A dirt road occasionally maintained inside the national park (often suitable for all
vehicles but high-clearance ... Chapter 19: racetrack valley and Hunter Mountain
These dirt roadsleadinto remote areas where no services are available.
Author: T. Scott Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.
He notes the wooly worms crawling at a dangerously slow pace across the high
mountain road in the switchback where he lives . It ' s going to be a cold winter .
He knows that because the wooly worms have already changed from brown fuzz
Author: Harry Moore
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Autumn presents a stunning array of colors in rural East Tennessee, and Discovering October Roads is the perfect traveler's companion for better enjoying those scenic views. In a compelling, anecdotal narrative, the book describes seven road trips through the region, discussing not only the leaf colors to be seen but also the geology, landscape, and cultural history to be found along each route. In their introduction, Harry Moore and Fred Brown offer an overview of the geologic history and topography of East Tennessee as well as an accessible explanation of the science behind the changing leaf colors. They also discuss a number of common trees and the autumn color associated with each. In the chapters that follow, the authors' descriptions of road trips are arranged according to three geographic areas: the Blue Ridge, the Valley and Ridge, and the Cumberland Plateau. Complementing the narrative is a wealth of illustrations, including maps, geologic line drawings, and photographs--many of which are reproduced in color. Discovering October Roads will prove an indispensable resource for anyone seeking a deeper appreciation of East Tennessee's fall finery. The Authors: Harry Moore is a geologist with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the author of A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and A Geologic Trip across Tennessee by Interstate 40. Fred Brown is a feature writer and columnist for the Knoxville News-Sentinel. He is the author, with Jeanne McDonald, of Handling Serpents: Three Families and Their Faith and Growing Up Southern: How the South Shapes Writers.
The caravan of wagons moved slowly along the high mountain road. As the road
became steeper, the horses struggled to pull the wagons, which were loaded
with food and supplies for the trading town in the mountains. “How much longer?
Author: Adam Blade
Publisher: Hachette UK
Battle fearsome beasts and fight evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up. An evil wizard has enchanted the magical Beasts of Avantia - only a true hero can free the Beasts and stop them from destroying the land. Armed with a sword and shield from the Wizard Aduro, Tom sets off to face Arcta the mountain giant. Can Tom save his land from destruction? There are SIX thrilling adventures to collect in Series One: Sepron the Sea Serpent; Arcta the Mountain Goat; Nanook the Snow Monster; Tagus the Horse-Man; and Epos the Flame Bird If you like Beast Quest, check out Adam Blade's other series: Team Hero, Sea Quest and Beast Quest: New Blood!
Social Policies The climatic and geographic characteristics of mountain regions
may result in isolation , poverty and ... need to develop infrastructure , particularly
the network of roads in high mountain areas and in isolated and remote areas .
Author: A. Villeneuve
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Most countries have not yet adopted mountain-specific laws, preferring to protect mountains through existing sectoral legislation. However, countries such as France, Georgia, Italy, Russian Federation (North Ossetia-Alania), Switzerland and Ukraine, have enacted legal instruments dealing specifically with mountains, and other countries are developing similar legislation. This publication broadly describes the main elements of international and national mountain-specific legal texts, and also includes national case studies.
The high mountain roads at times nearly precipitated panic attacks in all of us.
We toured much of the American West, and made forays into Canada and Mexico
. We visited as many national parks and took in as many historical sites as time ...
Author: Thomas Henry Carter
This full color edition of "The Tumbleweed Traversed the Dusty Road" is a book of poems written by a Wannabe Cowboy, who took a once in a lifetime trip through the American West. While touring the West he chronicled the feelings he experienced as he viewed the grandeur of the American West into some unforgettable poems and reflections. This chapbook of Western Poems is suited to lovers of the American West who would like to experience firsthand the American West through poems and reflections of the author. Through the author's poems and color photographs you can see the blue water of Crater Lake and view Custer's last stand, or experience the Little House on The Prairie. Enjoy the full color photos that are included on almost every page.
... bordello and got it in good running order. When Mamie died, Millie bought the
house.149 Yet another town associated with Silver City was Mogollon, founded
in 1891. The high-mountain road to this town squirrels precariously along cliffs ...
Author: Jan MacKell
Publisher: UNM Press
Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death. An integral part of western history, the stories of these women continue to fascinate readers and captivate the minds of historians today. Expanding on the research she did for Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls (UNM Press), historian Jan MacKell moves beyond the mining towns of Colorado to explore the history of prostitution in the Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state had its share of working girls and madams like Big Nose Kate or Calamity Jane who remain celebrities in the annals of history, but MacKell also includes the stories of lesser-known women whose role in this illicit trade nonetheless shaped our understanding of the American West.
September and the Blue Wind found themselves driving along a high mountain
road. Jagged violet peaks shot up into the night, dark silver cliffs dropped
dizzyingly away on either side of the path, and if we are honest, the Model A was
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous, and passionately layered book from New York Times–bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente.
Physical barriers and geographic isolation have long kept people out of the
region despite enormous deposits of high - grade coal . Smoky Mountain Road
connecting Escalante to Big Water is the only good dirt road on the plateau , and
it can ...
Author: David Urmann
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
A guidebook to exploring America's newest national monument in a unique part of Utah. The author discusses the Canyons of the Escalante, Kaiparowits Plateau, and the Grand Staircase in terms of weather conditions, locations and resources available in surrounding towns, Native America history, geologic structure, and its history of European exploration and settlement. Contains maps and many b&w photographs.
After that we learned how to break down 75mm Mountain guns into six loads, and
we established quite a reputation for getting guns and supplies to difficult
locations. At the beginning of December I was sent to recce the high mountain
Author: Philip Warner
Publisher: Pen and Sword
One of the lasting legacies of World War 2 was the proliferation of what today are known as Special Forces. At the time many soldiers, often of high rank regarded these units as nothing short of ill-disciplined cowboys or worse! However desperate times called for desperate measures and there were those in high places who were prepared to take risks. As specially recruited units such as the LRDG, SAS and SBS earned their spurs and scored significant victories, at high cost both to the enemy and themselves, so faith in the concept grew
After leaving Ternier's compound he had traveled the remainder of the night
through the coastal and mountain roads that wound northward from Port-au-
Prince. So far the journey had been arduous and painfully slow due to the poor
Author: Michael J. Ganas
A novel of epic adventure, treacherous risk, and resolute hope. WITHIN A POVERTY-STRICKEN LAND WHERE DEATH AND MISERY RUN UNCHECKED. He has come to fulfill a solemn promise made to a comrade-in-arms killed in the mountains of Tora Bora. He is the consummate warrior, bold and courageous, daring to the point of recklessness. But fate intercedes, and Jake Javolyn finds himself the protector of the most incredible life forms the Earth has ever produced. IN A HIDDEN COVE TEEMING WITH LIFE, FANTASTIC RICHES ABOUND BENEATH CALM WATERS. A beautiful girl and her Haitian mentor are not prepared for the violence and greed about to overtake them. ON A TINY ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CARIBBEAN, JAKE AND THE GIRL FIND THEMSELVES ON A PERILOUS MISSION. They must confront overwhelming odds where insidious forces are at work to unleash a monstrous plot aimed at changing the world forever.
Jedediah Smith High Mountain Rendezvous second weekend in Aug . This is a
mountain man ' s delight ... After a mile , the paved road becomes a double - track
jeep road as it continues into the canyon . Follow the jeep road for 4 . 7 miles to ...
Author: Allan Kent Powell
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
This is the most comprehensive guidebook to the state of Utah, with information on historic attractions, festivals, cultural events, outdoor activities, accommodations, and restaurants. 139 photos. 9 maps.
A High Mountain Road Philosophical genius sometimes manifests itself early in a
writer's life. David Hume famously completed his masterpiece, A Treatise
ofHuman Nature, in 1737 when he was only 26. Wittgenstein finished the
Author: Peter B. Lewis
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) is usually remembered for his pessimism. His most influential work, The World as Will and Representation, concluded that no human desires can ever be fully satisfied. But as Peter B. Lewis shows in this new critical biography, Schopenhauer in fact advocated ways—via artistic, moral, and ascetic forms of awareness—to overcome the frustration-filled and fundamentally painful human condition. Offering a concise introduction to the life and work of this German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer explores a man who devoted his life to articulating a philosophy that would benefit mankind by providing a solution to the riddle of human existence. Lewis situates Schopenhauer’s principal doctrines of his philosophy into the context of his life, explaining how major events like his father’s apparent suicide led to his ideas on the meaning of life and the nature of art, religion, and morality. He also relates Schopenhauer’s thoughts to the intellectual and cultural world of early nineteenth-century Germany, where his philosophy was ignored for most of his life. Illustrated with images of Schopenhauer, his family, and his contemporaries, this book will engage anyone interested in music, literature, and the arts, as well as those who ponder the eternal questions of life’s meaning.
Motorbikes are not allowed, but if you have your own car, you can drive from
habitat to habitat. Electric trolleys are now ... The high mountain road to the -
Hmong coffee village is a bit rough for driving, but just right on foot or bike. Other
than the ...
Author: Kim Fay
Publisher: ThingsAsian Press
Imagine that on the eve of your upcoming trip to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, you are invited to a party. At this party are fifty guests, all of whom live in or have traveled extensively through these countries. Among this eclectic and well-versed group of connoisseurs are authors of acclaimed guidebooks, popular newspaper columnists and pioneering adventurers. As the evening passes, they tell you tales from their lives in these exotic places. They whisper the names of their favorite shops and restaurants; they divulge the secret hideaways where they sneak off to for an afternoon (or a weekend) to unwind. Some make you laugh out loud, and others mesmerize you with their poetry and lyricism. Some are intent on educating, while others just want to entertain. Their attitudes are as unique as their personalities, but they are united in one thing ... their love of the region. If you can envision being welcomed at such a party, then you can envision the experience that this guidebook aspires to give you. Within these pages you will find tips for adventuring, eating, shopping, and sightseeing from savvy expatriates, seasoned travelers, and inspired locals. Unlike the typical guidebook, To Asia With Love does not offer a comprehensive overview, but instead presents selected recommendations in the form of personal essays and tidbits, each of which is paired with a practical fact file. Discover the benefits of carrying a baseball glove in Laos, go bird watching in the Thai everglades, take a motorbike into the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia, and immerse yourself in modern art in Vietnam. In addition, one chapter focuses solely on opportunities for giving back to the countries you visit.
They spend nine hours ferrying family members to higher ground, and help
others when they can. They are from a public housing project where residents
had screamed for the attention of passing helicopters. Some set off firecrackers.
No one ...
Author: Hoover Liddell
In traversing the earth and living with the wilderness from Africa to the California Sierras, author Hoover Liddell came to realize the great energy of youth as we struggle to educate our planet and ourselves. Mountain Road is his journey of life and travel through the planet’s cities and towns as well as his time in San Francisco and living inside its schools. From a mountain road out of Africa, humankind continues its journey into a timeless universe. Human freedom is not dwelling in the past or the future but in the remarkableness and freshness of the present, where the adventure is. His journey from the Nigerian rainforests and desert across Africa through the Serengeti plains and the mountain road of Kilimanjaro takes him to the mountains of the Sierras. In his expeditions he discovers moments of vibrant energy and days of staying alive that are more profound than all the years of teaching in the schools. He finds the wilderness empowers us to find our own way and deepens our capabilities as we educate ourselves and the earth. Of what meaning is school or life itself if we are not serious and motivated for the adventure to educate the planet?
37(6)] The east and west slopes of Mount Mansfield were once both part of the
town of Mansfield, but in a town with a high mountain running right down its
middle, just deciding where to hold the town meeting must have been an
Author: Rick Strimbeck
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
The indispensable guide to the best the Vermont mountains have to offer.
... at a more leisurely pace. It was certainly not going to be difl'icult to follow the
dust trail as it snaked up the mountain road. Dennis was enjoying being out in the
sun on this crisp summer day and driving like a maniac on a high mountain road.
Author: Paul Howard Johnson
Three research scientists and a Forest Ranger have committed their time and energy to spend the summer in eastern Washington State in the great northwest searching to prove or disprove the myth surrounding Bigfoot. None of them believe that it will lead to more than a few scant clues and only meager evidence that will merely carry on the folklore. That is until they stumble upon hard evidence of the creature through a series of events that will not be easy for them or you to accept as factual. Not only is the myth of Bigfoot tackled head on but answers to such questions as UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects), crop circles, cattle and horse mutilations and the question of “are we alone in the universe” are examined and illuminated. A strange rescue mission is asked of the team but all along they must contend with the harassment of disgraceful journalists, whose mission is not necessarily the truth. The team must deal with world governments and the U.S. military who are in the middle of things for their own purposes causing the situation to become even more convoluted. Scavenger star races are set to invade but no one believes the team and they have nowhere to turn for help until a “special friend” lends some assistance in hopes of saving the people of the entire planet. The Answer is excitement, humor, love and startling revelations that will keep you interested to see what happens next. You will have to decide for yourself if this is a work of science fiction or a factual account of an elaborate cover-up.
... both stable and ' easy ' for road construction Unlikely Unlikely Local mid - slope
benches Could be as above , or part of deep - seated landslide Possibly Unlikely
Possible flood risk , soft soils and terrace edge scour ; high water table to be ...
Author: Gareth J. Hearn
Publisher: Geological Society of London
Provides a complete guide to the study, design, construction and management of landslide and slope engineering measures for mountain roads, with emphasis on low-cost. The geographical focus is on the tropics and sub-tropics, but is also highly relevant to other regions where heavy rain, steep slopes and weak soils and rocks combine to create slope instability. The causes and mechanisms of landslides are described, and the hazards they pose to mountain roads are illustrated. Methods of desk study, field mapping and ground investigation are reviewed and illustrated, with emphasis on geomorphological and engineering geological techniques. The design and construction of alignments, earthworks, drainage, retaining structures, the stabilization of soil slopes and rock slopes, and the control of erosion on slopes and in streams covered. Slope management as part of road maintenance and operation is reviewed, and procedures for risk assessment and works prioritization are described.
Bear in mind that snowstorms can render high mountain roads treacherous, if not
impassable, from September through May. Consider calling (303)639-1111 for
the Colorado State Highway Patrol's report on road conditions before taking off ...
Author: Eric Lindberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Insiders' Guide to Denver is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals alike to this storied Colorado city. Written by a local, and true insider, Insiders' Guide to Denver offers a personal and practical perspective of Denver and its surrounding environs that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their hometown.