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The Mountains Are Calling

By Nancy Blakey
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  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Isbn : 1632173220
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 699
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Looking for easily accessible yet off-the-beaten-path outdoor adventures you can do year-round in the mountains near Seattle, Portland, and Bend? Look no further! Imagine escaping to old-growth forests, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, and hot springs. This beginner-friendly guide will show you where to go, what to do, and what to look for while you’re there. Covering the Olympics and West Cascades (Olympic Peninsula, Mount Baker, Central Cascades, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, Deschutes National Forest, and Crater Lake) the book features a robust basics section with tips, gear guides, nature ID, geology, and safety info. Each mountain location includes background information, getaways (to campgrounds, cabins, lodges, fire lookouts, and yurts), and activities (green season and snow season). Green season features spring/summer/fall hikes and backpacking trips, while snow season includes downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hikes, and more. Activities are coded with icons (accessible, near campground, wildflower, berry picking, bird watching, dogs allowed, wow-factor, waterfall) and are indexed by icon at the end. This book will inspire you to get outdoors all year long with beautiful photography and illustrations, evocative descriptions, maps, and all the basics you need to know to go.

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1493030558
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 149
  • File Pdf: haunted-hikes.pdf

Book Summary:

Strange things happen in the woods—vanishing figures along backcountry paths, eerie noises half-heard near urban pathways, pungent and undefined smells blanketing forest trails. Science falls short of explaining these phenomena… Haunted Hikes tells the stories behind 100 spooky and sinister areas across the country—from the Ghost House Trail in Big Ridge State Park, Tennessee, where photographs of the cemetery yield silhouettes of families laid to rest there, to the Transept Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, where a wailing woman in a white dress with blue flowers is often seen pacing the rim. This book pinpoints the trails and reveals their unnerving histories. Within these pages are also basic hike specifications like distance and difficulty, as well as the trailhead GPS where applicable. The book won’t take you on a mile-by-mile journey—you’re on your own for that one, if you dare…

Inherit the Holy Mountain

By Mark Stoll
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190230878
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 805
  • File Pdf: inherit-the-holy-mountain.pdf

Book Summary:

In Inherit the Holy Mountain, historian Mark Stoll introduces us to the religious roots of the American environmental movement. Religion, he shows, provided environmentalists both with deeply-embedded moral and cultural ways of viewing the world and with content, direction, and tone for the causes they espoused. Stoll discovers that specific denominational origins corresponded with characteristic sets of ideas about nature and the environment as well as distinctive aesthetic reactions to nature, as can be seen in key works of art analyzed throughout the book. Stoll also provides insight into the possible future of environmentalism in the United States, concluding with an examination of the current religious scene and what it portends for the future. By debunking the supposed divide between religion and American environmentalism, Inherit the Holy Mountain opens up a fundamentally new narrative in environmental studies.

The Way of the Brave (Global Search and Rescue Book #1)

By Susan May Warren
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Isbn : 1493421328
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: the-way-of-the-brave.pdf

Book Summary:

Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He may be living alone in Alaska now, but the pain of his failure--and his injuries--has followed him there from Afghanistan. He has no desire to join Hamilton Jones's elite rescue team, but he also can't shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali. Former CIA profiler and psychiatrist Jenny Calhoun's yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from the guilt that has sunk its claws into her. As a consultant during a top-secret mission to root out the Taliban, she green-lighted an operation that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she'll be forced to trust her life and the lives of her friends to the most dangerous of heroes--the man she nearly killed. Her skills and his experience are exactly what's needed to prevent another tragedy--but in order to truly set Orion free from his painful past, Jenny will have to reveal hers. They'll have to put their wounds behind them to survive, but at what cost? Leap into action with this high-octane, breakneck new series from bestselling author Susan May Warren.

Subpar Parks

By Amber Share
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0593185552
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 692
  • File Pdf: subpar-parks.pdf

Book Summary:

**A New York Times Bestseller!** Based on the wildly popular Instagram account, Subpar Parks features both the greatest hits and brand-new content, all celebrating the incredible beauty and variety of America’s national parks juxtaposed with the clueless and hilarious one-star reviews posted by visitors. Subpar Parks, both on the popular Instagram page and in this humorous, informative, and collectible book, combines two things that seem like they might not work together yet somehow harmonize perfectly: beautiful illustrations and informative, amusing text celebrating each national park paired with the one-star reviews disappointed tourists have left online. Millions of visitors each year enjoy Glacier National Park, but for one visitor, it was simply "Too cold for me!" Another saw the mind-boggling vistas of Bryce Canyon as "Too spiky!" Never mind the person who visited the thermal pools at Yellowstone National Park and left thinking, “Save yourself some money, boil some water at home.” Featuring more than 50 percent new material, the book will include more depth and insight into the most popular parks, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Acadia National Parks; anecdotes and tips from rangers; and much more about author Amber Share's personal love and connection to the outdoors. Equal parts humor and love for the national parks and the great outdoors, it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves to spend time outside as well as have a good read (and laugh) once they come indoors.

What I Carry

By Jennifer Longo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0553537733
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 285
  • File Pdf: what-i-carry.pdf

Book Summary:

"A deeply touching story about survival, hope, and love." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces For readers of Robin Benway's Far from the Tree, a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system. Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes.

A Child's Heart

By Viola Shafer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1644926822
  • Pages : 66
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 389
  • File Pdf: a-child-s-heart.pdf

Book Summary:

A Child's Heart was written for parents and children alike. Children may be familiar with some of the poetic adventures while parents may reminisce about their own childhood. A Child's Heart is for the young at heart, for those who never lost sight of the wonders of childhood, the excitement of a summer's vacation, or a school day closed because of snow. Let yourself become lost in the memories of childhood""making snow angels, snowmen, and snow forts, dressing up for Halloween, decorating a Christmas tree, watching the seasons change, watching birds and small animals from your window or porch, or just relaxing in the summer's rays. The poems describe many experiences that a child will have while growing up""birthdays, holidays, school days, and even more thrilling surprises. The poems unleash the wonder, excitement, and awe of the young reader. Children reading the poem "God's Creatures Big and Small" will learn some fascinating animal facts along the way. Take an adventure with Willie the Bookworm as he competes in a footrace with many colorful characters as they learn valuable life lessons. The author gives the child an opportunity to express themselves by answering questions after each poem. Life is full of amazing experiences that enlighten the child's curiosity. A Child's Heart is a book to help arouse the child's imagination. The text is easy to read with straightforward rhymes. The poems can be read again and again at bedtime and anytime. It will be a cherished book that parents and children alike will take pride in owning.

In Search of Adventure

By Bruce Northam,Brad Olsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CCC Publishing
  • Isbn : 1888729309
  • Pages : 465
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 389
  • File Pdf: in-search-of-adventure.pdf

Book Summary:

These short travel essays from around the globe get to the heart of what the words travel and adventure really mean. In Search of Adventure explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of what traveling the world has to offer. The &“Trampled Underfoot&” section features tales of woe on the road—the worst of the worst, or making the best of the worst. In &“Global Issues & Viewpoints,&” authors explore the changing world, oppressive governments, and the homogenizing of world cultures. From warm and inviting to raw and shocking, these nonfiction travel pieces present disparate viewpoints on the diverse world in which we live and leave no emotion untouched.

Mountaineering Tourism

By Ghazali Musa,James Higham,Anna Thompson- Carr
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 131766874X
  • Pages : 358
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 838
  • File Pdf: mountaineering-tourism.pdf

Book Summary:

In May 1993 the British Mountaineering Council met to discuss the future of high altitude tourism. Of concern to attendees were reports of queues on Everest and reference was made to mountaineer Peter Boardman calling Everest an ‘amphitheater of the ego’. Issues raised included environmental and social responsibility and regulations to minimize impacts. In the years that have followed there has been a surge of interest in climbing Everest, with one day in 2012 seeing 234 climbers reach the summit. Participation in mountaineering tourism has surely escalated beyond the imagination of those who attended the meeting 20 years ago. This book provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of all pertinent aspects and issues related to the development and the management of the growth area of mountaineering tourism. By doing so it explores the meaning of adventure and special reference to mountain-based adventure, the delivering of adventure experience and adventure learning and education. It further introduces examples of settings (alpine environments) where a general management framework could be applied as a baseline approach in mountaineering tourism development. Along with this general management framework, the book draws evidence from case studies derived from various mountaineering tourism development contexts worldwide, to highlight the diversity and uniqueness of management approaches, policies and practices. Written by leading academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this insightful book will provide students, researchers and academics with a better understanding of the unique aspects of tourism management and development of this growing form of adventure tourism across the world.

Our National Parks

By John Muir
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Isbn : 1423651200
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 630
  • File Pdf: our-national-parks.pdf

Book Summary:

For every person who has experienced the beauty of the mountains and felt humbled by comparison. John Muir’s Our National Parks, reissued to encourage, and inspire travelers, campers, and contemporary naturalists, is as profound for readers today as it was in 1901. Take in John Muir’s detailed observations of the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and forest reservations of the West. Be reminded (as Muir sagely puts), “Wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” John Muir’s warmth, humor, and passionate advocacy for these public lands is enough to spur any reader on to plan a National Parks adventure of their own. John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, and founder of The Sierra Club. His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions.

Religion and Resistance in Appalachia

By Joseph D. Witt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813168139
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 902
  • File Pdf: religion-and-resistance-in-appalachia.pdf

Book Summary:

In the last fifty years, the Appalachian Mountains have suffered permanent and profound change due to the expansion of surface coal mining. The irrevocable devastation caused by this practice has forced local citizens to redefine their identities, their connections to global economic forces, their pasts, and their futures. Religion is a key factor in the fierce debate over mountaintop removal; some argue that it violates a divine mandate to protect the earth, while others contend that coal mining is a God-given gift to ensure human prosperity and comfort. In Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Joseph D. Witt examines how religious and environmental ethics foster resistance to mountaintop removal coal mining. Drawing on extensive interviews with activists, teachers, preachers, and community leaders, Witt's research offers a fresh analysis of an important and dynamic topic. His study reflects a diversity of denominational perspectives, exploring Catholic and mainline Protestant views of social and environmental justice, evangelical Christian readings of biblical ethics, and Native and nontraditional spiritual traditions. By placing Appalachian resistance to mountaintop removal in a comparative international context, Witt's work also provides new outlooks on the future of the region and its inhabitants. His timely study enhances, challenges, and advances conversations not only about the region, but also about the relationship between religion and environmental activism.

The Camping Life

By Brendan Leonard,Forest Woodward
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • Isbn : 1579659691
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 303
  • File Pdf: the-camping-life.pdf

Book Summary:

Packed with expert information and inspiring photography, The Camping Life is the perfect invitation to leave the noise and screens behind—if only for a single night—and reconnect with nature. From backpacking to bikepacking, camping while white-water rafting to big wall climbing, outdoor adventurers Brendan Leonard and Forest Woodward cover it all: how to pack a backpack, how to set up a tent in the snow, how to camp with your dog, how to build a campfire, how to judge a river’s difficulty. And, critically, how to leave no trace, while returning refreshed, recharged, and alive with new experience.

The Always God

By Jarrett Stephens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Isbn : 0735291225
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 322
  • File Pdf: the-always-god.pdf

Book Summary:

Our unchanging God can change everything. Discover how with the influential teaching pastor of one of America’s largest and most diverse churches. There’s a rising sense of uncertainty and turmoil in the world and in our lives. Loss and disappointment seem endless—whether because of an unexpected diagnosis, a desperate search for a job, or our concern for the future of those we love. During heart-crushing “Why is this happening?” moments, we can feel abandoned. Has God given up on us? Is he no longer responding? Has he just . . . left? Pastor Jarrett Stephens understands. He’s battled his own doubt and frustration and has walked with others through their struggles and anxieties. And he’s discovered some really good news. Even when we don’t understand what God is doing, he is always at work—pursuing the lost, restoring thebroken, calming the anxious, comforting thelonely, helping the angry, encouraging the fearful, and forgiving the guilty. The Always God invites us to quiet ourselves and listen to the God who does not change or forget us. Not ever. And that truth changes everything.