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Kings Canyon National Park
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Kings Canyon National Park
Mike White


One of America's deepest gorges, Kings Canyon plunges more than 8000 feet and extends nearly eleven miles in length. Pristine alpine lakes reflect the surrounding silver-grey peaks, lupine and corn lilies flourish in meadows, and giant sequoias tower in world's largest stands of these ancient trees. This is the dramatic landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, southern neighbor to the more famous Yosemite.

Cool your feet in the turbulent clear waters of the South Fork Kings River, enjoy a picnic beside raucous Mist Falls, ramble on creekside trails through forests fragrant with cedar and pine, or regain your perspective from the park's highest points. Where the highway ends, the adventures begin…

Kings Canyon National Park: A Complete Hiker's Guide is the first comprehensive guide to the trails, campgrounds, outfitters, and facilities in the park and its environs. You'll find trips in neighboring Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sierra National Forest, and the Jennie Lakes and Monarch wilderness areas. Use this book to simplify your trip-planning--choose from 62 dayhikes, weekend overnights, or longer backpacks.

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Topographic Map
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Lassen Volcanic National Park Topographic Map



Covering the 106,372-acre park, as well as thousands of acres of surrounding land in the Lassen National Forest, Caribou, Thousand Lakes, Hat Creek Valley, and McArthur-Burney Falls State Park—this map has been completely updated for even more comprehensive coverage and easier use. The map also includes sample trips to Lassen Peak and Bumpass Hell, as well as historical facts for the peaks.

This map is a companion to Lassen Volcanic National Park by Mike White . It features more than 450 miles of trails, as well as trailheads, points of interest, campgrounds, picnic areas, ranger stations, access roads, scenic turnouts, and parking areas. Trail elevations, junction mileages, latitude-longitude notations, and UTM grid-lines are all shown.

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Scale ratio is 1:65,000

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Lassen Volcanic National Park, 5ed
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Lassen Volcanic National Park, 5ed
Mike White


This completely updated guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park features more than 90 hikes for all levels to both popular destinations and lesser-known gems in the park and the vicinity.

Discover some of Northern California's best-kept secrets in the most comprehensive guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park, by experienced author Mike White. Explore bubbling mudpots, wildflower-carpeted meadows, forest-rimmed lakes, and view-packed summits on trails ranging from easy to strenuous. This essential guide features more than 90 day hikes and backpacking trips to popular destinations, such as Lassen Peak, Bumpass Hell, and Manzanita Lake, plus lesser-known areas like Boiling Springs Lake, Terminal Geyser, and Cinder Cone.

In addition to Lassen Volcanic National Park, there are trips in the Hat Creek Reservation Area, the greater Susanville-Chester region, Warner Valley, Butte Lake, Drakesbad, and McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

Completely updated from the previous edition, this guide gives detailed trip narratives and easy-to-scan icons highlighting the best spots for views, hydrothermal features, wildflowers, camping, and swimming.


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Lone Star Hiking Trail
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Lone Star Hiking Trail
Karen Borski Somers


Take a Hike on a Long Texas Trail

One of the hidden jewels of Texas, the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) is the only long-distance National Recreation Trail in the state. At 128 miles—including loop trails—it is the state’s longest continuously marked and maintained footpath. Located in East Texas’s famed Big Thicket area, the trail winds through the thick woodlands of Sam Houston National Forest, an ecologically diverse region within a few hours’ drive of Houston-Galveston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.

Let Texas native and experienced long-distance hiker Karen Borski Somers guide you along this incomparable footpath, well-suited for both short and long hikes of up to 10 days, appealing to day hikers, overnight backpackers, and thru-hikers. The author conveniently divides the trail into 10 sections, complete with an overview, section map, GPS waypoints, trail description, mileage chart, and more. It’s everything you need from the guidebook that’s officially endorsed and promoted by the Lone Star Hiking Trail Club.


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Meditations of Henry David Thoreau
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Meditations of Henry David Thoreau
Chris Highland


When Henry David Thoreau died at the age of forty-four in 1862, he had written a forest of articles and essays that eventually earned him a reputation as a first-rate naturalist, conservationist, and social critic. His gravesite in Concord, Massachusetts, is a pilgrimage site for readers who still turn to Walden, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Maine Woods, "Civil Disobediance," and "Walking" for inspiration. Thoreau was a supreme articulator of America's conscience when the country was industrializing, facing battle over slavery, and developing its public education system. His thoughts are brook-clear and strangely prescient today.

Chris Highland has chosen 60 thoughtful Thoreau quotations and placed them alongside the wisdom words of writers, philosopohers, and teachers from around the world. Bound in a lovely and compact format, the book totes easily along in your pocket, backpack, or picnic basket. Solitude never felt so cozy.

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Meditations of John Muir
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Meditations of John Muir
Chris Highland


Using the immortal words of John Muir as his medium, Chris Highland explores the Divine in Nature, those universal truths which rise above categories, denominations, and religious divisions. Drawing from world wisdom traditions that span the course of human history, Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple unites them under the aegis of the natural world and offers the opportunity to pause, reflect, and draw comfort from that which joins us all.



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Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chris Highland


Ralph Waldo Emerson's groundbreaking 1844 "Nature" essay influenced thinkers as disparate as Nietzsche, Thoreau, and Darwin, and his later writings seem to anticipate future discoveries in physics and psychology, as well as biology. Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson is a journey into the mind and heart of this great 19th century author, poet, and philosopher whose writings remain relevant and inspiring today.

In this compact book, 60 selections from 30 years of his writings reveal the essence of Emerson's spiritual vision. Like his friends John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, Emerson saw images of the divine in the natural world, and rather than seeking to conquer wilderness, sought inspiration from it.

Complementing each passage is an inspirational quote from historical and comtemporary luminaries including Margaret Fuller, the Dalai Lama, and Jack Kerouac, and voices from Taoism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.

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Meditations of Walt Whitman
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Meditations of Walt Whitman
Chris Highland


In revising Leaves of Grass for its 1856 edition, Walt Whitman sacrificed the large pages of the first edition, meant to accommodate his long lines of verse, for smaller pages, with the idea that the reader would be able to enjoy the "ideal pleasure": "to put a book in your pocket and off to the seashore or the forest." It is with this same ideal in mind that Chris Highland has assembled the fourth book in the successful Meditations series, Meditations of Walt Whitman, a pocket-sized compendium of passages from Leaves of Grass. Whitman's lifelong endeavor, Leaves of Grass, is the culmination of his poetic work, published first in 1855, and constantly revised until its last edition in 1881, eleven years before his death. In Meditations of Walt Whitman, passages from Leaves of Grass are paired with the words of a variety of historical and contemporary thinkers, such as Margaret Fuller, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jane Goodall, Mark Twain, Marc Chagall, Helen Keller, Buddha, Dante, and Bhagavad Gita.

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Mount Shasta, 4th edition
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Mount Shasta, 4th edition
Andy Selters and Michael Zanger


Mt. Shasta is California’s premier, stand-alone, 14,000-foot mountain—with the largest and longest glaciers in the state. Along with Washington’s Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta is one of the two most prominent large mountains in the contiguous United States. Shasta is sought after by so many climbers and skiers nationwide because it offers such a wide variety of routes, especially moderate ones for the aspiring mountaineer and backcountry skier.

The fully updated fourth edition of Mt. Shasta, by Andy Selters and Michael Zanger, is the most comprehensive and detailed guide and overview to a large, varied, historic, and coveted mountain for climbing and skiing. The guide offers extensive detail on dozens of trips both on the mountain and in its surroundings, including weather, climbing and skiing conditions, amenities, and history. A special extra is a guide to Shasta’s superb circumnavigation at timberline, pioneered by John Muir, that is often referred to as one of the best off-trail hikes in the Northwest. The book also comes with a topographic map showing all mountain routes and variations.


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Mt. Shasta Wilderness Recreation Map
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Mt. Shasta Wilderness Recreation Map



Find your way around Mount Shasta with this fully-updated four-color topographic map showing every major road, trailhead, and mountain route. Also includes driving directions, history, regulations, and safety tips.


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