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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Paperback      ISBN: 074349282x
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND BASIS FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 127 HOURS

One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told--Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home.

It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer and outdoorsman, a walk into the remote Blue John Canyon was a chance to get a break from a winter of solo climbing Colorado's highest and toughest peaks. He'd earned this weekend vacation, and though he met two charming women along the way, by early afternoon he finally found himself in his element: alone, with just the beauty of the natural world all around him.

It was 2:41 P.M. Eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, Aron was climbing down off a wedged boulder when the rock suddenly, and terrifyingly, came loose. Before he could get out of the way, the falling stone pinned his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall.

And so began six days of hell for Aron Ralston. With scant water and little food, no jacket for the painfully cold nights, and the terrible knowledge that he'd told no one where he was headed, he found himself facing a lingering death -- trapped by an 800-pound boulder 100 feet down in the bottom of a canyon. As he eliminated his escape options one by one through the days, Aron faced the full horror of his predicament: By the time any possible search and rescue effort would begin, he'd most probably have died of dehydration, if a flash flood didn't drown him before that.

What does one do in the face of almost certain death? Using the video camera from his pack, Aron began recording his grateful good-byes to his family and friends all over the country, thinking back over a life filled with adventure, and documenting a last will and testament with the hope that someone would find it. (For their part, his family and friends had instigated a major search for Aron, the amazing details of which are also documented here for the first time.) The knowledge of their love kept Aron Ralston alive, until a divine inspiration on Thursday morning solved the riddle of the boulder. Aron then committed the most extreme act imaginable to save himself.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place -- a brilliantly written, funny, honest, inspiring, and downright astonishing report from the line where death meets life -- will surely take its place in the annals of classic adventure stories.
Ascent
Ascent
by Unknown
Paperback      ISBN: 1471157555

The complete life story of arguably Britain's greatest mountaineer, whose career has spanned six decades of climbing peaks, across all continents and still being able to summit The Old Man of Hoy aged eighty years of age in 2015.

Day Hiker's Handbook: Get Started With the Experts
Day Hiker's Handbook
Get Started With the Experts
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0898869013

Learn ow to get started, what gear to choose and how to handle possible dangers.

Hiking the North Shore: 50 Fabulous Day Hikes in Minnesota's Spectacular Lake Superior Region
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 eight 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. The featured day hikes range from 2 miles to 12 miles, including trails perfect for families with young kids, challenges for hard-core adventure seekers, and moderate hikes for everyone in between. Each spotlighted trail includes driving directions, maps, mileage points, landmarks, and time estimates. Andrew also provides expert suggestions for planning your hikes for spring wildflowers, summer berries, or fall colors; recommendations for nearby restaurants, lodgings, campsites, and museums; and more He has 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?

Walking Chicago: 35 Tours of the Windy City's Dynamic Neighborhoods and Famous Lakeshore
Walking Chicago
35 Tours of the Windy City's Dynamic Neighborhoods and Famous Lakeshore
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0899976972

Get to Know the Illinois City's Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods

Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Long-time Chicagoan Robert Loerzel leads you on 35 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. Go beyond the obvious with self-guided tours through one of the nation's most walkable cities, which is equal parts glamour and grit. Chicago's diverse neighborhoods represent a melting pot--from Little Italy to Greektown, La Villita to the Ukrainian Village.

With this guide in hand, you'll soak up history, political gossip, and architectural trivia. Find ethnic culture in Andersonville or high culture at the Art Institute. Listen to the blues on the South Side, or catch a ballgame on the North Side. Marvel at the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in Oak Park or at nature's masterpiece along Lake Michigan. There are tips on the best cafes, bars, and night spots. With humorous anecdotes, surprising stories, and fun facts to share with others, this guidebook has it all. Whether you're looking for a walk on the beach or a slice of deep dish pizza, Walking Chicago will get you there. So find a route that appeals to you, and walk Chicago

Falcon Guide: Winter Hiking and Camping
Falcon Guide
Winter Hiking and Camping
Paperback      ISBN: 0762778660

Richly photographed and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.BASIC ILLUSTRATED Winter Hiking and CampingDiscover how to: - Prepare for your trip - Choose proper equipment - Select safe and warm clothing - Make snow shelters and set up tents on snow - Cook delicious winter cuisine - Stay safe in the snowy backcountry - Make a winter camping repair kit

Moon Spotlight Tahoe Camping and Hiking
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.
The Complete Walker III: The Joys and Techniques of Hiking and Backpacking
The Complete Walker III
The Joys and Techniques of Hiking and Backpacking
Paperback      ISBN: 0394722647

Filled with first-hand knowledge and sage advice on prices, quality and availability of equipment, changes in the backcountry, and the state of mind that Fletcher captures as no one else has. Another classic.

Healing Walks for Hard Times: Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Get Your Life Back
Healing Walks for Hard Times
Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Get Your Life Back
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1590307402

Sometimes life's hurdles literally stop us in our tracks, sapping vitality and preventing us from participating fully in our own lives and the lives of those we love. Carolyn Scott Kortge recognizes that a key to joyous re-engagement with the world can be--just as literally--to get moving again. With a focus on walking for wellness, Kortge outlines a compassionate, practical program for navigating your way through life's physical, emotional, and spiritual hard times.

Within the supportive framework of this eight-week walking program you set your own pace, taking steps that restore a sense of balance and order, even if you're weighed down by the lethargy and loss of control that often accompany illness, depression, or trauma. Discover how to link mental focus with physical movement to create healing periods of stress release. Learn to match your steps with meditation in a way that clears a path through confusion. Move forward, literally, both in good times and in tough ones, with mental and physical steps that lead you away from fear or stress and guide you toward wellness and peace. Engage in a path to recovery that attends to not just the physical, but also acknowledges healing as an emotional, spiritual, and mental journey--a journey of survivorship.
Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail: Linking People With Nature by Footpath Along Lake Superior's North Shore
Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail
Linking People With Nature by Footpath Along Lake Superior's North Shore
Paperback      ISBN: 0963659820

This guide details over 235 miles of wilderness footpath on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Mile-by-mile descriptions lead the casual hiker or ardent backpacker through a region thriving with spectacular wildflowers and diverse wildlife. Whether you have two hours or two weeks, an afternoon or a weekend, this guide will enhance your hiking experience.