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Hiking Montana, 25th Anniversary Ed.
State Hiking Series

Bill Schneider
List Price: $15.95

The 25th anniversary edition of Hiking Montana offers 100 of the best hikes in Big Sky Country, from pleasant family outings to backcountry adventures. This is the classic guide to Montana hiking, now completely field-checked and updated.

Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana
Robert Stone
List Price: $11.95

57 great hikes in and around this picturesque mountain community. From rolling meadows to craggy peaks, these day hikes include incredible scenery found along the area’s mountain ranges and valleys. Highlights include deep canyons, plunging waterfalls, historic sites, panoramic overlooks and the soothing sounds of tumbling water. Hikes accommodate every level of experience.

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Rock Climbing Montana
Randall Green
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Montana climbing offers a lifetime of adventure and challenge. Rock Climbing Montana, formerly The Rock Climber's Guide to Montana is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state-including Missoula, Helena, Butte, and Bozeman as well as out-of-the-way crags like Stone Hill, Mulkey and Rattler gulches, and the state's highest mountain, Granite Peak-with routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.13. Climbers from around the state-(Dwight Bishop, Ron Brunckhorst, Bill Dockins, Rafael Grana, Randall Green, Brian Hatfield, Brad Hutcheson, Jason Taylor, Matt Taylor, and many others)-provided first-hand information for area overviews, route betas and topos, maps, and photos. Also included are suggestions for hear, information on locations and types of anchors, approaches, and descents as well as listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Rock Climbing Montana is essential for planning your next climbing trip in the Big Sky State.

Paddling Montana
Hank Fischer
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In this updated guide to Montana's rivers, Hank and Carol Fischer provide details on where to go; optimal flows, access points, and the river miles between them; which maps to bring along, and who to call for up-to-the-minute information on floating conditions. Paddling Montana makes the information easily accessible and can help plan your next Montana river trip.

Hiking Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Parks
Erik Molvar
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Revised and updated, Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks now covers more than 850 miles of trails. This guide includes every trail in both parks and takes hikers to glistening glaciers, scenic lookouts, peaceful lakes, and remote wilderness. Easy-to-follow instructions and maps will make planning your next trip to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks easy. The Glacier-Waterton Lakes complex has trails for everyone, ranging from long to short and strenuous to easy. This guide includes detailed hike descriptions, a chart to the best fishing, a campground rating chart, and tips for extended backpacking trips. Author Erik Molvar also provides information on the geographic features and wildlife you might see as you hike. Whether you have many days or just a few hours to explore, Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks is the guidebook you must have with you when you venture into this untamed land.

Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier & Waterton Lakes
Erik Molvar
List Price: $6.95

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is home to a vast network of hiking trails. But if you’re only going to be in Glacier and Waterton national parks for a day or two, have time for only one or two short hikes, and you’re looking for trails that are not too physically demanding, which trails should you choose? This book answers that question. Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier & Waterton Lakes contains short descriptions and maps of the author’s favorite easy day hikes in Glacier and Waterton. All of the hikes in this little book are relatively short, on well-defined, easy-to-follow trails that take you to some of the area’s most spectacular scenery—without taking you to physical extremes. Features 28 hikes.

Trails Illustrated, Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Parks
Press Pub Falcon, Trails Illustrated (Editor)
List Price: $9.95

Each of Trails Illustrated's multi-colored topographic maps is a guide with hiking, backcountry safety, and trip planning information. Most national park maps also include such topics as wildlife, history, geology and archaeology. Printed on a paper-like plastic, the maps are tearproof, waterproof, and exceptionally durable, yet easily fit in a pocket or pack. Each map is based on exact reproductions of U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps updated, customized, and enhanced by Trails Illustrated to meet the needs of each area. Updated annually or biennially. Covers multiple quadrangles.

Horses, Hitches & Rocky Trails
Joe Black
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"Horses, Hitches and Rocky Trails" is often referred to as the packer’s bible. Written in the language of the West, it is a complete and often humorous presentation of the method of packing horses into the wilderness. Amplified by the brilliant drawings of artist Joe back, the book is for both the amateur and professional packer.

Rockhounding Montana
Robert Feldman
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Montana is a rockhound's dream, where inland seas once deposited fossils and minerals that the forces of geology have since laid bare. Rockhounding Montana, formerly The Rockhound's Guide to Montana, can lead you to the Yellowstone River, where you can comb the gravel for Montana agate, an official state gemstone, or to the badlands along Hell Creek, where paleontologists have found dinosaur remains. The book, by rockhound and educator Robert Feldman, contains information on the sapphire mines along the Missouri River near Helena, the limestone caves in the Pryor Mountains, as well as brief histories of mining at Butte and other locations. Even novices can find their way to crystals, garnets, geodes, and fossilized wood. You'll discover remote mountain streams where you can pan for gold or hunt for fossils. Rockhounding Montana covers popular and commercial areas as well as many little known sites on public land. The book gives directions, includes a glossary, maps, and directories to museums, rock shops, and rock clubs. The beginner finds a complete introduction to this fascinating hobby and the expert discovers an excellent sourcebook in Rockhounding Montana. Bring it along on your next geological journey.

Touring Montana & Wyoming Hot Springs
Jeff Birkby
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The most comprehensive guide to the hot springs of the northern Rockies, Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs covers 55 of the region's best thermal soaking spots. Take a tour of the rustic resorts and undeveloped soaking pools in northwest Montana or the isolated hot water wells on the prairies of eastern Montana. Discover the high-mountain hot springs of western Wyoming and historic warm springs along the Oregon Trail. Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs also provides the latest information on exploring hot springs in Yellowstone National Park. Learn about the hot thermal waterfalls of Boiling River in the northwest corner of the park as well as the hot water creeks in central and southwest Yellowstone. Author Jeff Birkby includes detailed information for each spring, including directions, easy-to-read maps, and fascinating histories. Both primitive and commercial hot springs are covered, providing something for everyone. Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Spring is the perfect companion for hot springs enthusiasts and those looking for a unique vacation experience.

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