From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.
MaryJane Butters’ go-to guide for putting glamour into camping."Glamping, or glamour camping, one of the MaryJane's pet concepts, is about the juxtaposition of rugged and really pretty, grit and glam, diesel and absolutely darling."-The New York Times.Glamping-unleashing your inner wild while wearing a pair of fishing-lure earrings-is for every woman (or man!) who ever had a get-away-from-it-all fantasy (with a few frilly embellishments thrown in). Learn about the never-fail campfire, cooking with cast iron, how to change a flat, and much, much more. Follow the growing Glamping movement at maryjanesfarm.org and nationalglampingweekend.com.Like the infamous Calamity Jane, who said, “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one,” MaryJane Butters coined the term glamping years ago when she founded her unusual Idaho canvas wall-tent bed & breakfast, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine and Travel & Leisure as “the place to be.” Legend status achieved, MaryJane lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she runs her many businesses, which include a successful organic farm, product lines, a bed & breakfast, and MaryJanesFarm magazine. This is her fourth book.
• Thirty-minute strolls to full-day adventures
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A Guide to the National Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures
This updated guide describes the author's favorite routes among the 585 miles of maintained trails in a wilderness ecosystem that stretches from the beaches of the Pacific to the heart of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. Hikes range from strenuous glacier crossings to short walks through the park's temperate rain forest. Information includes best season, elevation gain, difficulty, and detailed directions to the trailhead as well as narratives about each hike's highlights, beautiful photos, and accurate maps.
Veteran explorer Erik Molvar is an author and executive director of Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, an effective nonprofit conservation organization.
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Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability
Mile-by-mile directional cues
GPS coordinates for all trailheads and backcountry campsites
An index of hikes by category— from easy day hikes to hikes to waterfalls
Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds
Full-color photos throughout
Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail
Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks.
On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter.
But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.
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In the revised and expanded second edition of The Natural Superiority of Mules, ranch owner and operator John Hauer celebrates these remarkable hybrids through essays, articles, stories, and beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations.
The pieces in this collection draw attention to many of the mule's most impressive characteristics, including its agility, strength, grace, longevity, disposition, conformation, and loyalty.
Contributors to this collection range from recognized professionals in the mule community to those members who have recently purchased their first mules. These experts and aficionados include:
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With historic maps and notes from hikers who explored before her, Eisenfeld and her husband hike, backpack, and bushwhack the hills and the hollows of this beloved but misbegotten place, searching for stories. Descendants recount memories of their ancestors “grieving themselves to death,” and they continue to speak of their people’s displacement from the land as an untold national tragedy.
Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal is Eisenfeld’s personal journey into the park’s hidden past based on her off-trail explorations. She describes the turmoil of residents’ removal as well as the human face of the government officials behind the formation of the park. In this conflict between conservation for the benefit of a nation and private land ownership, she explores her own complicated personal relationship with the park—a relationship she would not have without the heartbreak of the thousands of people removed from their homes.
Much of this heterogeneous landscape is preserved in an ever-expanding award-winning network of greenways and parks. Natural Nashville explores them all.
Whether you like to walk, run, hike, bicycle, canoe, bird watch, or just enjoy quiet time outdoors, this guide tells you where to go and what you will find when you get there.More than 25 greenways and parks Detailed descriptions Activities Nashvilles natural landscape
A complete guide to more than 25 greenways and nature parks. Detailed descriptions, activities, nature information.
A sensation in Europe, the book was never published in English. This deft translation at long last makes available to English-speaking readers a masterpiece of western American travel writing that is a fascinating historical document in its own right.
delighting visitors since well before it was set aside as a park in 1910. Through the years, countless people have come to Glacier to hike its nearly thousand miles of trails, marvel at its unrivalled scenery, and drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, America's most spectacular alpine highway. Glacier is also home to remote mountain chalets and magnificent grand lodges. While most national parks have a singular signature lodge, Glacier has three.
Burnett also assembles contenders for the strangest questions ever asked of a park ranger, lessons on how not to pick a campsite, life lessons you can learn from a canoe trip, as well as some classic bear stories. As always, Burnett's stories are meant to inform as well as entertain, and serve as cautionary tales on how not to become "a victim of your vacation." Told in Burnett's classic, conversational style, Hey Ranger 2 will not disappoint.
"Graham has created a beautifully balanced book, incorporating intense action scenes, depth of characterization, realistic landscapes, and historical perspective."
—REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE
"This riveting series debut showcases Graham's love of nature and archeology, simultaneously interjecting some serious excitement. Graham is to be commended for weaving together several cultures into one story. Recommend to readers who enjoy Tony Hillerman, Nevada Barr, and C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett series."
"A gripping tale of kidnapping and murder...in a style similar to mysteries by Tony Hillerman."
"Graham has created a story [of] richness and depth...Graham's comfort and familiarity with his subject make the story an enjoyable read."
"A riveting mystery...Graham takes readers intimately into the setting, his knowledge of the places he writes about apparent at every turn."
"A terrific debut novel..."
—C.J. BOX, New York Times bestselling author of Stone Cold and Breaking Point
"The real star of this engrossing mystery novel is the Grand Canyon itself. Scott Graham clearly knows the territory. Graham delivers a glorious portrait of one of the most compelling landscapes on earth, a place that can kill just as easily as it thrills. This is a topnotch read."
—WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER, New York Times bestselling author of Tamarack County
"Canyon Sacrifice delivers it all and then some."
—MARGARET COEL, New York Times bestselling author of Killing Custer
"Bring an extra–large bowl of popcorn while you read Sacrifice in one sitting."
—C.M. WENDELBOE, author of Death on the Greasy Grass
"In this gripping, imaginative mystery set in Grand Canyon National Park, ancient Anasazi culture collides with the modern world in the most unexpected of ways. Like Tony Hillerman, Scott Graham uses his deep knowledge of the region to fashion a thrilling, compulsively readable story."
—FRANK HUYLER, author of The Blood of Strangers
"As unpredictable and twisty as a switchback trail plummeting into its depths, Graham's thriller sucks you into the mysteries of the canyon and the story of an unsuspecting family whose lives will never be the same."
—TED BOTHA, author of The Girl With the Crooked Nose
"Graham deftly weaves a first–rate mystery through the caves and canyons and winding roads of the Grand Canyon. If you've been, you'll immediately be drawn into the story. If you've never been, this may be your motivation to buy the ticket! I can't wait to read which national park he tackles next!"
—TRICIA FIELDS, Hillerman Prize–winning author of Scratchgravel Road
FalconGuides have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks for more than thirty-five years. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors.
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Hikes suited to every abilityMile-by-mile directional cuesDifficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasonsAn index of hikes by category—from easy day hikes to waterfallsInvaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgroundsFull-color photos throughoutGPS coordinates
a full-color, thoroughly updated new edition
Smith Rock State Park. It was on the impressive crags of this Oregon hideaway that American sport climbing came into its own, and to this day, some of the hardest climbs in the United States are found on these walls. Alan Watts, who has played a leading role in the development of this popular rock-climbing destination, details more than 1,700 routes at Smith Rock and the surrounding area.
This new edition updates hundreds of routes, includes hundreds of new ones, and has new photos of each crag, wall, and route. No other guide is as comprehensive or thorough, and no author more respected for his intimate knowledge of one of the world's most popular climbing destinations.
Paddling Everglades National Park introduces paddlers of all abilities to nearly fifty of the park's best paddling routes. It also provides brief yet intriguing accounts of the remnants of precolonial history one encounters along these routes and offers insight to the eight unique ecosystems that make up the Everglades. Replete with maps showing access points and river miles, this guide also gives campsite locations and related information for paddlers wishing to stay overnight, as well as information on the park's extraordinary angling opportunities.
Whether on their own or as tour leaders for the Smithsonian Institution and other organizations, John and Gloria Tveten have encountered the world’s wildlife with an unfailing appreciation not only for animals of all kinds but also for the places those animals call home. For more than two decades, from some of the most beautiful and fascinating locations in the Western Hemisphere, the Tvetens brought their adventures alive for the readers of their weekly “Nature Trails” column in the Houston Chronicle.
Here, with contemporary notes and updates, the Tvetens have gathered a sampling of their favorite, most recommended, most unforgettable trips to see wildlife and nature, which also include the Guatemalan Highlands, the International Crane Foundation, the Andes, the Grand Canyon, and Utah’s Redrock Country.
Andrew Sean Greer eloquently paints a portrait of first love in the Presidio; André Aciman muses on time’s fleeting nature and the changing face of New York viewed from the High Line; Pico Iyer explores hidden places and privacy in Kyoto; Jonathan Alter takes readers from the 1968 race riots to Obama’s 2008 victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park; Simon Winchester invites us along on his adventures in the Maidan; and Bill Clinton writes of his affection for Dumbarton Oaks.
Oberto Gili’s color and black-and-white photographs unify the writers’ unique and personal voices. Taken around the world over the course of a year, in every season, his pictures capture the inherent mood of each place. Fusing images and text, City Parks is an extraordinary and unique project: through personal reflection and intimate detail it taps into collective memory and our sense of time’s passage.
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks: Danger in the Narrows
Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun
Grand Canyon National Park: Tail of the Scorpion
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Ridge Runner Rescue
Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going Underground
Olympic National Park: Touch of the Tide Pool, Crack of the Glacier
Rocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs Peak
Yellowstone National Park: Eye of the Grizzly
Yosemite National Park: Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome
Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go hiking and camping in the Backcountry in Banff; mountain-biking and horseback riding in Jasper, or wildlife spotting in Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks and begin your journey now!
Inside the Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks Travel Guide:User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best - hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 52 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Glacier National Park, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley, Backcountry, Kananaskis Country, Lake O'Hara, Jasper Town, Blackfeet Indian Reservation and more
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The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these Canadian national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
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