Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

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Author: Mari Pintkowski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462017393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 852

A four-thousand-mile bicycle trip gives you plenty of time to contemplate the universe, life, and love. For Lou, turning fifty meant it was time to re-evaluate everything. So the ex-ski bum from Vail has a custom bike built, and he heads off from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on the trip of a lifetime. At this time, Lou has no ties to a job or familyand his relationship needs time to settle. It was time to embark on the bike tour he had always dreamed of. As cooler fall air teases gold from the quaking aspens, he looks north, toward the national parks of the West, across the Cascades to the Pacific Northwest, and down the California coast. Three months later, hes in Palm Springs, California. With countless hours spent pedaling his Jamison Coda, he has plenty of time to review his past. His is a life story peppered with hilarious escapades from the early days of Vail and Aspen, when those colorful pioneers created their own folklore along the way. For Lou, whose future was uncertain when he pulled out of Steam-boat, his time on the road brings it all into focus. Solo cycling gives way to a journey of romance. Ten years after his epic journey, Lou returns to the Pacific Northwest, this time with his wife, Mari/Moe. Together, they reflect on how they have boldly shaped their dreams into reality and reinvented their lives as inn-keepers in Tulum, Mexico.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Embarking on the Mariposa Trail

Embarking on the Mariposa Trail

" ... describes living the dream she and her husband shared to buy property on the Caribbean coast, build a B & B, and integrate into a different culture and environment south of the border in Mexico ..."--Page 4 of cover

Author: Mari Pintkowski

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1419620274

Category: Travel

Page: 374

View: 758

"... describes living the dream she and her husband shared to buy property on the Caribbean coast, build a B&B, and integrate into a different culture and environment south of the border in Mexico ..."--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Travel

Top Trails Yosemite

Top Trails  Yosemite

few square miles of Yosemite Valley's floor and the square mile of the Mariposa Grove, never straying more than a few minutes' walk from their cars. Remarkably, few people embark on a 3-hour walk and less than 1.5% of the park's ...

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977843

Category: Travel

Page: 592

View: 747

45 “Must-Do” Yosemite Hikes It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amazing number of choice destinations in Yosemite National Park—Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, and many other famed locales. Now in full color, Top Trails Yosemite by Elizabeth Wenk and Jeffrey P. Schaffer helps you sort through the options. It doesn’t describe every possible hike in the Park, only the best. Whether you’re looking for a scenic stroll, a full-day adventure, or even a spectacular backpacking trip, you’ll find it here. And with at-a-glance information for each hike, visitors can determine which hikes are most suitable to their skills, schedules, and preferences. Books in the affordable and easy-to-use Top Trails series feature elevation profiles, detailed maps, driving directions, and “don’t get lost” trail milestones. Innovative trail-feature charts give information on which trails are child-friendly; which allow horses; where to see giant sequoias, waterfalls, lakes, wildflowers, and autumn colors; which trips have the best photo opportunities; and which have camping, running, or biking opportunities.
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Lonely Planet USA s National Parks

Lonely Planet USA s National Parks

Before embarking on a winter trip to the parks, check road conditions on the offcial park websites or by calling ahead. ... If you've got the energy for a 5-mile round-trip hike to the upper grove, the Mariposa Grove Museum (h10am-4pm ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781760342609

Category: Travel

Page: 490

View: 136

Lonely Planet USA's National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on all 59 of the USA's nationally protected lands. Catch the country's 'first sunrise' from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, take the drive of your life on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier, and climb the otherworldly rocks of Joshua Tree.
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Alaska s Wolf Man

Alaska s Wolf Man

containing everything I owned, plus a packsack, I embarked on the Alaska Steamship Company's S.S. Mariposa. At Southeastern Alaska stops—Ketchikan, ... Winter travel by the trail from Valdez to Fairbanks was by horse-drawn stage—sleds.

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 170

Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane. In his career he was a market hunter, trapper, roadhouse owner, professional dog team musher, and federal predator agent. A naturalist at heart, he learned from personal observation the life secrets of moose, caribou, foxes, wolverines, mountain sheep, grizzly bears, and wolves—especially wolves.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mexican Gold Trail

Mexican Gold Trail

Further south , yet other trails brought Americans from Mexico's Gulf Coast to its Pacific shores , from whose ports they might embark by ship for California . These trails , unhindered by winter storms , presented the alluring prospect ...

Author: George W. B. Evans

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0873282221

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 833

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Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

A four-thousand-mile bicycle trip gives you plenty of time to contemplate the universe, life, and love.

Author: Mari Pintkowski

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462017355

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 888

A four-thousand-mile bicycle trip gives you plenty of time to contemplate the universe, life, and love. For Lou, turning fifty meant it was time to re-evaluate everything. So the ex-ski bum from Vail has a custom bike built, and he heads off from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on the trip of a lifetime. At this time, Lou has no ties to a job or family and his relationship needs time to settle. It was time to embark on the bike tour he had always dreamed of. As cooler fall air teases gold from the quaking aspens, he looks north, toward the national parks of the West, across the Cascades to the Pacific Northwest, and down the California coast. Three months later, he's in Palm Springs, California. With countless hours spent pedaling his Jamison Coda, he has plenty of time to review his past. His is a life story peppered with hilarious escapades from the early days of Vail and Aspen, when those colorful pioneers created their own folklore along the way. For Lou, whose future was uncertain when he pulled out of Steam-boat, his time on the road brings it all into focus. Solo cycling gives way to a journey of romance. Ten years after his epic journey, Lou returns to the Pacific Northwest, this time with his wife, Mari/Moe. Together, they reflect on how they have boldly shaped their dreams into reality and reinvented their lives as inn-keepers in Tulum, Mexico.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Treasures

Treasures

... or from Inspiration Point—a granite shelf off the Mariposa Trail that offers sweeping views of the Yosemite Valley below—but he was inarguably the most daring and influential 19th-century artist to do so. When Watkins embarked on ...

Author: New York Public Library

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250623782

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 903

A lavishly illustrated book to accompany the New York Public Library's exhibition of the priceless treasures in its archives Inside the walls of its three research library buildings, The New York Public Library is a palace of wonders containing diverse collections of over 46 million objects including rare books, maps, paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs, films, recorded sound, furniture, ephemera, rare and important historical documents, and more. In honor of the NYPL’s 125th anniversary, the library is opening its first ever permanent exhibition in the exquisite Gottesman Hall on the first floor of its iconic 42nd Street Building: The Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures. Treasures is the official book to accompany the exhibition: a sumptuous four-color volume that showcases the depth and breadth of the library’s holdings. Filled with the creations of history-makers and influencers who changed the world, Treasures includes such diverse items from NYPL’s collections as the Declaration of Independence written in Thomas Jefferson’s hand; the original Bill of Rights; Charles Dickens’s desk; George Washington’s handwritten farewell address; manuscript material from authors such as Maya Angelou, Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Jack Kerouac, Vladimir Nabokov, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, and many others; a Gutenberg Bible; Malcolm X’s briefcase; the original Winnie-The-Pooh dolls; the only existing letter from Christopher Columbus to King Ferdinand regarding his discovery, and a Sumerian cuneiform tablet ca. 2300 BC. Treasures is The New York Public Library’s gift to the world.
Categories: Photography

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Contemplate how perfectly John Muir understood why you would want to take a hike in Yosemite when he said, “It is easier ... floor and the square mile of the Mariposa Grove, never straying more than a few minutes' walk from their cars.

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977867

Category: Travel

Page: 364

View: 851

The Essential Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, and Equestrians Yosemite National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Many people return time and again to experience its multifaceted landscapes. With 800-plus miles of maintained trails and several hundred more just beyond the park’s boundaries, the options for exploration are endless. It would take years to visit every corner of the park—yet each trail yields new wonders to admire. Fortunately, expert hiker Elizabeth Wenk helps you choose where to go and what to see in this meticulously updated guidebook. Yosemite National Park describes almost every trail in Yosemite and most of the trails just outside the park. The routes are divided into 96 trips of varying length and difficulty, each with a standalone map that complements the author’s trip description. Take in the stunning views of the Pothole Dome hike in less than an hour. Plan a family backpacking trip along the remarkably flat Twenty Lakes Basin. Enjoy endless views of El Capitan on the Valley Loops Trail. Discover granite slabs, subalpine lakes, rugged peaks, and endless flowers on the Clark Range Circuit. This classic book leads you to sequoias, waterfalls, and canyons in Yosemite and the surrounding Emigrant, Hoover, and Ansel Adams wilderness areas. In this book you’ll find 96 routes along popular and less-frequented trails Detailed trip narratives that let you know what to expect At-a-glance icons highlighting the best spots for views, camping, swimming, and more Comprehensive information on lodging, permits, and other park activities Descriptions of the region’s history, geology, flora, and fauna BONUS: This guide comes with the Yosemite National Park and Vicinity Topographic Map—a separate, foldout, full-color map that shows roads, campgrounds, restricted areas, and all major trails in the park and its surroundings. If you’re planning a visit to Yosemite, you must have this book!
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The Rough Guide to California Travel Guide eBook

The Rough Guide to California  Travel Guide eBook

It's possible to get here on foot along the very steep Four Mile Trail (see below), though you may prefer to let the Glacier Point Tour and Hikers Bus do the climbing for you before you embark on the toe-jamming descent back into the ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789196603

Category: Travel

Page:

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The Rough Guide to California Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. World-renowned 'tell it like it is' travel guide. Discover California with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to hit the surf and seaside rollercoasters of Santa Cruz, hike in the Sierra Nevada, roam the Napa Valley's wineland, or embark on a Route 66 road trip, the Rough Guide to California will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way. Features of this travel guide to California: - Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to California - Meticulous mapping: practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and many more locations without needing to get online - Fabulous full-colour photography: features inspirational colour photography, including the sheer mountains of Yosemite National Park cast in a golden morning light and iconic Bixby Creek Bridge connecting the cliffs of the beautiful Big Sur coast - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Pam Springs, Yosemite Valley, Redwood National Park, Route 66 and Big Sur's best sights and top experiences - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more - Background information: comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter provides fascinating insights into California, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary - Covers: Los Angeles; San Diego; the deserts; Death Valley; the Sierra; the Central Coast; San Francisco; the Gold Country; Lake Tahoe and Northern California You may also be interested in: Rough Guide Southwest USA, Rough Guide Florida, Pocket Rough Guide San Francisco About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
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