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The Beartooth Highway

Author : Jon Axline
ISBN : 9781439657133
Genre : Travel
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Traversing the spectacular Beartooth Highway in Montana and Wyoming is an unforgettable experience. The unspoiled mountain scenery along the highway inspired famed news correspondent Charles Kuralt to label it “America’s most beautiful drive,” yet the story behind this engineering marvel is largely unknown. It is an epic account of man versus nature to construct a road through unforgiving wilderness. Built during the height of the Great Depression and rising 10,947 feet above sea level, the Beartooth Highway sparked an economic boom in Red Lodge, Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park. Understandably, it continues to leave a profound impression on people privileged to drive it. Historian Jon Axline tells the exciting and colorful narrative behind the origins and construction of the Beartooth Highway.

Backroads Byways Of Montana Drives Day Trips Weekend Excursions 2nd Edition Backroads Byways

Author : Jeff Welsch
ISBN : 9781581575620
Genre : Travel
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With natives as your guides, Backroads & Byways leads you down the road less traveled Montana attracts visitors from around the world who come to see the state's magnificent mountains, glistening rivers, vast horizons, and cowboy culture. With Backroads & Byways of Montana as your guide, you'll see and experience it all. Explore some of America's most spectacular vistas and venture off the beaten path into remote prairies and quaint small towns. The Backroads & Byways series is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a native. All the suggested drives include choice lodging and dining options, activities, and overview maps. With their insider perspectives, these books provide unique insights into well-known areas that can help you capture the rich flavor of regions explored by a select few.

History Of Transportation In Western North Carolina A Trails Roads Rails Air

Author : Terry Ruscin
ISBN : 9781467137065
Genre : History
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Traveling across the treacherous and diverse landscape of western North Carolina is a challenge historically met with human ingenuity. Mountain traces of Native Americans, dusty stagecoach routes and vital railroads lined the region. Asheville installed the state s first electric streetcars. Intrepid young men and women continued North Carolina s aviation legacy. The Buncombe Turnpike helped tame the Blue Ridge Mountains, allowing livestock drives to reach markets in South Carolina. Author Terry Ruscin reveals the visionaries and risk-takers who paved the way to the Land of the Sky in a wondrous examination of western North Carolina transportation history."

Greater Yellowstone Report

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00713396U
Genre : Ecology
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Bantam Great Outdoors Vacation And Lodging Guide

Author : Val Landi
ISBN : 0553012320
Genre : National parks and reserves
File Size : 76. 64 MB
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On Trails

Author : Robert Moor
ISBN : 9781476739243
Genre : Nature
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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award “The best outdoors book of the year” —Sierra Club A New York Times Bestseller A Best Book of the Year—as chosen by The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Amazon, National Post, New York magazine, The Telegraph, Booklist, The Guardian Bookshop From a debut talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.

Public Roads

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ISBN : SRLF:DD0000367714
Genre : Highway research
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Geology Underfoot In Yellowstone Country

Author : Marc S. Hendrix
ISBN : 0878425764
Genre : Science
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Although it's also known for for wolves, bison, and stunning scenery, Yellowstone National Park was established as the world's first national park in 1872 largely because of its geological wonders. In Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country, author and geologist Marc Hendrix takes you to over twenty sites in the park and surrounding region that illustrate the deep-time story of Yellowstone Country, from its early existence as a seafloor hundreds of millions of years ago to an earthquake swarm in 2008 that caused some folks to wonder if the Yellowstone Volcano was going to blow its top—again. Besides covering icons such as Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs, Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country visits sites that are less well known but just as mind blowing, including outcrops of rock deposited by superfast incendiary flows of hot ash; the glacially sculpted grandeur of the Beartooth and Absaroka mountains witnessed along the Beartooth Highway; and the deadly Madison landslide that killed twenty-eight people in 1959. With prose tooled for the lay reader and a multitude of colorful photos and illustrations, Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country will help you read the landscape the way a geologist does.

Annals Of Wyoming

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105214772696
Genre : West (U.S.)
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Bean Re Motorcycle Nomad

Author : Timothy Remus
ISBN : 1935828703
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 35. 72 MB
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Bean're is one of the last American nomads. He makes his own rules and travels to and from on his own schedule, which usually involves motorcycle events, like Sturgis and Daytona, or a trip to the Scandinavian counties, plus one that takes in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Morocco. His mode of travel is a very well worn Harley with over 200,000 miles on the odometer. With his long pony-tail and tall top hat, Bean're looks like the original drug fiend but has been clean and sober for over 23 years. Bean're: Motorcycle Nomad is both a non-fiction story of a life-long adventure and an inspirational tale of a man who is truly free – no credit card, no mortgagee payment, none of the problems that dog the rest of us. Though it might seem that Bean're has nothing, it turns out he has a wealth of the things that are truly important, such as friends in all fifty states of America, and indeed world-wide. These friends include the well-known and obscure, and some have contributed their own testimonials and stories about Bean'er in this book. With his status as a cult celebrity in the motorcycle world, Bean're is often the subject of photos taken at various events, and many of these form the centrepiece of this book. In addition to travel tales and testimonials, this new book includes tips on everything from breaking free of the daily grind, to learning how to live without chemicals. There's a chapter on Bean're's motorcycle travel tips: How to pack light, pass up the motels, keep an old bike on the road, and deal with the inevitable hassle of storms and breakdowns. For those who already count Bean're as a friend, this new book will bring a smile to their face. Those who don't know Bean're will feel like they do after reading the narrative account of one man who gave it all up and gained a great deal along the way, and can find more about him at www.everythingbeanre.com

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