(The list of books that follow include out of print, sometimes older books and the most current books on the market.)
Everett Ruess A Vagabond for Beauty by W.L. Rusho.
Peregrine Smith Books published 1983.
On Desert Trails With Everett Ruess with intro by Hugh Lacey
Publisher Gibbs Smith 2000.
Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts
published by Broadway books 2011.
The Complete Walker III by Colin Fletcher
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 3rd Edition 1996.
(writes about backpacking-This is his classic guide to walking)
Portland's Little Red Book of Stairs by Stefan Young
1st Ed copyright 1996 Coobus Press.
Guide to more than 150 curious and colorful stairways.
(Note: Book is out of print and difficult to find.)
The Portland Stairs by Laura O. Foster
Copyright 2010Timber Press
Hundreds of Hidden Stairways offer intriguing and heart-pumping ways to take in the considerable charms of Portland, OR.
A Pedestrian's Portland by Karen & Terry Whitehill. Copyright 1989, Mountaineers. 40 walks in Portland parks and neighborhoods.
Portland City Walks by Laura O. Foster
Copyright 2008 Timber Press
Twenty explorations in and around town.
Portland Hill Walks by Laura O. Foster
Copyright 2005 Tmber Press
Twenty explorations in parks and neighborhoods.
Walk There 50 treks in and around Portland and Vancouver.
Edited by Laura O. Foster. This book funded in part by Kaiser Permanente and the Federal Transit Administration
I found out through Oregon Metro that there is an app for Walk There. Ten popular walks from the Walk There guidebook can now be downloaded onto your iphone Check it out here.
Also on Metro's website here is a link to the page Walk There 50 Treks in and Around Portland. The walks are listed by region and can be downloaded.
Secret Stairs by Charles Fleming
A walking and hiking guide to the hidden public staircases of Los Angeles. (see website in Stairs tab)
A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
The Walk West-A Walk across America 2 by Peter Jenkins
Planet Walker by John Francis
by John Francis
When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand, he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation.
AWOL on The Appalachian Trail by David Miller
Moon Outdoors- Pacific Northwest Hiking by Sccott Leonard and Sean Patrick Hill
6th Ed. May 2010 Avalon B
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles by Paul Gerald
Guide to year-round hiking fun in the Portland area.
100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington by William L. Sullivan
Copyright 2006, 2007
The Trail Book Portland Mt Hood, Columbia Gorge and the surrounding areas. Published by Peak Media Inc., Mark Kashino, Clarence stilwel and Michael Cord.
Natural History Resources:
The Tracker The true story of Tom Brown, Jr. as told to William Jon Watkins
by Tom Brown Jr and William Jon Watkins.
copyright 1978 by Prentice-Hall Inc. A Berkley Book
Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates A Guide to North American Species
by Charley Eiseman and Noah Charney
Copyright 2010 by Stackpole Books
Mammal Track & Sign A Guide to North American Species
by Mark Elbroch
Copyright 2003 by Stackpole Books
Stories in Tracks & Sign Reading the Clues that
Animals Leave behind
by Diane K. Gibbons Foreward and photography by Mark Elbroch
copyright 2008 by Stackpole Books
In The Company of Crows and Ravens
by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell
copyright 2005 by Yale University
The Wild Within Adventures in
Nature and Animal Teachings
by Paul Rezendes
copyright 1998 by the Berkeley Publishing Group
Tracking & The Art of Seeing How to Read Animal Tracks and Signs
by Paul Rezendes
copyright 1999 Harper Collin Books
Signs of the Wild A field guide to the spoor & signs of the mammals of Southern Africa
by Clive Walker
copyright 1996 Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Coyote's Guide to Connecting With Nature
by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, Evan McGown
Copyright 2010(2nd Printing) Owlink Media
Awareness! Belonging! Connection!
A guide to spark our natural curiosity with nature.
What the Robin Knows by Jon Young
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Birds are sentries-and our key to
understanding the world beyond our front door.
Hiking & Running Guide to Forest Park 10 Map Set
Friends of Forest Park.
Arizona Trail the official guide
Copyright 2005, Westcliff Publishers
Arizona Trail Association.
text by Tom Lorang Jones photography by Jerry Sieve.
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