Published in 2005, this guide is both a revision and an expansion of the author's previous book, Hiking Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness, originally published in 1999. The new guide has been expanded to include the pristine realms of the South San Juan Wilderness, one of Colorado’s least visited wilderness areas. The two wilderness areas—the Weminuche and the South San Juan—nearly connect at Wolf Creek Pass. Separated by a few miles and by U.S. Highway 160, the South San Juan Wilderness is the place where the last known grizzly bear in Colorado was killed in 1979.A third edition of Hiking Colorado's Weminuche & South San Juan Wilderness Areas will be out in 2014. It has all the latest trail information and a new trail map format. It also includes GPS readings at important waypoints. The guide contains a total of 59 hikes, 37 in the Weminuche and 22 in the South San Juans. The author hiked 662 miles of trails in the Weminuche and 224 miles in the South San Juan for a total of 886 miles of trail descriptions. In the back of the book readers will find a trail finder guide to aid the user in selecting a hike. For more information contact www.globepequot.com or call 1-888-249-7586. Or, you can click on www.amazon.com.
Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Camping Utah, published in 2001, will take you there. A second edition of Camping Utah will be available in 2014. The new edition includes descriptions of all of Utah’s 329 public campgrounds, and includes those managed by the National Park Service, National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Parks and Recreation, and local counties and city-owned parks. The guide is packed full of information on the campgrounds and their surrounding areas. There is detailed information on road conditions and driving directions, recreation vehicle restriction (if applicable), number of sites, elevation, setting, amenities, reservation source, best season for camping, and activities in the area. The book is organized in regions that match the Utah’s Department of Tourism literature. This book will simplify your task in searching out where to stay so that more time can be spent enjoying Utah’s great outdoors. For more information contact www.globepequot.com or call 1-888-249-7586. Or, you can click on www.amazon.com.
If you’re a cyclist with an itch for adventure, here’s one trip that will satisfy your travel bug—and then some! Bicycling the Atlantic Coast, published in 1993, is the only book available on pedaling the entire Eastern seaboard. Modeled on the best-selling Bicycling the Pacific Coast, this guide combines the rewards of cycling with the delights of discovering 15 Eastern states. From the flatlands of the south, through picturesque New England, past scores of intriguing places, these are some of the most memorable and enriching miles you’ll pedal anywhere. (Hint for weekend cyclists: use the corresponding parts of this book to explore your home state!) This complete route guide divides the 2,700-mile tour into legs of varying lengths, and includes: Point-to-point route descriptions and maps, daily mileage logs, information on camping, lodging and food, bike repair shops, and safety tips. It also includes optional side trips to historical and natural points of interest. Whether you decide to cycle all of the Atlantic Coast or just part of it, pack this guide (which includes 46 maps and 69 photos by the author) in your panniers. Although the book is now out-of- print, it is still available at www.amazon.com.
Grab your helmet, check your tire pressure, and prepare for the ride of your life! Author and veteran cycler Donna Lynn Ikenberry pedaled across the USA, and now she’s giving you the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your trip! Donna takes you through 10 states: Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. Based on the Adventure Cycling association’s popular “Transamerica Bicycle Route,” the tour is broken into 77 day trips, which can either be enjoyed on their own or linked together for a coast-to-coast run! This handy companion volume to The Mountaineers’ Bicycling the Atlantic Coast (by the same author under Ikenberry Aitkenhead) and Bicycling the Pacific Coast includes detailed route descriptions with information on mileage, camping and lodging options, equipment needs, and more. Daily rides combine to span more than 4,000 miles coast to coast. The book, published in 1996, includes 62 maps, 100 black and white photos (by the author), and 8 pages of full-color images. Although the book is now out-of-print, you can find it at www.amazon.com.
Let Wild Colorado be your comprehensive guide to fifty-one roadless recreation areas in the state. This includes all of the wilderness areas and wilderness study areas in the Centennial State. Explore the Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado's largest wilderness area, as well as the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and the greater Rocky Mountain National Park area, including Indian Peaks. Each carefully researched profile includes: at-a-glance information on location, size, and management status; a map showing major roads, trails, and access points; an overview of the landscape and its major features; a description of local recreational opportunities; one to three suggested excursions - day hike, backpack, backcountry ski or snowshoe hike, or overnighter - with detailed information on how to get there, what you'll see, and when the best times are to go. In addition, you'll learn about protecting and preserving wilderness areas, tips for having a safe trip, and being prepared for unexpected hazards. The book, published in 2002, is illustrated with the author’s photographs. Whether your interest is looking at petroglyphs in the Vermillion Canyon, visiting ancient Anasazi ruins in Cross Canyon, strolling across the Great Sand Dunes, marveling at dinosaurs tracks in the Dolores River Canyon, viewing the many arches in Black Ridge Canyon, climbing a fourteener in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, fishing a remote lake or stream in the Never Summer Wilderness, or seeing the wildflowers in the Handies–Redcloud Peaks region, this book is for you. Although now out-of-print, the book continues to be available at www.amazon.com.
This was the author's very first book. Published in 1988, Southern Oregon Wilderness Areas describes ten of Oregon’s wilderness areas, all located in the southern reaches of the Beaver State. Wilderness areas include: Boulder Creek, Gearhart Mountain, Grassy Knob, Kalmiopsis, Mountain Lakes, Mount Thielsen, Red Buttes, Rogue-Umpqua Divide, Sky Lakes, and Wild Rogue. The author gives the details on one to eleven hikes in each area for a total of 35 trail descriptions. Although now out-of-print, the book, illustrated with maps and photos by Donna, is available through used bookstores. For more information click on www.amazon.com.
Published in 1990, Eastern Oregon Wilderness Areas describes ten of Oregon’s wilderness areas, all located in eastern Oregon. Wilderness areas include: Black Canyon, Bridge Creek, Eagle Cap, Hells Canyon, Mill Creek, Monument Rock, North Fork John Day, North Fork Umatilla, Strawberry Mountain, and Wenaha-Tucannon. The author gives the details on one to eight hikes in each area for a total of 39 trail descriptions. Although now out-of-print, the book, illustrated with maps and photos by Donna, is available through used bookstores. For more information click on www.amazon.com.
Published in 1991, Central Oregon Wilderness Areas describes eight of Oregon’s wilderness areas, all located in central Oregon. Wilderness areas include: Cummins Creek, Diamond Peak, Drift Creek, Menagerie, Mt. Washington, Rock Creek, Three Sisters, and Waldo Lake. The author gives the details on one to 16 hikes in each area for a total of 41 trail descriptions. Although now out-of-print, the book, illustrated with maps and photos by Donna, is available through used bookstores. For more information click on www.amazon.com.
Published in 1992, Northern Oregon Wilderness Areas describes eight of Oregon’s wilderness areas, all located in northern Oregon. Wilderness areas include: Badger Creek, Bull of the Woods, Columbia, Middle Santiam, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Salmon-Huckleberry, and Table Rock. The author gives the details on two to nine hikes in each area for a total of 37 trail descriptions. Although now out-of-print, the book, illustrated with maps and photos by Donna, is available through used bookstores. For more information click on www.amazon.com.
From a magnificent western coastline to sky-piercing mountains and rugged eastern deserts, Oregon is a year-round hiker's paradise. Oregon seems to have it all. Its dramatically sculpted sea cliffs and secluded beaches are renowned for unsurpassed beauty. Lush rain forests of the Coast Range give way to stands of old-growth Douglas fir, and glacier-clad volcanoes of the Cascade Range. Combined with the rugged Wallowa Mountains, the expansive lava flows and canyons of the high eastern deserts, Oregon provides endless opportunities for backcountry adventure. The revised Hiking Oregon features updated information and 25 new hikes for experts and novices alike, with short jaunts and multi-day treks through Oregon's national forests, wilderness areas, state parks, Fossil Beds National Monument, and Crater Lake National Park. The book by veteran hiker and outdoor writer Donna Lynn Ikenberry, describes 100 hikes, with new detailed maps, elevation gain-loss graphs, and beautiful black and white photographs. The guide also features special sections on hiking with children, Oregon flora and fauna, and backcountry ethics. Now out-of-print, Hiking Oregon was published in 1997 (originally published in 1992 and called The Hiker’s Guide to Oregon) and reprinted several times during its run. Click on www.amazon.com for more information.
This guidebook, published in 1996, provides the road traveler with a wealth of information on a very unique area of Oregon. Oregon’s Outback is an auto tour guide to the quiet, unrushed areas of southeast Oregon. The guide includes maps and photos by the author who describes six tours: Hart Mountain, Steens Mountain Loop, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Jordan Valley Area, Alvord Desert Loop, and Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. When most people think of Oregon, they think of the coast and the wet climate. Oregon’s southeast region sports a drier climate and most of the areas described in this book are located in the Great Basin. The book offers route maps, detailed mileage logs, hiking suggestions, and information regarding side trips as well. Whether you are looking for hot springs, scenic vistas, historical sites, quaint towns, and animal and plant life, grab a copy of Donna’s guide, get in your motor vehicle, and check out this ecologically diverse side of Oregon. Although the book is not out-of-print you can find it by clicking on www.amazon.com.
Published in 1998, this all-color hiking guide features 100 of the finest walks found in Oregon’s designated wilderness areas. Suitable as a coffee table gift book with its multitudes of beautifully colored photographs, it is also a guide for suggested hikes in Oregon’s wilderness areas. The author, a renowned nature photographer, made all of the more than 200 images in the book. Each of Oregon’s 36 wilderness areas is described to its history, outstanding features, and accessibility. Hiking trails have been carefully selected for beauty and rated for exertion. The author hiked every trail described in the book and provides the reader with information of the trails length, difficulty, highlights, elevation gain, maps required, best season, permit requirements, management contacts, highway directions, and trail information to the tenth of a mile. Although the book is now out-of-print, it is available by clicking on www.amazon.com.