Outdoor Adventure Books & Media
Boise Climbs book by Sandy Epeldi. Great local routes you'll never find with the help of this action packed book.
A Falcon Guide to Road Bike Maintenance by Guy Andrews Road Bike Maintenance is a practical guide to do-it-yourself preventive maintenance. Clearly illustrated throughout with step-by-step photographs. This manual is fully up to date with the latest bikes and bike technology. Spiral bound for ease of use in the workshop, this hands-on guide is an essential companion for weekend riders and serious cyclists alike.
Climber's Guide to American Fork/Rock Canyon by Bret and Stuart Ruckman This climbing guide provides information on superb rock climbing on steep limestone in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. 188pg
The Cyclist's Training Manual by Guy Andrews and Simon Doughty Whether you are a beginner cyclist looking to build fitness for your first event or an experienced rider seeking to improve race performance, this book will tell you everything you need to know about training and competing at your best. Packed with tips and advice from leading cyclists and team coaches. 192pg
Traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail 4th Edition by Julie Fanselow This guide is an in-depth look at how to get the most out of a visit to the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. The best sites to see and activities to do along the way are given, as well as maps, itineraries, and local resources for lodging and dining.
Wild Berries of the West If your mouth has ever watered over lush berries in the woods, this totable field guide is for you. Learn which wild berries and fruits are edible, when to pick them, and how to prepare them. Organized alphabetically by common family name, this color field guide tells how to identify more than 150 fruits and berries that grow throughout the western United States. Color photographs of flowering plants and ripe fruits help identify berry patches. Plant write-ups discuss how Native Americans and pioneers used the plants for food, medicine, and crafts, and how to grow the plants in your own backyard. The authors include more than 50 of their favorite recipes--from juniper berry chicken and elderberry ham to groundcherry chutney and lingonberry coffee cake. This field guide is a must for berry lovers, adventurous cooks, amateur botanists, native-plant gardeners, and students of Native American lore.
575 pages of rock climbing routes!!! Falcon Guide - Rock Climbing Utah is a magnificent landscape of startling diversity and beauty, manifested for climbers in more cliff miles of exposed rock than any other state. Fragile sandstone towers pierce the sky amid endless miles of vertical cliffs sometimes more than a half mile high; wondrous canyon walls of cobblestone and limestone overhang at dizzying angles; and granite domes and slabs recline on sunny mountain slopes. Rock Climbing Utah is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state. Traditional and sport climbers from the beginner to expert will find a superb sampling of hundreds of routes in the 25 areas covered--including 300 new routes that were not in the first edition. This fully revised and expanded guidebook offers first-hand information for climbers, including area overviews and climbing histories, route betas and topos, color maps and photos, equipment recommendations, approach and descent information, and listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Stunning action photos round out the package to make Rock Climbing Utah an essential source for visitng and local climbers alike.
Hiking Idaho 3rd Edition by Ralph and Jackie Maughan, Luke Kratz Descriptions of 100 hikes, with the help of photos and maps. The book also presents the latest available information on changes in the land, due to weather-related damage, wildfires, or trail reconstruction. Luke Kratz grew up in Pocatello and has been hiking in Idaho since he was very young. He has degrees from Missouri State University and Idaho State University and has always been involved in environmental protection organizations. In addition to hiking and traveling, he enjoys writing, recording, and performing music on piano and guitar. He currently lives near the Idaho border in Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, where he has been teaching music for Lincoln County School District for the last eight years.
The Mountaineers has morphed its time-honored tome into a handy deck of playing cards that are ideal for passing time in the tent. When you tire of gin rummy or hearts, flip the cards over and bone up on hypothermia signs, lightning safety, knots, or rescue procedures. Great gift idea for the cabin.
City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park: A Climbers Guide by Dave Bingham. Here is an incredible full color guide that is sure to please. It's not just a map, it's a guide to all things local and exclusively Idaho. An absolute must have for all climbing enthusiasts. Awesome 312 pages of special edition goodness.
The Big Wood River Valley is surrounded by three diverse and dramatic mountain ranges — a paradise for hikers. The wildlife-rich Smoky Mountains, the serrated Boulder Mountains, and Idaho’s second highest mountain range, the Pioneer Mountains, provide a myriad of hiking opportunities for those who trek through this beautiful landscape. The Day Hiker’s Guide to Sun Valley & Ketchum describes 50 hikes the will guide you from flower-filled meadows to windswept ridges. As with all of the guidebooks from Hiking Idaho, the book includes local history, tips for hiking with children, safety, and the author’s top-rated lists, including view, wildflower, solitude, aerobic, and wildlife-viewing hikes. Hikers will find this book to be an invaluable source for planning their next trip in the back country surrounding Sun Valley & Ketchum. By Scott Marchant
Welcome to the all-new 3rd edition of Mountain Biking in McCall. Book by Steve Stuebner It’s hard to imagine a more premium place to ride than in the lush, shady forests in McCall, Cascade and New Meadows. The Payette Lakes region boasts thousands of square miles of public land that’s spiderwebbed by a vast network of singletrack and jeep roads in a wilderness-like setting. As part of your mountain bike adventure, you’ll commonly encounter postcard views of craggy granite mountains, tall-grass meadows, sparkling lakes and streams, a rainbow of wildflowers and a rich diversity of wildlife. It’s a mountain paradise. The 3rd edition of Mountain Biking in McCall features 40-plus rides—from a number of short singletrack rides to a ton of intermediate rides to full-day epic adventures for experts.
Boise Trail Guide by Steve Stuebner Hikers, dog-walkers and trail-runners can rejoice in the launch of the 2nd edition of Boise Trail Guide, which has been one of author Steve Stuebner’s most popular guidebooks of all-time. Now the guide features 90 — count ’em, 90! — hiking and running routes close to home. Boise Trail Guide: 90 Hiking & Running Routes Close to Home is hot off the press. Copies are being distributed to Boise-area outdoor retailers today. The 224-page book retails for $19.95.
A complete guide to 100 miles of Owyhee uplands. 55 Hiking and biking routes in Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
The Hikers Guide to McCall and Cascade. Explore 55 hiking routes from walks beside rushing creeks and rivers, treks through deep river canyons and steep ascents to rocky summits. Discover the remote Secesh River, the moonlike lava terrain near the Lava Lakes, the breathtaking vistas from Pollock Mountain and so much more. Extensively and thoroughly researched, The Hiker's Guide to McCall & Cascade is the most comprehensive guide written on this spectacular area. Over 100 beautiful black and white photographs highlight the diverse scenery found in the backcountry. This all-inclusive guide includes both popular and less-explored routes that will inspire you to lace your boots and hit the trail! 208 Pages by Scott Marchant
The Hiker's Guide: Idaho's Sawtooth Country. The 232-page guidebook highlights 60 of the greatest walking adventures in the Sawtooth, White Cloud and Salmon River mountains, all surrounding the Stanley Basin. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this guidebook will help the novice hiker to the seasoned backcountry veteran discover some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in the area.
The Hiker's Guide Best Easy Hikes : Greater Boise Scott Marchant is excited to announce the latest addition to the Hiking Idaho guidebook series—Best Easy Hikes Greater Boise. The new guidebook features 50 trails within two hours of Boise. A little less than a third of the book is dedicated to the Boise Front with the remaining trails located in or near Leslie Gulch, the Owyhee foothills, the Snake River Canyon, the Middle Fork of the Boise River, Sage Hen Reservoir and the forests near Idaho City, Lowman and Garden Valley. The diversity of the hikes is remarkable: from well-trod trails near Boise to lonely and little-known paths further away. The one common theme—all of the hikes are doable without a huge investment of time or physical effort. All of the hikes lead to a defined destination that requires a hike of 5 miles or less (out-and-back or as a loop) and with less than 900 feet of gain. The book highlights an incredible amount of landscape diversity. The shortest hike is a half-mile with very little elevation gain and at the opposite end of the spectrum are longer “easy” hikes with enough elevation gain to require a little perspiration. Features: “Best of” lists including forest, wildflower, view, easy backpacks, family friendly, solitude, fall and sunset hikes At-a-glance facts including distance, total elevation gain, season, cautionary advice and time to complete 120 photographs, 24 pages in full-color Easy-to-reference maps for each trail Concise, accurate driving directions Notes about flora, fauna and recent wildfire impacts
The DeLorme Utah Recreational Atlas. The first choice of outdoors enthusiasts. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state. 64 pages of detail that makes every adventure just a bit more fun. Don't miss out on what this atlas has to offer. Perfect for home and office reference, and a must for all your vehicles Gazetteer information may include: campgrounds, attractions, historic sites & museums, recreation areas, trails, freshwater fishing site & boat launches, canoe trips or scenic drives. 15.5 x 11
Falcon Guide's Bear Aware 4th Edition Updated and revised guide filled with helpful tips on traveling and camping in bear country.
Climbing & Hiking Wind River 2nd Edition by Joe Kelsey Completely updated and revised, this guide covers backcountry travel in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains. 392pg
Traveling the Oregon Trail 2nd Edition by Julie Fanselow During the 1800s, more than 300,000 Americans migrated westward on the famous Oregon Trail. Winding 2,000 miles from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon, this remarkable route led brave pioneers across prairies, mountains, and deserts to the promising lands of the western frontier. Today, more than 150 years after the first emigrants crossed the trail in wagon trains, you can relive their epic adventure with the help of author Julie Fanselow. Written for modern pioneers, this scenic touring guide includes information on: where to go; what to see; what to do along every section of the trail; trail history; present-day attractions; detailed maps and photographs. 248 pages, color photos, b&w photos, maps
Exploring Sun Valley by Idaho River Pub. Exploring Sun Valley – A Comprehensive Guide was published in 2010. After successfully publishing two river guidebooks, Matt began to think about tackling a hiking guidebook. His daughter Sarah was born in 2007 while preparing to research the Rogue Guidebook. With another child (Max born in 2009) on the way, Matt wanted to stay closer to home. Being the map-geek that he is, Matt really enjoyed having a waterproof book full of beautiful 7.5-minute topo maps. They were extreme handy for exploring the ridges of the Middle Fork, so why not apply the same durable, waterproof format to the mountains around his hometown of Sun Valley, ID? Research and Goals: Matt began research in earnest during the summer of 2009, hiking or biking every trail in the Smokey, Boulder, and Pioneer Mountains. He wanted to create a guidebook that provided a more thorough understanding of the landscape. Like the previous river guides, the goal was to create a multi-faceted book that served as an all-in-one resource for locals and visitors to the greater Sun Valley area. Overview Maps: With those goals in mind, Matt created an overview map of each mountain range covered in the guide. These useful hillshade maps show all of the trails, trailheads, and campgrounds and include Hiking Maps: These beautiful, full-color 7.5 minute topo maps have been digitally resized to include a greater coverage area. They include part or all of 29 different USGS quadrangle maps (a more than $170 value). The maps have been overlaid with routes, peak names, and numerous other icons that add valuable information. Hiking Descriptions: Unlike many other guidebooks, Exploring Sun Valley shows all of the routes on a particular map page. This provides users with a better understanding of how trails link together. The trail “title box” includes important mileage and difficulty info. The “Highlight and Info” section offers readers a quick overview of the hike. The detailed route description that follow are both accurate and succinct, giving readers a better understanding of the landscape. Off Trail Routes: The mountains around Sun Valley are surprisingly friendly when it comes to off-trail travel, and there are seemingly limitless opportunities to explore the canyons and peaks. The book includes descriptions for many off-trail routes that will hopefully inspire hikers to get out and explore the vast expanse of mountains in central Idaho. History: The guidebook also includes a thorough overview of the regional history as it relates to trail development and recreation in the valley. Covering the period of early Wood River Mining to modern day trail development, this also provides a useful perspective on the recreations history of the valley. Geology: As with his river guidebooks, Matt researched and read many different academic and professional geology papers to write the geology section. The book includes a thorough, yet simplified background on the geologic history of Central Idaho and the Wood River Valley. There is nothing else like it in print today. Wildflowers: Sifting through more than 1000 images of wildflower in his archives, Matt selected the best 60 or so for the guidebook. Organized by color for easier identification, the brief descriptions identify the most common local species. Having this section included in the waterproof guide is like having two books in one! Exploring Sun Valley – A Comprehensive Guide is intended to give readers the most thorough understanding of the local Sun Valley landscape. Matt sincerely hopes he has succeeded in preparing you for your next adventure!
Boise Backcountry Adventures. This book features 77 hiking, trail running, canyoneering, and light mountaineering routes that are conveniently close to Boise--primarily in the Boise Front, the Owyhee Front, and the Boise National Forest. You'll also find fishing information and GPS coordinates for some routes. Many of the routes described are perfect for after work outings; others are more suitable for a weekend adventure. All of the routes offer great outdoor fun within one hundred miles of Boise. • 328 pages with over 120 photos, 80 maps, and 80 elevation profiles
Boudlering Guide to Swan Falls & Reynolds Creek. This book is supper cool... it really displays individual boulders! I do a fair amount of small mouth bass fishing in Swan Falls and I can spot some of the giant boulders in this book from memory. A must for the local boulder hound.
Riggins Limestone is a great guide to the secluded sport climbing just 10 miles from Riggins, ID. This is a great summer crag to beat the heat the short drive from Riggins climbs about 3,000 ft up into the Seven Devils Mountains with views of the Salmon River Canyon & lots of quality climbing. Written By: Sandy Epeldi
The Weiser River Trail 3rd Edition. Detailed directions and GPS coordinates for traveling Idaho’s longest rail trail are provided in this spiral bound guide with laminated pages. Idaho’s longest rail trail is for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and winds through Idaho’s beautiful Weiser River valley for 85.7 miles from Weiser to just south of New Meadows. The guide includes topographic maps, color photographs.
Trails of Eastern Idaho, 3rd Edition. A great resource for outdoor lovers looking for trails in their part of eastern Idaho. This book guides you to trips in 19 mountain ranges and in the lava flows of the Snake River plain. Whether you are an Idaho visitor or a resident, you'll find fun trails for day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, or peak bagging.
Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness Expanded and updated second edition of the only guidebook to the trails of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. 101 backcountry trails for hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. Includes trails of the Bighorn Crags, Middle Fork and main Salmon River areas.
Nothing soothes the soul like a great escape into the wilderness for a hiking or camping adventure, but what about your physical health? Without the proper awareness of the protozoa and parasites that await you, outdoor adventures can quickly become a nightmare of viruses and infections. Add animal-borne diseases like tick fever rabies, and trichinosis and many would-be adventurers might never leave their homes...unless, of course, they have this book. This valuable resources describes food- and waterborne diseases and explains how to prevent them; how to keep a clean camp; how to choose the best water filter; how to select, manage, handle, and prepare foods; how to dispose of human waste and solid waste; and how to use the Leave-No-Trace ethics of backcountry living and travel.
Don't Die Out There Card Deck. Your going to bring some playing cards on your next outing anyway...so why not save yourself from danger in the process. Beware, these cards will slow your game down due to you reading them! Very interesting and enlightening.
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