West Slope Library Booklist – August 2015

There are only a few weeks left of summer, but there’s still time to squeeze in some fun. We recommend the following:

  1. Sign up for Adult Summer Reading online through August 31 to be eligible for prize drawings and to get more reading recommendations.
  2. Grab one of the hiking & camping guidebooks below and take a trip!

Books & the great outdoors make a great pair.

Day Hiking: The San Juan and Gulf Islands

Day Hiking: The San Juan and Gulf Islands

By Romano, Craig
2014-06 – Mountaineers Books
9781594857584



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As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks

and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves,

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I Heart Oregon (and Washington): 25 of the Portland Area's Best Hikes

I Heart Oregon (and Washington): 25 of the Portland Area’s Best Hikes

By Holmes, Lisa D.
2014-02 – Yulan Studio
9780991538201



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Climate and geology have conspired to make the Pacific Northwest home to some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise, and one of the best ways to experience this beauty is hiking. Now, deciding which hike is right for you is easier than ever. Author Lisa D. Holmes has provided a visual guide to choosing a hike with features that best fit the season. This

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Off the Beaten Trail: 50 Fantastic Unknown Hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington

Off the Beaten Trail: 50 Fantastic Unknown Hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington

By Reeder, Matthew Aaron
2013-02 – Ruddy Hill Press
9780988912502



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Are you ready to get off the beaten trail? This collection of 50 hikes explores some of the most obscure and beautiful hikes in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. You’ll follow an abandoned railroad through the Coast Range, climb high up the west slope of Mount Hood to incredible wildflower meadows and get up close and personal with one of Oregon’s greatest waterfalls high in the Mount

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Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California

Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California

By Money Harris, David
2012-07 – Wilderness Press
9780899976846



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The Pacific Crest Trail was designated as one of the first National Scenic Trails way back in 1968. As it traverses the high road from Mexico to Canada, incredible views are not only commonplace but also uniquely diverse, because the trail connects six of North America’s seven eco-zones. The PCT’s familiar, well-worn path is a special place for hikers from all walks of life on walks of all lengths

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Hiking Southern Oregon: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking Southern Oregon: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

By Bernstein, Art
Author Urness, Zach
2014-08 – FalconGuide
9780762784813



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With over 90 hikes in the Southern Cascades and Siskiyou Mountain Range, this book is easily the most comprehensive guide available for Southern Oregon’s diverse hiking opportunities. Explore the Mount Thielsen, Sky Lakes, Mountain Lakes, Red Buttes, and Wild Rogue Wilderness Areas, and much more. This guide also covers all trails in Crater Lake National Park. Complete with maps, elevation

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A Falcon Guide: Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures

A Falcon Guide: Hiking Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

By Barstad, Fred
2014-05 – FalconGuide
9780762784790



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As the only comprehensive trail guide to this showcase wilderness, this book features 100 hikes, 16 scramble climbing routes to craggy summits–including Matterhorn, Chief Joseph, and Aneroid mountains–and access information to the popular Dihedrals tech

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Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park

By Molvar, Erik
2015-06 – Falcon Guides
9781493009695



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Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for thirty-one short, manageable hikes. Veteran author and hiker Erik Molvar describes the best routes for those who have limited time or abilities, without missing out on the area’s scenic splendors: majestic spires, Pacific coast beaches, and a rare temperate rain forest ecosystem. Look inside for:

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Great Walks of the World

Great Walks of the World

By Andrews, D. Larraine
2014-04 – Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
9781771600002



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An eclectic collection of 11 global walks and hikes, the book includes destinations on every continent but Antarctica. From one-day saunters to two-week odysseys, readers will find the in-depth story behind each trail, combined with detailed maps and a visual feast of archival and contemporary images from contributors located around the world.Climb the Stairs of Repentance to the top of Mount

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland: Including the Coast, Mount Hood and St. Helens, and the Santiam River

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland: Including the Coast, Mount Hood and St. Helens, and the Santiam River

By Gerald, Paul
2014-06 – Menasha Ridge Press
9780897325127



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"60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland" by Paul Gerald profiles 60 select trails that give outdoor adventurers a little of everything there is to enjoy around Portland: mountain views, forest solitude, picturesque streams, strenuous workouts, casual strolls, fascinating history, fields of flowers, awesome waterfalls, and ocean beaches. Whether readers want a convenient city bus ride to the flat and

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Falcon Guide: Bend

Falcon Guide: Bend

By Dunegan, Lizann
2014-08 – Globe Pequot Press
9780762784738



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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 backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include: Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike

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Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes

Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall Hikes

By Sawyer, Adam
2014-07 – FalconGuide
9780762787272



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Oregon is famous for its incredible scenery and this guide will lead you to some of the most enjoyable locations. This beautiful, full-color guidebook features 64 of the best waterfall hikes in the Beaver State, with another 19 honorable mentions. From

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Hiking the Columbia River Gorge: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

By Schneider, Russ
Revised by Yuskavitch, Jim
2014-07 – FalconGuide
9780762782383



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The book describes a wide range of hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, from easy to very strenuous, accessible and remote. Detailed trail descriptions and mileages, suggestions on how to get the most from your hike (points of interest along the way, and so

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Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park: 89 Great Hikes

Day Hikes in Grand Teton National Park: 89 Great Hikes

By Stone, Robert
2014-03 – Day Hike Books
9781573420693



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Grand Teton National Park may be one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring parks of the Rocky Mountains. The craggy Teton peaks reach as high as 13,770 feet, forming a bony ridge through Wyoming along the Continental Divide. Fronting the Teton Range lies the twisting and curving Snake River, winding its way down the Jackson Hole Valley. The reflections of the Tetons gently ripple across the

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Hiking with Dogs: Becoming a Wilderness-Wise Dog Owner

Hiking with Dogs: Becoming a Wilderness-Wise Dog Owner

By Mullally, Linda
1999-05 – Falcon Press Publishing
9781560448174



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This comprehensive hiking guide highlights the benefits of hiking with your dog while helping readers choose, train, condition, and care for their canine hiking companions.



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Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep It Fun

Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep It Fun

By Alt, Jeff
2013-05 – Beaufort Books
9780825306914



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Awards:
IndieFab awards (2013)

Hiking is a great way to relax, connect with nature, and enjoy time with your family. Bringing your kids along can be rewarding for you and for them, but it can also add new challenges and concerns to your trip.Get Your Kids Hikingis loaded with everything you need to know to hit the trail with kids; from gear to simple proven techniques that will make your hike safe and fun.Written with both

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks: A Guide to Southwestern Utah's Greatest Hikes

Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks: A Guide to Southwestern Utah’s Greatest Hikes

By Molvar, Erik
Author Martin, Tamara
2013-11 – FalconGuide
9780762782765



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Now completely updated and revised, and including full-color photos throughout, Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks features the finest trails in southwestern Utah–from day hikes to backcountry treks. With this comprehensive guide, veteran hikers Erik Molvar and Tamara Martin provide all the information you need about two of Utah’s most prized parks-as well as Cedar Breaks National

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Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks: A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hikes

Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks: A Guide to the Parks’ Greatest Hikes

By Schneider, Bill
2013-02 – FalconGuide
9780762778607



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Top Trails: Northern California's Redwood Coast: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

Top Trails: Northern California’s Redwood Coast: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

By White, Mike
2014-04 – Wilderness Press
9780899977515



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At last there is a definitive guidebook for the magnificent and beautifully mysterious hikers’ paradise known as the Redwood Coast of Northern California. In this new title in the "Top Trails" series, veteran outdoors author Mike White leads day-trippers and backpackers into some of the most awe-inspiring terrain on earth. Step-by-step in his trail-worn boots, the author created a menu of 57

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Only in Oregon: Natural and Manmade Landmarks and Oddities

Only in Oregon: Natural and Manmade Landmarks and Oddities

By Barnes, Christine
2004-08 – Farcountry Press
1560372923



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Collected here are nearly one hundred Only in Oregon destinations. These are the places that demonstrate the unique character of Oregon and its inhabitants – natural wonders, manmade wonders, and others that just make you wonder.

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To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home

To the Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home

By Hess, Evelyn Searle
2010-05 – Oregon State University Press
9780870715815



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Awards:
WILLA Literary Award (2011)

To the Woods is a tale of adventure, inspiration, and living life in concert with nature. It is the true story of Evelyn Searle Hess, who, in her late fifties, walks away from the world of modern conveniences to build a new life with her husband on twenty acres of wild land in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range. To the Woods tracks the natural history of place through the seasons. It describes

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