Sports & Recreation

Shawangunks Trail Companion

Author: Jeffrey Perls

Publisher: Countryman Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 961

This comprehensive trail guide describes hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing routes on more than 200 miles of trails in New York State's legendary Shawangunk Mountain Range.
Sports & Recreation

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester County to Albany (Second Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: Stella Green

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 494

Profiles a selection of historically, culturally, and geographically significant hike opportunities in the East Hudson Highlands, Rockland County, the Catskills, and other local regions, in a reference that features detailed topographic maps, elevation details, and comprehensive trail descriptions. Original.
Travel

Explorer's Guide The Shenandoah Valley & Mountains of the Virginias: Includes Virginia's Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains & West Virginia's Alleghenies & New River Region

Author: Jim Hargan

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 464

View: 506

A lively, comprehensive guide to the southern Appalachians, from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains to the Monongahela National Forest of West Virginia. With visitation levels that rival Orlando and New York City, the southern Appalachians draw a huge array of weekenders, adventurers, and long-term visitors. This book offers historical insight, outdoor adventure, and all the information most travelers need to plan and enjoy their journey. This guide also serves as an insider's handbook to the nine national parks, offering active travelers the best access points and trailheads for kayaking, biking, and hiking excursions. In addition, this comprehensive guide to the region includes opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, and vacation cabins; hundreds of dining reviews, from barbecue to four-star cuisine; up-to-date maps; an alphabetical "What's Where" subject guide to aid in trip planning; and handy icons that point out family-friendly establishments, wheelchair access, places of special value, and lodgings that accept pets.
Travel

Explorer's Guide The Santa Fe & Taos Book

Author: Sharon Niederman

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 405

An up-to-date reference by one of New Mexico's most respected food and travel journalists provides detailed coverage of the country's northern regions, in a guide to its major attractions, festivals, eateries, and accommodations that is complemented by historical information and hundreds of photographs. Original.
Travel

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester County to Albany County (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 724

This completely-revised guide to hiking the Hudson River Valley reveals 50 walks and hikes from Westchester County to Albany County. Still the bestselling hiking guide to the region, this new edition features hikes that offer some of the most breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley—vistas that inspired the Hudson River School of painting and are today no less wild and pristine. Most hikes are within 2 hours of New York City.
Travel

50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley (4th Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

Author: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 312

View: 459

Breathtaking, mountainous getaways just a quick trip out of NYC Only a short distance outside of the bustling metropolis that is the Big Apple, the lower Hudson Valley offers views of rolling green hills, jagged cliffs, and bubbling bodies of water, while hikers can also observe the Manhattan skyline off in the distance. With hikes of all types and difficulties from lower Westchester County to the Shawangunks, 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley has something for hikers of every experience level. Each hike provides a difficulty rating, approximate walking time, distance, vertical rise, maps, and trailhead GPS coordinates outlined at the beginning of the chapter, and provides tips and suggestions for getting to the trail, resting, and observing views throughout the hike. Whether the reader is heading to the nature center and wildflower sanctuary at Teatown Lake Reservation, trekking through dense woods and observing interesting boulders on the Breakneck Mountain Loop, or taking in the spectacular views of mighty Storm King, 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley is the ideal guide.
History

Trails with Tales

Author: Russell Dunn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 327

Thirty nature treks, selected for their natural, stand-alone beauty, are enhanced by tangible silhouettes of a fascinating past, from early Native Americans and Colonial settlers to the Industrial Revolution and Victorian-era grand hotels. Hike to waterfalls, mountains, escarpments, lakes, sculpted rocks, ponds, rivers, islands, caves, balanced rocks, geysers, and deep gorges while visiting the sites of famous battles of the Revolutionary War, ghostly industrial ruins, a Moorish-style castle, views and vistas made world-famous by Americafs greatest painters, vanished Shaker communities, great estates of the gGilded Age,h a working lighthouse, and gNew Yorkfs Mount Rushmore.h HIKES INCLUDE œ Starks Knob & Schuylerville Champlain Canal Towpath œ Saratoga National Historic Park œ Geyser Park œ Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve œ Peebles Island State Park œ Oakwood Cemetery œ Burden Pond Environmental Park œ Ann Lee Pond œ Indian Ladder œ Bennett Hill Preserve œ Clarksville Cave Preserve œ Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve œ Balanced Rocks œ Shaker Mountain œ No Bottom Pond œ Tyringham Cobble œ Ice Glen & Laurafs Tower œ Ashintully Estate & McLennan Preserve œ Vromanfs Nose œ Pratt Rock œ Lindenwald & Martin Van Buren Nature Trail œ Rogers Island œ Olana œ Montgomery Place œ Ravena Falls œ Hudson River School Art Trail œ Catskill Mountain House Escarpment œ Saugerties Lighthouse œ Overlook Mountain œ Sky Top & Mohonk Lake
Hiking

Walkable Westchester

Author: Jane Daniels

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hiking

Page: 432

View: 142

The best guide to the Westchester outdoors just got even better. Walkable Westchester, an indispensible handbook to hiking, walking and exploring in Westchester County, has been issued in a second edition. It includes more than 600 miles of trails in over 200 parks, preserves and sanctuaries. Discover Westchester as you walk, hike, run, ride a horse, walk your dog, bike, cross country ski, or snowshoe. This edition, at 448 pages, is bulging with new and updated information, including details on 26 new parks, 42 more miles of trails, and intriguing sidebars on history, lore and nature. There are plenty of new photographs, detailed maps as well as county locator maps and driving directions with GPS coordinates. Every park description has been updated and enhanced, all making for informative, yet delightful reading. The book covers a wide variety of walking, from level, paved pathways to narrow woodland trails. The environments range from salt-water wetlands to rock outcroppings. So for any kind of walking this book is the perfect companion, whether a suburban mom looking for a paved path or a veteran hiker out for a day-long trek. It's even fun reading on a treadmill. One doesn't have to walk them all, because the authors already have, several times; just let them be your guide so you can pick the best ones for yourself. The book features: Information on 200 parks, preserves, sanctuaries, and protected open space including 26 additional parks not in the previous edition. Descriptions of over 600 miles of trails including 42 miles of new trails. County-wide locator maps and detailed maps of all but the smallest parks. History, science and local lore. Great photographs to encourage you to visit. Icons of activities permitted in each park. Driving directions, GPS coordinates, and availability of public transportation. Links to websites for additional information about the parks. Park contact information.
Sports & Recreation

The Hiking Companion

Author: Michael W. Robbins

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 672

Strap on your boots and get out on the trail! Drawing from personal experience, Michael W. Robbins describes what to expect when hiking in various terrains — from forests to fields and lake edges to mountains. Informative and fun, The Hiking Companion combines tips for trip planning, equipment, navigation, and safety with exciting stories of once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Whether you’re an expert hiker or setting out on your first overnighter, this inspiring guide is full of practical advice to make your next outing a success.
Conservation of natural resources

Trail Walker

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page:

View: 497

Biography & Autobiography

I'll Carry the Fork!

Author: Kara L. Swanson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 520

This is the long-awaited 3rd Edition!! Long an industry standard, "I'll Carry the Fork! Recovering a Life After Brain Injury," has helped countless survivors, loved ones and professionals in the traumatic brain injury/stroke community. Kara Swanson's journey is one to learn from, to cheer and, even, to laugh with along the way. Her honesty and willingness to share her struggles and triumphs have been changing the lives of survivors and their loved ones for more than 20 years. This book has been named a suggested and must-read resource for survivors and professionals in every rehab and neurological field, and even in college TBI-related studies. It has been translated into Japanese and Kara has made her book available on Kindle and in an audio format. Her accompanying speeches and award-winning blog have circled the globe. This book enlightens with vital information from TBI professionals in medical, rehab and legal arenas. Kara's book is a wonderful inspiration and, with each edition, she has continued to mold it to help those in the TBI community. This new edition is brighter and cleaner. Kara has inserted more blank pages for notes and she has reduced the price so that more survivors can obtain all of the wonderful input from professionals throughout the book. The audio version of this book was completed by the author in order to offer a pace and cadence for those survivors struggling with audio processing speed and/or challenged by the written word.
Biography & Autobiography

Legends of the Shawangunk

Author: Philip H. Smith

Publisher: Digital Antiquaria

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

View: 613

Originally published in 1887, the author has drawn on a variety of sources to present a history of the Shawangunk region (pronounced "Shon-gum") and its early settlers. Like so many 19th century local histories, this blood-soaked account of Indian rampages and depredations preserves the glory days of the colonial era. Accounts of the Esopus Wars, Huguenot settlers, Tom Quick, Indian massacres, Catherine DuBois, the Battle of Minisink, and other important events of the colonial and Revolutionary era are presented with spirit and style. The book also preserves a variety of tales relating to important regional landmarks, such as Sam's Point, The Traps, and New Paltz. There are about a dozen original illustrations.This masterfully crafted eBook faithfully preserves the 1887 edition in its entirety, including illustrations and footnotes which have been eliminated from modern reprints. It is fully searchable and fully printable. (209pp, 2.13 Mb)
Fiction

Losing the Garden

Author: Laura Waterman

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 557

In 1971, Laura and Guy Waterman decided to give up all the conveniences of life and live self–sufficiently for the land, in a cabin in the mountains of Vermont. For nearly three decades they created a deliberate life, eating food they grew themselves and using no running water or electricity. Losing The Garden is an honest account of their marriage, seen as idyllic but riddled from within, as well as the event that would end it — the day Guy climbed a summit and sat down among the rocks to die. This is the memoir of a woman who was compelled to ask herself, "How could I support my husband's plan to commit suicide?" In her intimate examination, we explore the intricate and dark family histories of this couple, and reach a deep understanding of the marriage that tried to transcend them. At its heart, this is a love story and an affirmation of life after loss.
Hiking

Guide to the Long Path

Author: New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hiking

Page: 54

View: 316

Backpacker

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 98

View: 710

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Doctor

Author: Amanda Askew

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 176

With a lively design and easy-to-read text, People Who Help Us introduces young children to different jobs that help people in their community. All titles feature bright, engaging illustrations by Andrew Crowson.
Nature

Journey with the Loon

Author: David Evers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 141

View: 592

Author/photographer Steve Maanum provides a dazzling array of images and a contemporary discussion on current loon research and instructions on how to obtain quality photographs without stressing loons. Includes a bound-in DVD on loon behavior.