The Flathead Valley of Montana is rapidly becoming a mecca for bicycling enthusiasts, offering, uncrowded riding conditions and plenty of room rentals and camping spots. Local rider Chuck Haney shares the best rides available, many known only to area cyclists until now. See wildlife, mountain vistas and even a great moonlight trip through Glacier National Park. The book is illustrated with maps and photos from each ride and also offers information regarding equipment, preparations for the trip and how to carry a camera and get great photos along the way. -- Inside information on the best cycling routes in Northwest Montana
Explores the historical sites of the old West, including outlaw hideouts, Civil War battlefields, landmarks, attractions, museums, and special events.
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! Discover vibrant cities like Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland and the lush emerald wilderness in between. Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip can do everything but change the radio station. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: 31 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Climb Mount Rainier or relax in Seattle with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a local craft beer. Hike the temperate rain forests of Oregon, kayak the Puget sound in Washington, hit the ski slopes in Whistler, or take the ferry across the border to see First Nations art Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in in Vancouver, Victoria, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, the Oregon Coast, Portland, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, Greenwater, Paradise, Olympia, Astoria, Aberdeen, and Newport Local Expert: Native Washingtonian and outdoorswoman Allison Williams shares her love of the Pacific Northwest with you Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Seattle or Moon Vancouver & the Canadian Rockies.
On Mount Hood is a contemporary, first-person narrative biography of Oregon's greatest mountain, featuring stories full of adventure and tragedy, history and geology, people and places, trivia and lore. The mountain itself helps create the notorious Oregon rains and deep alpine snows, and paved the way for snowboarding in the mid 1980s. Its forests provide some of the purest drinking water in the world, and its snowy peak captures the attention of the nation almost every time it wreaks fatal havoc on climbers seeking the summit. On Mount Hood builds a compelling story of a legendary mountain and its impact on the people who live in its shadow, and includes interviews with a forest activist, a volcanologist, and a para-rescue jumper. Jon Bell has been writing from his home base in Oregon since the late 1990s. His work has appeared in Backpacker, The Oregonian, The Rowing News, Oregon Coast, and many other publications. He lives in Lake Oswego, OR.
How does a chemical engineer, discharged from the Navy, drafted into the Army and assigned to the Medics, get on the Manhattan Atom Bomb Project and become a Nuclear Engineer in the Twentieth Century? With a great deal of luck and a little talent. In addition to telling this story, the book is written for a lay audience, but for someone having technical and scientific interests, and wanting to better understand the development of nuclear technology in the US. Radiation safety, power economics, risk/benefit analyses, and the societal issues of nuclear waste disposal, including such politically non-touchable areas as -"How many dollars to save a life?" and relatedly - "How safe is safe enough?" - are all discussed. Mr. Kupp's anecdotes of his youth, his home life, and his 30-year sailing history, all contribute to the realism of the book and round out the story of his life to more than just a technical career.
Adventures Unlimited is the best resource for finding great jobs in exotic places. The author uses his more than ten years of experience in the seasonal job market to share tips with those just getting started. Each chapter examines the benefits of seasonal employment along with the pitfalls to avoid. Learn how to find the job that is right for you, and how to get hired as well. The book includes jobs at summer camps, dude ranches, ski resorts, amusement parks, cruise lines, island hotels, and much more. There is an adventure waiting for you!
From touring cranberry bogs and searching for fossil remains to exploring lava-tube caves and herding cattle on a guest ranch, Oregon travelers will find many out-of-the-ordinary attractions and events to suit their tastes with this guide. From touring cranberry bogs and searching for fossil remains to exploring lava-tube caves and herding cattle on a guest ranch, Oregon travelers will find many out-of-the-ordinary attractions and events to suit their tastes with this guide.
"This book describes how political, economic, and cultural events influenced the history and development of the leisure pursuits of Americans of different races and ethnic backgrounds during the 20th century." "Organized chronologically, this book is ideal for high school students, college students, and the general public. It identifies the most popular games, sports, and hobbies of social groups ranging from the working class to the wealthy, along with their importance in American history. Over 51 photos illustrate the different leisure pursuits in their time periods."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
From the Highroad Guide series, Oregon Cascades, will show you the best of the West. This book is beautifully illustrated and reveals top spots for hiking, camping, biking, fishing, canoeing, birding, and scenic driving. * Easy-to-read maps * Trail descriptions for strolls, hikes, and backpacks * Human and natural history * Lists of outfitters and seasonal eventsHead for the hills well-prepared with Highroad Mountain Guides - Travel & LeisureTo call this book indispensable is almost an understatement. I have never seen so much relevant information compiled into one source - The Burlington Free Press''Detailed trail maps and pen-and-ink drawings of area flora and fauna for the traveler who likes to get off the main drag.'' - Atlanta, Georgia Journal Constitution