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Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World

by Don Hunter

Like no other large cat, the snow leopard evokes a sense of myth and mysticism, strength and spirit shrouded in a snowy veil, seldom seen but always present. Giving a voice to the snow leopard, this collection...


Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra

by Jordan Fisher Smith

Nature Noir is the intensely original story -- part Edward Abbey, part James Ellroy -- of Jordan Fisher Smith's fourteen years as a park ranger on forty-eight miles of Sierra Nevada river canyons. The gorgeous...


Sky's Witness

by C. L. Rawlins

Thoreau joked that he was a "self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms," never dreaming that such a need might exist. But such is the author's work and that of his various helpers, from ski bums...


The Wolverine Way

by Douglas H. Chadwick

Glutton, demon of destruction, symbol of slaughter, mightiest of wilderness villains… The wolverine comes marked with a reputation based on myth and fancy. Yet this enigmatic animal is more complex than the...


The Guadalupe Mountains of Texas

by Michael Allender & Alan Tennant

Since its publication in 1980, The Guadalupe Mountains of Texas has received many honors, including the Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and recognition for its...


Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West

by Bryce Andrews

“Much more than a coming-of-age story, Badluck Way is an important meditation on what it means to share space and breathe the same air as truly wild animals, and the necessary damage that can occur when boundaries...


Notes from the San Juans: Thoughts about Fly Fishing and Home

by Steven J. Meyers

Notes from the San Juans is the story of a man who has been seduced by the pleasures of the mountains and the joys of fly fishing and bright mountain streams-but it is also very much a story of human values...


Desert Rims to Mountains High

by Richard F. Fleck

Fleck's eloquent accounts of climbing peaks and exploring the intermountain deserts of the American West reflect an intimate firsthand knowledge of and reverence for the region.


The Mountains of California

by John Muir

When John Muir traveled to California in 1868, he found the pristine mountain ranges that would inspire his life’s work. The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra...


Frenchmans Cap

by Simon Kleinig

Frenchmans Cap tells the story of Australia's most majestic mountain and 'one of the world's great wilderness walks' - a must for any modern day adventurer in Tasmania. Named by convicts in Macquarie Harbour's...


Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit

Guardian First Book Award 2003

by Robert Macfarlane

Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip...


Teewinot

by Jack Turner

Jack Turner grew up with an image of the Tetons engraved in his mind. As a young man, he climbed the peaks of this singular range with basic climbing gear friends. Later in life, he led treks in India, Pakistan,...


Dark Summit

by Nick Heil

The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest

On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on...


The Eastern San Juan Mountains: Their Ecology, Geology, and Human History

by George Bracksieck & Rob Blair

A companion to The Western San Juan Mountains (originally published in 1996), The Eastern San Juan Mountains details the physical environment, biological communities, human history, and points of interest in...


Rocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition

by David M. Armstrong

Revised, updated, and with more than 80 new color photographs, Rocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition is a nontechnical guide to the mammals of the Southern Rocky Mountains and their foothills, with special emphasis...


Hiking Circuits in Rocky Mountain National Park

by Jack P. Hailman & Elizabeth D. Hailman

Hiking Circuits in Rocky Mountain National Park is the first guide dedicated entirely to the loop trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, trails that return hikers to their starting point without the necessity...


A Region of Astonishing Beauty: The Botanical Exploration of the Rocky Mountains

by Roger L. Williams

As we approach the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 2004, attention will inevitably turn to the nineteenth century explorers who risked life and limb to interpret the natural history of the...


Because It's There: A Celebration of Mountaineering from 200 B.C. to Today

My First Summer in the Sierra: Illustrated Edition

by John Muir & Galen Rowell

An illustrated editon of John Muir's MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA.


All Elevations Unknown: An Adventure in the Heart of Borneo

by Sam Jr Lightner

“In 1999, when mankind had successfully mapped the surface of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, there were still sections of Borneo that man had nothing to say about other than ‘all elevations unknown.’”

In...