Weekend Warriors: Books for Your Inner Adventurer

Mountain bike! Mid-Atlantic states : a guide to the classic trails

Joe Surkiewicz.

Travel, Nonfiction, Health/Fitness

From the suburbs of Washington, D.C., to coastal South Carolina, Joe Surkiewicz's newest book is your passport to off-road adventure. Classic trails covered include the 185-mile CandO Canal Towpath and the Mount Vernon Trail in Virginia and North Carolina. Mountain bikers of all abilities will enjoy this wide assortment of 90 rides, varying in length and difficulty. Maps. Photos.


Hiking, cycling & canoeing in Maryland : a family guide

Bryan MacKay ; illustrations by Sandra Glover.

Nonfiction, Travel, Health/Fitness

From Assateague to Swallow Falls, from the Susquehanna River Trail to Rock Creek Park, Maryland offers residents and visitors a wealth of recreational opportunities in a remarkable variety of natural settings. Bryan MacKay's Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland has been the essential guide to outdoor recreation in the state's parks, preserves, and waterways for more than a decade. A lifelong resident of Maryland, MacKay combines in this book...


Weekend walks on the Delmarva Peninsula : walks and hikes in Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia

Jay Abercrombie.

Travel, Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

The curious wanderer's guide to the colorful history and the rich natural diversity of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay area. Follow the trails in this all-new guide, and you'll discover deep forests, secluded beaches, and unexpected wild landscapes. Jay Abercrombie deftly weaves his expertise in biology and ecology with a boundless interest in the ebb and flow of the human tide through the centuries. The Delmarva Peninsula dangles close to the Ba...


The best in tent camping, Maryland : a guide for car campers who hate RVs, concrete slabs, and loud portable stereos

by Evan Balkan.

Travel, Nonfiction

Maryland's natural beauty can be fully experienced only by visiting, and what better way to do so than to pitch a tent in one of the varied locations Maryland has to offer: the Atlantic Ocean lies nearby, as do the Allegheny Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Maryland is a camper's dream, and this valuable guide assists outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. Including a five-star rating system, detailed travel and contact information for each site, l...


Kayaking

editors, Pamela S. Dillon, Jeremy Oyen.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

This book/DVD package provides practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, fitness, water trail etiquette, and safety and survival skills. The book gives step-by-step paddling techniques for flatwater, river and whitewater, and sea kayaking, as well as instructions on more complex maneuvers and rolls. Chapter summaries, checklists, and quizzes are included. In addition to color photos and illustrations demonstrating techniques, the book i...


Hiking & backpacking : a complete illustrated guide

Buck Tilton ; photographs by Stephen Gorman.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

Wilderness medicine expert and Backpacker magazinecolumnist Buck Tilton covers every step needed for thebest hiking and backpacking experience.


60 hikes within 60 miles, Baltimore : including Anne Arundel, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, and Howard counties

Evan Balkan.

Travel, Nonfiction, Health/Fitness

Whether hiking within the city or out in the rural Carroll and northwest counties, this guide provides hikers with expertly drawn trail maps and profiles. Included are hikes in the major state parks and reservoirs and six surrounding counties, covering beaches, forests, and the Chesapeake Bay.


Making camp : the complete guide for hikers, mountain bikers, paddlers & skiers

by Steve Howe ... [et al.] ; Backpacker, the magazine of wilderness travel.

Nonfiction, Health/Fitness

Hiking, biking, paddling, and skiing share a few commontraits when it comes time to make camp. But they alsohave a number of unique concerns that need to beaddressed. The authors of Making Camp--four field expertsfrom Backpacker magazine--have done just that bydedicating a chapter to each pursuit. Steve Howe'sbackpacking chapter discusses the basics of tripplanning. Alan Kesselheim's paddling chapter addresseswater-travel specifics such as loadin...


Rail-trails Mid-Atlantic : the official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy guidebook

Travel, Nonfiction, Health/Fitness

Rail-trails are multi-use public paths that are built on unused former railroad corridors. This guide offers detailed maps of 56 rail-trails in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Each entry includes a b&w photo, directions to the trailhead, and a brief description of the trail. Icons clearly indicate each trail's use (i.e., hiking, bicycling, equestrian, wheelchair) and show where parking, drinking water, and bathrooms may be fo...


Man vs. wild : survival techniques from the most dangerous places on Earth

Bear Grylls.

Nonfiction, Action/Adventure

The charismatic host of Discovery Channel's hit show "Man vs. Wild" shows how anyone can survive in the most perilous environments. Full-color throughout.


50 hikes in Maryland : walks, hikes, & backpacks from the Allegheny Plateau to the Atlantic Ocean

Leonard M. Adkins.

Travel, Nonfiction, Health/Fitness

Reveals dozens of superb trails that weave through natural areas accessible to hikers throughout the metropolitan Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area. The Maryland Division of Natural Resources has become quite active in the last few years in upgrading the trail systems under its jurisdiction, and the second edition of 50 Hikes in Maryland has been thoroughly revised to reflect the many changes that have taken place. The new information describes...


Leave no trace : a practical guide to the new wilderness ethic

by Annette McGivney.

Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

After a long day on the trail, the last thing you want todo is pick up another's rubbish, find an illegal firering, or even worse, step in the remains of someone'spersonal bathroom. Everyone who heads into the wildernesscan benefit from and practice the "leave no trace" ethic.Developed by the National Outdoor Leadership School, thisoutdoor recreation philosophy emphasizes moving throughthe land gently so that your trace disappears as quicklyas yo...


The ultimate outdoorsman's workshop handbook : a fully illustrated guide on how to organize, maintain, and store all your outdoor gear

Monte Burch.

Nonfiction

All outdoorsmen have tons of gear. Organising it isessential, and often a major chore. But in this handbook,veteran outdoor writer Monte Burch shows you how tomaintain, store, and even build your most expensive andcrucial outdoor equipment. Through fully illustrated,step-by-step instructions, readers will learn how tocreate and modify workspaces and storage for:gunsmithing; rifle and bow maintenance; knife making;lure making; rod building; boatin...