60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Minneapolis and St. Paul
Including Hikes in and Around the Twin Cities
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1634041224
This decisive guide to day hikes in the Twin Cities' area just got better.Within the seven county "metro" area that encompasses the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul lies a network of hundreds of miles of trails. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul by Tom Watson showcases the region's main attractions and personality. Some of these trails are broad, paved corridors through multi-use parks generously developed to provide a myriad of recreational opportunities for the young and old, the robust trekker, and the casual stroller.Trails are based in a wide range of areas such as walkways of grass winding through majestic stands of Minnesota hardwoods. Other hikes are spider-web networks that remind one of well-used deer trails. Some are isolated within a pocket of greenery surrounded by vast ribbons of freeway concrete and broad subdivisions. Others are woven within the fabric of parklands so expansive that you could literally spend weeks hiking all the networks lying within their folds. Twin Cities' hiking is huge so get the guide that gets you there and back.Updated maps, new hikes, new photos, and brand-new trailhead coordinates make this authoritative guide even more useful than before.
From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Paperback ISBN: 0307476073
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape
Paperback ISBN: 1627790209
Offers an account of the author's walk from his home in Vermont to his former home in the Adirondacks, reflecting on the wonders of the natural world, what it means to be truly wild, and the impact of human intervention.
Minnesota Adventure Weekends
Your Guide to the Best Outdoor Getaways
Paperback ISBN: 1634041569
"Minnesota Adventure Weekends by outdoors adventurer Jeff Moravec is for hikers who love to climb, paddlers who love to pedal, and anyone else whose idea of unwinding is an action-packed weekend in the great outdoors. With 12 exciting trips to choose from, you'll know where to stay and which adventures are truly weekend-worthy"--
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Paperback ISBN: 074349282x
A mountaineer who survived a near-fatal accident by amputating his arm when it became trapped behind a boulder in Utah describes how he endured five days of hypothermia, dehydration, and hallucinations before managing his own rescue.
A History of Walking
Paperback ISBN: 0140286012
A cultural history of walking explores the ancient practice, from ancient Greece to the present, delving into Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Rousseau, Jane Austen, and other cultural and literary icons to show how this basic activity has been imagined throughout history. 17,500 first printing.
America's Best Day Hikes
Spectacular Single-Day Hikes Across the States
Hardcover ISBN: 168268265x
"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"--
Hiking the North Shore
50 Fabulous Day Hikes in Minnesota's Spectacular Lake Superior Region
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0979467535
Get into Minnesota’s most rugged and scenic wild places. From Duluth to Grand Portage, discover magnificent trails that wind through nine state parks, the Superior National Forest, the Superior Hiking Trail and even into the BWCAW! Naturalist and North Shore expert Andrew Slade has scouted out over 300 miles of trails along inland ridges and Lake Superior shoreline for this indispensable guide. Grab your boots and go! Those new to Minnesota’s North Shore, as well as experienced hikers in Lake Superior country, will find Hiking the North Shore the most comprehensive resource around. Andrew hiked every trail, checked out every overlook and visited every waterfall, so you can plan a perfect day’s hike. Find recommendations for short and easy hikes that will quickly plunge you into a true North Shore experience, as well as longer, more challenging hikes that will take you to the highest points in Minnesota, unusual geological formations and old-growth forests. Hiking the North Shore encourages and inspires hikers of all skill levels to get out and explore these beautiful routes. What are you waiting for? Everything you need is inside this book: Details on day hikes ranging from 2 miles to 12 miles Driving directions Maps of each hike, with mileages and landmarks Time estimates for every hike A full range of hikes?trails perfect for families with young kids, challenges for hard-core adventure seekers and moderate hikes for everyone in between Information on facilities, permit requirements and helpful websites Tips for finding shortcuts and navigating tricky trail crossings Suggestions for timing your hike for spring wildflowers, summer berries or fall colors Tips for planning round trip and shuttle hikes Fascinating lore about flora, fauna, geology and history Recommendations for kicking back after your hike, including nearby restaurants, lodging, campsites and museums Gear up for the best hiking in the Midwest!
Paris in Stride
An Insider's Walking Guide
Paperback ISBN: 0847861252
A local’s treasure map to the sites where Parisians know to go to be oh-so-Parisian. Finally, the “must-do, must-visit, must-see” travel list given to you by the Parisian friend you’ve been longing to have. Charmingly illustrated throughout, this practical guide will transport readers to the delightful sites and discoveries of Paris. Vibrant watercolors illustrate destinations including architectural marvels, gardens, historical highlights, cultural hubs, markets, food and wine favorites, and lots of little “je ne sais quoi’s” that make Paris so magical. Cultural musings, accessible histories, anecdotes, and informative details accompany the illustrations throughout, making this volume truly as practical as it is beautiful. The book features seven specially curated daylong walking tours. Winsome watercolor maps of the “promenades” with colorful icons of suggested sites guide readers through the romantic, winding Parisian streets, passing cafés, historical sights, small galleries, outdoor markets, and the kind of authentic and timeless places that one hopes to find when imagining the city. The careful artistry, insider’s musings, and approachable readability—both visually and texturally—in this book will delight and inspire tourists and armchair travelers alike.