There are ancient treasures hidden across the American Southwest. Tucked away in remote canyons are hundreds of ruins, cultural treasures that provide a wealth of information about the past—and most people never visit them. This fully updated and revised edition of Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen is your ticket to these enchanted sites. Dave Wilson leads hikers of all abilities on day hikes and overnight trips to some of the most spectacular areas of the Southwest.
Ranging in location from southern Utah to the Grand Canyon, through central and southern Arizona and into New Mexico, the thirty-six ruins and rock-art sites covered here are all off the beaten path, relatively unknown to the public—each one an adventure. Learn More
The Northern Cascade Mountains are just waiting to be savored by hikers and backpackers!. This book describes 105 of that region's best and most varied hikes, from a few choice short excursions to a whole host of day trips and overnight treks among these glacier-clad peaks. Whether you want to explore the region's gateway among the broad, green Skagit River or panoramic vistas atop McGregor Mountain, this comprehensive guide is your passport to one of the most beautiful and truly wild reaches of North America east of the Puget Sound. Inside this edition, you'll find hikes suited to every ability, directions to the trailheads and comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues. Also provided are trail locator maps, difficulty ratings and a list of backcountry camps with comparative ratings. Key regulations and tips on zero-impact hiking are also included. Learn More
The stories include not only information on the difficulty of each hike and how to reach the summit, but also how each peak was named, its geology, and its human history. You'll find which summits you can drive to and which ones will challenge the most ardent climbers. You'll discover where Butch Cassidy hid from the law and which peaks Native Americans used as 'getaways' from the oppressive summer heat. The authors also share their surprise at finding that the highest peaks in three of Utah's counties were unnamed, and how this oversight led to a Salt Lake Tribune contest that proposed monikers for these nameless mountains. With its detailed maps and easy-to-follow directions, Hiking Utah's Summits will serve hikers, mountain bikers, skiers, Sunday drivers, and armchair naturalists as an entertaining and educational guide to the Beehive State's spectacular high country. Learn More
Learn to enjoy the nightlife with Jonathan Poppele’s incomparable field guide to stargazing. This pocket-size field guide organizes constellations by degree of locating difficulty. Each entry features history and fascinating details, as well as easy instructions for locating and identifying the constellation. It also includes a red LED flashlight so you can peruse the book at night without ruining your night vision. Learn More