Synopses & Reviews
Lace up your boots and sample more than 100 trails in Idaho's vast undeveloped backcountry and wilderness areas. Discover pink granite peaks of the Sawtooth Range, "big tree" country in the Selkirk Mountain rain forest, and Hells Canyon - the deepest gorge in North America. Idaho offers hikers some of the most magnificent and rugged mountain scenery in the Lower 48 as well as peaceful alpine meadows, sparkling lakes, excellent fishing, and the chance to see high-country wildlife. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping trips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Idaho. (6 x 9, 472 pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
Descriptions of 100 hikes, with the help of photos and maps. The book also presents the latest available information on changes in the land, due to weather-related damage, wildfires, or trail reconstruction.
About the Author
, a professor of political science at Idaho State University, author of a guide to the remote Teton Wilderness, draws on more than two decades of wilderness experience and leadership in such groups as the Sierra Club, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and the Idaho Environmental Council. He was recently honored by the Idaho Conservation League, on the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act, as a wilderness preservation leader.
Jackie Johnson Maughan, an instructor of English at Idaho State University, has published tow outdoor recreation books related to women, poetry, and short stories. She has just completed a novel, and is presently working on a second novel based on the grizzly bear. She has more than fifteen years of wilderness and conservation experience.