Best Easy Day Hikes Des Moines

Author: Michael Ream
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767855
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Best Easy Day Hikes Des Moines includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 19 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Insiders Guide To Des Moines

Author: Michael Ream
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762769319
Size: 47.82 MB
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A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Des Moines is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to Iowa's capital. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Des Moines and its surrounding environs.

Best Hikes Near Madison

Author: Michael Ream
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785705
Size: 66.58 MB
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Take a Hike! Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are forty-three of the best hikes, nearly all within an hour’s drive of Madison, Wisconsin—from the Capital City State Trail to Devil’s Lake State Park. The hikes offer skyline views, a range of landscapes, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from: • Picnic Point • Pheasant Branch Conservancy • Gibraltar Rock • Blue Mound State Park • Pope Farm Park • Meadow Valley and Cave Trails Each hike features full-color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, full-color trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you’ll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., for attractions such as views, and if it’s suitable for families with kids); Green Tips; and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area’s wildlife.

Best Easy Day Hikes Cedar Rapids

Author: Alexander Goya
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762763469
Size: 29.40 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Cedar Rapids includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for nineteen easy-to-follow hikes in and around Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Cedar Falls, and Waterloo. Enjoy scenic walks along the Cedar River, Devonian Fossil Gorge, the Mormon Handcart Trail or Wildcat Den State Park, Maquoketa Caves State Park, and the Cedar Valley Nature Trail. Look inside for: • Thirty-minute strolls to two-hour adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions, clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for children, dogs, or views • GPS coordinates

Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln And Omaha

Author: Michael Ream
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076277472X
Size: 10.40 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Lincoln/Omaha includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

A Walk In The Woods

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674546
Size: 48.73 MB
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Take A Walk

Author: Sue Muller Hacking
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570613265
Size: 41.63 MB
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With this easy-to-use guidebook, expansive views of the Olympics, picnic lunches on bluffs overlooking Puget Sound, and the impeccable stillness of a wooded ravine can all be found within a half-hour drive of Everett, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, or Olympia. Completely revised and updated, Take a Walk contains information on 15 new walks, additional tips for birdwatchers, more photographs, expanded parks information, and website addresses. Settings for walks detailed in this guide range from saltwater beaches to lakeshores to forests and meadows within the region's bounty of parks, preserves, and other lush, natural spaces. Each walk description includes a map and complete information about the setting, special attractions, length, level of difficulty, amenities, disabled access, connecting trails, dog restrictions, and surrounding flora and fauna. Details about play areas, interpretive trails, parking, picnic spots, and other park services are also provided. A calendar listing local organized walks for causes is included as an appendix. This indispensable guide to 100 nature walks in the Puget Sound region is perfect for walkers, birdwatchers, families, seniors, and joggers alike.

Reach For The Stars

Author: Dan McCool
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456765760
Size: 20.86 MB
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Wrestling is as much a part of winter in Iowa as is snow and cold. Dreams of state championships begin in elementary school and, since 1972, come to fruition - or heart-breakingly fall short - at an arena in Des Moines in February or March. In 2011, the tournament finals sold out for the 24th consecutive year. Individuals and teams carve their names on the sport’s history tree each year. Some champions were blind, some were deaf, some were amputees but all earn the respect of thousands for their work ethic - a hallmark of the state’s populace. Is this heaven? No, it’s better than that. It’s high school wrestling in Iowa!

Seattle Stairway Walks

Author: Jake Jaramillo
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594856788
Size: 10.58 MB
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CLICK HERE to download Jake and Cathy Jaramillo's favorite walk from the book, "The Olmstead Vision" (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * The only guidebook to stairway walks in Seattle * Explore Seattle neighborhoods in a new way with these interesting walks in Seattle * Written for people of all ages who want to get outside, exercise, and explore Often called a “city of neighbor-hoods,” Seattle is shaped by soaring mounds like Queen Anne and Capitol Hill and by indentations such as Ravenna Ravine and Deadhorse Canyon. Weaving together the hills, bluffs, and canyons are stairs -- lots and lots of stairs. In fact, there are over 600 publicly accessible Seattle stairways within the city limits! And to explore Seattle by these stairs opens up stunning views and a whole new, intimate side of the Emerald City. Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods is the city's first guidebook to 25 of the best neighborhood walks that feature public Seattle stairways. Each route description includes driving and public transit directions to the starting point, full-color photos, a detailed map, QR codes for saving abbreviated directions on your smart phone, tips on sections that are family-friendly, suggestions for cafes and pubs for that perfect espresso and sandwich en route, fascinating sidebars on Seattle's neighborhood history and community anecdotes, and much, much more.

Paddling Iowa

Author: Nate Hoogeveen
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781931599702
Size: 24.68 MB
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Newly revised guide to the best paddling trips in Iowa, contains trip ideas, and environmental, geological, and historic points of interest.