Outdoor Adventure Books & Media
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
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
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Combine Idaho The Movie,a film about one of the most scenic and least know states, with its stunning beauty and diversity with Wildlife of the West and you get a great gift set. Wildlife of the west captures the diverse beauty of Idaho and Yellowstone National Park. The DVD has extended footage compared to the TV edit. 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$19.99 - $24.99
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
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