Rocky Mountain Books, Victoria, BC.  ISBN 9781771602877, Inner Ranges is a collection of writings, the culmination of a lifetime of puzzling over what it is that motivates climbers and mountain explorers. to the region's wildflowers. Then, with no experience and very little guidance, she makes the impulsive decision to hike 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone. Anyone who has fought to find purpose and joy in their lives will find something meaningful and inspirational from this page turning read. Campbell’s moving and honest account of his struggles to find his place both out in the bush, and in the life of Aidan, his daughter, is as much about surviving the challenges of life in the arctic as it is about parenting.

Author of Best Easy Day Hikes Boise and Best Rail Trails Pacific Northwest: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and Boise's Best Outdoor Adventures mobile app travel guide.  American Canoe Association Canoe Instructor.

Outdoor industry attorney, risk management consultant, author and speaker.  Chair, American Alpine Club Library Committee.  Board of directors of the Galapagos Preservation Society, and Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Author of Outdoor Recreation Risk Management, Insurance and Law. information about the salmon we find in the grocery store. Honorable Mention.  The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things.  By Peter Wohlleben.  Greystone Books, Vancouver.  ISBN 9781771643887.

If you only add one book to your Christmas list, then make it this one.  Consultant for a series of twenty Time-Life nature books. Director for Outdoor Programs at Colorado State University. Joey is based in Cornwall, UK, and runs Cool of the Wild. ISBN 9781604697605. Honorable Mention.  150 Nature Hot Spots in California:  The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places.  By Ann Marie Brown.  Firefly Books.  Richmond Hill, ON.  ISBN 9780228101680. Texas A&M University Press.  College Station, TX.  ISBN 9781623496920. Loewen expertly intertwines these spellbinding stories with her own search for purpose and meaning. A must read for dads and daughters everywhere, and equally appealing to seekers of true wilderness adventure. And who knows, your choice might just be the spark that sets the wheels in motion for your own adventure!? The writing is luminous. This book is very different to all the others on the list because it isn’t about an impressive expedition or an insane survival story. If you don’t know anything about camping, this book will give you some confidence that it’s never too late to fall in love with hiking.

As a volunteer with Seattle Mountain Rescue, Bree Loewen drops everything at a moment’s notice to assist those in need in the mountains that she loves.  Twenty years experience as an outdoor adventure leader.  Former trip leader for Appalachian State University. You barely have to Val Cunningham, St. Paul, MN There’s nothing better than getting lost in a great book; putting it down at night and it being the first thing that enters your head when you wake up. Yes, they are pollinators, and yes, they have similar markings to bees — which serves them well as a form of protection from potential predators — but that's where the similarity ends. Into Thin Air is an exhilarating and heartbreaking account of the Mount Everest disaster. Hi there! An old dairy farm is home, where she lives with her husband and an assortment of dogs and cats. You’ll get camping guides, destination inspiration and more right to your inbox. John, a writer for Outside Magazine, joins an Everest Expedition led by one of the world’s most celebrated climbers, Rob Hall. the topic, eminently useable and filled with