ORC Library Books

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ORC Library
Author Title
Soares, John R. 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California 2nd Edition
Spring, Vicky 100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra and Coast Range 2nd Edition
Heid, Matt 101 Hikes in Northern California
Soares, Marc J. 75 Year-Round Hikes in Northern California
Bryson A Walk in the Woods
American Alpine Club Accidents in North American Mountaineering 2003
Berger Advanced Backpacking
Long, John Advanced Rock Climbing
Olsen, John Adventure Sports Mountain Biking
O'Bannon, Allen Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backpackin' Book
Sherer, Glenn America's National Trails Journeys Across Land and Time
Murie, Olaus J. Animal Tracks
Smith, Richard P. Animal Tracks and Signs of North America
Long Attacked
Smith, Dave Backcounry Bear Basics
Miller, Dorcas Backcountry Cooking
Van Tilburg, Christopher Backcountry Snowboarding
Hall, Adrienne Backpacking
Backhurst, Paul Backpacking California
Backhurst, Paul Backpacking California
Yaffe, Linda Frederick Backpacking Gourmet
Older, Jules Backroad & Offroad Biking
Waterman Backwoods Ethics A Guide to Low-Impact Camping and Hiking
Schulte-Peevers Baja California
Kjellstrom, Bjorn Be Expert with Map & Compass
White, Richard E. Beetles
Bogar, Mike Best Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails in Oregon
Nelson, Dan A. Best of the Pacific Crest Trail Washington 55 Hikes
Sherman, John Better Bouldering
Sherman, John Better Bouldering
Story, David Bicycling America's National Parks Claifornia
Gass, Michael Ph.D. Book of Metaphors Volume II
Thomas, Ramsay Building Your Own Indoor Climbing Wall
Audubon Butterflies
Kricher, John California and Pacific Northwest Forests
Huegel, Tony California Coastal Byways Cackcountry Drives for the Whole Family
Huegel, Tony California Desert Byways Backcountry Drives for the Whole Family
Steinstra, Tom California Hiking
Tawrell, Paul Camping and Wilderness Survival
McMahon, Richard Camping Northern California
McMahon, Richard Camping Southern California
Tawrell, Paul Camping Surival Summer
Scott, David Camping's Little Book of Wisdom
Gullion, Laurie Canoeing
Harrison, Dave Canoeing
Jacobson, Cliff Canoeing
Jacobson, Cliff Canoeing & Camping Beyond Basics
Gullion, Laurie Canoeing and Kayaking
Vantilburg, Christopher Canyoneering Beginning to Advanced Techniques
Boga, Steven Caving
Swart, Peter Caving: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
Value, Bob Classic Rock Climbs McConnells Mill State Park Pennsylvania
Davis, Laird Classic Rock Climbs No. 18 Castle Rags California
Swain, Todd Classic Rock Climbs No. 28 Red Rocks Nevada
Florine, Hans Climb On! Skills for More Efficient Climbing
Watts, Alan Climber's Guide to Smith Rock
Long, John Climbing Anchors
Porcella, Stephen F. Climbing California's Fourteeners
Anderson, Jay Climbing California's Mountains
Rubine, David Climbing Guide: Pinnacles National Monument
Jones, Chris Climbing in North America
Benti, Wynne Climbing Mt. Whitney, the Complete Guide for Hiking and Backpacking
Knight, T. Climbing Tales of Terror Wicked Lies & Malicious Slander
Sale, Richard Climbing the World's 14 Highest Mountains
Soles, Clyde Climbing: Expedition Planning
Lewis & Cauthorn Climbing: From Gym to Crag
Long, John & Duane Raleigh Clip & Go! Tips & Tricks for the Modern Sport Climber
Fergus, Leonard C. Common Edible & Poisonous Plants
Gray, Melissa Cooking the One Burner Way
Gray, Melissa Cooking the One Burner Way 2nd Edition
Gray, Melissa Cooking the One Burner Way 2nd Edition
McCoy, Micheal Cycling the Great Divide
Gierlich, Marisa Cycling USA West Coast
Semb Day Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail California
Secor, R.J. Denali Climbing Guide
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin
Martin, James Digital Photography Outdoors
Meuninck, Jim Edible Wild Plants & Useful Herbs 2nd Edition
Gookin, John Environmental Education Notebook
Berger, Karen Everyday Wisdom
Hutchinson, Derek C. Expedition Kayaking 4th Edition
Hattingh, Garth Extreme Rock & Ice 25 of the World's Greatest Climbs
DeMund, Tom Feather River Contry- Adventure Trails
Angier, Bradford Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
Angier, Bradford Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
Angier, Bradford Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants
Kroese, Mark Fifty Favorite Climbs
Audubon Fishes Revised Edition
Hughes, Dave Fly Fishing Basics
Kugach, Gene Fly Tier's Handbook
Parker, Paul Free-Heel Skiing: Telemark and Parallel Techniques 3rd Edition
Glaros, Lou Freestyle Canoeing Contemparary Paddline Technique
Glaros, Lou Freestyle Canoeing Contemparary Paddline Technique
Selters, Andy Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue 2nd Edition
Wuerthner, George Grand Canyon a Visitors Campanion
Winnett, Thomas Guide to the John Muir Trail
Long, John Gym Climb!
Clark, William S Hawks of North America 2nd Edition
Selters, Andy High Sierra Hiking Guide Triple Divide Peak
Winnett, Thomas Hiker's Guide to the High Sierra Mt. Whitney
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Hikers Guide to the High Sierra Tuolumne Meadows
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Hikers Guide to the High Sierra Yosemite
Berger, Karen Hiking and Backpacking A Trailside Guide
Cunningham, Bill Hiking California's Desert Parks
Lewon, Dennis Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness
Schneider Hiking Grand Teton National Park
Litton, Evie Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest 4th Edition
Mock, John Hiking in the Sierra Nevada
Mock, John Hiking in the Sierra Nevada
Salcendo-Chouvre Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park
Wilson, Dave Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen
Scheidt, Laurel Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Adkison, Ron Hiking Southern California
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Hiking the Big Sur Country the Ventana Wilderness
Dunegan, Lizann Hiking the Oregon Coast
Hamilton, Linda A. Hiking the San Fransisco Bay Area
Parr, Barry Hiking the Sierra Nevada
Swedo, Suzanne Hiking Yosemite National Park
Horst, Eric J. How to Climb 5.12
Tilton, Buck How to Die in the Outdoors
Meyer, Kathleen How to Shit in the Woods 2nd Edition
Meyer, Kathleen How to Shit in the Woods 2nd Edition
Williamson, Sheri L. Hummingbirds of North America
Wilkerson, James M.D. Hypothermia, Frostite and other Cold Injuries
Gadd, Will Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Technique
Lowe, Jeff Ice World Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing
Audubon Inscects & Spiders
Borror, Donald J. Insects
Krakauer Into the Wild
Krauzer, Steven M. Kayaking a Trailside Guide
Twight, Mark Kiss or Kill Confessions of a Serial Climber
Burton Jr, Kenneth S. Knots
Raleigh, Duane Knots & Ropes for Climbers
Jacobson, Cliff Knots for the Outdoors
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Lassen Volcanic Park & Vicinity
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Lassen Volcanic Park & Vicinity
McGivney, Annette Leave No Tace, 2nd Edition
Ajango, Deb Lessons Learned II: Using Case Studies & History to Improve Safety Education
Renner, Jeff Lightning Strikes
Conners, Tim and Christine Lipsmackin' Backpackin'
Lewis, Moynier Mammoth Area Rock Climbs: Climbers Guide to Eastern Sierra
Jacobson, Cliff Map and Compass
NOLS Master Educator Handbook
Wilkerson, James M.D. Medicine For Mountaineers
Child, Greg Mixed Emotions Mountaineering Writings of Greg Child
Berger, Karen More Everyday Wisdom
Gauthier, Mike Mount Rainer A Climbing Guide
Toyoshima, Tim Mountaibike Emergency Repair
Menard, Mark M. Mountain Biking Chico
McGehee, Roger Mountain Biking Northern California
Mills, Susanna & Herman Mountain Biking: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
Audubon Mushrooms
McKnight, Kent H. Mushrooms
Pousers, Phil NOLS Climbing Instructor Notebook
Pearsin, Claudia NOLS Cookery 5th Edition
Gookin, John NOLS Leadership Educator Notebook
Gookin, John NOLS Wilderness Educator Notebook
Boga, Steven Orienteering the Sport of Navigation with Map and Compass
Bratt, Ian Orienteering: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
Blick, Rick Outdoor Adventures San Francisco Bay Area
Shenk Outdoor Careers 2nd Edition
Shenk, Ellen Outdoor Careers 2nd Edition
Graham, John Outdoor Leadership Technique, Common Sense & Self-Confidence
Graham, John Outdoor Leadership Technique, Common Sense & Self-Confidence
Hattingh, Garth Outdoor Survival: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
Eschmeyer Pacific Coast Fishes
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Pacific Crest Trail Northern California
Schifrin, Ben Pacific Crest Trail Southern California
Niehaus, Theodore F. Pacific States Wildflowers
Dillard Annie Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Brock and McMillen Red Rock Canyon
Barnes, Greg Red Rocks Climbing
Sugerman, Deborah A. Reflective Learning Theory and Practice
Audubon Reptiles and Amphibians
Bechdel, Les River Rescue a Manual for Whitewater Safety
Huser, Verne River Running 2nd Edition
Jensen, Jamie Road Trip USA
Toula, Tim Rock 'N' Road: An Atlas of North American Rock Climbing Areas
Black, Tresa Rock Climbimg: The San Francisco Bay Area
Black, Tresa Rock Climbimg: The San Francisco Bay Area
Vogel, Randy Rock Climbing Joshua Tree
Vogel, Randy Rock Climbing Joshua Tree
Carville, Mike Rock Climbing: Lake Tahoe
Carville, Mike Rock Climbing: Lake Tahoe
Swain, Todd Rock Climbing: Red Rocks
Swain, Todd Rock Climbing: Red Rocks
Reid, Don Rock Climbing: Yosemite Free Climbing
Reid, Don Rock Climbing: Yosemite Free Climbs
Audubon Rocks and Minerals
Pough, Fredrick H. Rocks and Minerals
Robinson, John Sea Kayaking Illustrated
Weiss, Hal Secrets of Warmth for Comfort or Survival
Fasulo, David J. Self-Rescue
Lindgren, Louise Sew and Repair your Outdoor Gear
Lindgren, Louise Sew and Repair your Outdoor Gear
Tilton, Buck Sex in the Outdoors 2nd Edition
Audubon Shells
Huegel, Tony Sierra Nevada Byways Backcountry Drives for the Whole Family
Richins, Paul Jr. Ski and Snowboard Summits in California Mt. Shasta to Mt. Whitney
Goldman, Greg Snow Boarding: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
Soares, Marc J. Snowshoe Routes Northern California
Prater, Gene Snowshoeing: 4th Edition
Prater, Gene Snowshoeing: From Novice to Master
Hampton, Bruce Soft Paths 3rd Edition
Glaros, Lou Solo Canoeing on Quiet Water
Rogers, Susan Fox Solo on Her Own Adventure
Mis Spooky Campfire Stories
Pasachoff, Jay M. Stars and Planets
Childs, Geof Stone Places
Simpson, Joe Storms of Silence
Davenport, Greg Surviving Coastal and Open Water
Davenport, Greg Surviving Cold Weather
Davenport, Greg Surviving the Desert
Dugard Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth
Cain, Jim Teamwork & Teamplay
Kelsey, Michael R. Technical Slot Canyon Guide to the Colorado Plateau
Wood, Robert S. The 2 Oz. Backpacker
Ferguson, Sue A. The ABCs of Avalanche Safety 3rd Edition
Marrone, Teresa The Back-Country Kitchen
Curtis The Backpackers Field Manual
Hutchinson, Derek C. The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking
Owen, Peter The Book of Outdoor Knots
Budworth, Geoffrey The Book of Practical Fishing Knots
Burgess, Adrian & Alan The Burgess Book of Lies
Hattingh, Garth The Climber's Handbook
Seidman, David The Essential Sea Kayaker 2nd Edition
Michaelis, Bill The Game and Play Leaders Handbook
Croft, Peter The Good, The Great, and The Awesome: Top 40 High Sierra Rock Climbs
Austin, Mary The Land of Little Rain
Bigon, Mario The Morrow Guide to Knots
Nealy, William The Mountain Bike Way of Knowledge
Muir, John The Mountains of California
Selters, Andy The Mt. Shasta Book
Selters, Andy The Mt. Shasta Book
Kavanagh The Night Sky
Jacobson, Don The One Pan Gourmet
Fleming, June The Outdoor Idea Book
Lyons & Burford The Outward Bound and Compass Handbook
Randall, Glenn The Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook
Landry, Paul The Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook
Brown, Tom Jr. The Scince and Art of Tracking Nature's Path to Spiritual Discovery
Sibley, David Allen The Sible Guide to Bird Life and Behavior
Sibley, David Allen The Sible Guide to Birds
Hauserman, Tim The Tahoe Rim Trail
Schaffer, Jeffery P. The Tahoe Sierra A Natural Guide to 112 Hikes in the Northern Sierra
Brown, Tom Jr. The Tracker
Barnes, Scottie The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Navigation
Fleming, June The Well-Fed Backpacker
Penny, Richard The Whitewater Sourcebook
Martin, Claudine The Wilderness Chef
Petzoldt, Paul The Wilderness Handbook
Rutstrum, Calvin The Wilderness Route Finder
Brown, Tom Jr. Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation
Brown, Tom Jr. Tom Brown's Field Guide to the Forgotten Wilderness
Brown, Tom Jr. Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Lewis, Peter Topropping
Horst, Eric J. Training for Climbing
Audubon Trees
Richins, Paul Jr Trekking California
Floyde, Rob Tuolumne Topropes
Geary, Don Using a Map & Compass
Geary, Don Using a Map & Compass
Geary, Don Using a Map & Compass
Adkison, Ron Utah's National Parks
Foster, Steven Venomous Anima;s and Poisonous Plants
Brady, Michael Waxing and Caring of Skis and Snowbaords
Kavanagh Weather
Hodgson, Michael Weather Forecasting 2nd Edition
Peterson, Roger Troy Western Birds
Opler, Paul A. Western Butterflies
Foster, Steven Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Stebbins, Robert C. Western Reptiles and Amphibians 3rd Edition
Petrides, George A. Western Trees
Jackson, Eric Whitewater Paddling Strokes & Concepts
Jackson, Eric Whitewater Paddling Strokes & Concepts
Addison, Graeme Whitewater Rafting: The Essential Guide to Equipment and Techniques
Nealy, William Whitewater Tales of Terror
Schneider, Anny Wild Medicinal Plants
Schneider, Anny Wild Medicinal Plants
Willis Wild: Stories of Survival
Waterman Wilderness Ethics
Tilton, Buck Wilderness First Responder
Davenport, Greg Wilderness Living
Forgey, William M.D. Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines
Stackpole & Brooks Wilderness Mountaineering 2nd Edition
Stackpole & Brooks Wilderness Mountaineering 2nd Edition
Powers, Phil Wilderness Mountaineering, 2nd Edition
Burns, Bob Wilderness Navigation 2nd Edition
Gookin, John Wilderness Wisdom Quotes for Inspirational Exploration
Audubon Wildflowers
Peterson, Roger Troy Wildflowers Northeastern/North-Central North America
Stark, Peter Winter Adventure A Complete Guide to Winter Sports
Lanza, Michael Winter Hiking and Camping
NOLS Wlderness Madicine Handbook
Niemi, Judith Women in the Outdoors
Kulier, Jennifer Women's Mountain Biking a Trailside Guide
Wuerthner, George Yellowstone a Visitors Companion
Schaffer, Jeffery P. Yosemite National Park