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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, 3rd edition
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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, 3rd edition
Paul Gerald


Discover the best PCT sections for a day hike or weekend jaunt

Sweeping views, glorious meadows, towering peaks, countless lakes and waterfalls, Oregon’s portion of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail includes some of the most beautiful hikes in the country. Let local hiking expert Paul Gerald guide you to the best of them. You’ll find 28 day and overnight hikes, from a four-mile trip up Chinidere Mountain—with views stretching from Mount Jefferson to Mount Rainier—to a 30-mile trek to the incomparable Maidu Lake, the headwaters of the North Umpqua River.

This comprehensive guidebook includes trail maps and elevation profiles, as well as ratings for scenery, difficulty, solitude, trail condition, and accessibility for children. You’ll also find driving directions to trailheads, GPS waypoints for key locations, permit and fee instructions, and details about what to expect on the trail.

Traverse the “high road” through Oregon as the PCT crosses Mount Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Crater Lake National Park, and so much more. Every trip is another adventure.


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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California
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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California
David Harris


A succinct, portable guide to the best segments of the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California.

The Pacific Crest Trail was designated as one of the first National Scenic Trails way back in 1968. As it traverses the “high road” from Mexico to Canada, incredible views are not only commonplace but also uniquely diverse, because the trail connects six of North America’s seven eco-zones. The PCT’s familiar, well-worn path is a special place for hikers from all walks of life on walks of all lengths and for all reasons.

Instead of guiding you through the arduous task of hiking the entire PCT, the goal of this book is to help you plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT in Southern California, whether you have just an afternoon to spare or you want to escape for the entire weekend. 

Carefully edited maps and elevation graphs generated with GPS data collected by the author on the trail will help make your trip a success.

This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help you make the most of your time away from civilization, however long (or short) that stretch may be.



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Fishing's Greatest Misadventures (Paperback)
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Fishing's Greatest Misadventures (Paperback)



Fishing’s Greatest Misadventures presents 25 larger-than-life true stories covering the spectrum of fish tales, from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. Everyday fishermen, journalists, and pros tell their stories of freak accidents, fish attacks, sabotage, pranks, getting lost at sea, idiotic decisions, eerie incidents, and other jaw-dropping calamities. This book takes you from the freshwater to the sea with stories about every form of angling, from fly-casting for trout to noodling for catfish, and big game sport fishing to casting for the unknown.

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One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area
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One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area
Matt Heid


Quick and Convenient Backpacking Trips within Two Hours of San Francisco

Hundreds of parks, preserves, and protected open spaces infuse the San Francisco Bay Area with a world of unparalleled natural wonder. Straddling a remarkable range of geographic and ecological diversity, it provides avenues for adventure in all terrains, seasons, and environments. An overnight journey deepens this outdoor experience. One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area presents the 28 best overnight backcountry opportunities in the greater Bay Area, from the deep valleys of the Coast Range to the old-growth redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, from the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore to the remote corners of the Diablo Range in Henry Coe State Park. And all of them are accessible within a two-hour drive from any point in the Bay Area.

Discovering all of these adventures without help would be a formidable challenge. Nearly a dozen different governing agencies manage the parks of the Bay Area. Regulations, sources of information, and reservation systems vary widely by park district. Plus, the proximity of millions of people means that hikers usually must make reservations at least a few weeks before their trip. But this comprehensive guide tells hikers what they need to know to get away from the city hubbub for a night or two. Within these pages you’ll find detailed information on regulations, agency contact information, crowds, and reservations for every overnight destination—plus human history, natural history, trail descriptions, fun activities, maps, and more.



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Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts
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Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts
Peter Bronski


In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts," Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to skin up, and the best descents. Coverage ranges from southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow Mountains to the Colorado-New Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.



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Santa Ana River Guide
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Santa Ana River Guide
Patrick Mitchell


The Santa Ana River is Southern California’s largest river system, with its headwaters high in the San Bernardino Mountains and flowing into the Pacific Ocean more than 100 miles away. Since the area was settled by Europeans in the 19th century, the river has been diverted, dammed, covered in concrete, and exploited. Only recently have residents recognized the importance of this vital natural resource.

The Santa Ana River Guide reveals both the wild and urban sides of the Southland’s most important river. The book relates the river’s natural and human history, geology, and current conditions and provides all the information necessary to plan an outing on or near the river. It is also a call to action for further protecting and restoring the river.

Organized into six geographical sections corresponding to the river’s “reaches,” the book’s individual entries include an extensive description of each park and preserve, location and access information, and highlights of what to do there.

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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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Camping with Kids
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Camping with Kids
Goldie Gendler Silverman


Learn the basics of family camping from longtime outdoorswoman Goldie Silverman and the legion of experienced kid and parent campers that lent their voices to this authoritative, yet fun and whimsical book. Novice and experienced campers alike will find the tips in Camping with Kids invaluable. Whether car, tent, or RV-camping, you will find everything you need to know from preparing your family for a camping trip, to setting up camp, to what to do if things should go awry. It also tells you how to step beyond car camping into backpacking, canoe touring, and other extended adventures.

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