books

Washington Off the Beaten Path

April 5, 2021

Get travel tips from a local. Megan Hill, a travel writer based in Seattle, shares some insider knowledge of the Evergreen State in the tenth edition of Washington Off the Beaten Path. The book divides the state into 6 regions: Washington Coast and Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound, North Cascade and North Central Washington, South Central […]

The Girl Explorers

February 24, 2021

For women who know no boundaries. The Girl Explorers by Jayne Zanglein is a book that shares the stories of some of the founding members of the Society of Woman Geographers. Started in 1925, this organization of over 500 women across the globe, knows no boundaries and is comprised of a diverse group of women […]

Hiking Washington

February 9, 2021

Time to hit the trails! The recently updated book, Hiking Washington, by Oliver Lazenby is your guide to discovering the hiking trails of the Evergreen State. Seventy-eight hikes are featured and fall into one of 5 geographical areas: North Cascades, South Cascades, Northeast Washington, Southeast Washington, and The Olympic Peninsula. A handy Trail Finder list […]

Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You

January 20, 2021

Explore the outdoors responsibly! The recently released, Mother Nature is Not Trying to Kill You, by Rob and Haley Nelson, is a guidebook on how to “survive random acts of nature”. The catchy title and illustrations give you a hint as to the tone that the writers take in this entertaining and informative book. A combination […]

Trail Tested

January 13, 2021

Here’s the ultimate resource guide for your next long-distance hike. In Trail Tested by Justin Lichter, AKA Trauma, each page is jam-packed with information, photos, and engaging stories. Clocking over 35,000 miles of hiking a variety of trails throughout the world, Trauma shares his extensive experience with the reader, in hopes of saving you time […]

Top Hike of 2020

December 2, 2020

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes and shares for our 2020 features in the Hike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…Off the Farm Protein Bars, the delicious, square bars that come in some yummy flavors, all […]

Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon

November 25, 2020

Soak away your stresses…in nature! Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon, the just released book from Jeff Birkby, will help you find the perfect geothermal getaway. The book is divided into 8 geological regions, 4 in Washington and 4 in Oregon, cataloguing 39 hot springs that range from secluded natural pools like Juntura Hot Springs located […]

Urban Hikes Washington

October 14, 2020

Crisp air and fall colors invite an outdoor adventure, and we have the book for you! Urban Hikes Washington by Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood presents forty urban hikes that showcase the Evergreen State’s diversity. They roughly define an urban hike as a marriage between hiking trails and travel with hikes that are in a […]

Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks

July 30, 2020

Heading to a National Park? Then we have the book for you! Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks by Robert and Martha Manning is filled with practical information and beautiful pictures. The couple presents first hand knowledge of all 62 of the designated National Parks within the United States, including American Samoa and […]

Top Camp of 2019

December 6, 2019

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2019 reviews in the Camp category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the lightweight Bison Rolling Grill that turns your camping trip into a backyard BBQ with an all-in-one […]

Top Bike of 2019

December 4, 2019

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2019 reviews in the Bike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…Jackie Corley’s recently released book titled The Joy of Cycling, which is the perfect holiday gift for […]

Top Hike of 2019

December 3, 2019

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2019 reviews in the Hike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… Alyssa’s Healthy Cookies, guilt-free, delicious treats to take on all your hikes that are loaded […]

America’s Best Day Hikes

November 20, 2019

Though the weather right now isn’t ideal for hikers, you can still dream about where to go with the new book from Derek Dellinger, America’s Best Day Hikes. This is a collection of 50 hikes across the contiguous United States, chosen based on a year of extensive research and the determination to find hikes that were […]

Women Who Hike

October 10, 2019

Step into Fall with the new book by Heather Balogh Rochfort, Women Who Hike! Live vicariously through stories from 20 women who describe their favorite North American trail. These strong women are pioneers, mothers, athletes, writers, editors, guides, and business owners in the outdoor community. As varied are these women, so too are the treks […]

Comfortably Wild

September 30, 2019

Want to go camping but don’t want to rough it? Then you need to tap into Comfortably Wild, the new book from Mike and Anne Howard that explores over 70 of the top glamping locations in North America! Divided into “experience types”, such as wild west, living history, fantastical, and safari, each entry includes the […]

The Joy of Cycling

July 15, 2019

An ode to two wheeled joy! The Joy of Cycling, recently released by Hatherleigh Press, is a collection of quotes to celebrate the bicycle and the freedom and fun that it gives us. Find out what Susan B Anthony, Mark Twain, John Lennon, Albert Einstein, and more have to say about bikes, cycling, and this […]

Women Who Hike

June 10, 2019

Get inspired and go for a hike! Heather Balogh Rochfort’s latest book, Women Who Hike, is a collection of stories from 20 women with impressive credentials as modern, adventurous outdoorswomen. Each chapter highlights a different women and outlines their favorite trail with the essentials like location, elevation, length, difficulty level, and insider tips. Beautiful pictures […]

Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts

May 3, 2019

How about a hike to a fire lookout? In Amber Casali’s book titled, Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts, you’ll get the scoop on 44 of these buildings that were essential in the early detection of fires in forested areas, as well as a brief history of these structures in the Evergreen State. For each lookout, she […]

Swiss Army Knife Survival Guide: 101 Tips, Tricks and Uses

April 22, 2019

You probably have one in your camping kit…a Swiss Army Knife, of course. The soon-to-be-released book by Bryan Lynch titled, Swiss Army Knife Survival Guide: 101 Tips, Tricks and Uses, will provide you with a variety of ways to use this quintessential multitool in emergency and survival situations. He starts out by giving a brief history […]

Waddle: A Book of Fun for Penguin Lovers

April 8, 2019

It’ll make you smile! From the title to the amusing quotes, Waddle: A Book of Fun for Penguin Lovers is meant to bring about warm fuzzy feelings. Noted penguin expert and award-winning writer, photographer, filmmaker and university teacher, Lloyd Spencer Davis, aka Professor Penguin. is the editor of this entertaining book. You’ll find beautiful photos […]

Sierra Summits

March 11, 2019

Explore the Range of Light with Matt Johanson in his recently released, Sierra Summits. The book divides California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range into five geographic sections: Lake Tahoe, Central Sierra, Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and Eastern Sierra. The 50 hikes are outlined with photos, a stat summary (distance, time, difficulty, permits, etc.), […]

The Kid Who Climbed Everest

March 1, 2019

From the dream of an eight-year-old boy to the amazing achievement of a twenty-three-year-old man, The Kid Who Climbed Everest is the inspiring account from Bear Grylls. Many know him as the host of the television series Man vs Wild, drinking pee and eating bugs (or worse!) to survive in remote wildness areas, but back […]

Turning Left Around the World

September 27, 2018

An absorbing narrative of the ultimate bucket list! Turning Left Around the World by David C Moore is an informative, entertaining account of the author’s 10 month travels around the world with his wife, Helene. The book’s title is a twofold pun: (1) traveling west from London and (2) turning left when entering the plane […]

Vantage Point

August 9, 2018

Grab a rope and harness! The soon-to-be released book from the editors of Climbing Magazine have compiled a collection of stories in the 241-page book titled, Vantage Point. The book is divided chronologically starting in the 1970s, taking you through to the 2010s. The tales are written by notable climbers of each era, and include details […]