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Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity
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Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity
Douglas Lorain


Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

Top Trails: Olympic National Park is renowned Pacific Northwest outdoor expert Doug Lorain's newest look into the best of the best trails Olympic National Park has to offer. This guide features only the most spectacular scenery and wildlife of a wide selection of routes from all over the peninsula. It includes full descriptions of brand new trails, Mt. Muller Loop and Murhut Falls, as well as introduces readers to some truly outstanding but too-often overlooked hikes, including a wide range of options from short and easy nature trails to extremely demanding day hikes, to a few of the absolute not-to-be-missed options for overnight travelers. In keeping with the tradition of the Top Trails series, Doug Lorain's new guide will maximize readers' time and enjoyment of Olympic National Park.


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Top Trails: Shenandoah National Park, 2nd edition
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Top Trails: Shenandoah National Park, 2nd edition
Johnny Molloy


Must-do hikes in Shenandoah National Park

Top Trails: Shenandoah National Park by acclaimed outdoors writer Johnny Molloy saves readers the time and frustration of finding the perfect hikes to suit their desires. With hundreds of miles of trails running like veins down and along a narrow mountain spine, Shenandoah National Park is a heavily visited destination with millions of guests each year. This book makes the backcountry majesty of Shenandoah more accessible to visitors.

This easy-access, reference-type guide presents a variety of hikes from which to choose. The majority of the hikes steer you toward the most scenic areas, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your time on the trail instead of behind someone’s car. Most hikes seek solitude to maximize your Shenandoah experience. However, as the subtitle of this book suggests, there are some “must-do” hikes that are popular. Consequently, a few hikes traverse popular and potentially crowded areas. Each hike has a “best times” that will help you manage the trails to your advantage.

Day hiking is the best and most popular way to “break into” the Shenandoah wilderness. But for those with the inclination to see the mountain cycle from day to night and back again, many hikes in this book can be used by backpackers as well. Backpackers must follow park backcountry camping regulations and practice “leave no trace” wilderness-use etiquette. Backpackers can capture the changing moods of the mountains as day turns to night, as weather cycles with the sun, as the permanent park residents go about their business of surviving and reproducing.

With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, readers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.



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Top Trails™ Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2nd edition
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Top Trails™ Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2nd edition
Mike White


The southern High Sierra, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding John Muir, Jennie Lakes, and Monarch Wildernesses, is one of the most magnificent natural areas in the world. Blessed with the largest trees on earth (giant sequoias), one of the deepest canyons in North America (Kings Canyon), and the highest mountain in the continental U.S. (Mt. Whitney), the greater Sequoia-Kings Canyon region offers unparalleled mountain majesty. Along with such superlatives, hundreds of miles of trails provide access to a boundless number of high mountain lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, cascading streams, deep forests, and craggy peaks. Mike White’s Top Trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks guide presents the best curated selection of trips suitable for varied skill levels to explore this portion of John Muir’s Range of Light.


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Top Trails™ Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, 3ed
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Top Trails™ Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, 3ed
Andrew Dean Nystrom


With trips from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, from the Absarokas to the Gallatin Range, and from Jackson Hole to the Teton Crest Trail, Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks has all visitors need to enjoy the ultimate in natural and geothermal wonders—tranquil backcountry lakes, panoramic summits, glacier-carved canyons, steaming geyser basins, vast meadows teeming with wildlife, and much more. Award-winning author Andrew Dean Nystrom has selected the 45 best trips in the area, ranging in length from a half-mile stroll by some of the park’s most colorful hot springs to a 30-mile trek past intriguing thermal features and wildlife galore.

The new edition features expanded coverage of the new Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve addition to Grand Teton National Park, family and kid-friendly hikes, legally soakable hot springs (with ratings) in both parks, moonlight hiking, and how to secure hard-to-get in-park lodging and campsite reservations.

  • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for best adventure guidebook in 2005.
  • At-a-glance information shows which trips have the best hiking, mountain biking, trail running, horseback riding, and more.

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Trails of the Angeles, 9th edition
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Trails of the Angeles, 9th edition
John W. Robinson with Doug Christiansen


100 Hikes in the San Gabriels

The rugged San Gabriel Mountains, rising starkly from the edge of the Los Angeles Basin, provide a sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city and its surroundings. Angelinos across the county (a population of almost 10 million), as well as visitors from out of state, welcome the opportunity to escape from city chaos into the quiet wilderness.

This 9th edition of the classic Wilderness Press guide has been revised and updated to reflect recent trail changes, and now includes trips in the Fish Canyon Narrows, along Alder Creek, and to Jones Peak, as well as perennial favorites such as Old Baldy, Mt. Wilson, and Devils Punchbowl. Each detailed trip description notes the distance, difficulty, and ideal season, and points out the highlights of the trail. The guide includes a companion 4-color topo map.


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Utah Byways, 3ed
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Utah Byways, 3ed
Tony Huegel


"With trips along soaring mountains and remote plateaus to high-walled canyons and plunging river gorges, Utah Byways is the ideal guide for adventurous travelers who want to explore the state’s extensive network of backcountry roads. This fully updated edition presents 65 trips in Utah’s spectacular preserved areas such as Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches National Parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Other adventures follow the routes of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Pony Express.

Tony Huegel’s glove-box-sized Byways have been leading drivers to the hidden surprises found along unpaved backroads for more than 10 years. These books are for recreational drivers who want to use their four-wheel-drive or sport-utility vehicle beyond the pavement to explore, but who might not want to do hard-core or lengthy off-road driving. They are also for adventurers who use these trips as jumping-off points for muscle-powered exploration, such as hiking and mountain biking.

Detailed descriptions are augmented with full-page photographs and two-color maps of each trip. Icons next to each description indicate options for non-driving activities along each route, such as biking, wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, visiting historic sites, and more. Trail-tested, how-to tips assist beginning and experienced backcountry drivers alike. This established and popular series has been completely redesigned with a field-friendly spiral binding and updated to include extensive GPS waypoints.

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Walking Baltimore
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Walking Baltimore
Evan L. Balkan


An Insider’s Guide to 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Hidden Treasures in Charm City

Walking Baltimore includes Charm City’s well-known neighborhoods--Downtown, the Inner Harbor, Mount Vernon, and Fells Point. But in the voice of its insider author, the book also covers lesser-known and far-flung corners, revealing what makes Baltimore such a wonderful and fascinating destination and hometown. Full of little-known facts and trivia, this book will show how and why Baltimore was an essential player in the country’s early history and continues to be influential today.

This book also showcases a completely different side of Baltimore from the one conveyed in some popular TV shows in recent years. As in all major metro areas around the world, drugs and violence do exist in Baltimore. But the day-to-day life of the city provides so much more. Here is a city almost unparalleled in American history and it lives up to its modern reputation as a quirky, come-as-you-are and be-what-you’ll-be place. The zany Baltimore-based film director John Waters (of Hairspray fame) summed it up best when he said, “It’s as if every freak in the South was headed to New York City, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay.”

As for the history, it lingers in 18th-century neighborhoods such as Mount Vernon, Federal Hill, Jonestown, and Seton Hill. But Charm City's cultural and political past is infused with a vibrancy well beyond the glitz of the popular Inner Harbor. From Dickeyville to Homeland, Guilford to Mount Royal, Hampden to Charles Village, Bolton Hill to Cedarcroft, and so many other neighborhoods, Walking Baltimore takes visitors and residents alike on a romp that will have many locals exclaiming, “I had no idea.” While tourist brochures often limit their scope to a few centrally located neighborhoods and sites, Walking Baltimore gives specific directions for beginning self-guided strolls in almost every corner of the city--with instructions on how to get to the starting points via public transportation.

Take a neighborhood such as SOWEBO (Southwest Baltimore): rarely will it show up in any guidebook or tourist brochure. And yet this one section of the city embraces the birthplace of American railroading; the homes of Edgar Allan Poe and H. L. Mencken; a 19th-century (and still functioning) market; a unique shrine to Irish railroad workers; and one of the city’s oldest Catholic churches, where Babe Ruth was baptized. The 30+ entries in this book introduce new and fascinating neighborhoods for visitors and residents, and they remind locals (and inform visitors) what makes Baltimore a wonderful place to live and visit.



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Walking Boston, 2nd edition
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Walking Boston, 2nd edition
Robert Todd Felton


34 Tours Through Beantown's Cobblestone Streets, Historic Districts, Ivory Towers and Bustling Waterfront

Boston is a walker’s town. It’s as clear as the brick red path marking the Freedom Trail, the bright blue signs of the Harborwalk, and the green of the Emerald Necklace series of parks. Boston’s nearly 400-year history has led to the development of hidden neighborhoods, historic sites, and iconic parks that tempt both Bostonians and visitors out onto the sidewalks, paths, and trails lacing this close-knit city. In addition, the Big Dig project, which helped revive downtown and the waterfront by moving Interstate 93 underground, has created an energy and excitement that has driven projects like the Harborwalk and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Neighborhoods are experiencing new growth and positive development—and even established cultural attractions like the Children’s Museum and the Boston Tea Party Museum have had major facelifts.

This makes it an exciting time to walk in Boston. Walking Boston offers the best of Boston’s new and old rambles. Each walk is meant to be a complete experience in itself, encompassing the new and the old, the natural and the man-made. For example, you can view Boston’s newest and most striking museum, and then get a lobster roll from a delightful wooden shack on Fort Point Channel.

This portable guide features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and public transportation information for every trip. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a “Points of Interest” section summarizes each walk’s highlights.

So, go ahead, lace up those shoes and take a walk. Whether you follow a red line, a blue sign, or the Emerald Necklace, you are always on the road to something special.




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Walking Manhattan
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Walking Manhattan
Ellen Levitt


30 Strolls Exploring Cultural Treasures, Entertainment Centers, and Historical Sites in the Heart of New York City

Walking Manhattan by Ellen Levitt is written with many people in mind: the tourists who have never before visited Manhattan as well as those returning to the Big Apple; the residents who want to ramble through parts of Gotham with which they are less familiar; the “I’ve seen it all” New Yorker who is willing to consult a new source and find “new” sights and sounds that interest them. Readers can pick and choose how and where they investigate Manhattan by consulting this new guide.

This guidebook will help readers to appreciate more fully the author's selection of unique things to see and experience throughout Manhattan. It points out the many beautiful and intriguing sights; the history to be learned; the joyful as well as sad aspects of Manhattan life throughout the years. Landmarks and parks, schools and eateries, art and sport, big and bold sites as well as modest and small; Walking Manhattan can introduce you to them all.


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Walking New Orleans: 30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhood
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Walking New Orleans: 30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhood
Barri Bronston


30 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, Culinary and Music Corridors, and Recreational Wonderlands

New Orleans was practically wiped off the map by Hurricane Katrina, but within a decade it has come back in ways that few thought possible. From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

In Walking New Orleans, lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love of her hometown through 30 self-guided tours that range from majestic St. Charles Avenue and funky Magazine Street to Bywater and Faubourg Marigny, two of the city’s “it” neighborhoods. Within each tour, she offers tips on where to eat, drink, dance, and play, for in addition to all the history, culture, and charm that New Orleans has to offer—and there’s plenty—it provides tourists and locals alike with one heck of a good time.

So grab your walking shoes—and this book—and explore the miracle that is New Orleans, a metropolis on the rise, all thanks to the grit and determination of its residents, who refused to let their city die.


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