Guess what came in this week from our friends at The American Alpine Club? Getting ready to dig into these for Labor Day Weekend
Here's a little 10-second preview of a new release, 100 Classic Hikes Utah. #HikingDaysAreHereAgain
A little recap from Bill Thorness's book launch of 'Cycling the Pacific Coast' last night at, in case you missed it! We had a great time drinking brews from Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, and planning our grand pedal-powered venture down the West coast!! Thanks Cascade Bicycle Club for co-sponsoring this event!
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Interested in tackling the iconic Wonderland Trail this year? Now is the time to apply!

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Tami Asars, Author. Photographer

Happy Wonderland Trail, Eve! Let the reservation fun begin tomorrow at 9am, PST! Good luck beautiful hopeful hikers!

Outdoor writer Lauren Danner recommends J Robert Harris' excellent wilderness trekking memoir "Way Out There."

“This book makes me want to get in the car, go to the airport, and go way out there somewhere.”

Warm-weather adventures are still months away, but you can get inspired by reading these three memoirs about hiking and high country.

Reminder: Wilderness Permit Applications going up today! Plus, f-f-f-flash sale this week online -- save 25% on single titles with code: PERMIT

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Hear Linnea Westerlind of Year of Seattle Parks and the author of the "Discovering Seattle Parks" guidebook share fascinating facts about Seattle's myriad parks.

Foreword Reviews' summary of Heather Hansen's excellent and topical new narrative "Wildfire."

Wildfire: "Wildfire" brings equal measures of science and drama to the issue of combating ever larger, more intense wildland fires. Author Heather Hansen spent eighteen months immersed in fire science and policy, shadowing the elite firefighters of Station...

Craig is speaking TONIGHT in Mount Vernon on "Discovering the Wild in Your Backyard"

Jim Herrington Photography's The Climbers featured in New York Post's weekend reads!

I Found My Tribe Ruth Fitzmaurice (memoir, Bloomsbury USA) Ruth has two “tribes” in her life: One is her children and her husband, Simon, who had ALS and could communicate only with his eyes. The o…

Armchair Birders make great Armchair Cloudspotters! Read Anne Kilgannon's delightful review of A Sideways Look at Clouds here...

Armchair Birding: A Sideways Look at Clouds by Maria Mudd Ruth I was out walking in my neighborhood yesterday, craning my neck, scanning the sky to locate the resident eagle that was punctuating the quiet winter day with screams: screams of delight at the high, bright clouds after rain? Or the uptic...

What does a 1st-time Alaska visitor read to get ready?

Peggy Mullen, owner of River City Books in Soldotna, recommends Erin McKittrick's excellent Cook Inlet adventure narrative "Mudflats and Fish Camps."

Whether they’re built on John Muir’s journey along the Southeast in a Tlingit canoe, Christopher McCandless’ iconic teal and white bus or a retelling of a particularly daring hike in your local newspaper, adventures are easily inspired by the stories we read and tell.

Join us for a special online chat with elite climber Andy Kirkpatrick. Andy's climbing career has specialized in winter climbs and big walls – Chamonix, Antarctica, Patagonia, Greenland, Alaska, and, his first love, Yosemite’s El Capitan, which he has climbed more than 30 times, including 5 solos and 2 one-day ascents. In this edition of the Mountaineers Books Web Series, Andy will discuss climbing tips that he has collected in his book 1001 Climbing Tips – the “stuff that w...orks for me . . . those little things that can make a tiny, or massive, improvement to your climbing.”

Climbing magazine once described Andy as a climber with a “strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult,” with a reputation “for seeking out routes where the danger is real, and the return is questionable, pushing himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and beyond, sometimes with partners and sometimes alone.”

In addition to 1001 Climbing Tips, Andy is the author of the adventure tales, Psychovertical, which won the 2008 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, and Cold Wars, which won the 2012 Boardman Tasker Prize. He has also authored a technical book on soloing titled Me, Myself and I, as well as Unknown Pleasures, a collection of his works. 1001 Climbing Tips includes advice for big wall, ice, mixed, and alpine climbing, as well as safety, training, packing and travel and much more.

Andy will be joining this web event from his home in Ireland. His presentation will run about 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute question and answer period. Feel free to register for the event even if you can’t attend on March 21, because in the days following Mountaineers Books will email you a link to the recorded presentation. Click below to register.

Co-sponsors include The Mountaineers and Moja Gear.

Free to attend! Register here:…/8648615916834167555…

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For her newly released book 'Wildfire," author Heather Hansen spent nearly two years following Boulder's elite Station 8 wildland fire crew.

"I worked out, ate, and went on emergency calls, and planned burns with them. I learned what scares them, what makes them laugh, what motivates them, and what they’re proud of, and that helped me give readers a more complete picture of firefighters and fire."

To research and write _Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8,_ Heather Hansen followed the crew of a fire station near her Boulder CO home for two years. She went through training and testing to become a certified wildland firefighter, and joined the crew for emergency calls and planned burns....

The Photography Committee of the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club will host a book talk with author and wilderness trekker J Robert Harris on March 28 at 6:30 pm at the Metropolitan Opera Guild in NYC. See what it is like....Way Out There!

J. Robert Harris is a well-known explorer and the author of Way Out There: Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker. From his origins in New York City, J.R. has roamed, mostly alone and unsupported, from Arctic Alaska to the Australian Outback, from Patagonia to the Pyrenees, and across the many “lands....

We're so thrilled to be able to offer the now complete Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Series--Southern California, Northern California, Oregon and Washington. No matter your experience level or aspiration there's a PCT trial segment that's just right for you.

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We're thrilled to get our hands on the brand new Northern California guidebook from Mountaineers Books! This completes their series for the Pacific Crest Trail.... They're excellent books and are especially useful to all of you who are planning section hikes along the trail. We'll have the last one in our store soon.

Congratulations to all of the authors!

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In celebration of women making a difference, including our own Madi Carlson, author of Urban Cycling, fierce family bike advocate, and BikePortland's new Family Biking columnist. #InternationalWomensDay

Today is March 8, International Women's Day. Scrolling through my social media feeds, I've been overwhelmed by posts celebrating women from all walks of life: girls fighting the odds to go to school in war zones , a huge list of women who have won the Nobel Prize and their accomplishments, and an