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

Bob Lorentzen
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.



2. Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Bishop to Lone Pine

Sharon Giacomazzi
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.



3. An Everyday History of Somewhere

Ray Raphael
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.”



4. Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Sharon Giacomazzi
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



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

Bob Lorentzen
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!



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

Sharon Giacomazzi
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.



7. Geologic Trips
Sierra Nevada

Ted Konigsmark
Geologic Trips—Sierra Nevada

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



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

Michael Kauffmann
Conifers of the Pacific Slope

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.



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

Jean Muenchrath
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.



10. Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast
Exploring the Coastal Geology of Northern California

Thomas E. Cochrane
Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast: Exploring the Coastal Geology of Northern California

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



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

Meryl King, Illustrated by Lance Anderson
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.



12. Wild Mushroom Cookbook
Recipes from Mendocino For Cooks Everywhere

Alison Gardner and Merry Winslow
The 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.



13. Climber's Guide to the Sonora Pass Highway
2nd Edition

Brad Young & Steve Dawson
Climber's Guide to the Sonora Pass Highway, 2nd Edition

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.



14. Aurelius O. Carpenter
Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri
Aurelius O. Carpenter; Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

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.



15. The Guide to Bodie and Eastern Sierra Historic Sites

George Williams III
The Guide to Bodie and Eastern Sierra Historic Sites

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.



16. The Murders at Convict Lake

George Williams III
Illustrations by Dave Comstock
The Murders at Convict Lake

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.



17. Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West
Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use

James Adams, Michelle Wong, Enrique Villaseñor
Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West; Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use

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.



18. Norman Clyde
Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada

Robert C. Pavlik, foreword by Steve Roper
Norman Clyde: Legendary Mountaineer of California's Sierra Nevada

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
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.



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

Ken Stanton
Great Day Hikes in and around Napa Valley, Third Edition

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.



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

Text and Photography by David Casterson
Illustrations by Anoosh Moutafian
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.



22. On the Road with Mark Twain in California and Nevada
New Revised Edition

George J. Williams III
On the Road with Mark Twain in California and Nevada

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.



23. California Plants
A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

Matt Ritter
California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

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.



24. When You See Flukes

by Katherine Hocker and Cheryl Cook
Illustrations by Katherine Hocker
When You See Flukes

Vivid illustrations, lively text, hidden picture challenges, and layers of natural history make this a book that parents, teachers and children will enjoy.



25. Yosemite Adventures
50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

Matt Johanson, Foreword by Hans Florine
Yosemite Adventures; 50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

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.



26. The Donner Party
Weathering the Storm

Mark McLaughlin
The Donner Party: Weathering the Storm

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.



27. My Favorite Ghosts
Stories from the Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps of Colorado

John K. Aldrich
My Favorite Ghosts; Stories from the Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps of Colorado

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.



28. Hiking Humboldt
Volume One

Kenneth M. Burton; Maps by Jason Barnes
Hiking Humboldt, Volume One

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.



29. The Mount Whitney Guide
30 Years on the Mountain
A Comprehensive Trail Guide
Third Edition

Doug Thompson with Elisabeth Newbold
The Mount Whitney Guide; 30 Years on the Mountain; A Comprehensive Trail Guide; 3rd Ed.

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.



30. The Singer in the Stream

Katherine Hocker & Mary Willson, Illustrations by Katherine Hocker
The Singer in the Stream

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.



31. Field Guide to Manzanitas
California, North America, and Mexico

Michael Kauffmann, Tom Parker and Michael Vasey; Photographs by Jeff Bisbee
Field Guide to Manzanitas: California, North America, and Mexico

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:

1. Native American Playing Cards
55 Portraits by Edward Curtis

Prospero Art
Native American Playing Cards; 55 Portraits by Edward Curtis

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.



2. Chickens Playing Cards
55 Vintage Illustrations

Prospero Art
Chickens Playing Cards

This amusing deck features classic illustrations of chickens from old note cards. Includes 35 varieties of birds plus plenty of adorable chicks.



3. Redwood National and State Parks: North
5th Edition

Redwood Hikes Press
Redwood National and State Parks: North, 5th Edition

This map covers all of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.



4. Mark Twain Playing Cards
55 Quotes by Mark Twain

Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover
Mark Twain Playing Cards

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.



5. Mushrooms of California
A Guide to Common Edible & Poisonous Species

Text & Photos by J. Duane Sept
Mushrooms of California: A Guide to Common Edible & Poisonous Species

Covers 54 common mushrooms, 41 edible and 13 poisonous or not edible. Six illustrations and text explain mushroom identification and cautions.



6. California Road Map

Benchmark Maps
California Road Map

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.