Hiking and Climbing
The World's Greatest Rock-Climbing Adventures
Hardcover ISBN: 1781315981
From historic rock-faces to never-before summited peaks, this stunning visual book brings to life the incredible experience of climbing hard and climbing high. Whether it is scaling the world’s most challenging peaks, bouldering on epic rock faces or hanging underneath the cavernous crags spread out along the ocean, rock-climbing is one of the world’s most exciting sports. From the most beautiful routes in the UK, France and America, to deep-water soloing in Majorca and opening new lines in South Africa, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini, two of rock-climbing’s biggest stars, take you to the sport’s most iconic, unusual and daring destinations. With stunning photography showcasing rock-climbing’s various styles and landscapes, each entry also includes expert tips, grading details and intricate topography of specific routes or sectors. Perfect for the avid and aspiring climber, Climbing Beyond is a beautiful homage to the sport of rock-climbing and an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamt of chalking up their hands and taking on the world’s epic rock faces.
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!
Healing Walks for Hard Times
Quiet Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Get Your Life Back
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1590307402
Suffering can sometimes literally stop us in our tracks, keeping us from fully participating in our own lives and the lives of those we love. Carolyn Scott Kortge’s discovery is that an important key to joyous re-engagement with the world can be to—just as literally—get moving. If you can learn to simply start a walking practice, you’re on the road to taking back your life. Kortge offers an eight-week program for navigating your way through life’s physical, emotional, and spiritual hard times, using the healing power of movement through walking for wellness. Within the supportive framework of this eight-week program is a way to regain 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. You’ll discover how to link mental focus with physical movement to create healing periods of stress release. You’ll find ways to match your steps with meditation in a way that clears a path through confusion. You’ll also learn how to use walking to redirect mental focus away from fear or stress and toward peace and renewal. This book will truly help you keep moving forward, both in good times and in tough ones.
Falcon Hiking Wisconsin
Paperback ISBN: 0762711728
Profiles 64 of the best hikes in the state. Detailed maps and directions and a superb selection of day hikes and overnight trips make this book accessible to all hiking enthusiasts, from families to outdoor fanatics. AHS
In the Grip of Avalanches
Paperback ISBN: 0156032546
An avalanche expert and predictor explores the often deadly nature of avalanches, sharing a wealth of dramatic rescue and escape stories, including those of a skier who was forced to make a life-and-death decision and the race to save a buried victim. By the author of Rowing to Latitude. Reprint.
Basic Illustrated Backpacking
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0762747579
BASIC ILLUSTRATED BACKPACKING Expert 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.
From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Hardcover ISBN: 0307592731
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's devastating death, her family scattered, and her own marriage was soon destroyed. With nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Gorgeously told, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild is the vivid story of a young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
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.