Outdoors / Adventure book recommendations?
Any good book (audio or physical) recommendations for when I can't be out on the trail? Here are a few recent ones that I have enjoyed. I tried to pick books that were maybe a little less obvious, but there are still some classics in here as well.
Emerald Mile - Great intro to Grand Canyon. Unfortunately no longer available from audible. Everything else on this list is
The Man Who Walked Through Time - Classic through hike of Grand Canyon. Probably more enjoyable for people who are familiar with the park. Some view points are dated.
Desert Solitaire - Desert classic. Like above, has some problematic aspects, and also perhaps more interesting if you have spent significant time in the Southwest.
In Search... - History of Ancestral Puebloans although not from an indigenous perspective.
Coyote America - A little bit peculiar, but fascinating history of coyotes.
Braiding Sweetgrass - A series of essays highlighting Indigenous ways of living within and interacting with the natural world.
Life Lived Wild - I just finished this one (which is why I'm looking for recommendations). Adventures from Patagonia, the Himalaya, and many other places around the globe.
San Miguel & When the Killing... - Same author, different takes on the Channel Islands. Both are fiction, but very well researched.
A Sense of Direction - stories from three different pilgrimages around the globe. Less outdoorsy than the other books on this list, but still tangentially related.
The Stranger in the Woods - Pretty short, but fascinating story about a guy who lived all by himself in the woods in Maine for 27 years by stealing food and other supplies from the locals.
The Overstory - Quite long, a little depressing, but also fascinating fiction about trees and our relationships with them.