A Novel by Bill Bradd
Poet and now novelist Bill Bradd worked in the outlaw culture of outdoor marijuana cultivation. He tells the inside story of a unique bunch of characters, honoring their lives and their places in an enthralling book full of paranoia, passion, and insight about humans and nature.
Illustrations by Christopher Hampson
Foreword by Jim Moynier
Twenty-four well known Sierra adventurers share some of their most exciting true stories. Author Johanson interviewed these adventurers about their challenging trials in the Sierra Nevada, then crafted these tight, suspenseful tales in the adventurers' own words.
Allan W. Eckert
A compelling, accessible, historically accurate new narrative about the Donner-Reed Party's traumatic journey west. Eckert digested all the available documents — books, journals, letters and more — then produced a comprehensive yet poignant and dramatic account of what is known about this tormented journey.
The beautiful full-color map is suitable for framing, but even more useful for anyone who plans a visit. The map's back side has detailed park information on winter and summer recreation.
Doug Thompson & Elisabeth Newbold
A Collection of Stories, Trail Tips, History, Recipes and More
from the Whitney Portal Store, est. 1935. No book has more detail and inside information about the various routes to the top of Mt. Whitney, their requirements, and the choices involved than this one.
Veteran traveler and wilderness photographer Reed sets out in search of a new home in South America. He chooses Chile, a place he hopes is the utopian opposite of his beloved California coast.
Solo backpacker Amy Racina fell sixty feet onto solid granite during a 16-day solo hiking trip. In this gripping account, Amy tells how she survived in the wilderness with both legs broken, her rescue, and her recovery. Now in paperback
This unique look at the 1846-47 winter of entrapment the Donner Party suffered in the snowbound Sierra Nevada focuses on the extremely harsh conditions of that long and legendary winter.
From the first San Francisco Giants game at Seals Stadium in 1958 through the team's glorious and remarkable world championship in 2010, Johanson recalls the greatest games chosen by Giants heroes, both famous and obscure.
Alec Le Sueur spent five extraordinary years in Tibet, working for an international hotel chain. Against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas he unfolds a highly amusing and informative account of his experiences.
Hauf's stunning photos of the Himalayas, their foothills and people provide an enthralling visual account of the famous trek to base camp, never before recorded in a book.
The latest Splash Guide covers one or more swim holes in 91 southeastern creeks and rivers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
This detailed and witty guide offers a wealth of spectacular mountain bike trails along the Pacific Coast from Santa Barbara to British Columbia.
Finally, the best hikes within 85 miles of Seattle are all available in one book. Ranging from 3 to 18 miles, these trails take you to the Cascade's most pristine spots: mountain lakes, meadows, and peaks, every one of them a manageable day trip.
By Michael Kohn
Kohn’s book is an irresistible account of a nation where falcon poachers, cattle rustlers, exiled Buddhist leaders, death-defying child jockeys and political assassins vie for page one.
This latest Splash Guide covers more than 200 remote swim holes in seven eastern states from Maine to Virginia. Most choices involve a short hike to reach the natural pool, some involve more difficult scrambling or longer hikes.
by Christopher Rush
Journeying along the road taken by Robert Louis Stevenson in his famed book Travels with a Donkey, fellow Scotsman Rush has written a modern classic.
This second Day Trips with a Splash surveys more than 100 creeks and canyons from Moab/Canyonlands south to Tucson/the Chiricahuas.
This folksy and personal account describes a solo woman hiker’s successful effort to hike the entire 2638-mile Pacific Crest Trail over twenty summers in a 25-year span.
Edited by Roger Rapaport and Bob Drews
Latest in the series has lots of surprises, more scary and hilarious travel tales.
Photography Tim Hauf
Text by Conger Beasley Jr.
Tim Hauf made many trips into this daunting wilderness, capturing powerful images that evoke North America's far northern reaches
Edited by Roger Rapaport and Marguerita Castanera
In this original classic anthology of the worst trips, 50 top writers— including Isabel Allende, Jan Morris, Barbara Kingsolver, Paul Theroux, Mary Morris, Tony Wheeler and Helen Gurley Brown— tell of their greatest travel disasters.
Edited by Roger Rapaport and Bob Drews
In this outrageously funny anthology of vacation horror stories, readers will spend one too many nights in Tunisia and flee nightmarish holiday around the world.
Edited by Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder and Wendy Logsdon
Here are the stories of 30 research scientists who go off the deep ends of the earth. From bush pilots and endangered species to Land Rover nightmares, these hair-raising tales will keep readers up past dawn.
This book tells the intriguing story of Buffalo Bill's first Wild West Show photographer. The Italian photographer Carlo Gentile left his native land at age 21 and traveled around the world, landing in San Francisco in the 1850s.
In this compelling narrative for both armchair and actual adventurers, the author explains the hows and whys of four extreme sports—class five kayaking, extreme skiing, rock climbing and adventure racing.
In this handsome book Roe describes his 3300-mile bicycle journey from San Francisco to New York. Roe's attempt to follow the Lincoln Highway—America's first coast-to-coast road — makes his tale compelling.
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