Over the Edge

Death in Grand Canyon : Gripping Accounts of All Known Fatal Mishaps in the Most Famous of the World's Seven Natural Wonders

Author: Michael Patrick Ghiglieri,Thomas M. Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984785803

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

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Gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World's Natural Wonders.
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Over the Edge

Death in Grand Canyon

Author: Thomas Myers,Michael Ghiglieri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984785827

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Page: N.A

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Two veterans of decades of adventuring in Grand Canyon chronicle the complete and comprehensive history of Canyon misadventures. These episodes span the entire era of visitation from the time of the first river exploration by John Wesley Powell and his crew of 1869 to that of tourists falling off its rims today. These accounts of the roughly 700 people who have met untimely deaths in the Canyon set a new high water mark for offering the most astounding array of adventures, misadventures, and life saving lessons published between any two covers. Over the Edge promises to be the most intense yet informative book on Grand Canyon ever written.
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Off the Wall

Death in Yosemite : Gripping Accounts of All Known Fatal Mishaps in America's First Protected Land of Scenic Wonders

Author: Michael Patrick Ghiglieri,Charles R. Farabee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Authors Michael P. Ghiglieri and Charles R. Butch Farabee draw on their extensive experience in professional wilderness guiding (34 years) and in wilderness Search & Rescue in the National Park Service (34 other years), respectively, to research and create detailed and compelling stories for every known fatal mishap in Yosemites complicated recreational wonderland. These sagas span the era from Yosemites discovery in 1849 today when big wall climbing, BASE jumping, and tumbles off Yosemites huge waterfalls take such tolls. All 869 mishaps are included; more than 100 are highlighted in dramatic detail and historical context. This book could save your life.
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Biking the Grand Canyon Area

Author: Andrea Lankford

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781565794795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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To explore the Grand Canyon by bicycle is to experience one of the world's greatest natural wonders in an especially peaceful, unfettered, and rewarding way. In this expertly written guide, author and former Grand Canyon National Park ranger Andrea Lankford profiles 27 of the North and South Rims' best rides for both mountain bikers and road cyclists. Riders of all ages and ability levels will find the perfect day ride, from paved park paths ideal for families to challenging and secluded single-track trails for experienced backcountry travelers -- plus spectacular mountain-bike rides never before published in a guidebook. Let Biking the Grand Canyon Area, the first biking guide specific to the region that embraces this marvel of nature, give you a fresh perspective on your next Grand Canyon visit. Book jacket.
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Sufficiently Robust

Fifty Years of Walking in Grand Canyon

Author: William Cathcart-Rake

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450245021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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William Cathcart-Rake shares his memories of a half-century of hiking in the Grand Canyon. During that time he spent sixty days and walked five hundred miles below the rim. As he recounts his thoughts and experiences of eighteen separate treks below the rim, he includes many fascinating facts about the Canyons natural and human history. As the years go by, the author discovers that the Canyon has more to offer than just being a challenging place to hikeit becomes a sanctuary for reflection and renewal. His time in the canyon is more than days below the rim, miles walked, switchbacks negotiated, stream crossings, walking speed, and pounds carried. Conquering the canyonan impossible and foolish questceased to be a goal. He returned to the canyon because of the effect it had on him, not because of what he could do in it or to it. The canyon allowed him to discover his ability to persevere despite discomfort, afforded an opportunity to learn more about the natural world we live in, and gave him a deeper appreciation of the need to seek the solace afforded by sauntering below the rim.
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The Emerald Mile

The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

Author: Kevin Fedarko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439159858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 415

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The epic story of the fastest boat ride in history, on a hand-built dory named the "Emerald Mile," through the heart of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado river.
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Sunk Without a Sound

The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde

Author: Brad Dimock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892327987

Category: History

Page: 288

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In November 1928 an empty scow was found adrift and empty in the Colorado River. No bodies were found. But since 1971 several people have come forward claiming to be the occupants; one confesses to being a murderer.
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Going to Extremes

The Highest, Longest, Toughest Trails from BACKPACKER Magazine

Author: BACKPACKER Magazine

Publisher: Active Interest Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 100

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Going To Extremes Can you ever really have too much of a good thing? Once you’ve seen the biggest tree, largest glacier, and deepest canyon, nothing else compares. The Ten Most Dangerous Trails Do you value your life and limbs? Then you’d better get skilled mentally and physcially before tempting the reaper on these hikes. Are You Tough Enough? Every backpacker dreams of a glory job in the outdoors. The author heads to Mt. Rainier—and a grueling tryout with premier guide operation RMI--to find out what it takes to make the grade. The Toughest Outdoor Jobs Every backpacker dreams of a glory job in the outdoors. Here’s what it takes to make the grade for 8 of the toughest ones out there. The Hardest Dayhikes in the United States Push yourself from dawn to dusk on these challenging hikes. America’s Worst Trail: A Love Story Is the reward always equal to the effort? Uh...maybe, says this bloodied, bruised, and bandaged reader. How to Survive Desert Extreme Triple-digit temps by noon. Freezing at night. Scarce water. The desert is dangerous for unprepared hikers. Give yourself an edge and learn to survive this hostile territory. The Hardest Miles Survivors of the Bataan death march overcame one of history’s most grueling walks. What kept them on their feet? and could you do the same? Every year, more than 4,000 people hike through the New Mexico desert to find out. The Unlikeliest Mountaineer Take a fatherless herd boy from poverty-wracked Swaziland, endow him with an indomitable will and a few wealthy friends, give him the lungs of Ed Viesturs, and you have Sibusiso Emmanuel Vilane. The Long Way Home When Karl Bushby set out to hike 36,000 miles across four continents, he vowed he would only return to his native England on foot. Which could be a real problem if he ever wants to get there
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Mysteries in Our National Parks: Over The Edge

A Mystery in Grand Canyon National Park

Author: Gloria Skurzynski,Alane Ferguson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426309708

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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When Dr. Olivia Landon receives this anonymous e-mail shortly after broadcasting her controversial plan to save the condors, everyone thinks it’s a crank threat except Dr. Landon’s daughter Ashley. She’s sure it’s the handiwork of Morgan Rogers, self-proclaimed anarchist and computer geek. Suspicions mount when the death threat almost becomes a reality, and Morgan is the only witness. Is he innocent or guilty? Journey into the maze of Morgan’s cyberworld and find out!
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Mysteries in Our National Parks: Over The Edge: A Mystery in Grand Canyon National Park (Mysteries in Our National Park)

Author: Gloria Skurzynski,Alane Ferguson,National Geographic Kids

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1426309708

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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When Dr. Olivia Landon receives this anonymous e-mail shortly after broadcasting her controversial plan to save the condors, everyone thinks it’s a crank threat except Dr. Landon’s daughter Ashley. She’s sure it’s the handiwork of Morgan Rogers, self-proclaimed anarchist and computer geek. Suspicions mount when the death threat almost becomes a reality, and Morgan is the only witness. Is he innocent or guilty? Journey into the maze of Morgan’s cyberworld and find out!
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