Two books in one! This 355-page book is the bible of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and backcountry skiing in Idaho, the Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. It includes descriptions of hundreds of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. Backcountry aficionados will also find it invaluable with beautifully done aerial illustrations detailing snowboard and backcountry ski routes in some best terrain in the west. And the book is filled with stories, honoring and retracing the rich traditions of western winter travel. To top it off, it has been carefully and lovingly designed which is obvious by its pleasing graphics, easy-to-use maps, enticing photography, and overall visual appeal. All in all, this is truly a model guidebook.
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Guidebooks don't come any better than this--and a big reason is the author. There are very few people around with the sort of storehouse of knowledge on Idaho and Teton & Yellowstone National Parks than Ron Watters. For over 20 years, he has been exploring, writing, and collecting information about winter recreation in this beautiful corner of the west. He knows his topic, and he knows how to strike a balance, including information on easy-going and safe trails for beginners and families as well as challenging areas for experienced backcountry users. Moreover, he is a wonderful story teller, drawing from his own experiences and from those of long ago. It's a lively, fun and informative book and a must for anyone who loves the western winter.From the Author:
Winter Tales has a long, long history. I actually started on the earliest version of this book (called Ski Trails and Old-timers' Tales) in the mid 1970s, driving about Idaho and Montana during the winter in a Volkswagen Bug called Trolley. Trolley had the habit of breaking down in the most remote areas--and always during a storm.
By the late 1990s, I had smartened up a little and now was driving around in a more reliable, though less personable, pickup truck and working on a new, updated version of the book. The result, published in 1998, was Winter Tales and Trails. Winter Tales was been completely rewritten from it's earlier incarnation and is ready for skiing and snowshoeing of the new millennium.
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Book Description Great Rift Pr, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111877625051
Book Description Great Rift Pr, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB1877625051
Book Description Great Rift Pr. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1877625051 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1715424