America s Great Hiking Trails

"The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)"--Colophon.

Author: Karen Berger

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789327413

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 888

"The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)"--Colophon.

Hiking North America s Great Western Volcanoes

Our effort is primarily about finding great hiking trails in the west. And more! When
hiking with friends, I've noticed that they may focus on the trees along the trail. Is
that a Cottonwood or Sycamore? Or, a bird may catch their eye. What bird has a ...

Author: Tom Prisciantelli

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865344329

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 426

Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the volcanic events and landforms of the American West while hiking ten trails through its most scenic mountains. Hikes in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Washington reveal the fury of past events and demonstrate the power of volcanic activity today. In this book and on the trails, geology and archaeology intersect to tell a tale of landforms rising from the earth and the ancient people's struggle to persist and adapt. Geologists have died studying volcanic eruptions. Native Americans wrote gods into their history while watching fire burst from the ground. Hiking these mountains turns exercise into awe and respect for the energy still building under these massive ranges. The author explores the most interesting landforms, with some trails to summit craters and others through the innards of decapitated volcanoes still standing as high mountains. For more than thirty years Tom Prisciantelli has driven the roads and hiked the trails of the American West. In his first book, "Spirit of the American Southwest," he explored along hiking trails the geology of the Southwest and the arrival of the Native American's ancestors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. His research for this book took him along that path. The author and his wife live in a solar-powered adobe home in northern New Mexico, in full view and respect for one of the volcanoes about which this book was written.

Great Hiking Trails of the World

Included are detailed descriptions and trail highlights. This book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or the myriad ways that walking through a landscape is an intimate exploration of its soul.

Author: Karen Berger

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847860937


Page: 336

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Scraping Heaven

—Midwest Book Review “When I hiked the Continental Divide Trail at the age of
31, it was the hardest thing I'd ever done. ... —Karen Berger, author of America's
Great Hiking Trails “Scraping Heaven is a triumph—a jaw-dropping account of an

Author: Cindy Ross

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1680510355

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 846

“Not only are readers given the opportunity to experience the sheer beauty and at times frightening dangers of the trail, but they also watch two children grow and learn to call the trail their home. Well written, captivating, and incredibly educational, this adventure is a lesson in the simplicity of life and the beauty of accomplishment.” —Publishers Weekly "This is both an epic adventure of the first order and the heartwarming story of the family who accomplished it." —San Francisco Chronicle Now available for the first time in paperback and ebook, Scraping Heaven is the story of a family’s adventurous trek over the rooftop of North America—a warm and heartfelt account with a powerful message for parents, long-distance hikers, and outdoor adventurers alike. The Continental Divide Trail, a rugged 3100-mile footpath running along the crest of the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico, is infamous for its tricky mountain passes and snowy traverses. In 1993, Cindy Ross, her husband, and their two toddlers set out together on the Trail. Using llamas as kid-carriers and packers, they successfully hiked the entire route over the next five summers, covering the last 700 miles on tandem mountain bikes in 1998. A keenly observant storyteller, Ross deftly interweaves evocative descriptions of the landscape with dramatic accounts of sudden snowstorms, gale-force winds strong enough to lift a child, and heart-pounding wildlife encounters. Through it all, her intimate reflections on marriage, family, and children provide depth and interest far beyond the high Rocky Mountain peaks. Scraping Heaven features a new afterword by the author.

The North Country Trail

The Best Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips on America's Longest National
Scenic Trail Ron Strickland, North Country ... of additional trails for possible future
inclusion, including one that traversed and linked America'sGreat North Woods.

Author: Ron Strickland

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472051849

Category: Nature

Page: 262

View: 173

Forty premier hikes through the scenic beauty of America’s rugged northern heartlands

America s Great Mountain Trails

America's Great Mountain Trails introduces readers to one hundred hikes of a lifetime. The book covers some of our nation's most legendary trails and some that are scarcely known, but all can take us on journeys to remarkable places.

Author: Tim Palmer

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847865428

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 458

A hiker's inspirational bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of our nation's one hundred best mountain trails. America's mountain trails lure us to exquisite heights, from the Atlantic Coast in Maine to the Pacific edge in California and the Northwest. These rugged yet seductive pathways call to all who seek both solace and adventure, whether out for a day hike or an extended backpacking expedition. America's Great Mountain Trails introduces readers to one hundred hikes of a lifetime. The book covers some of our nation's most legendary trails and some that are scarcely known, but all can take us on journeys to remarkable places. Between the ancient Appalachians and the Pacific Coast's uplift lie the Rockies, Desert Range, Sierra Nevadas, Cascade Mountains, Olympics, and more. Beyond are the resoundingly wild terrain of Alaska and the islands of Hawaii and Puerto Rico, which ascend like dreamy visions from the sea. Readers get practical details about the length and difficulty of each hike, along with concise directions to each trailhead, tips about the best seasons to go, advice on permit requirements, and a selection of alternate routes. An appendix offers information about what must be done to protect these special places so they'll remain alluring and rewarding to all the generations ahead. With fascinating text and beautiful photography by Tim Palmer, America's Great Mountain Trails is sure to become the definitive reference book to the most outstanding mountain trails in America.

Hiking the Adirondacks

— Lace up your boots and sample forty-two of the best day hikes and
weekend backpacking trips throughout northern New York state's entire
Adirondack Park—one of America's great wilderness regions. They include
numerous ...

Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762763043

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 531

State Hiking Series Each guide includes: - Hikes suited to every ability - Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues - Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates - Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike - Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing - Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more - Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques *** This book features forty-two of the best day hikes and weekend backpacking trips in the mountain wilderness of northeastern New York State. From 360-degree mountaintop views to dramatic waterfalls and pristine ponds, it takes readers to the most scenic locations, some well-known and others off the beaten path.

Dream Hikes Coast to Coast

Your Guide to America's Most Memorable Trails Jack Bennett. xii ... When
planning a new road trip, I have always tried to include a few hikes. But here ...
But I had also experienced the splendor and wonder of America's great natural

Author: Jack Bennett

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897327101

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 672

Starting in April 2000, Jack Bennett logged thousands of miles over seven years in his search for America’s best hikes. In Dream Hikes Coast to Coast, Bennett shares how each hike looked and felt; what weather and animals were encountered; and the emotional impact of every event and panorama. Individual hikes are accompanied by maps showing the trailhead, routes, and topographic landmarks. Camping, lodging, fees, and contact information are also presented for each hike.


Strike out for America's great hiking trails and learn something about yourself and
your country . American Hiking Society has selected five trails with exceptional
recreational , historical , or scenic value . Whether you're inclined to hike up ...


Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press


Category: Travel

Page: 395

View: 133

Covering destinations in 14 western states and a full range of outdoor activities from fishing and rafting to hiking, horse packing, hunting, swimming, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, and even dog mushing, this book is an authoritative guide to the lands administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). 187 maps.

The Pacific Crest Trail

Following the successful The Appalachian Trail, and New York Times bestseller America's Great Hiking Trails, this is the official book on one of America's most iconic hiking trails, and is published in conjunction with the Pacific Crest ...

Author: Mark Larabee

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847849767

Category: Hiking

Page: 336

View: 460

Following the successful The Appalachian Trail, and New York Times bestseller America's Great Hiking Trails, this is the official book on one of America's most iconic hiking trails, and is published in conjunction with the Pacific Crest Trail Association. With a foreword by Cheryl Strayed, maps, rarely seen archival photos and historical ephemera, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for everyone who wants to get out on the trail--from day hiker to thru-hiker. This official book celebrates the history, beauty, and importance of the West Coast's most iconic hiking trail. Designated as one of the first two national scenic trails in 1968, the Pacific Crest Trail is a continuous footpath of more than 2,650 miles--from the Mexican border to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington. Hikers from all over the world are drawn to this trail to experience true American wilderness and to challenge themselves--whether for two miles or two thousand. The only illustrated book officially published with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, The Pacific Crest Trail explores this legendary footpath with more than 250 spectacular contemporary images, unpublished historical photos and documents from the PCTA archives, and even the official trail map folded into an inside pocket. This book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, and for all those who dream of one day becoming thru-hikers themselves.

Hiking Yellowstone National Park

A Guide to More than 100 Great Hikes Bill Schneider. Take. to. the. Trails. “
FalconGuides point the compass to the best spots to play, climb, hike, sh, and be.
” — Lace up your boots and sample more than one hundred hikes in
America's most famous national park. Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue
pools; deep ...

Author: Bill Schneider

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762786140

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 176

Lace up your boots and sample more than one hundred hikes in America’s most famous national park. Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue pools; deep canyons with plunging waterfalls; broad river valleys with seemingly endless views; and tall rugged mountains—Yellowstone National Park is a hiker’s paradise with more than 800 miles of trails. Let veteran hiker and outdoor writer Bill Schneider guide you on a wide variety of day hikes and extended backpacking trips into the vast interior of this national treasure. Whether you’re a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Yellowstone National Park. Features Hikes suited to every ability Detailed directions Elevation profiles, difficulty ratings, and information on hiking in bear country Full-color photos throughout Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail.

Moon Drive Hike Appalachian Trail

The Best Trail Towns, Day Hikes, and Road Trips In Between Timothy Malcolm.
the story of Southern Appalachia begins with the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains
that crawl up this wild and wonderful region. The first great frontier in America, ...

Author: Timothy Malcolm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1640492720

Category: Travel

Page: 350

View: 479

Whether you're stopping for a day trek or taking a weekend getaway, hit the road and hit the legendary trail with Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail. Make your escape on shorter trips from major cities or drive the entire three-week route from Georgia to Maine Find your hike along the Appalachian Trail with detailed trail descriptions, mileage, difficulty ratings, and tips for picking the right section of the trail for you Discover adventures off the trail: Immerse yourself in the spirit of colorful trail towns, peep the changing leaves in the Berkshires, and cruise the sun-dappled Skyline Drive. Kick back after a day hike at a microbrewery in Asheville, dig in to southern barbecue (hey, you've earned it), or unwind in the coffee shops and art galleries of a hip New England hamlet Take it from avid hiker Timothy Malcolm, who shares his insight on the best views, waterfalls, mountains, and (of course!) breweries Full-color photos, strategic itineraries, easy-to-use maps and site-to-site driving times Get the lowdown on when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, and braving different road and weather conditions, plus tips for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids With Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail's practical tips and local know-how, you're ready to lace up your hiking boots, pick a trailhead, and embark on your adventure. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip. Doing more than driving through? Check out Great Smoky Mountains National Park or Moon Carolinas & Georgia.

Hiking the Poconos

A Guide to the Area's Best Hiking Adventures John L. Young. Trail contacts:
Hickory Run State Park, White Haven; (570) 443-0400; www.dcnr.state ... same
glacial activity that created North America's Great Lakes. During the Pleistocene
epoch ...

Author: John L. Young

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762755563

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 910

The Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania may get eight million visitors a year, but there are places there one can get lost—and would gladly be lost for a bit. From the iconic Dingmans Bridge spanning the Delaware, to the region's 150 lakes and forested mountains, Hiking the Poconos covers it all—with the added plus of listing a B&B, a campground, restaurant, local events, and more along with each hike description

America s National Trails

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Hike 2 , 150 Miles Along an Ancient Mountain
AT AGE 41 ... He imagined a great hiking trail running from summit to summit .

Author: Glenn Scherer

Publisher: Falcon Guides


Category: Travel

Page: 88

View: 478

Published in partnership with American Hiking Society, this book profiles America's scenic and historic trails.

Traveler s Tool Kit Mexico and Central America

Adventurous travelers can have a great time hiking the lengthy trails, rafting good
whitewater spots, sea kayaking, and diving and snorkeling around the huge
barrier reef. Honduras is one of the least expensive places in the Americas.

Author: Rob Sangster

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897329848

Category: Travel

Page: 554

View: 456

Traveler's Tool Kit Mexico/Central America was named Best Guidebook for 2008 by Rob Sangster and Tim Leffel are not typical travelers, nor is this a typical travel guide. Instead of rating Mexico's "best" (read: most expensive) hotels, the authors shows how to locate comfortable, affordable lodging anywhere in the country. Traveler's Tool Kit does the same for everything from dining to entertainment to sightseeing in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Individual sections cover it all: drafting itineraries, calculating costs, eco-sensitive travel, unusual tours, managing money, staying healthy, woman-alone travel, and much more. Sangster and Leffel show how to connect with a network of travelers who've discovered the most enjoyable things to do and can provide guidance on how much to pay for them. The book also tells how to memorialize the adventure through photography and blogging, and even how to earn money from the trip after returning home. Sangster and Leffel are both authoritative and encouraging, drawing on years of experience to help travelers maximize the fun, savings, and security without compromising quality.

Beautiful America s Seattle

Within an hour , you can take winery tours , eat Sunday brunch next to
Snoqualmie Falls , hike alpine trails in the ... Native Americans dancers dressed
in traditional costume tell stories of the struggle between good and Out-of-Town

Author: Cheryl Landes

Publisher: Beautiful America Publishing Co.

ISBN: 9780898027082

Category: Photography

Page: 80

View: 343

Seattle author, Cheryl Landes puts her talents and long time love affair with her city Seattle into a delightful, entertaining and informative text about this gem of the northwest city -- "Seattle." Skillfully guiding you through famous streets, neighborhoods and the delightful nooks and crannies, Cheryl brings the city alive in this new publication that follows a long succession of wonderful books about "Seattle." The best yet, this text is supported with stunningly beautiful photography from many of the northwest's best photographers, including Mark Windom and Rick Morley. This is a publication you don't want to miss!

Beautiful America s Wyoming

... is the location of the Old Mormon Ferry , which was built in 1847 by Mormons
on their way to the Great Salt Lake Valley . ... Just as you'd expect , recreation
opportunities abound , with 500 miles of hiking trails in the Bridger division alone

Author: Charlotte Dixon

Publisher: Beautiful America Publishing Co.

ISBN: 9780898026917

Category: Travel

Page: 80

View: 856

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Atlanta

WHEN WE WERE FIRST WRITING 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta, Pam and I
frequently heard, “There are 60 trails in the ... AMERICA'S. FIRST. GREAT.
INLAND. CITY. According to tradition, Stephen Long rode a horse to Hardy Ivy's
cabin, ...

Author: Pam Golden

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897327098

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 812

One of the South's premier cities, Atlanta is home to an abundance of spectacular hiking and walking destinations. From urban hikes to suburban parks and rural wilderness, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Atlanta shows readers how to quickly drive to and enjoy the best area hikes. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers a wide range of outdoor activity, including several scenic hikes. Hikes from the Georgia mountains, Stone Mountain Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Sprewell Bluff, and locations in between provide Atlantans a diverse combination of hikes in length and difficulty. In addition to scenic charm, many hikes have great historical appeal, such as Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill Trail. Other trails, such as Grant Park Loop and the Atlanta Ramble, feature major Atlanta attractions. Complete with directions, maps, and a wealth of historical detail, the guide beckons hikers of all ages and fitness levels into the out of doors. With this newly revised and updated 3rd edition, hikers will have no trouble selecting the perfect hike for spending an hour or an afternoon out on the beautiful trails of Atlanta.

Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island

Follow the paved path south along the riverside fence to pass through a gate and
cross the historic lock to hike the towpath south. ... 58 North Rd., East Windsor
06088; (860) 623-4732 (Fire Museum), (860) 627-6540 (TrolRails-to-Trails
Conservancy, The Duke Ellington ... In 2012, as part of President Barack
Obama's America's Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative, the Connecticut River was
named the first ...

Author: Rhonda and George Ostertag

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 197

Lace up your boots and sample some of the best trails in New England. Trek through verdant forests in south-central Connecticut. Amble along secluded rivers and bays at wildlife sanctuaries in Rhode Island. Veteran hikers and outdoor writers Rhonda and George Ostertag will introduce you to these trails and more. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping tips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Moon 75 Great Hikes Minneapolis St Paul

... Refuge (RLNWR) is one of the most important stops for birds along North
America's central bird migration corridor. ... Follow the south shore of Mandy Lake
as the trail leads you west toward North Bog Road; 0.5 mile from the trailhead,
veer ...

Author: Jake Kulju

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 164049183X

Category: Travel

Page: 280

View: 962

Hike through tranquil pine forests and across vast prairies of wildflowers. With Moon 75 Great Hikes Minneapolis & St. Paul, adventure is just outside your door. Inside you'll find: A Hike for Everyone, ranging from short, flat routes suitable for families to daylong treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or shorten the journey. All hikes are rated for difficulty and indicate if they are wheelchair-accessible or dog-friendly Explore the Trails: Highlights like lakes, rivers, waterfalls, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers are noted for each hike Maps and Directions: Get around with easy-to-use maps, point-by-point navigation, and detailed driving directions to each trailhead with GPS coordinates and public transit options when available Top Hikes throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area including Brainerd Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley, the St. Croix River Valley, the Minnesota River Valley, and Southern Minnesota Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman and Minnesota native Jake Kulju has been hiking the greater Twin Cities since childhood Tips and Tools: Essentials like health and safety information, trail etiquette, and background on the landscape and history of the trails Whether you're a veteran hiker or a first-timer, Moon's comprehensive coverage and strategic advice will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure. Looking to experience more of the Midwest's beauty? Try Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula or Moon Wisconsin.