Discover the beauty of the Black Hills Country, stretching from western South Dakota to eastern Wyoming. Concise descriptions and detailed maps for fifty-eight trails allow hikers of all levels to reach splendid and solitary fishing holes, get fit in the outdoors, and learn about the region's history. Hiking the Black Hills Country provides the latest information to plan a customized trip: - Popular landmarks, common hikes, and hidden gems. - Detailed maps and trail descriptions, complete with GPS coordinates. - Insightful hike overviews, details on distance, difficulty, canine compatibility, and more. From Mount Rushmore to French Creek, and the peak of Black Elk to the Red Valley, the 6,000 square miles of the Black Hills are as wild and free as the Great Plains can be. - Find hikes suited to every ability. - Experience the thrill of hiking through human and geological history. - Discover epic cave formations, spectacular views, and more. With short hikes and overnight adventures, Hiking the Black Hills Country has everything you need to explore one of America's most gorgeous landscapes.

Author ,
Isbn 1493043099
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2021-06-01
Pages 216
Language English
File format PDF

Includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails in the area from Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park, Wind Cave, and Badlands National Park.

Author Jane Gildart
Isbn 9780762753970
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2006-04-01
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

Experience the open skies of the Badlands, the rolling prairies of the West, and one of America's most famous monuments with Moon Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills. Inside you'll find: Flexible Itineraries: Unique and adventure-packed ideas for day trips, a week on the road, families with kids, wildlife enthusiasts, and more The Best Hikes Near Mount Rushmore: Individual trail maps, mileage and elevation gains, and trailheads Experience the Outdoors: Find ideas for horseback riding, rock climbing, backpacking, kayaking, biking, and more. Say hello to the carved granite faces of the presidents and hike red rock canyons and hills covered in ponderosa pine. Spot bison, elk, and mountain goats and see wild horses roaming the grassy flatlands. Climb the tallest peak east of the Rockies or navigate the underground passages of Wind Cave National Park Respectfully connect with Native American culture: Visit historic sites, galleries, and museums to learn about Lakota history, see the Crazy Horse Memorial, or attend a powwow ceremony to watch traditional dances and sample authentic cuisine How to Get There: Up-to-date information on gateway towns, park entrances, park fees, and tours Where to Stay: Campgrounds, resorts, hotels, and more Planning Tips: When to go, what to pack, safety information, and how to avoid the crowds, with full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Expertise and Know-How: Experience the best of this stunning region with Laural A. Bidwell, a local of South Dakota's Black Hills Get to know Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills your way with Moon. Craving more of the great outdoors? Check out Moon USA National Parks, Moon Zion & Bryce, or Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton.

Author Laural A. Bidwell
Isbn 164049362X
Genre Travel
Year 2019-05-14
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. South Dakota’s Black Hills & Badlands Ghost towns and modern towns. Trendy eateries and rustic bars. Cowboys and artists. Rodeos, skiing, hiking, and biking. Breathtaking landscapes in a place of welcoming smiles. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

Author T. D. Griffith,Nyla Griffith
Isbn 0762774827
Genre Travel
Year 2011-03-15
Pages 368
Language English
File format PDF

Fully revised and updated, this full-color edition of Hiking Shenandoah National Park features fifty-nine of Shenandoah's finest trails - from short day hikes to overnight adventures. With this comprehensive guide, veteran hikers Bert and Jane Gildart provide all the information you need to get the most out of hiking Virginia's majestic Shenandoah National Park. Look inside to find: Hikes suited to every ability Mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, trail contacts, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons An index of hikes by category - from easy day hikes to hikes to waterfalls Invaluable trip-planning information, including local lodging and campgrounds Full-color photos throughout Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail

Author Jane Gildart
Isbn 0762783818
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2012-03-20
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF

This guide features twenty-seven of the best short hikes in Shenandoah National Park. Accurate maps and detailed directions make this pocket-sized handbook both easy to use and authoritative.

Author Jane Gildart
Isbn 0762767901
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

Once vital to fire prevention and detection, most of the Black Hills National Forest historic lookout towers now serve primarily as hiking destinations. The first crude lookout structures were built at Custer Peak and Harney Peak in 1911. Since that time, more than 20 towers have been constructed in the area. The first lookout towers were built of wood, most replaced by steel or stone. The Civilian Conservation Corps was instrumental in constructing fire towers during the 1930s and 1940s. One of the most famous and architecturally and aesthetically valued towers is the Harney Peak Fire Lookout—situated on the highest point east of the Rocky Mountains. Harney Peak is among a number of Black Hills towers listed on the National Historic Lookout Register. Over 200 vintage images tell the story of not only the historic fire towers but those who manned them. Perched atop high peaks in remote locations, fire lookout personnel spent countless hours scanning the forest, pinpointing dangers, often experiencing the powerful wrath of lightning strong enough to jolt them off their lightning stools.

Author Jan Cerney,Roberta Sago
Isbn 1439625727
Genre Nature
Year 2011-05-09
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-eight easy-to-follow hikes along the length of the 105-mile Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Discover panoramic views, spectacular waterfalls, and old homesteads in hikes to Lands Run Falls, Marys Rock, Limberlost, and Stony Man and Bearfence Mountains.

Author Bert Gildart,Jane Gildart
Isbn 1493016873
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2016-06-01
Pages 117
Language English
File format PDF

Whether to take in a 360-degree view mountaintop view, a dramatic waterfall, or a pristine pond, this book takes readers to thirty-five of the best day hikes and weekend backpacking trips in the Green Mountains, some well-known and others off the beaten path.

Author Lisa Densmore Ballard
Isbn 0762757930
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2009-05-19
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

The Black Hills Family Fun Guide is your key to the perfect family getaway. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, this great guidebook leads you on a modern-day adventure through the best that South Dakota has to offer. From hiking and horseback riding to museums and theaters, author Kindra Gordon's tips and trivia will help you to make the most out of every experience. Discover the faces and places of South Dakota. Blaze new trails and share experiences that you'll cherish forever. Book Features Easy-to-read guide, arranged by such themes as Dinosaurs Galore, Meaningful Museums and Puttin' on a Show More than 150 family-friendly attractions Neat-to-know facts about South Dakota's people, places and history Full-color photography Maps to help you find South Dakota's hidden treasures

Author Kindra Gordon
Isbn 1591937361
Genre Travel
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 136
Language English
File format PDF

A definitive visitor’s guide to the beauty and tranquility of South Dakota, covering not only historical sites and tourist attractions, but also hiking, hunting, fishing and camping as well as other forms of outdoor exploration. The first and most comprehensive guide to South Dakota highlights the state’s natural beauty and includes coverage of its major historical sites and tourist attractions, from Mount Rushmore and Deadwood to the Black Hills. The guide is especially family-friendly, outlining free or inexpensive activities as well as little known treasures that were discovered through personal experience and research on the ground. As in all Explorer's Guides, this book includes up-to-date maps and handy icons that point out places of extra value, family- and pet-friendly establishments, those that provide wheelchair access, and even selective shopping and special events listings.

Author Marion L. Head
Isbn 1581578237
Genre Travel
Year 2009-06-01
Pages 216
Language English
File format PDF

With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet’s Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic. In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world’s best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world. Hikes featured include: Africa & the Middle East: Cape Town’s Three Peaks (South Africa) Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia) Americas: Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park (USA) Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada) Concepción volcano hike (Nicaragua) Asia: 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage (Japan) Markha Valley (India) Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall (China) Europe: Wordsworth’s Backyard: Dove Cottage and around Rydal and Grasmere (UK) Alpine Pass Route (Switzerland) Camino de Santiago (Spain) Oceania: Sydney’s Seven Bridges Walk (Australia) The Routeburn Track (New Zealand) Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea) About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Author Lonely Planet
Isbn 1787019721
Genre Travel
Year 2018-08-01
Pages 327
Language English
File format PDF

HIKING WYOMING 110 of the State's Best Hiking Adventures, 2nd edition Bill Hunger (Falcon) This updated guide to Wyoming's wonderful wilderness includes hikes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well as backcountry secrets. From short strolls to overnight backpacks, the book provides all the details necessary to a successful hiking adventure: detailed directions to the trailheads, best seasons to hike, trail difficulty, elevations gain and loss, fees and permits, and rich descriptions of each trail's highlights. Bill Hunger is a wilderness ranger who lives in Kalispell, Montana.

Author Bill Hunger
Isbn 1461745764
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2008-06-03
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

Profiles 64 of the best hikes in the state. Detailed maps and directions and a superb selection of day hikes and overnight trips make this book accessible to all hiking enthusiasts, from families out for a summer walk in the woods to outdoor fanatics.

Author Kevin Revolinski,Eric Hansen
Isbn 1493018744
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2016-06-01
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

Discover 55 of the most beautiful hikes near Vancouver, each with an exciting destination to reward your efforts. Planning your next hiking journey in beautiful British Columbia? This new book from the bestselling author of 105 Hikes will show you how to reach the most breathtaking hiking destinations in the province. 55 new day trips: celebrate nature big and small with astonishing hikes you can do in one day. Large geographical area: the book covers Duffey Lake and the Stein Valley in the north, Washington’s Cascade Mountains in the south, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands in the west, and Manning Park and the Coquihalla in the east. Diverse destinations: including astonishing views, swimming holes, beautiful rivers and lakes, and even a 600-year-old tree. History and ecology: the author acknowledges the Indigenous territory each trail crosses, and points out nearby museums, wetlands, temples, and memorials. Giving back: A portion of the author’s royalties will go to the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning to support trail building and maintenance. With each hike, bestselling author and seasoned BC hiker Stephen Hui shares everything you need to know to make your day a success. Bonus features include: A photograph of every hike Topographic maps Difficulty ratings At-a-glance summaries of special features Recommendations for kids and families, and shoulder season.

Author Stephen Hui
Isbn 1771645318
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2021-05-11
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

The Black Hills Family Fun Guide is your key to the perfect family getaway. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, this great guidebook leads you on a modern-day adventure through the best that South Dakota has to offer. From hiking and horseback riding to museums and theaters, author Kindra Gordon's tips and trivia will help you to make the most out of every experience. Discover the faces and places of South Dakota. Blaze new trails and share experiences that you'll cherish forever. Book Features Easy-to-read guide, arranged by such themes as Dinosaurs Galore, Meaningful Museums and Puttin' on a Show More than 150 family-friendly attractions Neat-to-know facts about South Dakota's people, places and history Full-color photography Maps to help you find South Dakota's hidden treasures

Author Kindra Gordon
Isbn 1591937361
Genre Travel
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 136
Language English
File format PDF

Rosemary Dunn Moeller grew up devouring books by Thor Hyerdahl, Tim Severin, Richard Henry Dana Jr., Herman Melville, and others whose reports of life at sea bested novels and films. In Northwest Africa, she met her future husband, Lester (a South Dakota farm boy), and when they saw their first wild penguin on a trip to the Galapagos Islands, she knew she simply had to see more wild penguins, so she set her sights on Antarctica. Once there, she became immersed in the beauty and fragility of the coldest, least populated continent on earth. She saw glaciers, whales, penguins, predators, and cerulean landscapes. She boarded little boats to go ashore to hike, breathed the purest air, and was sprayed by the coldest waters that summertime has to offer. She also listened to the sounds of the earth rising beneath melting glaciers, waves slapping shores, and icebergs rubbing against the sides of the ship in their own secret rhythms. Whether youre thinking about making a trip to Antarctica yourself or want to experience the beauty of vast oceans, wandering whales, pelagic birds, and majestic views, youll be thrilled with the adventures in Antarctic Suite Summertime.

Author Rosemary Dunn Moeller
Isbn 148082934X
Genre Travel
Year 2016-06-16
Pages 110
Language English
File format PDF

Revised and updated after wildfires devastated the area, Hiking California's Wine Country, 2nd edition, covers 67 hikes in the area for hikers of all abilities. Up-to-date trail information and miles and directions will be featured throughout, as well as sidebars on local culture, trivia, and wildlife. GPS coordinates are available for all trailheads.

Author ,
Isbn 1493050427
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2020-06-01
Pages 312
Language English
File format PDF

15 day walks, 3 multi-stage treks and 5 cycle routes are described covering the north, central and southern areas of Germany's Black Forest. The walks and cycle routes are evenly distributed across all three areas and comprise both long distance routes and day walks, although each stage of every long distance walk can also be done as individual day tour. The chosen routes include the main Black Forest destinations, such as Feldberg, Belchen Schauinsland, Hornisgrinde and Mummelsee, as well as Allerheiligen Abbey and waterfalls and the source of the Danube, to name but a few. Two of the three long distance routes are certified quality trails: Schluchtensteig (120km), which means gorge trail traverses the Wutachschlucht, one of the last untamed river systems in Germany, and Zweitälersteig (108km) a highly diverse circular route which leads through some of the most beautiful and contrasting parts of the Central Black Forest. Seensteig (71km) partially follows the central ridge of the Black Forest mountain range, offering unsurpassed views along the way. The cycle routes (4 day rides, and the 242km Southern Black Forest Cycle Route) are mostly easy and scenic, and utilise the extensive and well-maintained bicycle trail system that criss-crosses the entire region. The walks and rides are described in detail and basic maps are provided for orientation.

Author Kat Morgenstern
Isbn 1783626704
Genre Travel
Year 2019-02-19
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

Now completely updated and revised with new color photos and topos, this guidebook is the ultimate resource to technical climbing routes, hiking trails, and peak-bagging routes in Wyoming's Wind River Range, a popular playground for backcountry enthusiasts and alpine rock climbers. More than 200 new climbing routes have been completed in the Wind Rivers since this book was last published in 1994, and this guide is the only comprehensive collection of information available to climbers. Includes hiking and climbing information for these areas: Ross LakesGreen RiverDinwoody GlacierPeak LakeTitcomb BasinAlpine LakesMiddle Fork LakeEast Fork ValleyBaptiste LakeCirque of the TowersDeep LakeSouth Pass

Author Joe Kelsey
Isbn 1493001353
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2013-07-16
Pages 448
Language English
File format PDF