There's no need to drive to the North Shore for great hiking Get away from your bustling city life, and find terrific trails close to home. Kate Havelin details 31 of the best trails in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. The book's user-friendly format highlights terrain, amenities, driving directions and more, and the author's tips help you get the most out of each experience, whether you're on a quick urban hike or enjoying a peaceful wilderness escape.
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* Seldom explored trails where no leashes are required and terrain is easy on the paws
* Advice on keeping your dog happy, healthy, and hydrated on Colorado's High Country trails
* What to pack: the Ten Canine Essentials and a Doggy First Aid Kit
Whether your dog is big or small, an overweight couch potato or a muscular retriever, Ania Savage has selected the best trails in Colorado for every type of dog. She's been hiking with canine companions for more than twenty years and looks at the land through dog-centric eyes. These hikes will delight both you and your pet with panoramic views, soft tundra grasses, plenty of flowing water, and unexplored valleys and forests where you may have the trail to yourself. Savage puts a premium on canine safety, including tips on how to gauge the effect of high altitude and thin air on your dog.
includes short day hikes to longer backpacking trips, many trails are clustered along the three highway "corridors" that penetrate the Colorado Rockies. There are trails to be found from the Wyoming border to the San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado and west to Grand Junction, and including the Foothills near Denver -- many have never before been described in another guidebook.
Fat, forty-four, father of three sons, and facing a vasectomy, Mark Obmascik would never have guessed that his next move would be up a 14,000-foot mountain. But when his twelve-year-old son gets bitten by the climbing bug at summer camp, Obmascik can't resist the opportunity for some high-altitude father-son bonding by hiking a peak together. After their first joint climb, Obmascik, addled by the thin air, decides to keep his head in the clouds and try to scale all fifty-four of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountains, known as the Fourteeners--and to do it in less than one year. The result is Halfway to Heaven, a rollicking, witty, sometimes harrowing chronicle of an outrageous adventure that is no walk in the park. This "hilarious midlife picaresque" (Publishers Weekly) has garnered wide critical acclaim, was named an "Editor's Pick" by Parade, won the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature, and made one reviewer laugh so hard he "blew beer out of his] nose" (Colorado Daily). Like the author's critically acclaimed debut, The Big Year, it brings a keen eye and sharp humor to an obsessive subculture: climbers who share the author's crazed passion of scaling all fifty-four of the famed and feared Fourteeners.
Now with full-color topographic maps and featuring the latest on electronic navigation, The Essential Wilderness Navigator is the clearest and most up-to-date route-finding primer available. Providing readers with exercises for developing a directional 'sixth sense, ' tips on mastering the art of map- and compass-reading, and comprehensive updates on a range of technological advances, this perennially popular guide is more indispensable than ever.
The international bestseller Between a Rock and a Hard Place is now a major motion picture starring James Franco.Hiking into the remote Utah canyonlands, Aron Ralston felt perfectly at home in the beauty of the natural world. Then, at 2:41 P.M., eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, an eight-hundred-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning Aron's right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Through six days of hell, with scant water, food, or warm clothing, and the terrible knowledge that no one knew where he was, Aron eliminated his escape option one by one. Then a moment of stark clarity helped him to solve the riddle of the boulder--and commit one of the most extreme and desperate acts imaginable. Honest, inspiring, and undeniably astonishing, 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place has taken its place in the annals of classic adventure stories.
BASIC ILLUSTRATED BACKPACKINGExpert hikers Harry Roberts and Russ Schneider take readers step-by-step through planning a trip for each skill level, selecting the proper gear and provisions (including the right boots), how to find you way through wilderness, prepare a good meal, and much more.
- A blend of romance, humor, and adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail
- Written in "he said/she said" alternating chapters, this young couple each tell their own story