Outdoor Adventure Books & Media
Boise Road Cycling Guide Jump on your road bike and let the wheels spin. Fly down a paved road with the wind at your back. Jump into a draft line of good friends, crank up the speed and see who can hang on. Wa-hoo! Head out on a half-day tour and clock 40 miles before lunch. Ride that twisting gnarly 3,300-vertical-foot hill-climb to the top of Bogus, and know that you’ve earned your dinner. We’re blessed with a ton of great road biking routes in the greater Boise Valley. I tried to capture some of the best local rides in the Boise Road Cycling Guide. It’s the first-ever guide to 30+ road biking routes in the greater Boise region. It’s a two-sided full-color map that folds down to the size of a highway map (it’ll fold up and fit into a pocket). Opened up, the map measures 18” x 32.” One side illustrates rides in the north half of the Boise Valley, and the backside features rides in the south valley, plus Bonus Rides in Canyon County and elsewhere. The maps are printed on waterproof non-tear paper. The Boise Road Cycling Guide is sponsored by Idaho Mountain Touring and other shops in the valley. Enjoy.
The Bend Oregon Adventure Map is a waterproof, topographic map (lat/long,UTM grids) that includes route descriptions covering the Bend area including, Sunriver, Phil's Trail Network, Cascade Lakes Scenic Loop, Newberry Crater & Horse Ridge, Oregon Badlands Wilderness, Waldo and Cultus Lakes, and the new Wanoga Trails. It includes 26 of the best mountain biking ride suggestions, 9 hiking & trail running suggestions, as well as 6 nordic ski/snowshoe area suggestions. Water/Tear Proof. This is one of three redesigned maps that will cover trails in Central Oregon.We can now cover a number of new and expanded trails that we could not fit into our previous maps. Bend (Central Oregon) is renowned for its high desert climate and beauty. The area is a recreation paradise with mountains, rivers, forests and plenty of public access to trails. The relatively moderate slopes of the mountains and ridges are especially well suited to mountain biking, cross country skiing and trail running. Central Oregon is blessed with hundreds of miles of mountain bike friendly singletrack including the vast network west of Bend; with many trails built specifically for mountain biking.26 mountain biking suggestions of varying difficulty, from the crest of the Cascade Range to the high desert, are highlighted on this adventure map. Use the route descriptions to pick rides appropriate to your biking abilities and taste. In addition, 9 hiking & trail running descriptions are included on this adventure map to point hikers and runners to the best trails. For winter recreation, 6 marked nordic skiing/snow-shoeing areas are described and marked on the map. The snow falls deep in the Cascade Range, providing months of reliable nordic skiing and snow-shoeing conditions. The detailed route and map information will help you choose trails appropriate to your abilities. * Map Open Dimensions: 27 X 39 inches * Map Folded Dimensions: 4 X 9.75 inches * Map Scale: 1:63,360 & 1:47,520
The McCall, Idaho Adventure Map (2016 version In Stock) is a waterproof, topographic (lat/long,UTM grids) trail map that includes route descriptions for trails in the McCall area including, Payette Lake, Loon Lake, Tamarack Resort, Bear Basin Trails, Warm Lake, Payette River, Secesh Summit, Brundage Mountain, and Jug Mountain Ranch Trails. It includes descriptions of 22 mountain bike rides, 5 road bike rides, and 3 hikes. Fishermen, hunters and OHV riders will also find this map very useful as it accurately shows all streams, lakes, roads, OHV routes and land ownership boundaries. This map includes blowups of the Bear Basin Trails, Jug Mtn Ranch Trails, and Tamarack Foothills Trails. Central Idaho is a classic forested mountain biking destination, with a variety of terrain to keep your mind and body occupied. The McCall area has over 500 miles of public trails, 300+ lakes and four major rivers to enjoy. Trails range from family friendly double track to rides that will get the attention of your craziest of friends. This would-be mountain biking mecca is uncrowded and therefore many trails are remote and unsigned. This map details some of the local’s favorites and is useful for safe and successful journeys through the Central Idaho backcountry. Local land management, IMBA and volunteers groups such as the Central Idaho Mountain Bike Association (CIMBA), create and maintain the trails in this area. The result is well designed, environmentally responsible trails, with terrain that varies from smooth roller coaster single track to challenging rock gardens of adrenaline. Hikers and equestrians will also find this map a helpful guide to incredible views, gorgeous lakes and immense solitude. Use the trail descriptions as a start, and refer to other local publications for additional information, if needed. Also included are some the favorite road rides in the area. The uncrowded nature of the area and its roadways will allow you to experience an incredible amount of wildlife and tranquility, whether you’re on the road or on the trails. Open Dimensions: 27 X 39 inches Folded Dimensions: 4 X 9.75 inches Scale: 1:63,360
The Sawtooth & White Cloud Mountains Adventure Map is a waterproof, topographic (lat/long,UTM grids) trail map that includes route descriptions covering trails throughout the Sawtooth & White Cloud Mountains including, the Sawtooth Wilderness, Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Sawtooth Valley, Stanley Basin, Cape Horn Area, Headwaters of the Boise, Salmon, & South Fork Payette Rivers. It includes details for 15 mountain bike rides, 15 hikes, and 5 X/C ski trails. Fishermen, Hunter, Equestians, and OHV riders will also find this map very useful as it accurately shows all streams, lakes, roads, and land ownership boundaries. Water/Tear Proof Map, Flat Map, and Laminated Flat Map options are available (see below). Flat and Laminated maps make nice gifts as you can hang them on a wall. Many mountain bikers have known about the amazing singletrack trails and lightly traveled forest roads near Stanley for some time, while others are just discovering them. 15 recommended rides of varying difficulty are highlighted on this map. Use the descriptions to pick a ride appropriate to your abilities. Hikers & horseback riders will find hundreds of miles of trails on this map; Ranging from flat walks to technical scrambles with steep drops and above all, the opportunity for immense solitude. Use one of the 15 hike descriptions to point you to the most appropriate hike for your ability level and time constraints. 5 groomed cross-country skiing trails/areas are also described to help point skiers towards some of the excellent, lightly used ski trails in the beautiful Sawtooth Valley. Open Dimensions: 39 X 27 inches Folded Dimensions: 4 X 9.75 inches Scale: 1:63,360
The Adventure Maps Inc presents Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Main Route Map. It guides riders over and through the breathtaking landscape of central Idaho. From blue ribbon trout streams to sub-alpine terrain and cozy mountain towns, riders will pass through some of the most spectacular country the West has to offer, with the opportunity to indulge in the highest concentration of soakable hot springs in North America. The Singletrack Options Map ( sold separately as a supplemental guide) contains routing for four unique singletrack options. The Singletrack Options Map is a supplement to the Main Route Map, and you will need to purchase both if choosing to incorporate any of the singletrack offerings into your adventure. The four singletrack options are not bi-directional. If you choose to ride them with the main route, you should go in a counter-clockwise direction. Adventure Cycling maps are created by cyclists, for cyclists, and they are some of the best available for those in search of discovery and adventure in North America. The maps reflect the association's research as well as suggestions from thousands of cyclists who have explored the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Adventure Cycling develops the best cross-country, loop, coastal, and inland cycling routes available, with turn-by-turn directions, detailed navigational instructions for the tricky sections, and elevation profiles in the high country. The maps are waterproof and designed to fit in a handlebar-bag window or jersey pocket. The maps provide information specifically for cyclists: the location of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations including camping facilities, small hotels, and cyclists-only lodging.
The Adventure Cycling Assosiation presents Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route Single Track Options Map. This will guide cyclists through the breath taking landscapes of central Idaho. This map is a supplement to the main route map. Route Maps and Guide, Elevation Profiles, Services for Cyclists, and all in high end waterproof construction.
Idaho Recreational Atlas by DeLorme. The first choice of outdoors enthusiasts. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps. Idaho broken into 79 easy to read grids. It super cool. 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. 80 pages 15 1/2 x 11 - It's big!!!
The Oregon Recreational Atlas by DeLorme. The first choice of outdoors enthusiasts. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state. The map is broken into 87 GPS style grids. 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. 88 pages
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.
Falcon Guide's Bear Aware 4th Edition Updated and revised guide filled with helpful tips on traveling and camping in bear country.
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.
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 Ridge to Rivers Map is by far the best way to explore our foothills and Greenbelt. We do our best to have the latest version in stock all the time. Look at the photos for an idea of how easy this map is laid out. Very comprehensive. With over 190 miles of trail, there is something for everyone. The map will provide ideas and tips about where to go, how to enjoy the Foothills without hurting them, and information about the area you may find interesting.
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.
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.
A climbers guide to the best crags and boulders of southern Idaho. Idaho Underground. Come explore Idaho’s crags with the first-ever guide to over 600 climbs and boulder problems. Included areas some of the west's most unique climbing sites on a variety of rock types and styles-both above and below ground level! 120pg book
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
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.
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.
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.
Boise Climbs book by Sandy Epeldi. Great local routes you'll never find with the help of this action packed book.
Trails of Western Idaho 3rd Edition by Margaret Fuller. This guide covers 107 backcountry trails for hiking, backpacking and horseback riding in western Idaho. Softcover; 267 pages; maps, black-and-white photos Trails range from easy to expert and from remote to urban Find the hike that's right for you with index to various types of hikes Trail descriptions include mileage, elevation gain, high point, difficulty and detailed text describing what you'll see along the way Areas covered include Payette, Boise, Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forests, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, state parks and BLM lands
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.
A Trail Guide: Hiking and Backpacking by Karen Berger. Smart, instructive, and beautifully designed, every book in the Trailside Guide series contains the essential information readers need to master outdoor activities and have fun in the process. Norton proudly reissues these best-selling guides with fully revised "Sources & Resources" sections (including where to find the Web sites, gear, services, books, clubs, and organizations that make for foolproof outings); updates to reflect the latest in gear technology, wilderness medicine, and first aid; and advances in techniques. You can take it with you: Trailside Guides are designed to be used on the trail. Their handy size makes them easy to take along on outdoor adventures. Picture this: Trailside Guides show you how it's done. Each book has more than 100 color photographs and dozens of informative, full-color technical illustrations you'll refer to again and again.
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.
The Complete Guide to Idaho Hot Springs 13 Idaho Regions with over 110 natural hot springs identified-comprehensive directions and descriptions-includes dozens of remote and hard to find hot springs- fun facts about geology, geography, and history for each region
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.
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
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
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