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
Every season offers new reasons to get outside and explore--if you know when and where to go. Oregon Nature Weekends provides all the information you need to plan 52 great weekend getaways--from excursions for the serious naturalist to casual outings for the whole family. Learn More
The best-selling GPS book on the market today! Focused on navigating in the outdoors, this book helps you get the most out of a GPS receiver. Using a clear, easy-to-understand format, it teaches the basics of navigation starting with essential definitions and moving on to creating waypoints. Includes fun solo and team game suggestions, too!