Outdoor Adventure Books & Media
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Exploring the Boulder-White Clouds - A Comprehensive Guide It is the third hiking guidebook by Matt Leidecker and completes the coverage of the entire SNRA as well as the three brand new Wilderness areas designated in August, 2015. Waterproof Paper: Like all of Idaho River Publication guidebooks, Exploring the Boulder-White Clouds is printed on bombproof waterproof YUPO paper. Matt conducted research for the guidebook during the summer of 2014 with the intent of publishing in 2015. He covered 527 miles on foot and mountain bike over 50 days. Super cool guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
A complete guide to 100 miles of Owyhee uplands. 55 Hiking and biking routes in Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
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.
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 Climbs book by Sandy Epeldi. Great local routes you'll never find with the help of this action packed book.
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!
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.
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.
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