Regional Guide Books

Legendary Lake Pend Oreille: Idaho’s Wilderness of Water

By Jane Fritz and Friends

Nonfiction, 416 pages plus photo sections, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 100+ photos, 16 pages of color plates, 16-page Ross Hall classic photos section, and fold-out color map by Terrapen Geographics.

ISBN 978-1-879628-33-5

Legendary Lake Pend Oreille is far more than a recreationist’s directory: Rich with sketches about biology and botany, loaded with fascinating historical lore, and abundantly illustrated, this is a bible for Lake Pend Oreille.

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Price: $26.00

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Trails of the Wild Cabinets – Third Edition

By Jim Mellen with Dennis Nicholls

Nonfiction, 202 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, maps and photos, appendixes

ISBN 978-1-879628-77-9

Now updated in its third edition, discover the magnificent beauty of the Cabinet Mountains with the Trails of the Wild Cabinets guidebook! From easy day hikes to multi-day wilderness adventures, this guide provides descriptions for 100-plus trails with charts and maps to easily find hikes for all abilities. Also featured in this third edition is a new guide to trails suitable for mountain bikes.

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Price: $16.50

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Trails of the Wild Selkirks: South of the Canadian Border – Second Edition

By Jim Mellen with Dennis Nicholls

Nonfiction, 340 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, maps and photos, appendixes

ISBN 978-1-879628-45-8

Now updated as a second edition, Trails of the Wild Selkirks: South of the Canadian Border focuses on the portion of this spectacular range that spans northeastern Washington and northern Idaho, before it stretches far into Canada. The second edition includes trail updates and new trails!

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Price: $19.50

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Selkirks Spectacular

A journey on the International Selkirk Loop

By Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady with Ross Klatte

Nonfiction, 180 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color with more than 300 photographs

ISBN 978-1-879628-44-1

A photographic journey encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and southeastern British Columbia, Selkirks Spectacular features amazing images by photographers Jerry Pavia and Tim Cady. More than 300 images along with chapters by Canadian Ross Klatte on the history, geology, communities, natural features, attractions, and the flora and fauna showcase this beautiful corner of the earth.

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Price: $24.00

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On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches

Second printing!
A geological field guide to northern Idaho and the Channeled Scabland

By Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver
Nonfiction, 480 pages, 6″ x 9″ inches softcover, 400 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 50 color plates, index

ISBN 978-1-879628-39-7

Following up on his first volume, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, geologist Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with colleague Eugene Kiver to guide readers upstream – northward into the Channeled Scabland and northern Idaho in The Northern Reaches. Illustrated with 400 maps, schematics, photos and illustrations, including 32 pages of color plates, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches provides a clear, concise and easily useable guide to the remarkable geologic record of the great Ice Age floods.

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Price: $26.00

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Glacial Geologic Map

Glacial Geologic Map of North Idaho and the Shaded Relief Map of Northern Idaho and Parts of Western Montana and Eastern Washington

This two-sided map includes a map titled Glacial Geologic Map of North Idaho on the front and Shaded Relief Map of Northern Idaho and parts of Western Montana and Eastern Washington on the second side.  Glacial Geologic Map of North Idaho is a color map produced at the scale of approximately 1/175,000 and represents over 30 years of research and fieldwork by Dr. Roy Breckenridge, Former Idaho State Geologist and VP of Coeur du Deluge Chapter. The second author of this map was Dean Garwood, who following Roy’s passing organized Roy’s information and using his GIS skills put together multiple layers of information to produce the Final Map. The map is in commemoration of Roy and his dedication to the fields of Geology and Education and his commitment to our chapter and the Ice Age Floods Institute.

The back or second-side of this map is also a color map that was generated by Dean Garwood.  This shaded colorized relief model was overlain with other important geographic information to make the map more useful.  The shaded relief map was printed at a scale of approximately 1/198,000 and therefore covers a larger area on the Inland Northwest.

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This large map is 33.75″ x 21.5″, and can be purchased either flat for wall display, or folded for use in the field.

Price: $9.95

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On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods

A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin
By Bruce Bjornstad

Nonfiction, 308 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 262 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 20 color plates, index, in its fourth printing

ISBN 978-1-879628-27-4

In this first volume of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, geologist Bruce Bjornstad explores those legendary floods, explains the features they created, and guides readers to trails and tours in the Mid-Columbia Basin to witness the floods’ awesome power for themselves. This readable, useable field guide is rich in detail and makes the Ice Age floods tale more fascinating and intriguing than ever.

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Price: $19.00

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Climber’s Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Wilderness

By Thaddeus Laird

Nonfiction, 224 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 108 illustrations, 6 technical route topo maps, 62 photographic route overlays, 2 appendixes and 2 indexes, by route name and by rating

ISBN 978-1-879628-30-4

Climber and writer Thaddeus Laird rendered his years exploring the region’s rock crags and alpine peaks into the region’s most comprehensive climbing guide yet, Climber’s Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Wilderness. Laird followed after gurus Chris Kopczynski, John Roskelley and Randall Green to dig deeper into this unruly landscape of empty ranges and unclimbed routes.

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Price: $17.50

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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Photos, Descriptions, and Early Explorer Insights

By Jerry Pavia
Nonfiction, 6″ x 9″, 220 pages, softcover
ISBN 1-55591-364-4

Wildflower lovers, hikers and travelers in our frontal ranges of the Rocky Mountains, the Cabinet and Selkirk mountains – as well as to the seven major parks in the Rockies — will welcome this fascinating, authoritative guide to wildflowers commonly found throughout the region.

This full-color, beautifully illustrated guide provides the identifying characteristics and stories of 95 wildflowers common to the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and Canada.

The book is useful throughout the northern Rockies, but is organized as an especially handy field guide for visitors to the seven major parks in the Rockies — Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier, Waterton-Glacier, Kootenay-Yoho, Banff, and Jasper. In addition to natural history information on each plant, the remarks of early naturalists and explorers who first documented these plants add lively human history. Rocky Mountain Wildflowers features:

  • Wildflowers organized by color
  • Beautiful full-color photographs and descripption for each plant
  • Individual maps for the seven major parks of the Rockies with site locations noting where explorers made their quoted remarks about particular wildflowers
  • A glossary of plant terms, a bibliography, and complete index

There is a limited number of copies of this classic field guide still available, and the book will go out of print when these are sold.

Photographer and writer Jerry Pavia, a resident of Bonners Ferry for more than 40 years, has authored or illustrated numerous books on flowers for various publishers. He is also the photographer, with Tim Cady, of the beautiful coffee-table book Selkirks Spectacular: A journey on the International Selkirk Loop. Click to see more.

Price: $19.95

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Fishes of the Columbia Basin – 2nd Edition

A guide to their natural history and identification
By Dennis Dauble

Nonfiction, 212 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 147 illustrations, glossary, list of fish species, index and 16 pages of color plates

ISBN 978-1-879628-50-2

For anyone who has a natural curiosity about the abundant variety of fish species in the Columbia Basin, fisheries biologist and author Dennis Dauble answers familiar questions and delves into a variety of factors related to 60-plus species in the second edition of his guidebook, Fishes of the Columbia Basin. If you’re on a quest for fishes and the places they live, Fishes of the Columbia Basin is an indispensable guide.

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Price: $17.00

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Hiking Guide to Washington Geology

By Bob Carson and Scott Babcock

Nonfiction, 272 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 85 photos, 7 maps and a fully detailed guide to 56 trails

ISBN 978-1-879628-37-3

Hiking Guide to Washington Geology leads readers into the beautiful scenery of Washington state, which holds some of the most geologically diverse landscapes anywhere, and gives them the dramatic geologic story behind it all. Besides being a useful field guide, this book includes chapters on gearing up for field geology and “Geology 101,” with everything you need to know on reading the rocks of Washington.

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Price: $18.50

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Many Waters

Natural History of the Walla Walla Valley and Vicinity
Edited by Robert Carson

Nonfiction; 224-page, full-color softcover
ISBN: 978-1-879628-48-9

Many Waters is a testament to the beauty of an extraordinary place. From the Blue Mountains to the Columbia River, southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon, in particular the Walla Walla Valley, is a remarkable region, one that American Indians called Wallah Wallah, or Many Waters. And for good reason. It’s always been a bountiful place with its rich soils and streams teeming with fish.

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Price: $35.00

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Where the Great River Bends

A natural and human history of the Columbia at Wallula
Edited by Robert J. Carson

Nonfiction, 240 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, full color, 264 illustrations including historic photographs and paintings, index,
road log and bibliographic references

ISBN 978-1-879628-32-8

In Where the Great River Bends, Bob Carson and his colleagues tell a fascinating story through the prism of Wallula, the historic gateway to the Columbia Plateau – a striking land where the forces of geology worked on a spectacular scale, of a desert oasis where Native Americans, explorers, fur traders, promoters and entrepreneurs, and modern-day agriculturalists and wind farmers have all made their mark. Wallula Gap and its signature geologic feature, the Twin Sisters, are notable features left behind by colossal Ice Age floods.

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Price: $35.00

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East of Yellowstone

Geology of Clarks Fork Valley and the nearby Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains
By Bob Carson

Foreword by Don Snow; photography by Duane Scroggins
Nonfiction, 184 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, road logs, bibliographic references, full color with 138 illustrations including photos and maps

ISBN 978-1-879628-38-0

East of Yellowstone invites the curious into the dramatic geologic beauty of the Clarks Fork Valley just east of the world’s first national park, as guided by geologist and professor Bob Carson. Featuring beautiful images by photographer Duane Scroggins, this book is essential to exploring the geology along roads and trails outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Price: $25.00

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Driving Past

Tours of Historical Sites in Bonner County, Idaho
By Nancy Renk

Nonfiction, 380 pages plus photos, 6″ x 9″ softcover
ISBN: 978-0-9850554-2-4

Hit the road and travel back into Bonner County’s rich and colorful past!

Explore Bonner Country’s history from the comfort of your car (or your armchair) with his handy, easy-to-follow guidebook. Packed with information, Driving Past helps you discover gems of local lore while enjoying spectacular vistas along each route. Each tour has been meticulously researched and includes maps, directions, distances, stories, and photos about the places, people, and events that shaped Bonner County. Whether you’re a long-time resident or just visiting the area for a day or two, Driving past will deepen your appreciation fo the region and its roots.

Proceeds from the sale of Driving Past benefit the museum and historical society.

*Not available for retailer discount

Price: $19.95

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Lake Pend Oreille Recreation Map

The Lake Pend Oreille Recreation Map is the 2006 map published by TerraPen Geographics of Sandpoint, Idaho. The field-checked map of Lake Pend Oreille includes boat ramps, marinas, gas, mooring buoys, lake depth contours, public shoreline, paddle craft access, swimming areas, picnic areas, camping, trails, Forest Service roads, sportsman’s access, golf courses, points of interest.

 

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Price: $6.00

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