The Colorado Trail

The Colorado Trail Author Colorado Trail Foundation
ISBN-10 1937052338
Year 2016-03-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher
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The official-and bestselling-guidebook to one of North America's premier long-distance hiking trails - The official Colorado Trail guide for thru-hikers, day hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians - Detailed information for the entire Colorado Trail, including 5 new chapters for the 80-mile Collegiate West trail addition - Completely updated color maps with trail and mile-point overlays The Colorado Trail is considered by many to be the most beautiful "long trail" in the world. Spanning 486 miles from the Denver suburbs to Durango the trail passes through six national forests and six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and crosses eight mountain ranges. The ninth edition of The Colorado Trail has all the information a day hiker, thru-hiker, mountain biker, or equestrian needs to plan and complete a trip on the trail. New to this edition are five chapters on the 80-mile Collegiate West trail addition. Maps and written descriptions for all twenty-eight segments of the Colorado Trail have also been updated throughout the guide. Each chapter provides essential logistical information for the Colorado Trail hikers: trailhead directions; road access points; detailed trail descriptions including distance and elevation gain; color maps and elevation profiles; and information on water sources, campsite locations, and resupply towns. Additional town maps and mountain bike detour maps (around Wilderness Areas) have been included throughout the book. An extensive introduction includes information on planning, supplying, safety, equipment, navigation, mountain biking, horseback riding, regulations, and backcountry ethics-plus chapters on the heritage of the Colorado Trail, natural history, and geology. At the back of the book you will find useful contact information and an index.

The Colorado Trail Databook 6th Ed

The Colorado Trail Databook  6th Ed Author Colorado Mountain Club Foundation
ISBN-10 1937052257
Year 2015-12-15
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher
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Here's the data that every Colorado Trail day hiker or thru-hiker will want with them on the route: trailheads, road crossings, trail intersections, stream crossings, water sources, campsite locations, viewpoints, elevation, and resupply towns. This sixth edition features up to date information on the new trail alignment of the Collegiate West portion of the trail, including updated maps, elevation profiles, and data.. The Colorado Trail is considered by many to be the most beautiful "long trail" in the world. Spanning 486 miles from the Denver suburbs to Durango, Colorado--with 81 additional miles of the new Collegiate West addition--the trail passes through six national forests and six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and crosses eight mountain ranges. Written for the thru-hiker, weekend backpacker, day hiker, mountain bicyclist, and horse rider, this lightweight pack guide can easily be carried in your pocket or backpack. Detailed information is included for all 28 segments of the Colorado Trail, plus the 5 segments of the new Collegiate West trail addition. Icons for each segment mark the access points, campsites, availability of water, and points of interest. Additional icons note services at supply points, such as post offices, lodging, meals, groceries, telephones, banks, showers, outdoor stores, laundry, and medical help.

The Essential Guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

The Essential Guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Author Charlie Winger
ISBN-10 097244131X
Year 2003
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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Nowhere else in North America do alpine tundra, tall forests of evergreen and aspen, and massive desert dunes meet so dramatically as in our nation's newest crown jewel. This book is your essential guide to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Camping, wildlife viewing, hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, dunes snowboarding -- the recreational opportunities at "The Dunes" are endless. Slide down the highest sand dunes on the continent, backpack to a pristine high-country lake or climb one of Colorado's legendary 14,000-foot peaks. Soak in a hot springs pool beneath the stars, tour a working bison ranch or experience an alligator farm! Book jacket.

Alaska

Alaska Author Michael Wood
ISBN-10 089886724X
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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This is the ultimate guidebook for every climber intending to scale the mountains of one of the nation's last best wild places. Alaska: A Climbing Guide offers climbers a range of routes in the Chugach Range, the Alaska Range, the Fairweather Range, and more.

Rocky Mountain Flora

Rocky Mountain Flora Author James Ells
ISBN-10 0984221344
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 359
Language en
Publisher
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Most wildflower enthusiasts have several or more books on wildflowers in their libraries, but if you can only have one wildflower book in your pack, make it Rocky Mountain Flora. Jim Ells spent 25 years working on the first edition of Rocky Mountain Flora. One of the many features of this second edition is that he has photographed both the flower and plant to aid in identification. An additional feature of the second edition is that some of the photos from the first edition have been upgraded with the help of volunteer wildflower photographers. Organized by color and then alphabetically by family name and genus, Rocky Mountain Flora has images of each flower, the plant, and detailed descriptions of stems, leaves and flowers, and includes the specific location, elevation, and time of the year the flower was found. A special feature called, "LOOK FOR" helps with quick plant identification.

140 Great Hikes in and Near Palm Springs

140 Great Hikes in and Near Palm Springs Author Philip Ferranti
ISBN-10 1565794907
Year 2003
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Big Earth Publishing
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Hikers in Southern California know that there's more to Palm Springs than world-class golfing. The mountain wilderness surrounding this desert resort town offers extensive trail systems where outdoor enthusiasts enjoy some of the best winter and spring hikes in the nation. And there is no better companion for your adventures than 120 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs -- the area's most comprehensive hiking guide -- by local author, hike leader, and Coachella Valley Hiking Club founder Philip Ferranti. This revised version of Ferranti's regional best-seller, 100 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs, offers 20 new and exciting excursions for hikers of all ages and skill levels, as well as 58 user-friendly maps, 118 black-and-white photos, detailed trail descriptions, difficulty ratings, seasonal advice, safety tips, and more. So fill up your water bottles, slap on some sunscreen, and hit the trail with 120 Great Hikes in and near Palm Springs! Book jacket.

55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska

55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska Author Helen Nienhueser
ISBN-10 0898867916
Year 2002
Pages 253
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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An indispensable resource for hiking, skiing, paddling, and climbing the backcountry of Southcentral AlaskaAll trips completely updated with seven new, comprehensive trips, and 18 new side trips70,000 copies of previous editions sold! The most current information on newly available maps and new trip summary tables for easy trip planningFrom woodland and tundra hikes to float trips and winter excursions, there are actually over 135 ways to discover the Southcentral Alaska in this book. Completely revised, it includes seven new trips, such as the Kesugi Ridge, a four-day high country trek in Denali State Park. Also included is information on the recently refurbished Valdez Historic Trail, and on Shoup Bay, a new trail in Prince William Sound that combines an easy beach walk with a glacier and iceberg studded final destination.Two convenient trip summary tables provide easy trip comparisons by location, length, level of difficulty, season to go, and suitability for children. The book also provides maps and helpful information on such things as finding public transportation to some of these amazing destinations.

Best Summit Hikes in Colorado

Best Summit Hikes in Colorado Author James Dziezynski
ISBN-10 9780899975269
Year 2011-01-15
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Author James Dziezynski has meticulously selected 80+ of the state’s absolute best peaks in more than 50 superlative hikes, and his opinionated narrative brings each route to life. Each summit is included because of a notable feature—whether it’s the site of a ghost mine or airplane wreckage, has thundering waterfalls or colorful floral meadows, is the best summit for spotting wildlife or bringing out-of-town friends, or is very accessible. Covering all Colorado’s major mountain ranges, including the well-known Sangre De Cristo, Gore, Sawatch, Indian Peaks, and Maroon Bell wilderness areas to the lesser-known Grenadiers, Medicine Bow, and Outer San Juan peaks, this distinctive guide makes it easy to select exactly the right hike for the right day, the right mood, and the right companions.

Short Bike Rides in Colorado

Short Bike Rides in Colorado Author Michael Leccese
ISBN-10 1564406407
Year 1995
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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Whether you ride a mountain bike, a road bike, or a hybrid, great cycling is always within reach in Colorado. With its spectacular mountain views, beautiful aspen groves and shimmering rivers and mountain streams, Colorado is a glorious state for bicycling. These 30 well-planned tours, which range in length from 8 to 32 miles, will take you along the best stretches of The Centennial State's paved roads, dirt roads and unpaved, single-track mountain-bike paths. Park your car and put on your helmet, then you can...roll past farmland, ranches and sagebrush as you ride through the heart of the Boulder Valley on your way to Carter Lake...escape the heat of the Front Range with a mountain-bike ride through scenic Winter Park...soak in a 108-degree therapy pool after a 22-mile cruise through the Animas River Valley... circle the rim of the Black Canyon, a dramatic and beautiful chasm carved by the roaring Guinnison River. Each ride description includes precise directions, excellent route maps, advice on the best type of bike to use on the ride, and details about the points of interest you can see and visit during your trek. you can complete most rides in a few hours, but many cyclists will choose a slower pace to take full advantage of the many attractions along the way.