Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh

Author: Bob Frye
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762757922
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Best Hikes Near Pittsburgh from the Author: Bob Frye. From a hike through Pymatuning State Park to see its famous spillway, to an old Indian path called the Warrior Trail, this book describes the best hikes in and around Pittsburgh, many of them never previously covered elsewhere.

Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh

Author: Bob Frye
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756349
Size: 65.62 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh from the Author: Bob Frye. Best Easy Day Hikes Pittsburgh includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 18 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Paddling Pennsylvania

Author: Bob Frye
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076276869X
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Paddling Pennsylvania from the Author: Bob Frye. Pennsylvania is a paddler's heaven and one of America's most blessed states when it comes to total miles of rivers and streams. Add in its many lakes, and there is quite simply all kinds and manner of waters where you can set out in a canoe, kayak, or raft. "Paddling Pennsylvania" describes the best and most accessible routes--fifty classics in all, from Lake Erie's Presque Isle lagoons to the Allegheny River, from the Susquehanna to the Delaware. Carefully chosen to be within the ability of most beginning to intermediate paddlers, some routes offer wilderness paddling while others are closer to population centers, but all feature good access points, great scenery, wildlife, and opportunities to have fun. Look inside to find: - Detailed river descriptions and directions - Maps showing access points and river miles - Level of difficulty, optimal flows, rapids, and other hazards - Where to call for up-to-the minute information on floating conditions - Gear and packing recommendations specific to the state's conditions

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Pittsburgh

Author: Donna Ruff
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897325915
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Pittsburgh from the Author: Donna Ruff. From a city of smokestacks to a city of culture, technology, and trees, Pittsburgh's revitalized city parks, abundant state parks, tranquil state forests, and enhanced riverfronts offer endless opportunities to hike and explore. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh has something for explorers of every ability and interest. Diverse hikes include Frick Park, which can be combined with a visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center (free); Ohiopyle State Park, with views of the beautiful Youghiogheny River and Cucumber Falls; Beechwood Farms, where kids and adults can opt to participate in nature programs and walks; and Mt. Davis Natural Area, where hikers can stand on the highest point in Pennsylvania. History buffs will love Bushy Run and its museum and other historical site/hike combinations. Those seeking solitude will relish time spent walking in lovely Todd Sanctuary or one of the scenic and tranquil destinations of Forbes State Forest. Beautiful river, lake, waterfall, mountain, wildflower, and historical walks are all in your backyard. From the city's riverbanks to the Laurel Highland mountains of the south and southwest to the lakes and meadows of the north and northwest, every hiker will find trails to their liking in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh.

Doggin Pittsburgh

Author: Doug Gelbert
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780981534640
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Doggin Pittsburgh from the Author: Doug Gelbert. Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will have walked far enough in your dog's lifetime to cross the United States. With all that walking ahead of you, aren't you ready for a new place to take a hike with your dog? Doug Gelbert, author of 22 books on hiking with your dog, has brought his pack to the Pittsburgh region to sniff out the area's best tail-friendly parks and trails for the new book, DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH: THE 50 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA. Pittsburgh can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within a short drive your canine adventurer can be climbing forested mountainsides that leave him panting, trotting through impossibly green ravines, exploring the estates of America's wealthiest families or circling lakes for miles and never lose sight of the water. DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH explores the region's top trails with your best friend in mind... Where can your dog see Long Island's largest population of its only native cactus, the prickly pear? (page 83) Where can your dog visit the site of United State government time travel experiments (maybe)? (page 51) Where can your dog stand by the grave of August Belmont's Gordon setter, Robin, who he showed in the first Westminster Dog Show in 1877 (page 63) No Dogs! Is there any more dispiriting day for a dog owner than driving to a new park and encountering the dreaded "NO DOGS" sign? DOGGIN' PITTSBURGH tells you the parks that don't welcome dogs. Also packed inside these 116 pages are... ...dog-friendly campgrounds ...tips on outfitting your dog for a hike ...tips on practicing low impact hiking with your dog ...and much more What makes a greatplace to take your dog hiking? Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy dirt are a lot more appealing than asphalt and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well. For dog-friendly parks our guides describe the trail options for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park. While walking the dog, Gelbert also brings along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. So what are you waiting for? Your dog will want to hike through the deepest gorge in the Eastern United States (page 67), view deadly insectivorous plants (page 51), find the best doggie swimming hole in southwest Pennsylvania (page 65), hike through the only preserved battlefield from Pontiac's War (page 94)...

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641207118
Size: 66.74 MB
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Atlas Obscura from the Author: Joshua Foer. Der außergewöhnlichste ReisefĂŒhrer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein ReisefĂŒhrer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und TrĂ€umen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schrĂ€g die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, ĂŒberraschende Fakten und Karten fĂŒr jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nĂ€chste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche LiebeserklĂ€rung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Alexander Von Humboldt Und Die Erfindung Der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641195500
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Alexander Von Humboldt Und Die Erfindung Der Natur from the Author: Andrea Wulf. Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzĂ€hlige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser VerstĂ€ndnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum GrĂ¶ĂŸten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprĂ€gt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Picknick Mit B Ren

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641079233
Size: 40.47 MB
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Picknick Mit B Ren from the Author: Bill Bryson. Bill Bryson will es seinen gehfaulen Landsleuten zeigen: Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Katz, der aufgrund gewaltiger LeibesfĂŒlle und einer festverwurzelten Leidenschaft fĂŒr Schokoriegel nicht gerade die besten Voraussetzungen dafĂŒr mitbringt, will er den lĂ€ngsten Fußweg der Welt, den "Appalachian Trail", bezwingen. Eine abenteuerliche Reise quer durch zwölf Bundesstaaten der USA beginnt... Ein Reisebericht der etwas anderen Art - humorvoll, selbstironisch und mit einem scharfen Blick fĂŒr die Marotten von Menschen und BĂ€ren!

Camping Ohio

Author: Bob Frye
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493002155
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Camping Ohio from the Author: Bob Frye. No other campground guidebook focuses solely on the Prairie State. Ohio offers a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks replete with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and even rocky cliffs. Camping Ohio opens the door to these places. It includes: Ø Up-to-date trail information and route descriptions Ø Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails Ø Difficulty ratings for each hike Ø Historical highlights Ø Detailed trail maps Ø Zero-impact camping, and wilderness safety tips and techniques