Hiking and Climbing
Into Thin Air
A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Paperback ISBN: 0385492081
An acclaimed tale of adventure and number-one New York Times best-seller recounts the most perilous season in the history of Mount Everest, leading readers up the world's tallest mountain and exploring Everest's continual if deadly attraction. Reprint.
Moon Spotlight Tahoe Camping and Hiking
Paperback ISBN: 1598802755
Moon Spotlight Tahoe Camping and Hiking is a 180-page compact guide covering Tahoe and the Northern Sierra region of California, perfect for campers and hikers looking for a backcountry campsite or a place to pitch a tent. Each camp listing has at-a-glance icons that indicate nearby hiking or biking trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and hot springs. You'll also learn what campsites and trails allow dogs. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and a rating for difficulty. Easy-to-follow maps and clear driving directions lead campers and hikers to the best of this famous destination. This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon California Camping and Moon California Hiking.
John Muir Trail
The Essential Guide to Hiking America's Most Famous Trail
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 0899974368
California's John Muir Trail stretches 212 miles from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite Valley. Dividing the trail into 13 sections, Wenk, an experienced backpacker, describes the entire trail, both northbound and southbound, and gives detailed directions and UTM coordinates for important junctions, lateral trails, campsites, bear boxes, and points of interest. Each trail section also includes an elevation profile and a chart listing elevations, distance from the previous point, and total mileage. Wenk gives advice on planning and preparing for a trip, with information on permits, gear and supplies, nearby towns and resupply points, and bears. An appendix offers 13 color topographic maps from the John Muir Trail Map-Pack by Tom Harrison Maps. Numerous b&w photos are also included. Wenk teaches biology at Cerro Coso Community College. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Minneapolis and St. Paul
Includes Hikes in and Around the Twin Cities
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0897325990
Completely updated and including new trails, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Minneapolis and St. Paul, 2nd details 60 of the area’s best trails, most of which are within an hour’s drive of the Twin Cities.
No Shortcuts to the Top
Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Paperback ISBN: 0767924711
A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that "getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory" while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
The Other Side of Everest
Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0812931599
A filmmaker describes his experiences on an Everest expedition during the devastating storm of 1996 that claimed eight lives, offering a personal view of the challenges, rewards, and risks of mountaineering in the world's high places
The Lost Art of Walking
The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism
Hardcover ISBN: 159448998x
A cultural commentator and author of such works as Sex Collectors and The Food Chain evaluates walking from a range of disciplines to consider how the activity has inspired sporting events, mystical revelations, and artistic legacies. 17,500 first printing.