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America's Best Day Hikes: Spectacular Single-Day Hikes Across the States by Derek Dellinger Pdf
50 of the greatest hikes in the country, for all abilities and in all landscapes America’s Best Day Hikes is a beautifully illustrated, best-of compendium featuring the most memorable one- day hikes in every region of the United States. Organized by region, this guide goes into detail about what makes each hike so remarkable and why it might be worth a detour or even a special journey for someone looking to broaden their horizons. All of the hikes are doable during daylight hours and none require camping. America’s Best Day Hikes comes with all the information anyone would need to experience these unique locations, including details about the hike itself—difficulty, duration, seasonal hazards, etc.—as well as traveling, planning, and packing suggestions. All this paired with Dellinger’s stunning photography makes this incredible volume a must- have for any lover of the outdoors.
50 of the greatest hikes in the country, for all abilities and in all landscapes Beautifully illustrated, this best-of compendium features the most memorable one-day hikes in every region of the United States from Sierra Buttes Lookout in Tahoe National Forest to Grinnell Glacier Trail in Montana's Glacier National Park to Giant Mountain in Adirondack Park and beyond. Organized by region, this guide goes into detail about what makes each hike so remarkable and why it might be worth a detour or even a special journey for someone looking to broaden their horizons. All of the hikes are doable during daylight hours and none require camping. America’s Best Day Hikes comes with all the information anyone would need to experience these unique locations, including details about the hike itself—difficulty, duration, seasonal hazards, and more.—as well as traveling, planning, and packing suggestions. All this paired with Derek Dellinger’s stunning photography makes this incredible volume a must-have for any lover of the outdoors.
Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast by Backpacker Magazine,Ted Alvarez Pdf
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.
Classic Hikes of North America by Peter Potterfield Pdf
Everything you need to know about the United States' and Canada's most enjoyable hiking routes and backcountry excursions. Classic Hikes of North America is a beautifully photographed and eminently practical account of the best backcountry journeys in the United States and Canada. Peter Potterfield, an experienced hiker and photographer, has analyzed and graded these spectacular wilderness experiences with both beginners and avid hikers in mind. Included in the book is helpful information, such as: level of difficulty, trail conditions, recommended seasons, potential hazards and difficulties, resource information, and detailed maps of hiking routes. Illustrated with more than 200 color photographs and hiking directions, here is inspiration and information in a single volume. There are routes in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Big Beaver–Little Beaver Loop in the North Cascades National Park of Washington State, and the Slate Range in the Canadian Rockies, Alberta and British Columbia, and many more. These are journeys to dream on, and Potterfield puts them within reach of any aspiring hiker.
Hiking Illinois is your complete guide to 107 of the most scenic day hikes within the Land of Lincoln. No matter what region you wish to explore or how easy or hard a trek you want, this handy guide will lead you to the right trail. In this one-of-a-kind resource, you’ll find the following features: Detailed descriptions of every hike, in every region, including special points of interest, estimated hiking time and distance, and difficulty ratings for each trail Phone numbers and Web sites, park hours and rules, and available facilities for 60 of the state’s most scenic sites Easy-to-read maps for every park and trail to help you navigate your hike and locate landmarks and other points of interest A convenient trail finder that provides a summary of each trail’s features and available facilities Hiking Illinois brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And the descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure you won’t miss anything on your trip. Hiking Illinois is your guide to enjoying the great outdoors! ContentsHow to Use This BookTrail FinderNorth1 Apple River Canyon State Park 2 Mississippi Palisades State Park 3 Rock Cut State Park 4 Winnebago County Forest Preserve 5 White Pines Forest State Forest 6 Lowden-Miller State Forest 7 McHenry County Conservation District 8 Chain O’ Lakes State Park 9 Volo Bog State Natural Area 10 Moraine Hills State Park 11 Bluff Spring Fen 12 James “Pate” Philip State Park 13 Illinois Beach State Park 14 Lake County Forest Preserve 15 Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve 16 Regional Trail 17 Morton Arboretum 18 Palos and Sag Valley Forest Preserve 19 Will County Forest Preserve Central20 Big River State Forest 21 Nauvoo 22 Siloam Springs State Park 23 Pere Marquette State Park 24 Forest Park Nature Preserve 25 Sand Ridge State Forest 26 Starved Rock State Park 27 Matthiessen State Park 28 Where Lincoln Walked 29 Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area 30 Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 31 Spitler Woods State Natural Area 32 Ballard Nature Center 33 Iroquois County State Wildlife Area 34 Forest Glen Preserve 35 Robert Allerton Park 36 Urbana Park District 37 Fox Ridge State Park 38 Kennekuk Cove County Park South39 Fults Hill Prairie 40 Piney Creek Ravine Nature Preserve 41 LaRue-Pine Hills 42 Giant City State Park 43 Little Grand Canyon 44 Cedar Lake 45 Trail of Tears State Park 46 Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area 47 Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge 48 Ferne Clyffe State Park 49 Tunnel Hill State Trail 50 Cache River State Natural Area 51 Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge 52 Mermet Lake Conservation Area 53 Max Creek 54 Bell Smith Springs Recreation Area 55 Dixon Springs State Park 56 Stone Face Recreation Area 57 Garden of the Gods Recreation Area 58 Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreation Complex 59 War Bluff Audubon Sanctuary 60 Beall Woods State Park
With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic. In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world’s best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world. Hikes featured include: Africa & the Middle East: Cape Town’s Three Peaks (South Africa) Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia) Americas: Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park (USA) Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada) Concepción volcano hike (Nicaragua) Asia: 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage (Japan) Markha Valley (India) Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall (China) Europe: Wordsworth’s Backyard: Dove Cottage and around Rydal and Grasmere (UK) Alpine Pass Route (Switzerland) Camino de Santiago (Spain) Oceania: Sydney’s Seven Bridges Walk (Australia) The Routeburn Track (New Zealand) Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea) About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Naturalist Kevin Lohraff offers detailed descriptions of more than 100 trails throughout Missouri. Featured are easy-to-read park and trail maps, a look at the natural history of the hiking areas, and practical information, such as park contacts and phone numbers. Photos.
Walks of a Lifetime in America by Robert Manning,Martha Manning Pdf
"A guide to the nation's great national parks and their best hikes, ranging from short day hikes to backpacking treks and featuring scenic vistas, waterfalls, and information on lodging opportunities. Includes color photographs throughout"--
The new edition of this Sierra classic has been completely updated, and meticulously describes the entire trail. The book includes GPS coordinates for every junction, has separate descriptions for northbound and southbound hikers, and shows elevations and distance.
This ultimate hiker's bucket list, from the celebrated Appalachian Trail to Micronesia's off-the-beaten-path Six Waterfalls Hike, treks through 100 energizing experiences for all levels. Filled with beautiful National Geographic photography, wisdom from expert hikers like Andrew Skurka, need-to-know travel information, and practical wildlife-spotting tips, this inspirational guide offers the planet's best experiences for hikers and sightseers. From short day hikes--California's Sierra High Route, Lake Agnes Teahouse in Alberta, Norway's Mt. Skala--to multiday excursions like Mt. Meru in Tanzania and multi-week treks (Egypt's Sinai Trail, Bhutan's Snowman Trek, and the Bibbulum Track in Australia), you'll find a hike that matches your interests and skill level. Crossing all continents and climates (from the jungles of Costa Rica to the ice fields in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Parks), as well as experiences (a wine route through Switzerland or moose spotting on the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming, ) there is a trail for everyone in these pages. So pack your gear and lace your boots: this comprehensive and innovative guide will lead you to experience the best hikes of your life!
A celebration of athleticism, wisdom, and skill—Women Who Hike profiles over twenty of America’s most inspiring women adventurers ranging from legends to the rising stars of today. The book is both inspirational and aspirational as each adventurer tells her story in her own words through featuring their favorite hike, highlighting personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as providing readers with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in hiking but in life. The profiles are complemented by stunning color photographs. Each profile includes a map of the hike being profiled, hike specs, miles and directions, GPS coordinates to the trailhead, and a sidebar of something noteworthy about the hike, the location, or the adventurer. Featured adventurers: 1. Ingrid Backstrom 2. Teresa Baker 3. Gina Bégin 4. Katie Boué 5. Jainee Dial & Lindsey Elliott 6. Caroline Gleich 7. Sarah Herron 8. Shanti Hodges 9. Kristen Hostetter 10. Jen Hudak 11. Rue Mapp 12. Hilary Oliver 13. Haley Robison 14. Elyse Rylander 15. Shawnté Salabert 16. Ambreen Tariq 17. Kalen Thorien 18. Mirna Valerio 19. Jolia Varela 20. Pamela Zoolalian
Hiking Michigan by Roger Storm,Susan M. Wedzel Pdf
This second edition of Hiking Michigan offers you a guide to over 75 of Michigan's most scenic parks and natural areas, and over 145 of the best day hikes, along with up-to-date maps and contact information for each park. No matter what part of the Great Lake State you want to explore, Hiking Michigan will lead you to the adventure you seek.
Backpacker Hidden Gems by Maren Horjus,Backpacker Magazine Pdf
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.
America's National Historic Trails by Karen Berger Pdf
An inspirational bucket list for hikers, history buffs, armchair travelers, and all those who wish to walk in the hallowed footsteps of American history. 2020 GOLD WINNER OF THE FOREWORD INDIES AWARD IN HISTORY 2021 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD WINNER From the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery, this is the official book of the country's 19 National Historic Trails. These trails range from 54 miles to more than 5,000 and feature historic and interpretive sites to be explored on foot and sometimes by paddle, sail, bicycle, horse, or by car on backcountry roads. Totaling 37,000 miles through 41 states, our entire national experience comes to life on these trails--from Native American history to the settlement of the colonies, westward expansion, and civil rights--and they are beautifully depicted in this large-format volume.