Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park

Author: Heidi Radlinski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 399

Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty easy-to-follow trails, from easy low elevation loops to slightly more difficult scenic routes through Mount Rainier. Get a close-up panoramic view of Nisqually Glacier on the popular Skyline Trail; enjoy Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the contiguous United States or power through the hilly Rampart Ridge for unobstructed views of Mount Rainier. Look inside for: • Casual hikes to full-day adventures • After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • GPS coordinates

World Mapping Today

Author: Bob Parry

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Science

Page: 1075

View: 621

Bacon's Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the World

Every Map an Entirely New Production (Classic Reprint)

Author: George Washington Bacon

Publisher: Forgotten Books


Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 771

Excerpt from Bacon's Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the World: Every Map an Entirely New Production Climate. - Hot, but tempered by sea-breezes. The water supply is derived entirely from the rains, there being no springs. Provisions are obtained chiefly from Africa. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Best Hikes Near Seattle

Author: Peter Stekel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 765

Best Hikes Near Seattle is more than a guidebook to trails 60 minutes or 60 miles from Seattle. The book also includes short natural history essays on topics as diverse as the sex life of banana slugs, to how plants get their names, and why you should respect but not fear bears and mountain lions. There is also an extensive section of weather, trail etiquette, hiking with dogs, what constitutes the “Ten Essentials,” why judging trail mileage is an art – not a science, the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest, and the value of hikers lobbying for wilderness. The author also presents a history, warts and all, of the drive to operate our hiking trails as profit points for land-use agencies. And of course, as with all of the books in the Best Hikes series, useful trail specs and hike summaries are accompanied by easy-to-read maps and stunning photos.

Washington Atlas & Gazetteer

Author: DeLorme Mapping Company

Publisher: Delorme Mapping Company


Category: Atlases

Page: 120

View: 718

DeLorme's Atlas and Gazetteer Series is America's most popular line of recreational maps! Each atlas covers an individual state in its entirety with detailed, full-color topographic maps. Detail includes back roads, hidden lakes, boat ramps, hiking trails, campgrounds, public lands, forests, wetlands and more. And, the Gazetteer sections feature page after page of information on places to go and things to do. These atlases are year-round favorites with outdoors enthusiasts and anyone who likes to leave the main roads behind.

Historic American Covered Bridges

Author: Brian J. McKee

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers


Category: Travel

Page: 148

View: 173

Now, Historic American Covered Bridges presents a photographic record in full color of 138 selected historic covered bridges found in the United States and Canada, along with detailed truss diagrams, basic construction details, and location information for each featured bridge. A complete index of the nearly 1,000 surviving covered bridges in North America is also included. Among the featured bridges are two of the longest covered bridges left in the United States, the Medora and Williams bridges; Kentucky's Bennett Mill Bridge, the only surviving Wheeler truss bridge; and the Stark Bridge in New Hampshire, which provides one of the most picturesque scenes in America. The volume also includes the Roberts Bridge, the only remaining double-barreled covered bridge in Ohio and one of only six remaining in the United States, and the Parker Bridge, which was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1991 but restored in 1992, after a fundraising drive.