Explore the crystal clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from any of the forty-four national parks profiled throughout the book. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps, ranger essays, and more, all of which combine to create an intimate look at the best our national parks have to offer.
With expert content and beautiful photos provided by Backpacker magazine, this treasured collector s item belongs as much on the coffee table as does in the backpack. Released in time for the National Park Service s 100th anniversary, Backpacker's The National Parks Coast to Coast is a collection of the best 100 hikes in our national parks, featuring detailed hike profiles, maps, and full-color photos. The book also includes park-specific visiting tips, ranger bios and interviews, and contributions from prominent members of the outdoor community on the importance of our national park system. Full-bleed photos, gorgeous and rustic, flexibind packaging, coupled with the trusted Backpacker brand, make this a must-have book for hikers of all ages, as well as anyone with a lifelong love for our national parks and the great outdoors."
Nothing against the Bright Angel Trail, the Narrows, the Presidential Traverse, or Half Dome, which are all certainly worth of their popularity, but hikers don’t need another resource pointing them toward those conga lines. It’s time we rewrite the backpacker’s life list. Enter Backpacker Hidden Gems. For the first time ever, here is a collection of Mother Nature’s best kept secret hikes, chockful of life-list worthy views, campsites, waterfalls, wildlife, and more. This book spills every secret and pulls back the curtain to reveal the top 100 trips across the country, with information on how to reach them, when to go, and what you’ll see. With color topographic maps and over 200 gorgeous photographs to complete the package, this book is the perfect keepsake for anyone looking to expand his hiking horizons.
Backpacker Magazine’sThe Complete Guide to Backpacking combines and distills the most useful and relevant skills necessary for backpacking in one easy to use guide, from the most respected authority on backpacking— Backpacker magazine. From detailed descriptions of what to pack and how to pack it, to navigation and campsite cooking, to managing outdoor hazards and more, The Complete Guide to Backpacking is the definitive resource for Backpacking-related know-how.
Outlines definitive hiking tours recommended by the author as definitive forays into some of the world's most scenic or naturally significant locales, in a collection of weekend, four-day, and multi-week hikes that do not require technical mountaineering skills and features such sites as the Grand Canyon, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the French Alps. 20,000 first printing.
Analyzes and grades twenty five different hikes around North America, providing detailed maps, photographs, and discussions of the best times to go and potential weather and wildlife hazards.
Including trail-proven advice from one of North America’s leading authorities on long-distance hiking, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas—the women’s speed record holder for the Appalachian Trail—, Backpacker’s Long Trails walks you through everything you need to know to conduct an efficient, fun, and safe thru-hike. Whether you’re planning to attempt the Pacific Crest Trail, or just your first multi-day long weekend hike, this book will help you plan and prepare for the trip more effectively.
This updated edition of Hiking Olympic National Park features 66 of the finest trails in and around the park plus 40 additional trail recommendations throughout northwest Washington’s spectacular landscape. These trails crisscross the park’s wilderness ecosystem, stretching from the beaches of the Pacific to the heart of the Olympic Mountains. Whether you choose a strenuous backpacking trip over glacier-clad mountains or a short stroll through a temperate rain forest, veteran trail guide and author Erik Molvar provides all the information you need to make the most of hiking the Olympic Peninsula. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability Full-color photos GPS coordinates Directions to the trailhead Mile-by-mile directional cues
Coast-to-coast coverage of the finest hikes in the USA with expert guidance on equipment, itineraries, travel logicistics, health and responsible camping.
"[T]he definitive guide to the most famous footpath in the nation. Featuring the latest details on the Trail route and current conditions, this revised and updated edition tells you what terrain you can expect to find, where to go to avoid the crowds, and what to look for along the way."--Cover.
Backpacker The Survival Hacker’s Handbook provides detailed instruction on how to use everyday items to survive in extraordinary circumstances. Sure, the quirk is here. For instance, learn how to make a fishhook out of a beer can, start a fire with hand sanitizer, or purify water with bleach. But it goes beyond the quirk to identify real solutions for real scenarios—with real items you carry with you. The book includes useful tips and tricks from survival experts, and provides step-by-step instructions, along with short stories of survival situations where these modern survival skills have come into play. The book is organized around basic fundamental concepts of survival: finding food, building shelter, securing water, etc.
* 60 loop hikes throughout New Hampshire and Maine, from easy half-day trails to extended journeys, many with options to shorten or lengthen the hike * Hikes accessible from the most common vacation destinations, including Bar Harbor and Freeport in Maine, and Conway, Lincoln, and the Lakes Region in New Hampshire * Guidebook includes "Trail Finder" chart of hikes by features, difficulty, and more Best Loop Hikes New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast is hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the trail --and no turning around to hike the same trail back. Jeff Romano hiked more than 450 miles to select the best loop trails in northern New England -- from the rolling hills of southern New Hampshire and towering summits of the White Mountains to the large lakes and abundant wildlife of the Northern Forest and rocky coastline of Maine. Useful features of this guidebook include elevation profiles and charts listing hikes by special interest and best times to go. Information is also included on wildlife, geology, and history. Regions covered include Acadia National Park, Camden Hills, Baxter State Park, the Maine Coast, Moosehead Lake, the Presidential Range, Mount Washington Valley, Franconia Notch, the Lakes Region, and the Monadnock/Sunapee area.
Hiking the Redwood Coast is a trail guide covering all of the best hikes along California's central and northern coastlines. In addition to detailed directional cues, hike stats, and local information, the book provides comprehensive trail descriptions and GPS-quality, digitally designed route maps for each hike.
Lace up your boots and sample seventy-two of the finest trails the Pine Tree State has to offer. From the beaches of Acadia National Park and historic routes through Belfast or Portland to scenic treks up Mount Katahdin and backpacking along the Bigelow Range, Maine has routes to please hikers of every stripe. Hiking Maine describes trails that vary in length from an easy one-hour stroll along a quiet nature trail to challenging treks in the backcountry.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, tips about hiking with children and information on barrier-free trails for hikers with special needs. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Maine. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability Mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons Full-color photos throughout
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The most comprehensive, map-packed guide available for Texas walkers, hikers, and backpackers.
This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.
Hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on Justin Lichter's more than 35,000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Whether you're a new hiker looking for expert advice, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a successful and comfortable one.
Join seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown on an unforgettable adventure. With their unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon California Hiking has everything you need to know to explore California's gorgeous trails. Moon California Hiking shows hikers the best way to experience all California has to offer—from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Stienstra and Brown include unique trip ideas, including Best Desert Hikes, and Best Hikes for Redwoods. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon California Hiking includes areas such as: Shasta and Trinity Lassen and Modoc Mendocino and Wine Country Sacramento and Gold Country Tahoe and Northern Sierra San Francisco Bay Area Monterey and Big Sur San Joaquin Valley Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Sequoia and Kings Canyon Santa Barbara and Los Angeles San Diego Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Exploring more of the West Coast? Try Moon California Camping and Moon Yosemite, Sequoia, & Kings Canyon.
This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

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