Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast

100 Best Hikes
Author: Backpacker Magazine,Ted Alvarez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493026933
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Explore the crystal clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from any of the forty-four national parks profiled throughout the book. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps, ranger essays, and more, all of which combine to create an intimate look at the best our national parks have to offer.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer USA


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 3829723369
Category: Travel
Page: 372
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Mit dem Lonely Planet USA auf eigene Faust durch das Land der unbegenzten Möglichkeiten! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf nahezu 1400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Musik im Freien? Der Red Rocks Park hat ein Amphitheater mit 9000 Sitzplätzen, das dramatisch eingebettet zwischen 120m hohen Buntsandsteinfelsen liegt. Die Akkustik ist einfach fantastisch, weshalb viele Künstler hier ihre Livealben aufnehmen. Oder lieber Kajakfahren? Der von steil aufragenden Felswänden umgebene Tracy- Arm-Fjord in Alaska ist von Eisbergen gesäumt und ein bezauberndes Ziel für einen ausgedehnte Paddelausflug. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 25 Top-Highlights, Special: Die Nationalparks der USA, Reiserouten, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer USA ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

Der große Trip

Tausend Meilen durch die Wildnis zu mir selbst
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Kailash Verlag
ISBN: 3641046025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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EAT, PRAY, LOVE meets Hape Kerkeling Gerade 26 geworden, hat Cheryl Strayed das Gefühl, alles verloren zu haben. Drogen und Männer trösten sie über den Tod ihrer Mutter und das Scheitern ihrer Ehe hinweg. Als ihr ein Outdoor-Führer über den Pacific Crest Trail in die Hände fällt, trifft sie die folgenreichste Entscheidung ihres Lebens: mehr als tausend Meilen zu wandern. Die berührende Geschichte einer Selbstfindung – voller Witz, Weisheit und Intensität, mit einer respektlosen Heldin, die man lieben muss.

Wanderlust

Unterwegs auf legendären Wegen
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899559118
Category:
Page: 254
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Hiking the North Cascades

A Guide to More Than 100 Great Hiking Adventures
Author: Erik Molvar
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493037080
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 440
View: 1921

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Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

100 Classic Hikes in New England


Author: Jeff Romano
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594854019
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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CLICK HERE to download author Jeff Romano's favorite hike from 100 Classic Hikes in New England * New England states covered: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island * Only full-color guidebook to the region's best hiking trails * Hikes suitable for all fitness levels and abilities The wilderness of New England is a gold mine for hikers, offering an abundance of rolling hills, mountains, jagged coastline, and lakes. Historic trails are well-worn into the New England landscape, inviting outdoor enthusiasts to undertake epic backpacking adventures or short, satisfying day hikes. This new guidebooks covers the best trails in six states, including hikes on the Appalachian Trail, the lush hills of Maine, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Long Trail in Vermont, the Massachusetts coast, the dense forests of Connecticut, and the wildlife sanctuaries of Rhode Island. Written by a New England native, this trails guidebook provides measured distances and times for each hike, as well as difficulty ratings, elevation gain, permitting information, and more. Follow along with author Jeff Romano on his Facebook page to hear about the latest reviews, see images of hikes from the book, and tap into a wealth of knowledge regarding great hikes in New England!

Picknick mit Bären


Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641079233
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger Leibesfülle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft für Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafür mitbringt, will er den längsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch zwölf Bundesstaaten der USA beginnt... Ein Reisebericht der etwas anderen Art - humorvoll, selbstironisch und mit einem scharfen Blick für die Marotten von Menschen und Bären!

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California

Sierra Nevada / Cascade Mountains / Klamath Mountains / Coast Range & North Coast / San Francisco Bay Area
Author: John Soares,Marc Soares
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852480
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles * Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities * All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.

AlpeAdriaTrail

Vom Großglockner nach Triest. 41 Etappen. Mit GPS-Tracks
Author: Astrid Christ,Martin Marktl
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
ISBN: 3763344314
Category:
Page: 184
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Der AlpeAdriaTrail ist eine genussvolle und erlebnisreiche Entdeckungsreise durch die Regionen Kärnten, Slowenien und Friaul-Julisch-Venezien. Am Fuße des Großglockners nimmt der rund 650 Kilometer lange Weitwanderweg seinen Ausgang, verläuft gemütlich durch die traumhafte Kulisse der Kärnter Berg- und Seenwelt, durchstreift die Slowenischen Kalkalpen, und führt über die Weinberge Friauls an die Mittelmeerküste bei Triest. Der Rother Wanderführer »AlpeAdriaTrail« stellt alle 41 Etappen vom Großglockner bis nach Triest vor. Es ist ein abwechslungsreiches Programm, das einem hier geboten wird. Wer das Gletschereis und die zahlreichen Dreitausender der Tauerngruppe und die sanften Kuppen der Nockberge hinter sich gelassen hat, den erwartet in Slowenien einer der naturbelassensten Flüsse Mitteleuropas, die Soca. Sie geleitet den Wanderer in einem klaren Türkisblau durch die beeindruckenden Kalkformationen des Triglav-Nationalparks und die Weinberge Norditaliens. Nach rund 41 Etappen und 23.000 Höhenmeter im Aufstieg wartet der Sprung in die Fluten der Adria – ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl! Neben den landschaftlichen Schönheiten ist der Trail auch ein kulturelles und kulinarisches Erlebnis – der Wanderführer bietet ausführliche Informationen zu allen Sehenswürdigkeiten und viele Tipps zu lohnenden Einkehrmöglichkeiten. Die einzelnen Etappen werden mit detaillierten Wegbeschreibungen, Kartenausschnitten mit eingezeichnetem Routenverlauf und aussagekräftige Höhenprofile präsentiert. Infos zu Verkehrsmitteln und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten vereinfachen die Etappenplanung. GPS-Tracks stehen zum Download bereit. Die Autoren Astrid Christ und Martin Marktl kennen die Region von Kindesbeinen an und waren 2012 die ersten, die den Alpe Adria Trail in seiner Gesamtlänge absolvierten.

The Irish Coast to Coast Walk

Dublin to Bray Head
Author: Paddy Dillon
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 184965803X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like. The guide includes: the 387-mile route broken down into 24 day stages; a description of alternative high-level routes; a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland; and information on accommodation along the way.

Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula

National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington
Author: Craig Romano
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594850479
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 354
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* More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes * Compact, easy-carry size * Two color maps, charts and elevation profiles This handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes. There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with cleardriving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides available for Washington state.

100 Classic Hikes: Washington, 3rd Edition

Olympic Peninsula / South Cascades / Mount Rainier / Alpine Lakes / Central Cascades / North Cascades / San Juans / Eastern Washington
Author: Craig Romano
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859795
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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*CLICK HERE to sign-up and download FREE samples from 100 Classic Hikes Washington* The all-time best-selling hiking guidebook for Washington State This edition has all new hikes, all new maps, and full color throughout Updated by Washington's most prolific and popular hiking author 100 Classic Hikes: Washington has been an iconic state trails guidebook for decades. Initially written by the godfathers of Washington guidebooks, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning, 100 Classics has been fully revised and updated by their spiritual godson, Craig Romano. Author of more than a dozen books on Washington hiking, Craig brings his own energy, passion, and expertise to this new edition that’s every bit as gorgeous as its popular predecessor. Featuring full-color photographs and maps, the guide covers the best, most challenging, and most beloved hikes across the entire state, with a full range of trail options—from easy to strenuous, day hikes to backpacking trips. Each hike showcases outstanding scenery, dynamic geologic features, or not-to-be-missed adventures. This new edition features the following updates and changes: All hikes written in Craig’s own voice and based on his own current research Expanded geography to cover hikes throughout Washington—including eastern Washington and the San Juans New details such as trailhead GPS coordinates and permit and fee info for park and wilderness areas Features fifty “Legacy Hikes”—ones that Spring and Manning deemed “classic” all those years ago and that still make the grade! Check out the book review by Bryan Schaeffer of Best of NW!

Israel Trail mit Herz

Das Heilige Land zu Fuß, allein und ohne Geld
Author: Christian Seebauer
Publisher: SCM Hänssler
ISBN: 3775173196
Category: Travel
Page: 336
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1000 Kilometer in 46 Tagen! Quer durch die Wüste. Christian Seebauer beschließt, sich dieser Herausforderung zu stellen. Das Experiment: Er will den Israel National Trail - kurz Israel Trail - laufen, ohne einen einzigen Cent auszugeben. Das Ziel: An seine körperlichen und mentalen Grenzen zu gehen. Entschleunigen, sich Zeit nehmen. Nur mit Karte und Rucksack ausgestattet macht er sich auf den Weg. Temperaturen bis zu 35 Grad, endlose Weiten, atemberaubende Naturphänomene. Ein fesselnder Reisebericht über eine Reise zu sich selbst. Inklusive 16-seitigem Bildteil.

Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura


Author: Craig R. Carey
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976352
Category: Travel
Page: 336
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Named for the Spanish padres who established a network of missions along California’s southern and central coasts, the Los Padres National Forest is the second-largest National Forest in the state, encompassing approximately 1,950,000 acres — nearly half of which is federally-designated wilderness. Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura fills a huge gap in coverage of this great hiking and backpacking destination, leading the reader through the varied terrain of the forest’s southern districts, from the fern-clad grottoes of the Santa Barbara frontcountry to the sweeping vistas and granite-clad ridges of the Chumash Wilderness. No other guide covers the region in such detail, and not since Dennis Gagnon’s near-legendary guides in the 70s and 80s has the Santa Barbara (and Ventura) backcountry been given the guidebook treatment … but this book goes even further. Every official trail (and many use trails) in the Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Mt. Piños districts are covered here, including those in the southern San Rafael Wilderness, Dick Smith Wilderness, Matilija Wilderness, Sespe Wilderness, Chumash Wilderness, the Santa Ynez Recreation Area, Rose Valley, the Santa Barbara and Montecito frontcountry, the Ojai frontcountry, and the Santa Paula/Fillmore frontcountry.

Allein in der Wildnis


Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646920114
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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Brian ist zwölf Jahre alt und seine Eltern sind geschieden. Er sitzt in einem kleinen Flugzeug und weiß nicht, ob er sich auf den Sommer bei seinem Vater freuen soll. Plötzlich erleidet der Pilot einen Herzinfarkt und stirbt, Brian ist allein am Himmel, vor sich Instrumente, mit denen er nicht umgehen kann, im Herzen die Gewissheit des Todes. Und dann kommt der Absturz. Doch Brian überlebt und es beginnt eine wahre Robinsonade. Er "erfindet" das Feuer neu, den Bau eines Unterschlupfs, er fertig Pfeil und Bogen ...

Top Trails: Maui

Must-Do Hikes for Everyone
Author: Sara Benson
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976263
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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Maui is indeed a hiker's paradise. An impressive network of trails crisscross the second-largest Hawaiian island, from meditative beach walks to heady treks high atop a volcano. Hidden in cloud forest, more trails lead to tumbling waterfalls, hidden springs and groves of bamboo. Back down on the coast, treks lead to natural lava-rock blowholes and sea arches, past ocean pools, and deserted beaches. Wander across lava flows that feel primeval, examine ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs up close, or follow the King's Highway that Hawaiian royalty once trod. All this and more awaits on Maui's hiking trails, most of which are easily accessible day trips. From any point on the island, any of the dozens of trailheads pinpointed in this book is at most a couple of hours' drive away, and often far closer than that. Top Trails Maui presents 37 premier day hiking and overnight camping and backpacking trips suited to all levels of ability and interests. The book is divided into four major geographical areas: West Maui, Central/South Maui, East Maui/Upcountry, and Haleakala National Park. All of the trails offer scenic beauty and ease of access for hikers. Together, these trails represent the island's incredible diversity of ecological systems and environments, from lava flows and multi-colored cinder cones to cloud forests filled with native bird song and hidden waterfalls. Some of the hiking trails described here are popular with both locals and visitors, while others are virtually a local secret. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, readers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405392614
Category: Travel
Page: 680
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The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in depth budget information for all seven Central American countries and every aspect of travel. From accommodation and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as "Treat Yourself" boxes that highlight great places and things worth splashing out on. There is a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. You'll also find useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Australia


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405388900
Category: Travel
Page: 1024
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The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.