Author Thaddeus Laird had already been exploring the region's rock crags and alpine peaks for years when he spent the entire 2005 climbing season in North Idaho and the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area, exploring routes, resurrecting many and even pioneering several new routes to research this guidebook. Covering miles of terrain, acres of technical pitches and snapping more than 1,500 digital photographs, he also collected data from Himalayan veteran John Roskelley, of Spokane, Washington, and the unflappable Randall Green, the author of "Idaho Rock," who has years of personal climbing experience in the area. The result is a comprehensive, user-friendly, up-to-date guide for today's climber. Thirteen major climbing areas are explored and hundreds of climbing routes covered. The author created all the photo route overlays and technical route topo maps, ensuring their accuracy and usability. The book also includes several area overview maps and numerous photos, totalling 107 illustrations. Divided into three main sections, "Climber's Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness" covers climbs in the granite crags of Post Falls and Laclede, the rocky backbone of the Selkirk Crest and the stunning high country of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area. A bonus section offers up a smattering of "Honorable Mentions" found on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, the rugged landscape around Priest Lake and points in between. Plus there are three appendixes and an index.
Author: James Ciment
Release Date: 2007
An encyclopedia of life on the home front during the two world wars provides biographical profiles, articles on all aspects of life during the era, chronologies of important events, and primary source documents.
From the Spanish missions to the war against Mexico. From the discovery of gold to the rise of cattle ranches, California has always been a land where dreams were made and nothing is what it appears. The Bear shares the stories of the settling of this state. Captain Juan Diego de La Vega, a conquistador, arrives in San Diego to command the Presidio. Running afoul of the mission padres, De La Vega is banished from the army. Hunted like a common criminal, he takes refuge with a Luiseo tribe. Fifteen-year-old Sean McGuire flees famine-ravaged Ireland and arrives in the territory as war commences. Jedediah McCabe, a mountain man and scout, befriends McGuire and together they fight to liberate California from Mexico. After the war, McGuire establishes the Oso Negro, a preeminent ranch in the area. Lee Sing leaves China for Gum Saan, only to find death and discrimination until he partners with McGuire as the Oso Negros cook. As one of Chinatowns leading citizens, Lee Sing navigates a perilous course in a Tong war that could cost him his family. Kathleen ONeil, a strong-willed Irish woman saves McGuires life and becomes his wife. Shes the brains behind the McGuire wealth and the familys rise in society. The tales of these characters are woven as a tapestry against the backdrop of a region that became paradise for some and a dead end for others. California is the land of dreams. This is the story of those who dared to dream.