Best Selling Books and Maps from Bored Feet Press

Announcing the best selling books and maps from the Bored Feet website. Click on the titles for more information.

Best selling books:

1. Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards

Created by Jan Padover & Rick Ellis
with the original John Tenniel illustrations

Every card features a quote from Lewis Carroll's original Alice in Wonderland tale or his companion book, Through the Looking-Glass, with the full-color artwork of famous English illustrator Sir John Tenniel as featured in the classic original edition.

2. The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—Third Edition

Bob Lorentzen

Our most popular book, now with 29,000 copies in print, details all the public trails on and near the coast between Gualala and Whale Gulch. This is the only guide that details all the trails of Sinkyone Wilderness State Park on the famed Lost Coast.

3. The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt Coast

Bob Lorentzen

We've added many new trails to this edition, which details the most spectacular coast in our series. The only trail guide covering popular Redwood National Park, many fine state and county parks and the famous King Range/Lost Coast.

4. Nutcracker Ballet Playing Cards

Prospero Art

The cards feature evocative portraits of all the major Nutcracker characters: Fritz, Drosselmeyer, the Mouse King, the Snow Queen, the Snow King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Dew Drop Queen, the Dancing Bear, and the other colorful characters from Tchaikovsky's most memorable ballet.

5. The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, 3rd edition

Bob Lorentzen

In the first full revision in 12 years of this classic guide, the 50 original hikes have been fully updated and revised. Eleven completely new hikes in Sonoma County’s State, County and City Parks have been added to bring the total of fully described hikes to 60.

6. Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Sharon Giacomazzi

Discover the hidden beauty of the Eastern Sierra's wondrous canyons with Sierra native Sharon Giacomazzi as your guide. She details local history, campgrounds, resorts, where to find the best wildflower blooms, autumn color displays and waterfalls, and more

7. Aquatic Insects in Alaska

John Hudson, Kathy Hocker & Robert Armstrong

This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide covers all of Alaska's aquatic insects and reveals many fascinating facts about them.

8. Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Bishop to Lone Pine

Sharon Giacomazzi

This handsome and handy guide covers thirteen dramatic eastside Sierra Canyons. Starting around the spectacular forks of Bishop Canyon, Sharon divulges a wealth of hikes both popular and obscure, then continues south to include hikes near Mount Whitney.

9. Hiking the California Coastal Trail Volume Two: Monterey to Mexico
The Guide to Walking the Golden State's Beaches and Bluffs from Border to Border

Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols

This southern volume of the series describes more than 600 miles of California's now official Coastal Trail (CCT), America's most diverse long distance trail.

Volume Two covers from Monterey to the Mexico in 83 accessible sections.

10. Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra
A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs

Sharon Giacomazzi

Sharon Giacomazzi loves to tell history tales and she loves to hike. She combines these passions in an enthralling guide to the glorious Central Sierra, presenting more than 60 fun excursions. Updated for 2013.

11. Owens River Gorge Climbs, 10th Edition
The Climbing Guide To The Owens River Gorge

Marty Lewis

More than 700 routes are covered in this comprehensive guide to one of California's premier climbing areas

12. Great Day Hikes in and around Napa Valley
Third Edition

Ken Stanton

Ken Stanton has fully expanded and updated his popular guide to trails around Napa Valley. His captivating,detailed trail reports, featuring many little known hikes, include entertaining tales of Napa's colorful past.

13. Vineyard Simple
How to Build and Maintain Your Own Small Vineyard

Tom Powers

Finally a book that makes home vineyard planting and wine grape growing accessible to anyone with even a little spare land. Tom Powers has created a how-to book filled with valuable information for the novice viticulturist.

14. Geologic Trips
Sierra Nevada

Ted Konigsmark

If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of the Sierra Nevada were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the geologic attractions of the Sierra

15. An Everyday History of Somewhere

Ray Raphael

Ray Raphael’s classic award-winning people's history of California’s north coast is an evocative blend of oral history and narrative. As the subtitle says “Being the true story of Indians, deer, homesteaders, potatoes, loggers, trees, fishermen, salmon, and other living things in the back woods of Northern California.”

16. Shakespeare Playing Cards

Prospero Art

You will find a hilarious or cutting insult from the Bard on every card. The insults also come from the plays, but might come in handy in a cutthroat poker, hearts or bridge game. To hear some samples, click on the audio clip of an actor reading some of the insults. He really makes them come to life!

17. The Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide, 3rd Edition
Lodgings, Eateries, Sights, History, Activities and More

Bob Lorentzen

Our bestselling guide to the scenic and cultural treasures of the Mendocino coast has been thoroughly revised and updated in this new third edition. The text weaves local history and anecdote with road notes to chronicle the journey.Price reduced!

18. Butterflies of Arizona
A Photographic Guide

Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin and Hank Brodkin

Naturalist Stewart and friends follow up on his ground-breaking and highly successful Common Butterflies of California with an even more comprehensive guide to the abundant butterflies of the Southwest.

19. Shakespeare Playing Cards

Prospero Art

You will find a different quote from Shakespeare on each card. Every one of Shakespeare's 38 plays is quoted at least once. The quote on each number card contains a reference to that number in the quote, such as “Five have I slain to-day in stead of him. A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” on the five of spades, from Richard III.

The quotes on each of the four suits of the deck represent a different dramatic temperament:
Hearts are love or sexual pleasure.
Clubs denote war or violence, actual or conspiring.
Diamonds are gain, position, money or treasure.
Spades are intrigue, skullduggery or a bad moon arising.

The Kings are kings, the queens are queens, and aces display figures who know or seem to control the action of the play.

20. Dragonflies of Alaska, Second Edition

John Hudson & Robert H. Armstrong

This handy book shows how to identify all 35 dragonfly species found in Alaska. With beautiful close-up color photos plus detailed line drawings, the book explores many of the fascinating aspects of dragonfly behavior.

21. The Hiker痴 hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt/Del Norte Coast, 3rd Ed.

Bob Lorentzen

We have fully revised, updated and expanded this essential guide to the hikes of Humboldt and Del Norte counties, the majestic land behind the Redwood Curtain.

22. Eastern Sierra Hot Springs
The Complete Guide to Eastern Sierra Recreational Hot Springs

George J. Williams III

Concise, fun guide describes the hot springs of the Eastern Sierra. Covers soaks in northeastern California, and nine western Nevada springs.

23. Visual Guide to Native and Naturalized Coastal County Plants from Santa Cruz to Mendocino

George Pikkarainen

This innovative guide, created for beginners and people unfamiliar with taxonomic language, uses thousands of small color photos and 52 icons along with brief text to clearly organize more than 520 species of plants.

24. Shakespeare Playing Cards

Prospero Art

These quality playing cards feature splendid full color designs in the style of the Renaissance with a quote on each card, totalling 54 quotes in each deck. The aces, face cards, and jokers use images from old masters such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt.

25. Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

Written and Illustrated by John Muir Laws

The astonishing natural diversity of the Sierra Nevada comes alive in this great field guide, at once comprehensive and yet small enough to fit in your pocket or pack.

Best selling maps:

1. Northern Wind River Range—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

Vast Wind River Range on two maps instead of 32 7.5-minute quads! This 5-color map combines 18 topos covering Elkhart Park north without sacrificing scale. Text includes history and trails.

2. Southern Wind River Range—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

Topo map combines 14 topos to cover Wind River Range from Elkhart Park south. Text on history, trails.

3. Grand Teton National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

4. Hoover Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastside access around Bridgeport, west of Highway 395 from Highway 108 south to Conway Summit. Includes Twin Lakes, Lundy Canyon, Green Creek, Virginia Creek Canyon, Buckeye Creek, Leavitt Meadows, Matterhorn Peak and Yosemite North Boundary area. Includes 2009 wilderness additions.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps of California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof and tear resistant plastic. GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

5. Sawtooth Wilderness—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

The only comprehensive topo map on the Sawtooth Wilderness. This 5-color map combines 26 7.5-minute quads, covering the entire wilderness and all access areas.

6. John Muir Trail Map-Pack

Tom Harrison

Ingenious package for the John Muir Trail hiker! These 13 maps cover the entire JMT, Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney, in the traditional topographic scale for the Sierra and weigh a total of only 2.2 ounces. Separate key page shows nearby trailheads.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof plastic.GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

7. Sespe Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers 219,000-acre wilderness near Ojai, including Pine Mtn., Piedra Blanca, Sespe Hot Springs, Lake Piru, Wheeler Gorge, Topatopa Mountains, Rose Valley, and more.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief, tear resistant topographic maps on waterproof plastic. GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

8. Grand Canyon National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

Two maps in one! Earthwalk has combined their original Grand Canyon Map and their Bright Angel Trail Map into a single essential trail and recreation guide map to this world famous national Park and wonder of the world. Fully updated to winter 2010, this 5-color guide map covers the popular hiking corridor between Hermit and Grandview Trails, including popular Bright Angel Trail, North and South Kaibab Trails as well as South Rim and North Rim Trails. Use zones, locator grid and geological cross section aid feature ID.

9. Golden Trout Wilderness Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map to this excellent 308,000-acre wilderness in the southern Sierra includes Kern and Little Kern Rivers, Kern Peak, Coyote Peaks, Kern Canyon, Jordan Hot Springs, Big Whitney Meadow, Grey Meadow, Casa Vieja Meadow, Monache Meadow, Monache Mountain, Cottonwood Pass, Mineral King, plus Mountain Home State Forest and more.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof plastic.

10. Grand Teton National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

Two maps in one. Best-selling map at the park, 5-color map combines two 7.5 minute quads to cover popular hiking and climbing area between Granite and Moran Canyons.

Shows backcountry campsites and zones. Also a new shaded relief map of entire park (80' contours). This map is a guide by two rangers who intimately know and love the park.

11. Sierra Nevada Topographic Map

Imus Geographics

This beautiful and detailed, full-color map covers the Sierra Nevada Range from Lassen National Park in the north to Tehachapi Pass in the south. It shows rivers and lakes, major creeks, trails, roads, wilderness areas, national forests, national parks, campgrounds, towns, and more, with extensive elevations shown for peaks, passes, lakes, cities and towns. Also shows the Highway 99 corridor from Chico to Bakersfield. It’s a useful, invaluable map for anyone who loves the Sierra Nevada and/or plans to explore it.

12. Bishop Pass North Lake-South Lake Loop Map

Tom Harrison

Popular Eastern Sierra trailheads outside Bishop at North Lake, South Lake and Lake Sabrina as covered in our book, Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine. Trails lead into Kings Canyon high country: Evolution Valley, Goddard Canyon, Mt. Goddard, Evolution Basin, Ionian Basin, Dusy Basin, and LeConte Canyon, plus John Muir Wilderness areas like Humphreys Basin beyond Piute Pass east of park.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief, tear-resistant topographic maps on waterproof plastic. GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

13. Island of Maui Topographic Recreation Map

Earthwalk Press

Now the best map available for a trip to Maui is hot off the press from Earthwalk.

This 6-color map covers the entire island at a scale of 7/8" to the mile. Also includes a detailed 2 5/8" to the mile map of Haleakala National Park's Crater/Summit District, which has the highest concentration of hikes on the island.

Plus a computer-generated digital elevation model, Hana Road guide, state park information, beach sampler and water sports guide, as well as hiking, cycling, camping, natural history and birding info.

14. Grand Teton National Park Photographer's Map & Guide

Earthwalk Press

This great new reference for both digital and film photographers features a shaded relief map of the park, 50 key photo points and 82 color photographs keyed to the map, discussion of lighting, metering and lens choices, and tips on where and when to photograph, wildlife photography, nature close-ups, photographic principles and equipment, and more. Created by two veteran park rangers who know the Tetons intimately.

15. Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 63,475-acre Desolation Wilderness — Rockbound Valley, Rubicon River, Lake Aloha plus the many smaller wilderness lakes — plus Echo Lakes, Fallen Leaf Lake, Loon Lake, Wrights Lake, Velma Lakes, D.L. Bliss State Park, Emerald Bay and Lake Tahoe's southwest shore. Also includes portions of the Pacific Crest Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof, tear resistant plastic. GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

16. Yellowstone National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

Only topo map with full park, large scale for easy use. This 7-color map depicts the 1988 fires in satellite imagery. Text on campsites, services, bears, more.

17. Tuolumne Meadows and High Sierra Camp Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the popular high country in and around Tuolumne Meadows in detail, including the entire High Sierra Camps Loop: May Lake, Glen Aulin, Vogelsang, Merced Lake, and Sunrise, plus Tenaya Lake, Elizabeth Lake and Waterwheel Falls.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps of California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof and tear resistant plastic.GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

18. Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 113,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness and northwest portion of Yosemite Park with access from Highway 108/Sonora Pass and Cherry Lake area west of Yosemite. Includes Kennedy Meadows, Leavitt Meadows, Pinecrest Lake, Emigrant Lake, Huckleberry Lake, Dodge Ridge, Relief Reservoir, Leavitt Lake, The Dardanelles, Eagle Meadows and more.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps of California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof and tear resistant plastic. GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

19. Highway 395: Carson City to Lone Pine

Benchmark Maps

Detailed road map of the most dramatic section of this Eastern Sierra highway shows all roads, campgrounds, parks and national forests, most trailheads, more. Includes a history of and summary of the route.

20. Kearsarge Pass-Rae Lakes Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastern Sierra's Onion Valley trailhead leading to John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon high country like Rae Lakes Loop, Paradise Valley, Vidette Meadow, Charlotte Lake, and more. Bubbs Creek trailhead at Kings Canyons Cedar Grove, too.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof plastic.

21. Mt. Tam Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers public lands of south central Marin County: Muir Woods National Monument, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Marin County Open Space, Marin Municipal Water District, and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

All of Tom Harrison’s wonderful maps to California hiking and recreation areas are shaded-relief topographic maps on waterproof, tear-resistant plastic. GPS compatible with complete UTM grid.

22. The Essential Geography of the United States of America

Imus Geographics

Enjoy a clear view of the USA with this handsome map, perhaps the best and most representative map ever published of our country. This elegant map is available rolled on heavy duty paper, laminated and rolled as well, or as a folded version, cleverly designed so that its atlas-style accordian fold is easy and convenient to browse 末 and easy to refold back into its original compact shape.

Cartographer Dave Imus describes his map:

“With this new map I’ve tried to make America’s geography more understandable and interesting by depicting our country with a unique clarity that lets you simultaneously see everything, from state boundaries and cities to mountain ranges and rivers, thus giving you the opportunity to make the spatial associations necessary for geographic understanding.

By depicting hundreds of iconic American places and landmarks that other maps of this kind overlook 末 the Statue of Liberty, Navajo Nation, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, The Alamo, and historic Route 66, to name just five 末 this map allows you to find many personal connections to this endlessly-fascinating place we call home. I hope The Essential Geography of the United States of America will provide you with years of discovery as you use it to “explore” our country from the comfort of your home, office, or classroom.

Spread it out anywhere the light is good, and enjoy a clear view of the USA.”

Dave Imus’ introduction is printed on the map in English, Spanish and French, as are the key, time zones and other key features. The map includes time zones, the high points of all 50 states, the Continental Divide and the Northern Divide, the San Andreas Fault, long distance trails 末 Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Appalachian Trail 末 national parks and monuments, lakes and rivers, major Indian reservations and wilderness areas, mountain ranges, deserts, highways, major universities, ocean features 末 the list goes on and on! The more you look the more you see!

The map’s back side has indexes for eight subjects: populated places, land and water features, landmarks, Native American reservations, intercontinental airports, universities, State high points, and regions. The index is also available as a free pdf download at the company’s website, for those who have their maps posted on a wall.The back side also has a handy User’s Guide by cartographic editor Peter Eberhardt which has some pointers on different ways to view the map, and points out other features of the map. For example, all roads are in red, water features are in blue, city names are in black, and urban areas are in yellow.

23. Yellowstone National Park—Hiking Map and Guide

Earthwalk Press

Only topo map with full park, large scale for easy use. This 7-color map depicts the 1988 fires in satellite imagery. Text on campsites, services, bears, more.

24. California's North Coast—Recreation Map

Earthwalk Press

Covers California's northern coast, north of Arcata to Oregon border: Redwood National Park, 6 state parks, 3 state beaches, 3 county parks, 305,000-acre Smith River National Recreation Area.

This 7-color map shows virgin forests and wild, scenic rivers. Text covers camps, trails, fishing, tidepools, info sources.

25. Sonoma-Marin Coast Map, Coastal California Series

Bluewater Maps

Sonoma County and Marin County combine nicely on one map because they are small and compact counties, nestling snugly together. In fact, they're so compact that it leaves room for most of the western half of Napa County and the southern portion of Lake County as well as about two-thirds of San Francisco, the north half of San Francisco Bay and the urban East Bay from Oakland north. This coverage gives great perspective to Sonoma's and Marin's physical proximity to the rest of the North Bay Area and North Coast.

This handsome map covers Marin, from the upscale urban areas of Mill Valley, Sausalito, Corte Madera, San Rafael, San Anselmo and Novato to the hilly green dairy lands between Point Reyes and Petaluma and the steep and scenic Golden Gate and Marin Headlands, so much of which is included in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. One of the map's most prominent and spectacular features is the Point Reyes Peninsula and its Point Reyes National Seashore. Other Marin public lands shown include Mount Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Angel Island State Park, Samuel Taylor State Park, Tomales Bay State Park, China Camp State Park and Rancho Olompali State Park. Also shown are about two dozen of Marin's smaller communities.

Another prominent feature of this particular Coastal California map is the abundance of ocean and bays. While every map in the series has significant ocean, the marine features on this map are especially striking, including the Farallon Islands, Cordell Bank, Bodega Bay, Tomales Bay, Drakes Bay, Duxbury Reef, and Potatopatch Shoal outside the Golden Gate, plus many notable features in San Francisco Bay.

The map shows Sonoma County's abundant plains and hilly grasslands plus its eastern and northwestern forests, not to mention the vast wetlands near San Pablo Bay and abundant vineyards scattered all around. Major towns include Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Healdsburg and Cloverdale, plus more than three dozen smaller towns and communities, from Sea Ranch and Stewarts Point in the northwest to Shellville, Agua Caliente and Glen Ellen in the southeast. The Russian River is prominent as is the tidal Petaluma River and its mouth in San Pablo Bay near Black Point. Abundant Sonoma County state parks on the map include Salt Point State Park, Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve, Fort Ross Stat Historic Park, and immense Sonoma Coast State Beach on the coast and Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, Austin Creek State Recreation Area, Annadel State Park, Jack London State Historic Park, and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park inland, plus Lake Sonoma Recreation Area and abundant regional parks.

Napa County parks include Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (with the North Bay Area's highest peak, Mount St. Helena) and Bothe-Napa Valley State Park near Calistoga, plus natural features like The Palisades, Table Rock and Mount Veeder. Lake County parks and natural features include Boggs Mountain State Forest, Boggs Lake, Cobb Mountain, Harbin Springs, Cache Creek, Putah Creek and abundant small lakes east of Middletown.

With the world class wine regions of Sonoma and the Napa Valleys, the rugged coastline north of Jenner that is a paradise for abalone divers, mushroom hunters and couples on romantic getaways.  If you like oysters there are plenty of oyster farms to be found along the shores of Tomales Bay. The list goes on and on.  This map covers the coast from Anchor Bay in southern Mendocino County to San Francisco and inland from the southern end of Clear Lake to Sonoma, Yountville, Angwin, Pope Valley and Berkeley and Oakland in the south. If you're familiar with Bob Lorentzen's Hiker's hip pocket Guide to Sonoma County, this gorgeous map covers virtually all the great places in that book plus many of the places in Ken Stanton's Great Day Hikes in & around Napa Valley, plus a few of the places in Lorentzen's Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Highlands.

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