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SPRING/SUMMER 2010CONTENTSRECREATION.LIFESTYLE.ADVOCACY.IT'S ALL ABOUT THE OUTDOORS.3 NEW RELEASES6 SKIPSTONE (BACKLIST ON PAGE 14)9 BRAIDED RIVER (BACKLIST ON PAGE 15)10 COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB PRESS16 HOW-TOS & WHERE-TOS22 FAMILY ACTIVITIES22 MULTIACTIVITIESOutdoor Books by the Experts23 TREKKING & ADVENTURE TRAVEL24 PADDLING & WATERSPORTS25 BICYCLING26 SNOW SPORTS27 CLIMBING31 ADVENTURE & BIOGRAPHY36 NATURAL HISTORY3 8 INDEXESHELEN CHERULLO • PublisherKATE ROGERS • Editor in ChiefDOUG CANFIELD • Director of Sales & MarketingART FREEMAN • Chief Financial Officer


NEW RELEASESJENNIFER AISTBABES IN THE WOODSHIKING, CAMPING & BOATINGWITH BABIES & YOUNG CHILDRENInspire families to have safe and happy wilderness adventures!There’s a lot of information out there about introducing school-age kids to the outdoors,but what about babies and toddlers? Author Jennifer Aist bridges that gap and sharesher tried and tested advice for active new parents. Babes in the Woods introduces outdoorsymoms and dads to the joy and vigor of taking babies and toddlers into the woodsat a very early age. Well-organized chapters offer functional solutions for appropriategear, clothing, and food, nature games to play, and tips on potty breaks and sleepingoutdoors—but most importantly, Aist explores all the reasons why introducing even theyoungest of children to wilderness experiences is healthy, rewarding, and fun.Whether planning a short day hike, a car camping trip, a base camp adventure, or abackpacking excursion, Aist covers every season and climate, while confirming that babies are well-suited forthe mountains, the water, and the adventures that lie beyond.JENNIFER AIST is founder and director of Providence Alaska Medical Center’s parenting and childbirtheducation program, Parenting with Providence. She teaches classes on everything from breastfeeding tobackpacking and conducts her signature “Babes in the Woods,” “Babes in the Snow,” and “Babes on theWater” classes every year. She has also consulted with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game on a preschooloutdoor education curriculum. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, she lives in Anchorage,Alaska, with her husband and four children.• Addresses the ongoing “last child in the woods” concern• Offers a fresh, modern approach to hiking and campingwith kids• Makes parenting a celebration of the outdoors and asharing of traditionsFIND MORE FAMILY ACTIVITY BOOKS ON PAGE 22Author Jennifer Aist and her twins snuggle in a “bagdoubler,” which converts your individual sleeping baginto bedding for the whole crew.AVAILABLE IN APRIL176 pages, 5 x 7, 65 b&w photos, paperbound, $16.95,ISBN 978-1-59485-343-2. Family Activities. Rights: W.www.mountaineersbooks.org fax: 800.568.76043


SKIPSTONEEMILY ANDERSON; PHOTOGRAPHY BY SETH AND KENDRA SMOOTECO-CHIC HOMERETHINK, REUSE & REMAKE YOUR WAYTO SUSTAINABLE STYLEMore than 60 easy design projects for an eco-friendly homeBy featuring more than sixty projects that embrace the popular eco-ethic, EmilyAnderson takes the DIY genre to every room in the house. From detailed instructionson turning old sweaters into hand-knotted rugs to tips on assessing local thrift shopsand estate sales, Anderson makes re-styling a home practical and fresh at a verylow cost. Projects encourage first-time crafters and DIY pros alike to use repurposeditems—old lamps, extra sheets, mismatched dishes—to create new décor. Turn old bedpillows into stylish floor cushions, teacups into candles (soy wax only, please!), and oldfabric into festive holiday garlands.Creative and resourceful domestic advice throughout inspires readers to shop localconsignment stores, raid grandma’s closet, and recycle a home’s excess clutter throughcraigslist or garage sales. Eco-Chic Home proves that with a little ingenuity andthoughtful changes, everything old can be new again.EMILY ANDERSON is an author and designer whose work has been featured inThe New York Times, MSNBC, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Today Show, amongother media. She is the author of Eco-Chic Weddings and hosts a popular blog by thesame name. She received a degree in interior design from Parson’s School of Designand lives in New York City with her husband and two children.• Strong green message brings a twistto the DIY genre• Offers ways to enhance personalstyle at home• Perfect for the “recessionista” or“economista” in every family!• Printed on 100% recycled paper withsoy inksAVAILABLE IN MAY192 pages, 7 x 8, 75 color photos, paperbound, $21.95,ISBN 978-1-59485-140-7. Sustainable Living. Rights: W.6 THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS phone: 800.553.4453


SKIPSTONEAMY PENNINGTON; PHOTOGRAPHY BY DELLA CHENURBAN PANTRYTIPS & RECIPES FOR A THRIFTY,SUSTAINABLE & SEASONAL KITCHENA modern, sustainable approach for stocking an efficient kitchenUrban Pantry is a smart, concise guide to creating a full and delicious larder in your ownhome. It covers kitchen essentials, like what basics to keep on hand for quick, tasty mealswithout a trip to the store, and features recipes that adapt old-fashioned pantry cookingfor a modern audience. Avid chef and gardener Amy Pennington demystifies canning andpickling for the urban kitchen and provides tips for growing a practical food garden in eventhe smallest of spaces. Her more than sixty creative recipes blend both gourmet and classicflavors while keeping economy in mind, and include:Whole Grain BreadHerbal MinestroneWhite Bean & Preserved Lemon SaladChocolate-Buttermilk CakePotato Gratin with Cashew CreamFig & Flower BatidosRhubarb JamIndian-Pickled CarrotsApricot Chickpea SaladOver Easy with Tomato & PolentaToasted Almond CrackersWalnut & Garlic ChickenMilk-Braised Pork Shoulder with SageBoozy Blood Orange MarmaladeUrban Pantry holds sustainability at its center: Take advantage of local ingredients, eliminate wasteful kitchenpractices, and make the most out of the food you buy or grow.AMY PENNINGTON is an organic gardener and all around food enthusiast. She worked for renowned chefTom Douglas as a marketing manager and radio producer for several years before launching two businesses ofher own: Go Go Green Garden, an edible gardening business that creates and maintains sustainable gardensfor urbanites, and Urban Garden Share, a service connecting gardeners without dirt to neighbors willing toshare their yards. A regular contributor to Edible Seattle, Amy lives in Seattle, Washington.• Timely recession-proof tips for getting the most out of your pantry and produce• Great gift for home cooks, gardeners, and cannersAMY PENNINGTON• Focuses on small-batch preserving for home owners and apartment dwellersAVAILABLE IN APRIL176 pages, 7 x 8 1 ⁄2, 26 color and 12 b&w photos, paperbound,$19.95, ISBN 978-1-59485-346-3. Sustainable Living. Rights: Wwww.mountaineersbooks.org fax: 800.568.7604 7


SKIPSTONENEW SERIESTHE HEALTHY BACK BOOKA GUIDE TO WHOLE HEALING FOR OUTDOORENTHUSIASTS AND OTHER ACTIVE PEOPLEASTRID PUJARI, M.D., AND NANCY SCHATZ ALTONTHE HEALTHY KNEES BOOKA GUIDE TO WHOLE HEALING FOR OUTDOORENTHUSIASTS AND OTHER ACTIVE PEOPLEAccessible advice focusing on a specific part of the body—making recovery from pain or injury easier to achieveTHE HEALTHY BACK BOOKEight out of ten Americans will suffer from back pain at least once in their lifetime: It’s the second most common reason why people book a doctorappointment. Pujari and Alton offer a whole-body approach to healing, sharing information and tips from medical specialists, physical therapists, yogaand fitness instructors, and herbalists. The Healthy Back Book offers varied and simple solutions for active individuals.THE HEALTHY KNEES BOOKThe Healthy Knees Book details the structure and function of the knee and explains its common injuries and chronic pains. With her holistic approachto healing, Dr. Pujari examines how the whole mind and body can promote balance and healing in your hard-working knees, while co-author Alton cullsinformation from medical specialists, physical therapists, yoga and fitness instructors, nutritionists, and herbalists.ASTRID PUJARI, M.D., is a board-certified internist and trained medical herbalist with nearly twenty years of experience integrating herbal,nutritional, and mind-body therapies with traditional Western medicine. Her expertise has been recognized by her peers who have selected her as oneof Seattle’s Best Doctors (Seattle Magazine) and one of America’s Best Doctors (www.bestdoctors.com). She lives and practices in the Seattle area.NANCY SCHATZ ALTON is a writer and editor specializing in health and nutrition topics. She has been managing editor of Healthy Answersand Northwest Table and her work has appeared in PCC Natural Market’s Sound Consumer, Seattle Woman, and online at culinate.com andaplaceformom.com. She lives in Seattle, Washington.• Embraces the best from both Western and Eastern medical traditions andsafely integrates them into a holistic treatment plan• Features more than 50 simple stretches and conditioning exercises• Includes nutritional and botanical remedies for injury preventionAVAILABLE IN MAY8 THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS phone: 800.553.4453Each: 192 pages, 6 x 6 1 ⁄2, 50 b&w illustrations, paperbound, $14.95ISBN 978-1-59485-012-7 Healthy BackISBN 978-1-59485-013-4 Healthy KneesSports/Health. Rights: W.


BRAIDED RIVERAMY GULICKSALMON IN THE TREESLIFE IN ALASKA’STONGASS RAIN FORESTOne of the first books of its kind to explore theentire ecosystem—wildlife, habitat, and humanculture—of the Tongass National ForestSalmon in the Trees tells the story of the Tongass, a 17-millionacre temperate rainforest spread along the coast and acrossthousands of islands in the panhandle of Alaska. With some of thehighest densities of grizzly bears, black bears, and bald eagles inthe world, the Tongass National Forest is a place that time hasn’tquite caught up to—yet. Can the great forest’s biological treasureswithstand the modern pressures of a globalized world?For the past two years, wildlife photographer Amy Gulick has documented the grizzlies, wolves, eagles,humpback whales, and wild salmon of the Tongass. Combined with essays from renowned conservationists,scientists, and writers Richard Nelson, Brad Matsen, Dr. Carl Safina, Ray Troll, Rosita Worl, Richard Carstensen,John Schoen, Douglas Chadwick, and John Straley, Gulick’s images tell a hopeful story of a rare ecosystemthat still contains all of its original components—and where the local people continue to sustainably manageits resources.INCLUDES AUDIOESSAYS AND TONGASSNATURE SOUNDS ON CDAMY GULICK is a photographer and journalist whose work has been featured in Sierra, Audubon, andNational Wildlife magazines, as well as in the conservation campaigns of the Alaska Wilderness League,Alaska Rainforest Campaign, and Sierra Club. The North American Nature Photography Associationawarded her its Philip Hyde grant for her work in the Tongass. For more information, visit her website atwww.amygulick.com.AMY GULICK• Protect or exploit? The Tongass is inthe center of pending legislation andstrong emotions.• Illustrations by celebrated artist Ray Troll• Includes Tongass soundscape on CD• A carbon-neutral publicationAVAILABLE IN APRIL176 pages, 10 x 9, 120 color photos, 5 color maps,9 illustrations, hardbound, includes CD, $29.95,ISBN 978-1-59485-091-2. Nature/Alaska. Rights: W.SEE MORE BRAIDED RIVER TITLES ON PAGE 15www.mountaineersbooks.org fax: 800.568.7604 9


NEW RELEASESNEW FROM THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUBANN KURZ CHAMBERSCOLORADO WILDFLOWERSMONTANE ZONEThe ultimate Colorado Montane Zonewildflower guidebookDuring the late spring, summer, and early fall, Ann Kurz Chambers liveson thirty-five acres that she owns in the mountains of western Colorado.Over the past ten years she has identified more than 155 wildflowers onher property and painted them in watercolors for this book.For clarity, each plant is identified by genus and species followed bythe common name or names that the flower is known by in Colorado.A complete set of field notes includes details such as a description ofthe flower, the location where it was found, the physical characteristicsof the plant, when the flower bloomed, and what the plant’s fruit, if any,looks like. There is also a detailed drawing of the property and a moisturemap with typical plant locations identified.ANN KURZ CHAMBERS is the author of Cranberries from A to Z:An Educational Picture Book. Her winter base camp is in Grand Junction,Colorado, but she spends most of the year at The Cabin. She does notown a computer and is proud of it.• Beautiful, accurate, watercolor drawings of Colorado wildflowers• The first guidebook specific to the Montane Zone between8,000 and 10,000 feet• A combination of wildflowers, art, and plant identificationCOLORADO SPRINGS, DENVER, AND FORT COLLINSGROUPS OF THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUBTHE BEST FRONT RANGE HIKESThe best hikes in Colorado’s Front Range,selected by members of The Colorado Mountain ClubThe Front Range of the Colorado Rockies rises abruptly from the plainsin a 150-mile stretch of foothills, rounded summits, and jagged peaksbetween Fort Collins and Colorado Springs.The hikes in this book were selected by members of four major groups ofThe Colorado Mountain Club in an occasionally contentious process. Aftersome heated arguments, quiet horse trading, and uproarious laughter,members decided on their favorites—so these really are the best hikesin the Front Range.Each description starts with some basic information about the hike,followed by comments on the hike by the writer/photographer, directionsto the trailhead, and a complete route description, including picturesfrom the route and a color map of the trail.THE B O U L D E R , D E NVER , F O R T CO L LINS , A N D PIKESPEAK GROUPS OF THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUBhave each formed committees to write and take photos for a small PackGuide of the best hikes within an hour of their towns. These seventy hikeswere selected from those four highly successful Pack Guides.• 70 hikes chosen for the beauty of the scenery, the variety of theterrain, and the quality of the hike itself• A wide range of hikes, from easy to difficult• Complete trail descriptions, color photos, and mapsAVAILABLE IN JUNE192 pages, 5 1 ⁄2 x 8 1 ⁄2, 160 color illustrations,paperbound, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-9842213-0-1.Field Guide Colorado/Hiking. Rights: W.AVAILABLE IN MAY288 pages, 6 x 9, 140 color photos, 70 color maps, roundedcorners, paperbound, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-9799663-9-2.Guidebook Colorado/Hiking. Rights: W.10 THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS phone: 800.553.4453


NEW FROM THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUBNEW RELEASESJOE AND FRÉDÉRIQUE GRIMCOMANCHE PEAK WILDERNESS AREAHIKING & SNOWSHOEING GUIDE GUIDEThe first and definitive guidebookto the Comanche Peak Wilderness AreaThe Comanche Peak Wilderness Area is characterized by rolling tundrahills, vast evergreen forests, tumbling mountain streams, and miles ofquiet, peaceful trails. Located thirty-five miles west of Fort Collins, thiswilderness encompasses 67,000 acres.Each trail description includes a comment section by the authors thatreviews the features of the route, followed by detailed instructions onhow to find the trailhead and precise route instructions. Each descriptionincludes a topographical map and color photos of the trail. Trail descriptionsstart out with basic information such as the length of the route, elevationrange, difficulty, and the season when the trail is most easily hiked. Notethat many of these trails are also excellent for snowshoeing in the winter.JOE AND FRÉDÉRIQUE GRIM have hiked all the trails in theComanche Peak Wilderness Area. They live in Loveland, Colorado.• 20 hikes in a Wilderness Area just west of Fort Collins that abutsRocky Mountain National Park• A wide range of hikes, from easy half-day routes to two-daybackpack excursions over mountain passes• Complete trail descriptions, color photos, and mapsTHE COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB FOUNDATIONTHE COLORADO 14ERSTHE STANDARD ROUTESThe most colorful, up-to-date, andaccurate 14er guidebook on the marketThere are fifty-four peaks in Colorado that rise above 14,000 feet.Climbing 14ers has become a favorite activity of locals as well as climbersfrom all over North America. In fact, more than half a million climbersattempt at least one Colorado 14er per year.Organized by mountain range, The Colorado 14ers is a basic guidebookwritten in clear, concise, non-technical language with a certain amountof wit. This new edition includes notes by historian Walt Borneman onhow each peak was named and who made the first ascent. The photosfor this edition are by Todd Caudle, whose work has been featured inthe Colorado Fourteeners calendar for the last ten years. Each routedescription includes precise directions for driving to the trailhead andtips on where to park, in addition to the route description itself.THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB FOUNDATION receives,administers and disburses tax-exempt funds to unite the energy, interestsand knowledge of the students, explorers, and lovers of the mountainsof Colorado.• Descriptions of the routes that 90 percent of climbers use• Stunning color photos of the 14ers by noted mountainphotographer Todd Caudle• Color route maps and sidebars of interest to 14ers climbersAVAILABLE IN JUNE120 pages, 4 x 7, 80 color photos, 20 color maps,rounded corners, paperbound, $12.95,ISBN 978-0-9842213-1-8.Guidebook Colorado/Hiking. Rights: W.AVAILABLE IN APRIL176 pages, 6 x 9, 60 color photos, 50 topo maps,rounded corners, paperbound, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9799663-8-5.Guidebook/Climbing Routes/Colorado. Rights: W.www.mountaineersbooks.org fax: 800.568.7604 11


NEW RELEASESDAN NELSONBEST HIKES WITH DOGSWESTERN WASHINGTON,2ND EDITIONA completely updated guideto the best dog-friendly trailsA must for every trail hound, Best Hikes With Dogs: Western Washington,Second Edition, adds twenty-five new hikes to sixty of the region’s mostcanine-compatible routes. Each trail is carefully selected for its scenicvalue, its lack of crowds, and its safety for dogs. Hikes range from easy3-mile strolls to routes that require dogged determination, such as the33-mile trek to Remmel Lake. These dynamic trails will leave your pupbegging for more. Just don’t forget to bring water!This guide includes the Ten Canine Essentials and gives pointers forsharing the trail with others. Nelson covers everything from first aid forcanines and guidelines for the leave-no-trace ethic to detailed directionsand an at-a-glance comparison chart of the difficulty level, best seasonto go, and scenic highlights of every hike.DAN NELSON is an outdoor columnist for the Seattle Times and afrequent contributor to Backpacker magazine. He is the author of DayHiking: Mount Rainier, Day Hiking: South Cascades, and Day Hiking:Snoqualmie Region. He lives in Puyallup, Washington.• Includes 25 all-new hikes• One of our most popular titles in the Best Hikes with Dogs series• Great way to take in amazing vistas and walk the dog at thesame timeCRAIG MARTIN100 HIKES IN NEW MEXICO,3RD EDITIONA fully updated edition of one ofNew Mexico’s bestselling guidebooks!New Mexico offers a surprising variety of terrain to explore, from theChihuahuan Desert in the south to remarkable alpine lakes in the Sangrede Cristo Mountains to the north. In this completely updated guide toNew Mexico’s impressive trails, author Craig Martin includes easy 1- and2-mile day jaunts, numerous 8- to 12-mile hikes, and difficult 20-plus-milebackpack trips for the more ardent adventurer.Interesting on-the-trail information such as the history of old miningcamps, homesteads, and ghost towns is provided. Most hikes are quicklyaccessible from the urban centers of Santa Fe and Albuquerque.CRAIG MARTIN is an outdoor writer with more than a dozen booksto his credit, including Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico, Santa Fe AreaMountain Bike Trails, and Enchanted Waters: A Guide to New Mexico’s HotSprings. He lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico.• Offers a variety of hikes around the state plus a new “Trails-at-a-Glance” feature• The most current hiking guide to New Mexico on the market• All-new mapsAVAILABLE IN MARCH304 pages, 5 1 ⁄2 x 8 1 ⁄2, 90 b&w photos, 86 maps, 20 illustrations, paperbound,$18.95, ISBN 978-1-59485-267-1 (previous edition: 978-0-89886-829-6).Guidebook Western Washington/Hiking. Rights: W.12 THE MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS phone: 800.553.4453AVAILABLE IN MARCH288 pages, 5 1 ⁄2 x 8 1 ⁄2, 115 b&w photos, 16 full-color pages,101 maps, paperbound, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59485-078-3(previous edition: 978-0-89886-790-9).Guidebook New Mexico/Hiking. Rights: W


NEW RELEASESDEE MOLENAARMOUNTAINS DON’T CARE, BUT WE DOAN EARLY HISTORY OF MOUNTAIN RESCUEIN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND THE FOUNDINGOF THE MOUNTAIN RESCUE ASSOCIATIONThe first published history of mountain rescueand the Mountain Rescue AssociationDee Molenaar traces the formation and evolution of mountain rescue groups that carried outlegendary rescue and recovery missions throughout the Pacific Northwest over the past fifty years.In sharing these stories of triumph and tragedy, he remembers the volunteers who risked their livesto save others in peril.Beginning with an overview of the physical characteristics of the mountaineering environment,Molenaar describes the specific geography of Mount Rainier and Mount Hood, where many rescuesand recoveries have taken place over the years. He chronicles harrowing circumstances, includingfalls, avalanches, climbers getting lost, and a plane crash on the mountain.Mountains Don’t Care, But We Do was written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishmentof the Mountain Rescue Association, founded at Mount Hood in 1959.DEE MOLENAAR served as an army photographer in World War II, earned a degree in geology on the GI Bill, and workedfor the National Park Service at Mount Rainier National Park and a number of geology companies throughout his career.He is the author of the definitive climbing history, The Challenge of Rainier, and his pen and ink sketches have appeared innumerous mountaineering journals and magazines. He lives with his wife Coleen in Kitsap County, Washington.• Tales of legendary mountain rescues in the Pacific Northwest• Sketches of key participants in the Pacific Northwest mountainrescue community“Mountains Don’t Care, But We Do, by Dee Molenaaris a must read for those who enjoy high adventureand want to know the history of theMountain Rescue Association.”— Jim Whittaker, first American to summit EverestAVAILABLE IN MARCH208 pages, 5 1 ⁄2 x 8 1 ⁄2, 51 b&w photos, 6 maps, paperbound, $19.95,ISBN 978-0-615-29324-0. Sports/Mountaineering. Rights: W.www.mountaineersbooks.org fax: 800.568.760413

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