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Sierra South, 8ed
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Sierra South, 8ed



This completely revised and updated edition of Sierra South now covers an expanded region of the Sierra, from the southern boundary of Yosemite National Park to southern Golden Trout Wilderness. With new trips and old favorites, Sierra South is the classic guide to backpacking in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Mt. Whitney.

  • This classic guidebook has been a trusted source for travelers to the Sierra backcountry for nearly 40 years, inspiring thousands to explore the “Range of Light” again and again.
  • Contains 84 trips, ranging from 2 days to 2 weeks, organized from west to the east side of the Sierra and around major highway sections for easier use and reference
  • Includes information on permits, day-by-day trail descriptions, GPS and elevation data, where to find water, and—an invaluable new feature—trailhead maps showing routes for every trip

8th edition



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Backpacking Arizona
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Backpacking Arizona
Bruce Grubbs


The world-famous Grand Canyon is only one of Arizona's spectacular natural features. Arizona encompasses over 90 wilderness areas, more than 15 national parks and monuments, and the largest national forest in the country. Expansive mesas, high peaks, and snaking canyons create a dynamic landscape and reflect a rich geologic and human history.

Backpacking Arizona is the only guide devoted to overnight trips in the state. You'll discover the maze of side canyons and hidden grottos in the Grand Canyon's untrammeled backcountry, historic pioneer trails on the Mogollon Rim, the little-traveled Blue Range, and the legendary Superstition Mountains in the Sonoran Desert.



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Backpacking Nevada
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Backpacking Nevada
Mike White


Few people are aware of the vast expanse of natural beauty that lies outside the dizzying atmosphere of Nevada's Las Vegas and Reno metro areas. Venture outside the strip however, and discover untrammeled wilderness in the most mountainous state in the continental US. Explore the forests of the Carson Range, traverse the granite peaks and cascading creeks of the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness, or watch elk and antelope in the remote Jarbridge Mountains. Backpacking Nevada, the ultimate guide to backpacking trips in Nevada's basin and range, has 23 trips ranging from two days to two weeks. From the East Humboldt Wilderness to the Ruby Mountains and the Toiyabe Range, this guide describes the finest backpacking adventures in Nevada.

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Backpacking Oregon, 3rd edition
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Backpacking Oregon, 3rd edition
Douglas Lorain


Your guide to 28 of Oregon’s best backpacking trips

In Oregon, backpackers can explore wild beaches, enjoy colorful desert canyonlands, hike amid stunning granite peaks, relax in wildflower meadows, and circle glacier-clad mountains. Backpacking Oregon details the premier opportunities across the entire state. Author and hiking expert Becky Ohlsen presents 28 magnificent scenic escapes, whether you have three days or two weeks. See the world-famous Oregon coast; or visit stunning white granite peaks, sparkling lakes and streams, alpine meadows, and the attractive forests of the Wallowa Mountains. Survey the peaks of Mount Hood and the Three Sisters in the High Cascades, and the gaping chasm of Hells Canyon, where you might glimpse black bears or bighorn sheep. Each carefully crafted itinerary offers geographic diversity, beautiful landscapes, and attainable daily mileage goals.

This in-depth guide provides all the information backpackers need, including trail highlights, mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, shuttle distances, required permits, and more—not to mention full-color photographs and detailed trail maps. Plus, ratings for scenery, solitude, and difficulty help you to find the exact adventure you seek. No matter which trek you choose, spectacular scenery and superb vistas await.



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Backpacking Washington, 3rd edition
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Backpacking Washington, 3rd edition
Douglas Lorain


Get ready for a lifetime of awe-inspiring adventures

In Washington, backpackers can explore wild beaches, enjoy sparkling lakes and streams, hike amid stunning granite peaks, relax in wildflower meadows, and pass through unspoiled forests. Discover 26 of Washington’s best and most diverse backpacking trips (plus 13 bonus ones) with expert backpackers Douglas Lorain and Mark Wetherington. Backpacking Washington details the premier opportunities across the entire state. This fully updated edition describes scenic escapes ranging from one night to two weeks. Choose from carefully crafted trips in Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, the North Cascades, the Olympic Coast, the Olympic Mountains, Pasayten Wilderness, Salmo-Priest Wilderness, and more. Each carefully crafted itinerary offers geographic diversity, beautiful landscapes, and attainable daily mileage goals.

This in-depth guide provides all the information backpackers need, including trail highlights, mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, shuttle distances, required permits, and more—not to mention photographs and detailed trail maps. Plus, ratings for scenery, solitude, and difficulty help you to find the exact adventure you seek. Whether you’re a novice backpacker or a veteran hiker, with this many options, you may have trouble deciding where to go first!


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Joy of Backpacking
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Joy of Backpacking
Brian Beffort


Joy of Backpacking is a comprehensive guide covering every aspect of how to backpack—from planning a first trip to advanced wilderness travel.

For those new to the activity, longtime backpacker and author Brian Beffort covers the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning, gear, backcountry nutrition and cooking, navigation, and other essential wilderness skills. You will also learn what to expect on the trail and in camp, and how to stay safe with first aid, weather preparedness, and more.

For experienced packers, Joy of Backpacking is filled with practical tips and inspired ideas on how to update and refine your approach to backpacking based on trends in lightweight gear, high-tech gadgets, changing wilderness rules, and increasing opportunities for wilderness travel around the world.

No other backpacking guide has more comprehensive coverage combined with unique, personalized advice on how to get the most out of this classic outdoor pursuit. Readers will not only learn all they need to know about backpacking, they will be inspired to discover—or rediscover—the joy of backpacking.

Suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Includes appendices of gear checklists and manufacturers.

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Point Reyes
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Point Reyes
Jessica Lage


Only 30 miles from San Francisco, Point Reyes National Seashore attracts admirers year-round to its forests, wetlands, and beaches. Visitors come to this tranquil place to hike, camp, backpack, bike, kayak, horseback ride, picnic, fish, and nature-watch. This invaluable resource gives detailed information on the trails, roads, camps, and and beaches within the Seashore, plus surrounding parks and preserves. Point Reyes: The Complete Guide to the National Seashore & Surrounding Area has much more than coverage of all the popular recreational activities and hiking trails.

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One Night Wilderness Portland, 2nd edition
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One Night Wilderness Portland, 2nd edition
Douglas Lorain


Choose Your Backpacking Adventure Near Portland, Oregon

Spend a night or a weekend in the wilderness, and experience the mountains, coast, old-growth forest, gorges, and canyonlands of Oregon and Washington. One Night Wilderness: Portland helps you choose from a full spectrum of one- and two-night backpacking trips within three hours of Portland. Acclaimed local author Becky Ohlsen and award-winning author Douglas Lorain present 64 featured trips, plus more than 40 bonus trips—from short and easy hikes to extended trips of 20 miles.

Explore the Columbia River Gorge, Coast Range, Clackamas River country, Mount Jefferson, and southern Olympic Mountains. Take in the majestic views of the Pacific Northwest’s signature volcanic peaks: Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Rainier. The new edition of this popular guide includes all the information you need, including detailed trail descriptions, directions to backcountry campsites, 65 easy-to-follow maps, permit requirements, and more.

Expert author ratings for each trip’s scenery, difficulty, and solitude—along with indications as to which trips are great for kids or are dog-friendly—help in finding the perfect adventures for your specific needs. Plus, first-time backpackers will appreciate the authors’ candid advice on getting started, and parents will enjoy the tips for introducing children to this healthy, inexpensive outdoor activity.

The Portland area is a short jaunt from boundless backpacking opportunities. This comprehensive guide can lead you away from the city hubbub for a night or two of rejuvenation in nature.


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Baja Adventure Book
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Baja Adventure Book
Walt Peterson


A where-to, how-to guide to one of the most interesting places on earth, describing the full spectrum of adventure available in Baja California, Mexico. Scuba diving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, boating, bicycling, and windsurfing are just some of the exciting activities covered. THE guide to outdoor activities in Baja.

3rd edition



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Bay Area Ridge Trail, 4th edition
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Bay Area Ridge Trail, 4th edition
Elizabeth Byers & Jean Rusmore


Revel in Solitude and Dramatic Views Minutes from San Francisco!

On a network of paths that ring San Francisco Bay, the Bay Area Ridge Trail is now a 375-mile route that spans nine counties. It provides easy access to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding across oak-studded grasslands and through tranquil forests. Bay Area Ridge Trail is the fully updated official guide, endorsed by the Ridge Trail Council. Join author Elizabeth Byers—a founding board member of the council—and discover dramatic coastlines, former Mexican ranchos, old Native American footpaths, vistas that inspired Spanish explorers, and more.

Choose from 75 trail segments in parks and public lands like Marin County’s hilly Mt. Tamalpais State Park and view-packed Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. Trips range from a 2.5-mile excursion over the Benicia-Martinez Bridge to a 12.5-mile traverse of Bolinas Ridge in the North Bay. Each trip includes summary information, like distance, accessibility, managing agency, regulations, and facilities, as well as an easy-to-read map. Comprehensive trail directions help to ensure that you always know where to go, while details on the region’s history and culture entertain you along the way.

Grab a copy of Bay Area Ridge Trail and start planning your next adventure. The perfect outing is closer than you think.


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