Books and maps tagged “adventure”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This detailed and witty guide offers a wealth of spectacular mountain bike trails along the Pacific Coast from Santa Barbara to British Columbia.
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.
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.
This second Day Trips with a Splash surveys more than 100 creeks and canyons from Moab/Canyonlands south to Tucson/the Chiricahuas.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Hauf made many trips into this daunting wilderness, capturing powerful images that evoke North America's far northern reaches
Latest in the series has lots of surprises, more scary and hilarious travel tales.
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.
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.
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.