Mention St. Louis and most people think of the famous arch. Residents and visitors-in-the-know appreciate the many outdoor recreational opportunities the Gateway to the West has to offer. With new hikes and updated text and maps,
The updated Land Between The Lakes Outdoor Handbook is the only comprehensive guide to recreational activities in the magnificent Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, which is situated on the state line of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Wilderness abounds in New York State. From the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Adirondack Mountains to the Catskills, from the St. Lawrence River to the Hudson, millions of acres of public lands are dotted with hundreds of campgroundsbut y... show more
The best way to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to get away from the roads and into the heart of the park, letting all your senses absorb the very essence of these old mountains. But with the overwhelming mileage of trails, an uninform... show more
One of the world’s most spectacular places, the Grand Canyon annually attracts over 4 million visitors who peer over the edge of the abyss. A smaller number of them trek from the rim to the banks of the Colorado River on one of the nation's best-known ... show more
Lizzy Wenk’s authoritative guide John Muir Trail describes the 212-mile trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. It provides all necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations,... show more
Jeffrey Schaffer has selected 46 must-do” Yosemite hikes. Whether you’re looking for a scenic stroll, a full-day adventure, or even a spectacular backpacking trip, you’ll find it here. And with at-a-glance information for each hike, visitors can deter... show more
A comprehensive guide covering every aspect of how to backpackfrom planning a first trip to advanced wilderness travel. For those new to the activity, longtime backpacker and author Brian Beffort covers the fundamentals, with sections on trip planning... show more