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|Moon Olympic Peninsula (Travel Guide)
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Author: Jeff Burlingame
Discover endlessly explorable terrain, miles of rugged coastline, and a diverse array of rainforests, lakes, waterfalls with Moon Olympic Peninsula. Inside you'll find:
- Flexible, strategic itineraries from a weekend in Olympic National Park to a week-long adventure on the peninsula
- Must-sees and unique experiences: Hike through wild elk habitats, dig for clams in the wet coastal sand, and soak your tired muscles in the remote Olympic Hot Springs. Kayak beneath snow-topped mountain peaks, fish the abundant rivers, and indulge in local delicacies like Dungeness crab. Wander through the intoxicating Hoh Rain Forest, hike the many trails of Olympic National Park, camp beneath starry skies, or relax with a glass of local Washington wine
- Local insight from Washington-born journalist Jeff Burlingame on when to go, where to stay, and what to bring
- Practical advice on how to get around the Olympic Peninsula, plus how to get there from nearby cities like Seattle and Tacoma
- Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps throughout
- Thorough information, including background on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture
With Moon Olympic Peninsula's expert advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
Staying in the great outdoors? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Camping, Moon Oregon Camping, or Moon Washington Camping. Exploring more of the Pacific Northwest? Try Moon Oregon, Moon Washington, or Moon Seattle.
|A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters
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Author: Amy Freeman
Since its establishment as a federally protected wilderness in 1964, the Boundary Waters has become one of our nation’s most valuable―and most frequently visited―natural treasures. When Amy and Dave Freeman learned of toxic mining proposed within the area’s watershed, they decided to take action―by spending a year in the wilderness, and sharing their experience through video, photos, and blogs with an audience of hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens. This book tells the deeper story of their adventure in northern Minnesota: of loons whistling under a moonrise, of ice booming as it forms and cracks, of a moose and her calf swimming across a misty lake.
With the magic―and urgent―message that has rallied an international audience to the campaign to save the Boundary Waters, A Year in the Wilderness is a rousing cry of witness activism, and a stunning tribute to this singularly beautiful region.
|Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Travel Guide)
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Author: Jason Frye
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure
From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park features:
Staying in Tennessee? Try Moon Tennessee, Moon Nashville, or Moon Memphis. Making a road trip out of it? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip.
- Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: Best of the Smokies, Family Fun, Escape the Crowds, and Best Hikes
- Strategies for getting around the Great Smoky Mountains, avoiding crowds, and exploring the less-visited areas of the park
- In-depth coverage of gateway cities and towns in both Tennessee and North Carolina, including Gatlinburg, Asheville, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville, as well as worthwhile stops like Cherokee, Bryson City, and Maggie Valley
- Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
- Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, zip-lining, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information
- The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Cruise along Newfound Gap Road for epic views and scenic overlooks, try your hand at fly-fishing, and enjoy the refreshing solitude of a night camping under the stars. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, catch a glimpse of the buzzing fireflies, and sample a little local moonshine. Visit remnants of the region's historic settlements, spot local wildlife, or explore the bustling nearby cities
- Valuable insight from nature lover and Smoky Mountains aficionado Jason Frye
- Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the park, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort
- Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
- Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
- Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
|The Art and Science of Staff Fighting: A Complete Instructional Guide
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Author: Joe Varady
Brand: YMAA Publication Center
Finalist - SPORTS 2016 INDIES Book Award
Finalist - 2016 USA Best Book Awards
NINE LEVELS, EASY TO EXPERT
This book stands apart from other staff training manuals. While most titles focus on forms and twirling, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting emphasizes the dynamics of combat. The author draws on thirty years of martial experience, presenting the best of both Eastern and Western traditions.
Joe Varady lays out a comprehensive course of study in nine levels, from beginner to expert. He guides readers through such fundamentals as stances, striking, blocking, and footwork. In advanced lessons, readers learn disarming techniques, groundwork, and facing multiple opponents.
But this book is not just for staff enthusiasts. Even those unfamiliar with martial arts can adapt these techniques, increasing their skill and confidence in defending themselves.
"Our environment is usually full of improvised weapons,” Varady writes. “Staff fighting techniques can be effectively applied in a self-defense situation using a walking stick, coatrack, curtain rod, floor lamp, hockey stick, fallen tree branch, broom, mop, shovel, or rake.”
Equipped with this knowledge, readers will begin to realize that, in one way or another, they are nearly always armed―and capable of defending themselves.
This book features
- Nine levels of instruction, progressing from easy to expert
- Over 600 photos with motion arrows
- A “nondenominational” approach to staff, utilizing the best of Eastern and Western arts
- A comprehensive, methodical approach to building staff skills
If you are already a student of the staff, these lessons will not conflict with your katas or current style. Instead, they will augment your techniques, broadening your options.
Whether you are an experienced staff fighter or a layman seeking practical techniques for self-defense, The Art and Science of Staff Fighting will help you develop the skills you need.
|Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips For Extremely Lightweight Camping
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Author: Mike Clelland
Brand: Globe Pequot Press
Short, to the point, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, comfortable, and well-fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.
- Ultralight Backpackin' Tips
- Hiking & Backpacking How To
- Mike Clelland
|Spooky Campfire Stories: Outdoor Myths And Tales For All Ages
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Author: Amy Hoitsma
A portable and family-friendly collection of some of the most classic and entertaining scary stories--perfect to share around the campfire. These stories can be read aloud or easily retold; either way, your fellow campers may want to sleep with the light on.
|The Wright Guide to Camping with the Corps of Engineers
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Author: Don Wright
This informative guidebook lists all campgrounds in the United States built and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including summer and winter campground sites. Especially valuable for RV travelers and campers who are boaters and fishermen, the book includes all campsites with fishing and boating access located on or near lakes or streams managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps is renowned for keeping well-maintained sites, with inexpensive fees. Many of the campsites listed are in beautiful, little-known locations, too.Individual campground listings contain complete details about camping facilities, amenities, recreational activities available, RV park information, GPS and longitude/latitude information for each lake, and complete, easy-to-follow directions to get to each campground – which can be handy when traveling where internet signals can be difficult to receive. Concise overviews of the Corps of Engineers' projects at many sites are included for those curious about the works at many parks.
|The Complete Book of Boondock RVing: Camping Off the Beaten Path
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Author: Bill Moeller
Brand: McGraw Hill
Here’s Your Guide to Camping Off the Beaten Path
Ever feel frustrated by crowded RV parks? Yearn to camp out in the wild beside a babbling mountain brook or before a remote panoramic vista? Bill and Jan Moeller have been doing just that for more than thirty years, and The Complete Book of Boondock RVing is their complete guide to camping without hookups (aka "dry camping"). Whether you’re planning to spend an occasional overnight in a parking lot or an extended stay in the wilderness, you’ll learn how to equip your rig for boondocking, find great campsites, manage and conserve electricity and water, and camp in complete RV comfort and convenience.
- Increase your independence by learning how to camp "off the grid"
- Save money by finding cheap or free campsites anywhere--even in large cities
- Ensure your comfort, convenience, and safety when camping in the boonies
- Learn how to conserve and manage electricity, water, and waste, and to establish reliable communications
- Enjoy the quiet, solitude, and beauty of nature by getting away from crowded RV campgrounds
|The 175 Best Camp Games: A Handbook for Leaders
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Author: Kathleen Fraser
Games for kids 4 to 16, plus tips on keeping them fun and fair for all participants.
Camp games are meant to be fun. Here are the very best camp-tested games for boys and girls aged 4 to 16, with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. The Frasers include indoor and outdoor games for both small and large groups, with some old favorites and lots of new, soon-to-be favorites.
The 175 Best Camp Games also includes advice on:
- Choosing the right game for the situation
- Starting and ending games
- Dealing with rule breakers
- Modifying games for varied abilities
- Assuring safety and good supervision.
This practical guide is easy to use, and the more than 175 games are divided into five chapters:
- Break the Ice (Name Dropping, Life Raft)
- Taking It Easy (Speed Rabbit, Electricity)
- Getting Them Moving (Soh Koh No, Kitty Wants a Corner)
- Running Them Ragged (Pairs Tag, Fox in the Henhouse)
- Wet and Wild (Battleship, Sharks and Mermaids).
Though written with camp leaders in mind, this book will appeal to youth activity directors, counselors, counselors-in-training, coaches, scout leaders, parents, teachers and any other adult looking for creative group activities for youth that include all participants and require little or no special equipment.
|Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations: RV and Car Camping Destinations in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia (Camping Destinations series)
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Author: Mike Church
The Pacific Northwest is a campers paradise. It offers everything that a vacation camper could desire: seashores, snow-capped mountains, old growth forests, visitor friendly cities, and national parks. In fact, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most popular RVing and tent camping destinations in North America. Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations is a travel guide for camping travelers, those traveling in an RV and those camping with a tent. It addresses the needs of the thousands of visitors to the Pacific Northwest who arrive in an RV or who vacation travel in their family car, spending the night inexpensively in campgrounds. It's also a great book for those residents of the Pacific Northwest who are looking for new places to visit on weekend trips and during summer vacations. The largest part of the book describes over 130 great camping destinations throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. There are descriptions of the local attractions and visitor activities. A selection of good camping areas convenient to the destination area are described in detail. Whenever possible the book offers a choice of commercial or government campgrounds. A map for each destination shows the location of campgrounds and attractions. In addition to the destination section, the book also lays out exciting and interesting one-week itineraries from the Northwest gateway cities of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Maps and written descriptions guide you along these scenic easy to negotiate tours. So come and join us for a camping visit to the Pacific Northwest. Come for a week or spent the entire summer, the choice is yours.
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