Beyond the bright lights of one of the city's fastest growing metropolitan areas is some of the most rugged, beautiful, and remote country around. This comprehensive hiking guide features more than 100 hikes within a three-hour drive of the Las Vegas Strip. Popular destinations such as Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, and Mt. Charles are covered, as well as lesser-known areas such as Anniversary Narrows, Arrow Canyon, Bowl of Fire, and the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness.

This second edition includes new trips in Death Valley,Hamblin Mountain on North Shore Lake Mead, Virgin Peak, Potosi Mtn, and Clark Mountain in Mojave National Reserve. Each trip showcases the diversity of this region, from the geological wonders and rare life forms surviving in Mojave National Preserve to ancient petroglyphs. The hikes range from easy strolls to challenging treks and include distance, time, elevation change, difficulty, and trail-use notes. A custom map accompanies every description, and GPS waypoints are given for key locations.

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Afoot and Afield: Los Angeles County, 4th Edition
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Afoot and Afield: Los Angeles County, 4th Edition
David Harris


Explore 259 Memorable Hikes Near Los Angeles, California

From short nature trails to challenging peak climbs and breathtaking canyon treks, Los Angeles County is a hiker’s paradise. Experience the best of it with this updated edition of the classic hiking guidebook. Local author and hiking expert David Harris and Southland hiking guru Jerry Schad lead you along 259 trips in 33 regions, from the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains to Malibu and on out to Catalina Island. That’s virtually every hike worth taking within an hour’s drive of the city.

Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County offers a comprehensive collection of hiking adventures for everyone from families with small children to experienced mountaineers seeking the ultimate challenge. The guide encompasses almost all public lands within the county, including Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills, the San Gabriel Wilderness, Crystal Lake Recreation Area, and numerous county and city parks.

At-a-glance essential information, including distance, hiking time, elevation gain, and ratings for difficulty, help you to choose the perfect trail. Complete descriptions and driving directions are paired with easy-to-read maps with GPS waypoints to give you the in-depth details you need. So whether you seek solace from the crowds, a cardiovascular workout, or a new perspective of the natural world, Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County will get you going.


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