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The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing

by M. D. Bartlett Hackenmiller Falcon Guides (July 01, 2019)

The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive...


Best Hikes Reno and Lake Tahoe

by Tracy Salcedo Falcon Guides (July 01, 2019)

With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking...


Birding New England

by Randi Minetor & Nic Minetor Falcon Guides (May 01, 2019)

Birdwatching is for everyone. No other outdoor pursuit yields so much knowledge of nature’s ways with so little effort—if one knows what to look for. Birding New England opens the world of birding to the...


Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park

by Stewart M. Green Falcon Guides (April 01, 2019)

Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park showcases the classic routes and best climbs in America's largest national park. Ideal for both local and nonlocal climbers who want to hit as many select climbs as possible...


Best Trail Runs San Francisco

by Adam Chase & Nancy Hobbs Falcon Guides (December 01, 2018)

Best Trail Runs San Francisco features nearly forty of the best trail runs within an hour or so of downtown—complete with color photos, maps, and detailed specs and trail descriptions. Full of inspirational...


Canyon Country Wildflowers

by Damian Fagan Falcon Guides (April 03, 2012)

This easy-to-use guide features: a tough, water-resistant cover and extra-durable binding, made to withstand vigorous field use; detailed descriptions and color photos of more than 200 plants; an introduction...


Paddling America

by Susan Elliott & Adam Elliott Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

The nation’s rivers connect mountains to sea, communities to natural places, and people to wildlife. America’s Wild & Scenic River system recognizes these values. Paddling America provides descriptions for...


Best Hikes Columbus

by Johnny Molloy Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Columbus veteran hiker Johnny Molloy offers the absolute best hikes in the greater Columbus area. Each featured trail is perfect...


Best Hikes Cincinnati

by Johnny Molloy Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Cincinnati veteran hiker Johnny Molloy offers the absolute best hikes in the greater Cincinnati area. Each featured trail is perfect...


The Art of Getting Lost

by Brendan Leonard Falcon Guides (November 01, 2018)

The Art of Getting Lost will illuminate the details of dream trips, and inspiring readers to understand that adventure is not out of reach. Most of us face a couple of obstacles when it comes to living our Walter...


Basic Illustrated Edible Wild Plants and Useful Herbs

by Jim Meuninck Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge into an affordable and portable book. You'll discover how to identify and gather more than 100 of the...


Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

 This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings,...


Rock Art

by Stewart M. Green Falcon Guides (September 28, 2018)

The Definitive Guide to Ancient and Contemporary Rock Art!

Rock Art explores the fascinating history of ancient human-made stone markings that have puzzled historians, archaeologists, and hikers alike for centuries....


Plants of Northern California

by Ph. D Begley Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Plants of Northern California is the complete guide to the rich and unique flora of Northern California. From lush riparian forests along the rivers and streams to oak woodlands, wetlands, grasslands, and the...


Out There

by The Editors of Outside Magazine Falcon Guides (April 01, 2018)

Longtime readers have come to understand that Outside’s true gift is in chronicling misadventure. That’s the common thread among the stories found in Out There—those memorable tales that begin with the...


Best Hikes Charlotte

by Jennifer Pharr Davis & Johnny Molloy Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Charlotte veteran hikers Jennifer Pharr Davis and Johnny Molloy offer the absolute best hikes in the greater Charlotte area. Each...


Hiking West Virginia

by Mary Reed Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

From rugged Appalachian ridges to verdant river valleys, this guide details fifty of the very best hiking trails in the state. Inside you'll find detailed maps, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, backpacking tips,...


The Spookiest Campfire Stories

by S. E. Schlosser & Paul Hoffman Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Nothing goes better with gooey s’mores and a glowing campfire than a ghost story. Vampires, werewolves, witches, Bloody Mary, the Wendigo, and other frightening specters populate the pages of this compelling...


Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area

by Linda Hamilton Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

Lace up your boots and sample forty of the finest trails the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. This guide covers every corner of this beautiful and diverse region, leading you to roaring waterfalls and wind-whipped...


Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Randy Johnson Falcon Guides (April 01, 2018)

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 22 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy...


Hiking New York

by Rhonda and George Ostertag Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

This updated guidebook features seventy-five of the best trails the Empire State has to offer—from the 4,000-foot peaks of the Adirondacks and the lore of Rip Van Winkle’s Catskills, to the glacier-gouged...


Lipsmackin' Backpackin'

by Christine Conners & Tim Conners Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

Not a fan of bland, boring, and lifeless meals after a hard day of backpacking? Neither are the Conners, which is why you'll find their new second edition packed full of even more tasty favorites from the trails!...


Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

by Mary Skjelset & Heidi Radlinski Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

Fully updated and revised, Hiking Mount Rainier is a comprehensive and concise guide to the well-maintained trails nestled between the two major metropolises of the Pacific Northwest. Included are sixty hike...


Best Hikes Pittsburgh

by Bob Frye Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

From a hike through Pymatuning State Park to see its famous spillway, to an old Indian path called the Warrior Trail, this book describes the best hikes in and around Pittsburgh, many of them never previously...


Best Hikes Atlanta

by Render Davis & Helen Davis Falcon Guides (September 01, 2018)

Best Hikes Atlanta introduces nearly forty distinct outdoor hiking destinations across the metropolitan area, from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the north to the rolling, heavily forested Piedmont...


Hiking Virginia

by Bill Burnham & Mary Burnham Falcon Guides (July 30, 2018)

Winner of a National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention, Hiking Virginia is indispensable for exploring the Commonwealth. Authors Bill and Mary Burnham breath fresh air into popular Virginia destinations,...


Backpacker Hidden Gems

by Maren Horjus & Backpacker Magazine Falcon Guides (June 15, 2018)

Nothing against the Bright Angel Trail, the Narrows, the Presidential Traverse, or Half Dome, which are all certainly worth of their popularity, but hikers don’t need another resource pointing them toward...


Discovering the John Muir Trail

by Damon Corso Falcon Guides (May 30, 2018)

From beginners to thru-hikers, Discovering the John Muir Trail has something for anyone that wants a connection with what Backpacker Magazine has called “The best hike in the world.” Taking on the JMT is...


Vantage Point

by The Editors of Climbing Magazine Falcon Guides (September 01, 2018)

For nearly 50 years, Climbing Magazine’s goal has been to inspire and entertain with compelling coverage of climbing in all its forms, from bouldering to the big walls, trad rock to sport climbing, ice climbing...


Rockhounding Washington

by Lars Johnson Falcon Guides (July 01, 2018)

This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best rockhounding sites in Washington, with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals...


Hiking Wyoming's Wind River Range

by Ben Adkison Falcon Guides (June 22, 2018)

Covering nearly all of the wilderness trails in the Wind River Range and offering suggestions for day hikes, extended trips, and off-trail exploration, this revised edition contains detailed descriptions and...


Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Radlinski & Mary Skjelset Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

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...


Best Easy Day Hikes Bend and Central Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan Falcon Guides (May 01, 2018)

Best Easy Day Hikes Bend and Central Oregon includes concise, easy to follow descriptions of the best short hikes in central Oregon. Gaze down at lava flows from the summit of Little Belknap Crater near Sisters,...


Best Easy Day Hikes Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks

by Stewart M. Green Falcon Guides (May 01, 2018)

Best Easy Day Hikes Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks includes concise descriptions and detailed maps to the best short hikes in two of the southwest’s most beautiful and popular national...


Hike It Baby

by Shanti Hodges Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

New parents and parents of toddlers face unique challenges when it comes to planning outdoor trips. “Family-friendly trail” is often a misleading phrase, and doesn’t take young children under the age of...


Best Hikes St. Louis

by Tanner Jd & Emily Ressler-Tanner Falcon Guides (May 30, 2018)

It’s not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday...


Hiking New Mexico

by Laurence Parent Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

New Mexico is famous for its high mountains, Indian ruins, sand dunes, and stark deserts. Hikes in the state offer everything from lush alpine lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to rugged wilderness canyons...


The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking

by Derek C. Hutchinson & Wayne Horodowich Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

The most comprehensive guide for sea kayakers of all levels

First published in 1976, The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the experienced...


The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater Rafting and River Camping

by Molly Absolon Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater Rafting and River Camping introduces new rafters to the skills, equipment, and knowledge required to mount a multiday whitewater rafting trip. Rafting equipment, skills, and...


Mountain Biking Colorado

by Stephen Hlawaty Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

Where else can mountain bikers complement a day's bike ride with a dizzying glissade down a mid-August snowfield? Where else can they descend nearly 40 miles through five biogeographical zones? Where else can...


Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

by Erik Molvar Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

Discover the wonder of these two spectacular parks as Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks leads you along 850 miles of trail - from short nature hikes to backcountry treks. Veteran hiker Erik Molvar...


Best Hikes Salt Lake City

by Lori J. Lee Falcon Guides (May 30, 2018)

 Here are forty-two of the best hikes, nearly all of them within an hour’s drive of Salt Lake City, Utah—from Deseret Peak to Waterfall Canyon. The hikes offer unbeatable views, waterfalls, mountain lakes,...


Mountain Heroes

by Huw Lewis-Jones Falcon Guides (November 22, 2011)

A fascinating view of the personalities that make up the world of mountaineering, from world-famous explorers to native sherpas.

 


Canoeing Wild Rivers

by Cliff Jacobson Falcon Guides (March 01, 2015)

The 30th Anniversary Edition of the classic Expedition Canoeinghas long been considered the premier guide to canoeing and exploring North America's waterways. This thirtieth-anniversary edition expertly details...


Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area

by Tresa Black Falcon Guides (October 07, 2014)

Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area offers options for multiple ascents in more than 20 areas around the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the nuts and bolts of routes and ratings, information on coffee...


Trad Climber's Bible

by John Long & Peter Croft Falcon Guides (February 18, 2014)

Traditional, or simply, trad climbing, is a do-it-yourself adventure requiring the climbing team to negotiate the climb and to carry, hand-place and remove most if not all components of the roped safety system....


Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters

by Sarah Garlick Falcon Guides (April 01, 2009)

Rock climbers have an inherent interest in geology. For some, it's about knowing what gear to use or how to avoid rotten bands of rock. For others, it's about finding the next hot-spot boulder field, or understanding...


Beyond the Vertical

by Layton Kor Falcon Guides (July 02, 2013)

Layton Kor is pre-eminent in American mountaineering. He is considered the best rock climber of his generation, and his list of first ascents of technically difficult rock climbs, both free and aid, is perhaps...


Hiking through History Pennsylvania

by Bob Frye Falcon Guides (June 01, 2018)

In Hiking through History Pennsylvania, you can hike where George Washington suffered his first humiliating defeat as a military commander as well as the grounds where, over the course of a winter, he molded...


Climb to Fitness

by Julie Ellison Falcon Guides (April 30, 2018)

Climb to Fitnessshows anyone who visits the climbing gym, from beginners to veteran climbers, how best to use the various parts of the gym for their own customized workout. It explores all the features modern...