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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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Backpacking Wyoming
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Backpacking Wyoming
Douglas Lorain


    Wyoming boasts countless outstanding backcountry destinations: trout-filled mountain lakes so scenic they leave you breathless; geologic wonders of a number and variety literally unequalled anywhere else on the planet; spectacular canyons dizzyingly deep and amazingly colorful; and more abundant wildlife than anywhere else in the Lower 48. While some of these attractions are world famous -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and the Wind River Range -- many others are virtually unknown even to the savviest locals.

    Nationally award-winning guidebook author Douglas Lorain details both the famous and the hidden treasures in his picks of the Cowboy State’s 28 most enjoyable and beautiful backpack trips in Backpacking Wyoming. Distilled from thousands of trail miles and lasting from three days to almost two weeks, these carefully chosen itineraries offer the hiker mountain scenery, magnificent wildlife, colorful geologic marvels, and reasonable daily mileage goals. This in-depth guide reveals all the best trips in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Beartooth and Bighorn Mountains, the Absaroka and Snowy Ranges, the Wind River Range, and, for solitude lovers, such little-known treasures as the Wyoming, Gros Ventre, Bear Lodge, and Salt River Mountains.

    A detailed trail map and photographs accompany each trip. Each of the trips rates scenery, solitude, and difficulty; specifies mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, and shuttle distance; and notes special attractions, required permits, and challenges. It's all the information that novice and experienced backpackers alike will need to access the Wyoming backcountry and experience a trip of a lifetime.

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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.

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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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Best Summit Hikes Denver to Vail
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Best Summit Hikes Denver to Vail
James Dziezynski


Hikes and Scrambles Along the I-70 Corridor

From secluded summits in Colorado like Mount Solitude and Silver Plume Mountain, to classic hikes like Peak 1 and Torreys Peak, Best Summit Hikes: Denver to Vail provides detailed, accurate information on more than 60 nontechnical summit hikes and scrambles that are within a 2-hour drive from the Denver/Boulder metro area. Author James Dziezynski explores rarely documented peaks as well as the best routes for well-known summit hikes along the I-70 corridor. This unique guide is a wonderful resource for those looking to explore the wealth of summit hiking close to Denver while spending more time on the mountain than in the car.

Other Colorado guidebooks focus on specific ranges or peaks grouped by elevation, but Best Summit Hikes: Denver to Vail focuses on the most heavily traveled part of Colorado and is as useful for tourists as it is for locals. The variety of great adventures close to home offers many secrets, even to veteran mountain explorers. For those who have gazed up at the impressive peaks lining I-70 from below, this is your chance to get a new perspective.


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Best Summit Hikes in Colorado, 2ed.
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Best Summit Hikes in Colorado, 2ed.
James Dziezynski


An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known Peaks from 8,144 to 14,433 feet.

Colorado has 53 14ers, more than 600 13ers, and hundreds of other peaks that can be reached without special equipment or expertise. Numerous guides dryly catalog these trails, but Best Summit Hikes in Colorado stands out from them all. Author James Dziezynski has meticulously selected 80+ of the state’s absolute best peaks in more than 50 superlative hikes, and his opinionated narrative brings each route to life. Each summit is included because of a notable feature—whether it’s the site of a ghost mine or airplane wreckage, has thundering waterfalls or colorful floral meadows, is the best summit for spotting wildlife or bringing out-of-town friends, or is very accessible.

Some peaks offer unique opportunities, such as a trailhead accessible only via a steam-powered railroad. Several summits are described in no other publication. Covering all Colorado’s major mountain ranges, including the well-known Sangre De Cristo, Gore, Sawatch, Indian Peaks, and Maroon Bell wilderness areas to the lesser-known Grenadiers, Medicine Bow, and Outer San Juan peaks, this distinctive guide makes it easy to select exactly the right hike for the right day, the right mood, and the right companions.



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Boundary Waters Canoe Are: Eastern Region, 5ed
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Boundary Waters Canoe Are: Eastern Region, 5ed
Robert Beymer and Louis Dzierzak


With thousands of lakes and streams, over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2000 campsites, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a true paddler’s paradise. Extending nearly 150 miles in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border, the wilderness area encompasses more than 1 million acres. This Eastern Region edition of the classic two-volume guide has been fully updated by area journalist Louis Dzierzak, with full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes. Trip descriptions include day-by-day paddling distances, portage tips, and difficulty ratings, and identify the appropriate water-resistant, topographic maps W.A. Fisher maps for each trip. Together, these books deliver everything a visitor needs for the experience of a lifetime.

Companion volume to Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Western Region.

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Western Region, 7ed
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Western Region, 7ed
Robert Beymer and Louis Dzierzak


With thousands of lakes and streams, over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2000 campsites, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a true paddler’s paradise. Extending nearly 150 miles in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border, the wilderness area encompasses more than 1 million acres. This Western Region edition classic of two-volume guide has been fully updated by area journalist Louis Dzierzak, with full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes. Trip descriptions include day-by-day paddling distances, portage tips, and difficulty ratings, and identify the appropriate water-resistant, topographic maps W.A. Fisher maps for each trip. Together, these books deliver everything a visitor needs for the experience of a lifetime.

Companion volume to Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Eastern Region.

7th edition



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California Coastal Byways, 4ed
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California Coastal Byways, 4ed
Tony Huegel


Cruise all the best spots to experience California's coast from your car with this guide to 50 drives from San Diego to the Oregon Border. In this thoroughly updated fourth edition, each trip and map has been rechecked and updated with the latest information on fires and regulation changes. Also included is a new trip through and old-growth forest in Northern California's Del Norte County.

With California Coastal Byways in your glove box, you will:

  • Wind along serpentine roads near towering redwoods on the rugged Lost Coast
  • Breathe easy atop desert-to-ocean overlooks in L.A. County's San Gabriel Mountains
  • Edge along precipitous Black Canyon Road in San Diego County
  • Soak in remote hot springs in Santa Barbara County
  • Spot sunning seals or migrating whales from and abandoned north coast lighthouse

4th edition



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California Desert Byways, 3ed
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California Desert Byways, 3ed
Tony Huegel


California Desert Byways presents 65 desert trips from Bishop to the Mexican border, including expanded coverage of popular destinations such as Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This book makes high-walled canyons, lonely ghost towns, and soaring peaks from Mexico to the Great Basin easily accessible to recreational drivers. 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.

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