Longs Peak

The Story of Colorado's Favorite Fourteener

Author: Dougald MacDonald

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781565794979

Category: Travel

Page: 239

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Avid climber Dougald MacDonald has gathered histories, hair-raising tales, and personal journeys to tell of this prominent peak in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Reflections on mountaineering, geology and wildlife are presented with historic images and gorgeous, full-color contemporary photography. The ten best hiking and climbing routes, plus See It Yourself activities, offer great ways for both novices and seasoned climbers to explore the great mountain.

Peak District Mountain Biking

Dark Peak Trails

Author: Jon Barton

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781906148188

Category: Mountain biking

Page: 212

View: 1633

Peak District Mountain Biking - Dark Peak Trails is the full second edition of the groundbreaking mountain biking guidebook Dark Peak Mountain Biking - True Grit Trails, described by leading mountain biking website BIKEmagic.com as "far and away the best Peak guide we've come across." All route information has been thoroughly checked for this new edition, to give the most up-to-date and comprehensive guidebook to some of the finest and most popular riding in the country. As with all new Vertebrate MTB guidebooks, this new edition features industry standard Ordnance Survey mapping, and is illustrated with stunning action photography.Featured within the book are 26 of the best mountain bike rides in the Dark Peak, between9km and 105km in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers. Researched, riddenand written by a local rider, each route features easy-to-follow directions; details ofdistance, timings and difficulty grading; refreshment stops and local knowledge; andclear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps. A Bonus Section includes TopTen Climbs, Downhill and Single tracks, Sheffield City Links, information on WharncliffeWoods and a detailed Appendix.

Geology of the Nepal Himalaya

Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen

Author: Megh Raj Dhital

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319024965

Category: Science

Page: 498

View: 4014

This book addresses the geology of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the formation and development of the spectacular Himalaya. However, the goal is not merely to document all the scientific ontology but rather to reveal a sound basis for the prevailing concepts. Both the early literature on Himalayan geology and contemporary trends are fully covered. For the first time, the origin, use, and abuse of common Himalayan geological terms such as the Siwaliks, Lesser Himalaya, Main Boundary Thrust, Main Central Thrust, and Tethys are discussed. The book will help readers to progress from a cognitive approach to a constructive one by linking various types of knowledge, such as seeking relations between various geological structures as well as between earlier thoughts or views and contemporary approaches.

Day Walks in the Peak District

20 Classic Circular Routes

Author: Norman Taylor,Barry Pope

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781906148492

Category: Peak District National Park (England)

Page: 144

View: 4364

This compact guide details some of the best circular routes in the Peak District National Park ranging from between 8 and 13 miles long and taking in the high moors, the tors and edges, and limestone country.

50 Classic Hikes in Nevada

From the Ruby Mountains to Red Rock Canyon

Author: Michael C. White

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 213

View: 7559

A guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes for every taste and level of fitness includes outings suitable for families with small children and full-scale assaults on challenging peaks, from the basin-and-range sagebrush country to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains. Original.

Archaeology of Bandelier National Monument

Village Formation on the Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico

Author: Timothy A. Kohler

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826330826

Category: History

Page: 356

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The pre-Hispanic pueblo settlements of the Pajarito Plateau, whose ruins can be seen today at Bandelier National Monument, date to the late 1100s and were already dying out when the Spanish arrived in the sixteenth century. Until recently, little modern scientific data on these sites was available. The essays in this volume summarize the results of new excavation and survey research in Bandelier, with special attention to determining why larger sites appear when and where they do, and how life in these later villages and towns differed from life in the earlier small hamlets that first dotted the Pajarito in the mid-1100s. Drawing on sources from archaeology, paleoethnobotany, geology, climate history, rock art, and oral history, the authors weave together the history of archaeology on the Plateau and the natural and cultural history of its Puebloan peoples for the four centuries of its pre-Hispanic occupation. Contributors include Craig Allen (U. S. Geological Survey, Los Alamos, New Mexico), Sarah Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc., Tucson, Arizona), F. Joan Mathien (National Park Service), Matthew J. Root (Rain Shadow Research and Department of Anthropology, Washington Sate University), Nancy H. Olsen (Anthropology Department and Intercultural Studies Division, De Anza College, Cupertino, California), Janet D. Orcutt (National Park Service), and Robert P. Powers (National Park Service).

The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes

Author: Richard Goedeke

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897325592

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Kari Blodig, who started the 4000 meter peak quest with his book is 1829, had identified 81 summits. However there were inconsistencies in the Blodig list. In 1994, a UIAA committee arbitrated on the obvious anomalies (some great multi-peak massifs had only their highest points noted, while other groups had every significant summit accredited). By using adjoining col depth as a guideline, the UIAA process settled on a new tally of 88 peaks. These not only took in the obvious heights of big peaks like Liskamm, Breithorn, Grand Combin, and Grandes Jonasses, but also drew attention to a number of proud individual rock gendarmes on the ridges of the higher peaks. In this second edition of his guide, Richard Goedeke has incorporated all the UIAA promoted peaks. In addition, he has noted seven extra summits that merit accreditation based on the new guidelines, and discusses the status of those listed that barely meet the criteria but are noted for other reasons. As some of the new peaks are easily reached in the process of other expeditions, their inclusion is largely academic. Other newly acclaimed summits bring an extra dimension to the 4000m list. The Grand Gendarme of the Weisshom, the Aiguilles du Diables on Mont Blanc du Tacul and the western summits of the Grandes Jorasses introduce new expeditions of considerable challenge to the 4000m odyssey.

Colorado's Indian Peaks

Classic Hikes and Climbs

Author: Gerry Roach

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555914042

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 6319

Located just south of Rocky Mountain National Park, this popular region is one of the most accessible hiking and climbing areas in the West. In this concise and fully up-to-date guidebook, Gerry Roach shares his firsthand knowledge and experience, offering readers a chance to explore some of Colorado's finest mountain trails. Photos & maps.