Author: Sean Hill
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge is the definitive guide to trails in the Red River Gorge Geologic Area, Natural Bridge State Park, and Clifty Wilderness. The book showcases 25 of the best hikes in the Gorge, as well as a back-of-book bonus on nearby trails. Distinguished from other Red River Gorge guides, this book provides readers not only with detailed maps, sharp photos, and individual-trail details, THIS guidebook outlines definitive hikes—ways to explore the area and enjoy its flora, fauna, and history. The easy-to-use layout treats each hike distinctly, as its own adventure. Because of this, the routes are detailed with photographs, maps, trail gradient information and, most importantly, ratings for key elements that make a trail appealing to a wide variety of people. This allows the reader to make informed decisions about which trails they will want to hike, which ones will be appropriate for children, and so on. Further, readers will discover how to combine trails and routes for a great hiking day or backpacking trip. This book is ideal for people who’ve never been to the Gorge, or even beginner hikers.
Author: Susan Reigler
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2011-05-01
The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks is the one-stop resource for information on great places to view Kentucky's natural beauty, tour historical sites, golf, camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, rock climb, and enjoy almost any other type of outdoor recreation. Whether you are a day tripper, weekend escapee, or weeklong camper, this unique guide is ideal for any one of the seven million visitors who enjoy Kentucky state parks each year. Author Susan Reigler showcases all forty-nine state parks and historical sites, as well as the Kentucky Horse Park, the Breaks Interstate Park, and the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The book contains vivid details and numerous lush photographs and is organized geographically to help with planning trips around the state. A comprehensive map is included for each region. For every park, the essential information is provided: Natural or historical attractions of the park Types of recreation available Camping and lodging facilities, museums, and gift shops Addresses and phone numbers Magnificent color photographs -- 170 in allIf you want to see the moonbow at Cumberland Falls, one of only two in the world, to listen for a ghostly bugle at Perryville Battlefield, or to explore the longest cave system in the world, let this book be your guide. Don't be without it when planning your vacation in Kentucky.
Bob Sehlinger and Johnny Molloy’s classic Canoeing & Kayaking Kentucky has been updated yet again. Covering the Bluegrass State from the Appalachians in the east of the Mississippi River in the west, paddling has never been better in Kentucky. Combining the latest technology with good old-fashioned paddling trips, the updated 6th edition Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to Kentucky makes your paddling adventures even easier to execute with completely revised and improved maps, access points, river gauges and mileages. Sehlinger and Molloy have combined thousands of miles of paddling throughout North America in addition to Kentucky. They have also penned additional paddling guides to several other Southern states. This combined experience has been used to make Canoeing & Kayaking Kentucky its finest and most useful for paddlers of all types. GPS coordinates have been added to every put-in and takeout in the book, making reaching your favorite waterway a snap.
From old country roads to dense forest paths, Kentucky boasts more than 1,500 miles of marked and maintained trails. Author Carrie Stambaugh describes eighty of her favorite hikes, from 1-mile nature trails to multiday backpacks. With detailed information on trailhead location, difficulty, and much, much more, Hiking Kentucky, Third Edition is bound to have something for everyone!
This book details the 282 miles of Kentucky's master path, the Sheltowee Trace, from the trail's southern terminus in Tennessee's Pickett State Park, north through the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and on through the length of the Daniel Boone National Forest nearly to the state of Ohio.
Author: Daniel C. Dourson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-01-18
A revision of Dan Dourson's original book, Red River Gorge's Wild Yet Tasty, this book is a quick and easy guide to wild edible plants in the Red River Gorge of Kentucky. A great reference for anyone living in the eastern United States, for campers, hikers and preppers!
Author: John W. Snell
Release Date: 2006-01-01
In the 168 pages of Red River Gorge, The Eloquent Landscape, award-winning photographer John W. Snell presents an impressive collection of captioned photographs of the area. As expected, there are pictures of easily accessible and familiar places such as Sky Bridge, Bell Falls, Princess Arch and Chimney Rock.
Backpacking Kentucky is your personal guide to 34 of the best trails in the state. Endowed with a proliferation of natural bridges and sandstone arches, rhododendron thickets, towering hemlocks, spring-fed creeks, gorgeous wildflowers and hardwood forests, Kentucky has an impressive array of overnight options for the backcountry adventurer.Each backpacking entry includes explicit directions to the trailhead; a detailed map with topo lines and suggested campsites marked; comprehensive trail and route description; plus interesting tidbits about the ecology and culture of the area. Hikes are divided into three categories for those wanting simple overnight trips, multi-day forays into the wilderness, or shorter trails to introduce the next generation of hikers to the joys of backpacking.Full color maps and photographs for each entry.
Author: Sean Patrick Hill
Publisher: Moon Travel
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Avid hiker and freelance writer Sean Patrick Hill covers the hiking possibilities of Oregon, including notable trails along the Oregon Coast, Portland, Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mount Hood. Packed with useful information, Moon Oregon Hiking covers a wide selection of hiking trails that will not only inspire a wonderful walk on the wild side, but will also provide an appreciative understanding of the unique landscape that is Oregon. Hill provides lists that appeal to a variety of hikers' interests, such as Best Beach and Coastal Walks, Best Bird-Watching, Best Desert Hikes, and Best Self-Guided Nature Walks and Wildflower Trails. Complete with details on what to pack and wear as well as hiking ethics, Moon Oregon Hiking gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable hiking experience.
Your personal guide to hiking the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Over 50 hikes are described, with maps, photos, and suggested side trips. Includes many lesser known hiking locations, as well as sample hikes from more popular places such as Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge and Sheltowee Trace. Almost all hikes are less than one hour's drive from Lexington. Hikes are cross-referenced for a variety of factors including kid-friendly, pets, and accessible trails.
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Author: Rebecca Gayle Howell
Publisher: Cleveland State Univ Poetry Center
Release Date: 2013
Poetry. "To enter into these poems one must be fully committed, as the poet is, to seeing this world as it is, to staying with it, moment by moment, day by day. Yet these poems hold a dark promise: this is how you can do it, but you must be fully engaged, which means you must be fully awake, you must wake up inside it. As we proceed, the how-to of the beginning poems subtly transform, as the animals (or, more specifically, the livestock) we are engaging begin to, more and more, become part of us, literally and figuratively we enter inside of that which we devour."—Nick Flynn "This is the book you want with you in the cellar when the tornado is upstairs taking your house and your farm. It's the book you want in the bomb shelter, and in the stalled car, in the kitchen waiting for the kids to come home, in the library when the library books are burned. Its instructions are clear and urgent. Rebecca Gayle Howell has pressed her face to the face of the actual animal world. She remembers everything we have forgotten. Read this! It's not too late. We can start over from right here and right now."—Marie Howe "In every one of these haunting and hungry poems, Howell draws a map for how to enter the heat and dew of the human being, naked and facing the natural world, desperate to feel. I did not realize while reading RENDER how deeply I was handing everything over."—Nikky Finney
Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2017-03-07
"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.