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from Conifers of the Pacific Slope by Michael Kauffmann
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from the back cover of The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast

 

New and Exciting from Bored Feet:

The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—4th Edition

The Hiker's hip pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast—4th Edition

This essential new edition includes many updates and new trails. Includes all the classic hikes and many new hikes, plus updates to our marvelous Mendocino Coast trail system.

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

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

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.

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

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

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Bishop to Lone Pine

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.

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

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

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.

If I Live Until Morning: A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation

If I Live Until Morning
A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation

A riveting tale of Sierra adventure, personal tragedy, and personal transformation. After skiing 200 miles along California’s rugged John Muir Trail, Muenchrath faces death from an accident on Mount Whitney.

Humboldt Rocks; How They Got Here, What They Are, How to Find Them

Humboldt Rocks
How They Got Here, What They Are, How to Find Them

This book presents the amazing geology of Humboldt County in clear and informative language. It begins deep in the Gorda Trench, where sulfurous steam vents support giant tube worms, then moves on to describe an earthquake before describing the rocks that underlie all this action.

Conifers of the Pacific Slope

Conifers of the Pacific Slope
A Field Guide to the Conifers of California, Oregon and Washington

This book provides in depth information about the 65 conifer species that occur in the three Pacific Coast states and beyond, color photos, accurate and updated range maps for each species, plus an elaborate key to aid with identification.

In the Company of Redwoods; An Interactive Guide to Learning 50 Redwood Community Plants through Hand Tinting

In the Company of Redwoods
An Interactive Guide to Learning 50 Redwood Community Plants through Hand Tinting

Biologist Casterson presents fifty redwood community plants found in the redwood’s range. The text for each plant describes its characteristics and other botanical facts about it. Each plant has a grey toned photo of that plant’s foliage and flower, tintable with colored pencils.

The Wild Mushroom Cookbook; Recipes from Mendocino For Cooks Everywhere

Wild Mushroom Cookbook
Recipes from Mendocino For Cooks Everywhere

Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow have created the most comprehensive collection of wild mushroom recipes ever assembled. Full of ideas that you can also apply to store-bought mushrooms, this book will stimulate your imagination and guide your creativity.

The Essential Geography of the United States of America

The Essential Geography of the United States of America

Enjoy a clear view of the USA with this handsome map, perhaps the best and most representative map ever published of our country.

Trails of Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods and Marin Headlands

Trails of Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods and Marin Headlands

The artistry of Gerald Olmsted’s map and his quirky historical text are gently updated with new accurately-mapped trails and clearly delineated bike trails.

An Everyday History of Somewhere

An Everyday History of Somewhere

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.”

Take Me to the Tide Pools: An Interactive Guide for Learning about Tide Pool Animals

Take Me to the Tide Pools
An Interactive Guide for Learning about Tide Pool Animals

This book truly appeals to all West Coast tide pool and aquarium visitors. With excellent color photos, space for notes, and b&w photos designed to be colored in, this interactive book makes learning fun.

We at Bored Feet...

...proudly celebrate thirty-three years of publishing great guide books to California. We also feature a fantastic array of quality products from small independent presses. Each season finds us with a cornucopia of great new titles. Here are some of our favorites:

We love the excellent Bluewater satellite-image Maps, one of the most exciting maps lines we’ve ever sold. Bluewater features the great maps of Coastal California series of maps, and they also produce six great satellite-image maps of other western regions.

And don't miss our other map lines:
  • Redwood Hikes Press: produces exquisitely detailed maps of SF Bay Area trails and most Redwood Parks.
  • Tom Harrison Maps: famously accurate trail & recreation maps for California, including the Sierra Nevada and southern California.
  • Earthwalk Press Maps: recreation maps for select western parks, travel destinations, & wilderness areas.
  • Pease Press Maps: famously beautiful and accurate recreation maps of the greater San Francisco Bay area.
  • Imus Geographics Maps: state maps for Alaska & Oregon, plus a topographic recreation map for the Sierra Nevada
A more few of our favorites:

Special reduced price items:

And don‘t foget the books that made Bored Feet famous:

Who We Are (In Case You Didn't Know)

Bored Feet Press, a small publisher founded in 1986, is proud to celebrate our 30th year of providing great and accurate books and maps. We now publish twelve highly regarded guidebooks to California and four fine poetry titles. Since 1995 we’ve also been a distributor for carefully selected micro-publishers. Today we bring you the best in quality books and maps produced by more than 70 small publishers.