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Books and maps tagged “adventure”

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.

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.

Miracle Country
A Memoir

Kendra Atleework Miracle Country: A Memoir

A memoir of a person, a family, and a place. Kendra grew up in the Owens Valley. The beautiful landscape turns hostile and empty with loss, as climate change, drought, and wildfires intensify.

Angels in the Wilderness: The True Story of One Woman’s Survival Against All Odds

Amy Racina Angels in the Wilderness: The True Story of One Woman’s Survival Against All Odds

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.

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.

The Other Side
On the Road in South America

Tom Reed The Other Side; On the Road in South America

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.

Solu-Khumbu: The Trek to Everest
A Photographic Journal

Tim Hauf Solu-Khumbu: The Trek to Everest—A Photographic Journal

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 Hotel on the Roof of the World
From Miss Tibet to Shangri La

Alec LeSueur The Hotel on the Roof of the World: From Miss Tibet to Shangri La

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.

Wild Pigs
The Mountain Bike Adventure Guide to the Pacific Coast

John Zilly Wild Pigs: The Mountain Bike Adventure Guide to the Pacific Coast

This detailed and witty guide offers a wealth of spectacular mountain bike trails along the Pacific Coast from Santa Barbara to British Columbia.

Day Trips With A Splash
Southeastern Swimming Holes

Pancho Doll Day Trips With A Splash: Southeastern Swimming Holes

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.

Day Trips with a Splash
Northeastern Swimming Holes

Pancho Doll Day Trips with a Splash—Northeastern Swimming Holes

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.

Day Trips with a Splash
Swimming Holes of the Southwest

Pancho Doll Day Trips with a Splash—Swimming Holes of the Southwest

This second Day Trips with a Splash surveys more than 100 creeks and canyons from Moab/Canyonlands south to Tucson/the Chiricahuas.

To Travel Hopefully
Footsteps In The French Cévennes

by Christopher Rush To Travel Hopefully

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.

Dateline Mongolia
An American Journalist in Nomad’s Land

By Michael Kohn Dateline Mongolia

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.

The Remarkable Carlo Gentile
Pioneer Italian Photographer

Cesare Marino The Remarkable Carlo Gentile—Pioneer Italian Photographer

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.

Little Trees, Big Sky
Portrait of a Northern Wilderness

Photography Tim Hauf
Text by Conger Beasley Jr. Little Trees, Big Sky—Portrait of a Northern Wilderness

Tim Hauf made many trips into this daunting wilderness, capturing powerful images that evoke North America's far northern reaches

I Should Have Just Stayed Home
The Worst Trips of Great Writers

Edited by Roger Rapaport and Bob Drews I Should Have Just Stayed Home

Latest in the series has lots of surprises, more scary and hilarious travel tales.

All the Way to Lincoln Way
A Coast to Coast Bicycle Odyssey

Bill Roe All the Way to Lincoln Way: A Coast to Coast Bicycle Odyssey

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.

Beyond the Comfort Zone
Confessions of an Extreme Sports Junkie

Bruce Genereaux Beyond the Comfort Zone—Confessions of an Extreme Sports Junkie

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.

I've Been Gone Far Too Long
Field Trip Fiascoes and Expedition Disasters

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.