Outdoor Adventure Books & Media
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 Idaho Climbing Guide Book. Whether it's a technical ascent of the great west wall of Elephants Perch or a scramble to the summit of 12,662-foot Mount Borah, here's your key to high adventure in Idaho. Tom Lopez has updated and expanded his encyclopedic guide to more than 800 summits. All the features that made the first edition so popular are here in detailed route descriptions, difficulty ratings, summit heights, access information to hundreds of roads and trails, extensive sections on history and geology, and much, much more. You won't find a more thorough guide anywhere! Keep in mind, this thing has 400 pages!!
Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills 8th Ed. Covers everything from the basics of equipment, knots, rappelling techniques, and leave-no-trace principles to the more advanced skills of setting up complex anchors, evaluating avalanche terrain, and developing your leadership skills. Completely revised and updated to include the latest in gear and techniques. Written by a team of more than 40 expert climbers and climbing instructors. Features hundreds of technical illustrations. Includes extensive revisions to self-rescue, aid climbing, waterfall and ice climbing. Significant new chapter on physical conditioning. All-time bestselling climbing instructional book. Printed on 100% recycled paper. 8th edition. This book is nearly 600 pages!! With more than 600,000 copies sold, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the acclaimed bible for climbers all over the world, and the new edition marks the 50th anniversary of this seminal title. Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition, it is all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than forty experts, all active climbers and climbing educators, reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolution in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.
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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.
Exploring the Sawtooths by Idaho River Pub. Exploring the Sawtooths – A Comprehensive Guide was published in 2012. When Matt was writing his popular guidebook to the Sun Valley area, he intentionally stopped the coverage at Galena Summit. Not only was this a logical stopping point, but it left open the possibility of an additional guidebook north of the summit. Research: With the opportunity to hike or bike the more than 600 miles of trails in the Sawtooth Mountains, Matt’s wife Christine readily agreed to the project. They purchased a used Jayco motorhome and headed north with Sarah (4) and Max (2) in tow. While one parent did the research, the other played with the kids. The motorhome provided the needed flexibility to move around the periphery of the mountains and hike the trails in the most efficient manner possible. Design Challenges: While it was convenient to work off the design template developed in Exploring Sun Valley, the Sawtooths presented some specific layout challenges. So many of the trails are interconnected that it was a challenge to differentiate between a day hiking destination and a backpacking route. The same big-picture Overview Map showing all the trails and major trailheads is included in the Sawtooth guidebook. New, however, are the Regional Overview Maps. Regional Overview Maps: In order to better describe the recreational opportunities (backpacking, day-hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle riding) the guidebook included Regional Overview Maps. Based around a major trailhead, the maps show the trails and off-trail routes in one of 10 different “regions.” A more detailed description of the landscape and recreation opportunities is included with each regional map. Trail Descriptions: Similar to Exploring Sun Valley, each trail includes a “Title Box” with vital statistics, “Directions” to the trailhead (from downtown Stanley) and a “Highlight and Info” section describing what hikers will experience on the trail. A specific “Description” based on a thorough understanding of the surrounding landscape will succinctly guide readers to their destination. Mountain Biking: While the Sawtooths are not known as a mountain biking destination, there are several good rides in the north and south of the range. The “Regional Overview Maps” describe the mountain biking potential in a particular region, and the “Highlight and Info” section for each trail describes the mountain biking opportunities. Off-Trail Scrambling: While space was limited for specific Off-Trail route descriptions, the Sawtooth Guidebook is a great resource for anyone planning a peak climb or other off-trail adventure. Off-trail routes are marked on the maps with a blue dashed line with the specific “Class” rating. Where appropriate, more detailed information about off-trail scrambling is included in the “Regional Overview” or the “Highlights and Info” sections. Technical Climbing: There is a long history of technical rock climbing in the Sawtooth Mountains. While not a rock-climbing guide, Exploring the Sawtooths has plenty of useful information for climbers. Specific descriptions about technical climbing are included in the “Regional Overview” or the “Highlights and Info” sections. Named climbing features are identified on the trail maps and yellow dashed lines indicate walls or ridges with potential for technical climbing. In addition, the history section History: In addition to the essay on technical rock climbing, the history section covers the movement of early fur traders, miners, and scientific exploration of the Sawtooths. Additional information on early recreation, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Sun Valley resort and the push for a National Park is also included. Geology: While a thorough background of the geologic history of central Idaho was covered in Exploring Sun Valley, the Sawtooths have their own unique geologic phenomenon. An original geologic map of the Sawtooths identifies all of the major rock units in the range and includes a brief description of each. In addition, some of the major structural features and glacial history of the Sawtooths are discussed. Wildflowers: The back of the guidebook contains more than 60 photographs of the most common Sawtooth wildflowers. Organized by color, the photos include a brief description of each species making identification in the field a snap! Exploring the Sawtooths is easily the most comprehensive guidebook to this stunning range. Whether out for a multi-day backpack (there are several route suggestions included) or just a day-hike to a beautiful alpine lake, the pages of this guidebook will help make the most of your time in the mountains.
Middle Fork of the Salmon Guidebook - 3rd Ed. by Idaho River Pub. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River – A Comprehensive Guide was first published in 2006. By then, author Matt Leidecker had been guiding for fifteen years on the river and saw a need for a more thorough and complete guidebook for the “Crown Jewel” of Idaho’s Wild and Scenic river system. Waterproof Paper: The first, and most important decision was the type of paper needed to withstand the rigors of a Middle Fork trip. The existing Forest Service guidebook tended to stick and peel after getting dunked in the river. The synthetic, waterproof paper produced by YUPO offered an excellent, fully waterproof stock that is bombproof. The UV-cured inks do not peel when the book dries after a dunking. It even floats! Rapid and Camp Descriptions: For many boaters, the rapid and campsite descriptions are the nuts and bolts of a river guidebook. On a free-flowing river like the Middle Fork, the rapids may have dramatically different moods between high and low water. For this reason, rapids are described at Extreme (when necessary), High, and Low water levels. Campsite descriptions include information necessary to identify the camp and alert boaters to tricky pull-in situations. Hiking: It is not uncommon or a river trip for guides and guests alike to get caught in the social eddy of camp. Often, they don’t travel more than 200 yards from the boats. Over the years, Matt learned how to make the most of his free-time while guiding and explored many nooks and crannies of the canyon. The hiking section will hopefully motivate and inspire people to explore the canyon. The beautiful topographic maps that serve as the base layer is an excellent hiking companion. Route are marked on the maps, and descriptions are included toward the back of the book. The hikes run the gamut from easy trail walks out of camp, to extensive scrambles up the surrounding ridges. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy the exploration. Geology: Matt performed his undergraduate geology research on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Knowing the rocks is fundamental to a thorough understanding of the landscape. Matt has incorporated his original research on the glacial history of the Middle Fork into an overview of the geology of the Middle Fork.There is also a section describing various geologic points of interest identified on the river maps. Matt was also fortunate to be guiding during a period of recent geologic activity along the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Fires and landslides have scoured the canyon walls of the Middle Fork resulting in more than fifteen new or altered rapids. The guidebook includes a detailed description of these recent events as well as a discussion of historical and recent fire activity along the river. History: Even though many of the historical landmarks along the river are slowly fading back into the landscape, the Middle Fork has a rich history of settlement along the corridor. The guidebook includes brief historical points of interest in the mile-by-mile text. In addition, the 3rd edition contains a brand new section discussing the early mining and settlement history along the river. Photography: Being an accomplished photographer (Impassable Canyon – Journey Down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River was published in 2002) there are certainly no shortage of stunning photographs that are sprinkled liberally throughout the guidebook. More than just pretty pictures, however, they are chosen specifically to illustrate the rapids, hikes, and scenic overlooks in the canyon. For many, A trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River – A Comprehensive Guide was written so boaters could make the most out of their time in this beautiful wilderness canyon.
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!
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
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Idaho from Above A brand new film from Wide Eye Productions offers a fresh perspective on one of America’s final frontiers. Soar with us as we reveal Idaho from Above, an aerial experience. With more contiguous wilderness than any state outside of Alaska, the best way to capture Idaho’s remote and rugged landscapes is from the air. Idaho from Above was filmed from a helicopter and acquired in 5K— a format more than seven times greater resolution than HD. Fly with us and enjoy this jewel of the West— wild, mountainous, cracked with desert canyons and flowing with rivers of life. A portion of the film’s proceeds will help fund future conservation efforts in Idaho’s special places. Experience beauty; experience one of America’s most scenic and least known states in Idaho from Above.
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Wide Eye Productions announce the release of Idaho the Movie 2. A sequel to the original Emmy award-winning film, Idaho the Movie 2 reveals timeless beauty in untouched places. An artists’ theme carries viewers into wild and wide open landscapes– from pristine wilderness areas to desert canyons lost in time, to sparkling big lakes to hidden geothermal hot springs. Shot entirely in Ultra High Definition and beyond, Idaho the Movie 2 delivers a visual feast to anyone looking for an escape into the wild. For the past year-and-a-half, we’ve been filming all new locations across the state to bring you, Idaho the Movie 2. From the Selkirk Mountains on the Canadian boarder and the many lakes up North, to the Magruder Corridor Wilderness Road which runs through Central Idaho, to the Shoofly Oolite Lakebed in the Owyhee Desert and on over to the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South East, and just about everywhere in between. Our crews have criss-crossed the state to capture the outdoor features so many of us rarely get to experience. But what makes this production even more breath-taking is the aerial footage filmed from a full size helicopter with a gyro-stabilized camera. Large portions of Idaho the Movie 2 were filmed from the air in a format nearly three times the size of high definition– 5K! The results are gorgeous and showcase the rarely seen, rugged and remote landscapes of Idaho. Idaho the Movie 2 will premier on November
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
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 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
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
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
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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
In the Heart of the Northern Rockies, one 500~mile stretch of blacktop connects the West's most renowned blue~ribbon trout streams. U.S. Highway 20 threads legendary rivers like Yellowstone, the Madison, the Henry's Fork and Silver Creek. Along the way, it winds through some of America's most stunning scenery. Whether you love to fly fish or seek and awe~inspiring road trip, there's plenty for anglers and nature lovers alike. On the Rocky Mountain Fly Highway, the journey is the destination.
A Falcon Guide to Mountain Bike Maintenance. Whether readers are experienced or beginner mountain bikers, knowing how to keep their bike in peak condition is essential for enjoyment of the sport. Being able to recognize the early warning signs of trouble--and knowing what to do about them--means less time and money wasted getting a bike fixed and more time out on the trail. With color photographs throughout, this practical manual includes illustrated, step-by-step guides to repairing and maintaining every single part of a bike. It also includes advice on tools and workshop setup, how to avoid problems in the first place, and how to carry out emergency on-the-trail repairs. This is the essential companion handbook for any mountain biker.
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.
A Falcon Guide: Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a vast domain that encompasses over 2,000 square miles of rugged Idaho and Montana backcountry. In this completely revised and updated guidebook, detailed hike narratives, extensive introductory material, and accurate maps guide you to the rushing waterfalls, rustic lookouts, high peaks, and steaming hot springs scattered throughout this wilderness complex. With over 70 hikes covering access points in both Idaho and Montana, this definitive guidebook describes 600 miles of hikes in detail and provides cursory descriptions of another 300 miles of backcountry routes covering all or portions of six forest service ranger districts in four national forests.
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
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.
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
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 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
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