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:
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.
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.
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.”
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
5. The Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide, 3rd Edition
Lodgings, Eateries, Sights, History, Activities and More
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!
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 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
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.
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.
Thomas E. Cochrane
Geologist Cochrane provides a detailed yet approachable overview of how and why the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast appears as it does today––with all its fascinating oddities. An 85-mile road log provides precise instructions for a self-drive geological tour from Bodega Bay to Elk
Meryl King, Illustrated by Lance Anderson
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.
Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow
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.
Brad Young & Steve Dawson
Details nearly 1500 routes found along or near the Sonora Pass Highway in the Sierra Nevada north of Yosemite National Park and south of Lake Tahoe.
Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri
Aurelius Carpenter photographed the frontier of northern California's rural Mendocino County region.He documented the lives of Pomo Indians and White settlers, the coming of the railroad, logging and shipping industries, and the agricultural endeavors and natural beauties of the area.
George Williams III
In this book, George Williams III tells of the gold discovery at Bodie in 1859, the camp's boom in 1879, its long decline, and its present state. This book also details the history and present state of other mining towns and camps in the area: nearby Aurora, Lucky Boy, and many more.
George Williams III
Illustrations by Dave Comstock
In 1871 a terrible shootout occurred at this Eastern Sierra lake between escaped convicts and a posse, leaving several men dead and wounded. Williams tells the gruesome story of the escape, man hunt and murders based on news accounts of the day.
James Adams, Michelle Wong, Enrique Villaseñor
This informative guide covers the traditional healing uses and modern pharmacological data on 115 native plants found in California and the West. While western plants have been used in healing for thousands of years, this book carefully explains the uses of each plant for healing and the spiritual dimension of that healing process. The Fourth Edition is written by two Chumash healers and a professor of pharmacology. This book is like no other, presenting the spiritual dimension of healing as a necessary part of the healing process.
Robert C. Pavlik, foreword by Steve Roper
Biography of legendary mountaineer Norman Clyde (1885-1972). Clyde is credited with more than 130 first ascents throughout western North America.
19. In the Company of Redwoods
An Interactive Guide to Learning 50 Redwood Community Plants through Hand Tinting
Text and Photography by David Casterson
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.
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.
Text and Photography by David Casterson
Illustrations by Anoosh Moutafian
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.
George J. Williams III
This book details what is known of Twain’s years in the West, providing details of his stay in each of more than two dozen towns he lived in and visited. This book also tells visitors what they will find in these towns today.
This guide for exploring California’s great diversity of plants includes species descriptions, color photos and range maps,natural history stories, tree ID flow charts, wildflower color guide, and more.
by Katherine Hocker and Cheryl Cook
Illustrations by Katherine Hocker
Vivid illustrations, lively text, hidden picture challenges, and layers of natural history make this a book that parents, teachers and children will enjoy.
Matt Johanson, Foreword by Hans Florine
This book is unlike most outdoor guides since it covers five different ways to explore in and around Yosemite National Park: winter treks, hikes, backpacking trips, mountain climbing, and rock climbing. It also covers a broad range of experience levels, from beginner to advanced.
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.
John K. Aldrich
This new edition of My Favorite Ghosts presents 20 of the sites John loved most from the 425 he researched for the series. The sites were chosen with an eye towards what remains for today's explorers and those with the best stories.
Kenneth M. Burton; Maps by Jason Barnes
Ken Burton describes 55 hikes, ranging from 5 to 15 miles in length, throughout Humboldt County in the first hiking guide to cover both coastal and inland regions of the county.
Doug Thompson with 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.
Katherine Hocker & Mary Willson, Illustrations by Katherine Hocker
This handsome picture book, written and illustrated by two dipper researchers, introduces readers to these charming birds and their watery world. Here you will discover what dippers eat and how they get it, where and how they nest, where they go in winter, and much more.
Michael Kauffmann, Tom Parker and Michael Vasey; Photographs by Jeff Bisbee
This ground-breaking field guide covers the species and subspecies of Arctostaphylos native to western North America. The book features color photos, accurate, detailed range maps, and descriptions of each species.
Best Selling Maps, Playing Cards, and Other Sidelines:
This stunning deck features 55 of the best images taken by Internationally known ethnologist and photographer Edward Curtis (1868-1952), known as Shadow Catcher, a name bestowed upon him by several tribes.
This amusing deck features classic illustrations of chickens from old note cards. Includes 35 varieties of birds plus plenty of adorable chicks.
Redwood Hikes Press
This map covers all of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover
Twain's characters spring to life in this colorful deck of cards. The cards feature watercolored pen and ink drawings of many of the memorable American characters he created.
Text & Photos by J. Duane Sept
Covers 54 common mushrooms, 41 edible and 13 poisonous or not edible. Six illustrations and text explain mushroom identification and cautions.
This is an ideal portable planning tool for statewide travel or adventuring throughout the Golden State. Includes large metro maps of Los Angeles area, Bay Area, San Diego, Sacramento & more.