Books, Maps & Magazines

Wild in the City: Fauna & Flora of Colorado Urban Spaces

M1070046 Available: Out of stock
Join artists, Dorothy DePaulo and Heidi Snyder on an inspirational journey of discovery as they explore the plants and animals in the parks and open spaces in the Front Range of Colorado. Both are nationally and internationally recognized artists and have spent countless hours of field observation and taken thousands of reference photos (some featured in the book) in urban green areas. Based on these references they have created detailed and scientifically correct drawings presented in an artistic manner. These gorgeous colored pencil drawings are unique in that the fauna and flora are shown in relationship to each other. The subjects of these drawings have been extensively researched and are accompanied by interesting facts. The purpose of the book is to raise public awareness on how nature interacts with an ever-changing environment and is intended to further reveal the range of plants and animals living in urban spaces. Due to its multi-media/multi-discipline approach, the book will span all age groups and appeal to many interest groups.
$26.95

Boulder Impressions

M2326912 Available: Out of stock
Book: Boulder Impressions
Photography and text by Mike Barton
foreword by Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter
From the Flatirons to the Pearl Street Mall and everything in between.
This
book is a photographic tour of Boulder.  Mike Barton has captured this city at many of it's signature moments including Kinetics and the Bolder Boulder 10K.  Historic buildings, scenery during all seasons and all the landmarks you associate with Boulder, Colorado.
$19.95

Boulder Creek Watershed Map

M2327186 Available: Out of stock
The first printing of the 12 page color map and guide, which includes all of Middle Boulder Creek drainage from the Continental Divide down to 55th Street is now available.

It includes all high lakes, trailheads and mileage to each lake and also shows you where the private land begins and ends. There is an extensive double page spread showing all the creek from Barker Dam through the Boulder Creek path and most of the pullouts and parking areas along that stretch.

Additionally, we have included three sections of the South Boulder Creek drainage from the Continental Divide down to Baseline Road. Each section shows lakes and the creek reaches with mileage and trailhead parking areas. There are notations showing private property and access points for anglers.

Of special interest is the Walker Ranch section showing both the overall view of the angling accesses below Gross Reservoir and an exploded, detailed view of the most important angling accesses. The lower section of South Boulder Creek shows the public and private sections of creek access all the way down to Baseline Road and the mileage covered by the trails following the creek.
$13.95

Colorado Adventure Guide

M71641 Available: Out of stock
The only Colorado guidebook you need for year-round, self-propelled adventure! Whether you are visiting Colorado for the first time or are a seasoned outdoor veteran, the Colorado Adventure Guide has something for you. This guidebook has been carefully tailored to provide an excellent balance of easy, moderate, and difficult adventures for: hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, trail running, cross country ski touring, backpacking. The Northern Edition of the Colorado Adventure Guide covers the following areas: Golden and Denver, Boulder Foothills, Northern Front Range (Indian Peaks Wilderness, Nederland, Brainard Lake, and James Peak Wilderness), Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Evans Wilderness, Summit County (Breckenridge, Frisco, Lake Dillon, and Keystone), Vail and Copper Mountain, Steamboat Springs and the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Winter Park and Fraser. Features: Extensive Introduction with information related to navigation, equipment, safety, outdoor ethics, and photography basics; Easy-to-use icons and summary boxes to simplify activity selection; Over 400 full color pages with numerous inspirational, full color photographs; Over 75 area maps and hundreds of accurate, tested route descriptions.
$29.95

A Fly Fishing Guide to Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness Area

M1048799 Available: 2
Over 100 fishing destinations in Indian Peaks Wilderness Area (IPWA)have been detailed with topographic maps, trail profiles, fishing tips, destination notes and photographs. The 160-page book contains over 100 vivid full-color photographs of the fly fishing destinations in the IPWA. The book contains 14 pages of charts and tables containing detailed river and lake data, hatch charts and hiking trail information. The book also contains over 50 local expert and guide favorite fly patterns not found in other books. It is packed with information about every water in IPWA containing fish. It is the most complete and thorough book ever written about fishing one of America's most popular Wilderness Areas.
$26.95

Flyfisher's Guide to Colorado's Lost Lakes & Secret Places

M1052001 Available: 2
Colorado's high elevation offers spectacular, often tremendous fishing that is more often relayed via rumor than reliable report. But in the Flyfisher's Guide to Colorado's Lost Lakes and Secret Places, veteran angler Mike Kephart gives you the scoop on which Colorado mountain and wilderness lakes and creeks fish well, how to get there, the difficulty of access, and what you can expect to catch. These largely untapped fisheries can be off the table to anglers who can't invest the time and effort required to access them only to find poor fishing. Kephart has done the leg-work and the cast-work - to determine which lakes hold the big ones, the high populations, the hatches, and the rare species like greenback cutthroat and golden trout. The fish in these hard-to-access places can be eager to eat, so getting to the right ones is worth the effort. Beyond the lakes, Kephart covers some remote canyons and gorges, and side canyons within gorges where he's found excellent fishing. The author has done the research, sometimes fishing the lakes several times before discovering the bounty. He also covers forest fires, oil development and grazing as those topics apply to fly fishing in the area. Mike Kephart has paid his dues and yours -- take advantage of this great opportunity with this new guide from Wilderness Adventures Press.
$29.95

The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies

M1052002 Available: 1
Carp are one of the most widely distributed and abundant fish in North America. Their prodigious size and habit of finning in shallow water make them appear to be easy fly-fishing targets. In reality, most anglers quickly discover that they are extremely difficult to hook on a fly. It takes years to discover how to catch them consistently. The reason? Carp can be very selective about what flies they will take.

This book will help to short-circuit that learning curve. Carp's selectivity can be boiled down to diet. Understanding what they are eating allows the angler to choose and tie a fly that will produce. The Orvis Beginner's Guide to Carp Flies walks the flyfisherman through the steps of identifying the most likely food source, illustrating the best patterns that imitate that food, and discussing how to effectively present those flies. With detailed information on tying all of the important carp flies, this book eliminates months of trial and error in your fly selection.
$12.95

Guide to National Parks of the USA

M1069345 Available: 2
Guide to National Parks of the United States [7th edition]

Packed with more color photographs (380) and detailed color maps (80) than any other parks guidebook on the market, this handy, practical guide, completely updated for the 2012 edition, offers comprehensive information on the crown jewels of the national park system--the 58 scenic national parks that conserve and protect the flora and fauna in some of our nation's last wilderness areas.

This guide helps travelers design custom trips depending on the time and interests they have. The parks are grouped region by region so that vacationers can plan trips to one or more central location. Each chapter is introduced by a map and a geographical profile, followed by the parks in alphabetical order. Individual parks start with a portrait of the natural wonders available, their history, and the ecological setting and stresses they face.

A practical "How to Get There" follows with suggestions on when best to visit and a "How to Visit" section with advice on which activities to engage in, how much time to provide for each, and how to savor the beauty of the place. After the descriptions, each park has an "Information & Activities" page with detailed visitor information, including the location of the visitor centers, the fees, pet guidance, special advisories, camping, and lodging details. Suggested brief, nearby excursions are provided to encourage the traveler to explore beyond the park boundaries.

This update includes the lastest information on the 2009 tsunami that devistated America Samoa National Park, information on road changes that resulted from the recent flooding in Olympic National Park, and changes in Arches National Park, including the collapse of Wall Arch in late 2008. The new edition also has 200 new photos by noted nature photographer Phil Schermeister. These pictures, many of which have never been published before, reflect the beauty and grandeur of our national treasures, while the accompanying text, written by experienced National Geographic writers who have traveled the parks, is full of personal, useful, and practical information.
$26.00

Longs Peak Story & Climbing Guide

M1070045 Available: 1
The 12th edition of this classic guide to Longs Peak, first published in 1946, has been updated with new statistical material, yet retains all of its historic character. This edition has been published in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park, and bears the Centennial logo. This guide has long been the "go to" source for information about the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you plan to climb the peak, or want to "climb it" vicariously, you can't do better than this helpful guide. There is a topographical map on the back cover, convenient to use while climbing. Convenient 6" x 9" size fits in your pack to carry up the trail.
$14.95

Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park Map

M2320100 Available: 6
Coverage includes Rocky Mountain National Park Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Never Summer Wilderness Arapaho National Recreation Area and the cities of Granby and Estes Park. Revisions to this map include easy-to-read trail mileage and markers
$11.95

Yellowstone Nat'l Park Map

M2320105 Available: 2
More than just a map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic maps are designed to take you into the wilderness and back. Printed on tear-resistant, waterproof material, this map can go anywhere you do. Each map is based on exact reproductions of USGS topographic map information, updated, customized, and enhanced to meet the unique features of each area. The maps include valuable wilderness tips and Leave No Trace guidelines, along with updated trails, trailheads, points of interest, campgrounds, and much more. With a new color palette and stunning shaded relief, backcountry navigation has never been easier. Detailed and accurate coverage for Yellowstone National Park. Includes a detailed road network and popular trails, complete with use restrictions, mileages, elevation gains, and difficulty ratings. Popular attractions and park services are clearly identified. UTM and Latitude/Longitude grids ensure ease of use with GPS or compass navigation.
$11.95

Needles/Canyonlands Map

M2320155 Available: 2
The National Geographic - Trails Illustrated folded map is your essential guide for outdoor exploration in Canyonlands National Park/Needles/Island. The brilliantly illustrated topographical representation shows all trails, campsites, and recreational features, plus relevant info on wildlife, history, geology, and archaeology. All data is updated to reflect road closings, new trails, and campground relocation. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material with a plastic coating that offers supreme durablity for your next outdoor adventure.
$11.95