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Books Authored by Paul Richins, Jr.

Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-to-Summit Hiking Guide, Second Edition, by Paul Richins, Jr., Mountaineers Books, April 2008, 256 pages, 15 hiking routes and 40 photographs. While most Mount Whitney guidebooks focus on only one hiking trail, the Whitney Trail, this popular guidebook includes 15 hiking routes to the lofty summit of Whitney as well as several challenging cross-country hiking routes. The Second Edition has been completely revised and expanded including a chapter on climbing Whitney in the winter. For the highlights and details click on Summary, Reviews, Forward by Steve Roper, Table of Contents, or purchase guidebook.

Trekking California, by Paul Richins, Jr., Mountaineers Books, October 2004, 288 pages. This superb all-color publication includes the crème de la crème of multi-day backpack treks in California ranging from the Oregon border to the lofty summit of Mount Whitney. Based on many years of backpacking experience, I have selected twenty of my favorite treks. Trekking California, with its abundance of valuable information and attention to detail, will soon become the standard by which other guides are judged. View a summary of the guidebook, Book Review by the Reno Gazette-Journal, Preface, Table of Contents, and Photo Gallery or Purchase the book

50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California--Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney, by Paul Richins, Jr., Mountaineer Books, 1999, 240 pages, 60 maps, 70 photos.This popular guide is the definitive source of information for ski and snowboard (and snowshoers) mountaineers throughout California.
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Ski-Snowboard Descent of Mount Shasta (an excerpt)]
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Three Terrific Tours and Two Splendid Summits] (an excerpt)
[List of Ski Mountaineer's Peaks] (an excerpt)

Best Short Hikes in California's Southern Sierra: A Guide to Day Hikes near Campgrounds, by Karen and Terry Whitehill, rewritten by Paul Richins, Jr., Second Edition, March 2003, 240 pages, Mountaineers Books. This guidebook has a wonderful assortment of hikes (to more than 100 destinations) from 2 to 22 miles in length for all levels of abilities including a moonlight hike of Mount Whitney. View the book's Table of Contents and Preface, or purchase the guidebook.

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A-C
Adams, Ansel with Mary Street Alinder. Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

Ardito, Stefano. Mount Blanc: Discovery and Conquest of the Giant of the Alps

Bass, Dick; Wells, Frank with Rick Ridgeway. Seven Summits

Beckey, Fred. Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Volume 1, Columbia River to Stevens Pass (Brown)

Beckey, Fred. Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Volume 2, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass (Green)

Beckey, Fred. Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes, Volume 3, Rainy Pass to Fraser River (Red)

Beckey, Fred. Challenge of the North Cascades

Bezruchka, Stephen, M.D. Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Bezruchka, Stephen, M.D. Trekking in Nepal: A Traveler's Guide

Bonington, Chris. Heroic Climbs: A Celebration of World Mountaineering

Bonington, Chris. Mountaineer: Thirty Years of Climbing on the World's Great Peaks

Borneman, Walter and Lambert, Lyndon. A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Boukreev, Anatoli with G. Weston DeWalt. The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

Brain, Yossi. Bolivia: A Climbing Guide

Brain, Yossi. Trekking in Bolivia: A Traveler's Guide

Breashears, David. High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

Breashears, David; Coburn, Boughton; Cahill, Tim. Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, National Geographic Book

Browning, Peter. Place Names of the Sierra Nevada

Burns, Cameron. Kilmanjaro and Mount Kenya: A Climbing and Trekking Guide,

Carline, MacDonald and Lentz. Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide to Accident Response and First Aid Care,

Coombs, Colby with Bradford Washburn. Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide

Curran, Jim. K2:The Story of the Savage Mountain

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D-F

Daffen, Tony. Avalanche Safety for Skiers and Climbers

Dawson, Louis, W. Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners

Dawson, Louis W. Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering

Diemberger, Kurt. K2: Challenging the Sky

Dougherty, Sean. Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies

Dumler, Helmut and Burkhardt, Willi. The High Mountains of the Alps

Edell, Dean, M.D. Eat, Drink and Be Merry: America's Doctor Tells You Why the Health Experts are Wrong,

Fleming, June. Staying Found: The Complete Map and Compass Handbook

Franke, Joseph. Costa Rica's National Parks and Preserves: A Vistor's Guide

Frye, Michael, The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite

G-I

Gardner, Mark and Wolfe, Art. Photography Outdoors: A Field guide for Travel and Adventure Photographers

Gillette, Ned & Dostal, John. Cross-Country Skiing

Green, Randall and Bensen, Joe. Bugaboo Rock: A Climber's Guide

Hayhurst, Jim. The Right Mountain: Lessons from Everest on the Real Meaning of Success.

Hornbein, Tom. Everest: The West Ridge

Hunt, John. The Ascent of Everest

Hurdle, Jonathan. Walking Austria's Alps: Hut to Hut

Jones, Chris. Climbing In North America

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K-M

Kjellstrom, Bjorn. Complete Orienteering Handbook

Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Krist, John. 50 Best Short Hikes in Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon

Letham, Lawerence. GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors

Libkind, Marcus. Ski Tours in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Libkind, Marcus. Ski Tours in the Sierra Nevada, Volume 1--Lake Tahoe

Libkind, Marcus. Ski Tours in the Sierra Nevada, Volume 2--Carson Pass to Bear Valley

Libkind, Marcus. Ski Tours in the Sierra Nevada, Volume 3--Yosemite to Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park (west side approaches)

Libkind, Marcus. Ski Tours in the Sierra Nevada, Volume 4--East of the Crest, Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Park

Liberman, Marcia. Walking the Alpine Parks of France and Northwest Italy

Lieberman, Marcia and Philip. Walking Switzerland: The Swiss Way, From Vacation Apartments, Hotels, Mountain Inns and Huts

Linkhart, Luther and White, Michael. Trinity Alps

Lopez, Tom. Exploring Idaho's Mountains: A Guide for Climbers, Scramblers and Hikers

Lowe, Jeff. Ice World: Techniques and Experiences of Modern Ice Climbing

Mantovani, Roberto. Everest: The History of the Himalayan Giant

McClung, David and Schaerer, Peter. Avalanche Handbook

McCue, Gary. Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide

Messner, Reihold. Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell

Messner, Reinhold. Crystal Horizon: Everest--The First Solo Ascent

Messner, Reinhold. Reinhold Messner, Free Spirit: A Climber's Life

Molenaar, Dee. The Challenge of Rainier

Moss, Wayne. Trinity Alps Companion

Mountaineers, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 7th Edition, hardcover.

Mountaineers, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 7th Edition, paper cover.

Moynier, John. Avalanche Aware: Safe Travel in Avalanche Country

Moynier, John. Backcountry Skiing in the High Sierra

Moynier, John and Fiddler, Claude. Sierra Classics: 100 Best Climbs in the High Sierra

Muir, John with Terry Gifford, Editor. John Muir: His Life and Letters and Other Writings

Muir, John. John Muir: The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books

N-P

O'Connell, Nicholas. Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers

Ortenburger, Leigh and Jackson, Reynold. A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range

Parker, Paul. Free-Heel Skiing: Telemark and Parallel Techniques for All Conditions

Pocella, Steven and Burns, Cameron. Climbing California's Fourteeners: 183 Routes to the Fifteen Highest Peaks

Potterfield, Peter. In the Zone: Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World

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Q-S

Reid, Robert Leonard, (Editor). A Treasury of the Sierra Nevada

Reid, Robert Leonard. Mountains of the Great Blue Dream

Richins, Paul, Jr. 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California--Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney, Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA, 256 pages, October 1999. This is the most comprehensive guide to snowboard and ski mountianeering summits on the market today with ski descents of Mount Shasta, Mount Whitney, Mount Williamson, Matterhorn Peak, Mount Tom, Mount Darwin, Mount Goddard, North Palisade, Mount Sill, The Thumb, Lassen Peak, and many more. Click here for a summary and a description of the guidebook.

Richins, Paul, Jr. A Wolf Sighting in the Sierra Nevada? On June 7, 2007, I saw a wolf or wolf-like animal near Mono Pass in the Sierra Nevada. Read my account.

Richins, Paul, Jr. Best Short Hikes in California's Southern Sierra: A Guide to Day Hikes near Campgrounds, Karen and Terry Whitehill authored the First Edition, Second Edition authored by Paul Richins, Jr., March 2003, Mountaineers Books. Information on each hike has been extensively updated. Several hikes have been deleted and many new ones added. There are now more than 100 hiking destinations. Six appendices have been added providing essential information for planning your excursion including a summary of all the hikes arranged by level of difficulty. There is a table of the author's favorite hikes and another showing the best hikes for families with young adults. The book has a wonderful assortment of hikes from 2 to 22 miles for all levels of abilities including a moonlight hike of Mount Whitney. Click here for a summary of the guidebook.

Richins, Paul, Jr. Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-to-Summit Hiking Guide, Second Edition, Paul Richins, Jr., Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA, 256 pages, detailed maps, trail profile tables and charts, mileage and elevation charts, 40 photos, April 2008. The most comphrensive hiking guide published on Mount Whitney hiking routes. The guidebook includes the popular Mount Whitney Trail plus 14 other hiking routes. The Second Edition has been revised and expanded including a chapter on climbing Whitney in the winter. Summary and description of the guidebook.

Richins, Paul, Jr. Trekking California , Mountaineer Books, Seattle, WA, October 2004, 288 pages. This splendid all-color publication includes the crème de la crème of multi-day backpack treks in California ranging from the Oregon border to the lofty summit of Mount Whitney. Trekking California, with its abundance of valuable information and attention to detail, will soon become the standard by which other guides are judged. Visiting the mountains whether on skis, snowboard or snowshoes in the winter and spring, or on foot in the summer and fall, the mountains have much to offer those willing to explore the vast reaches beyond the end of the last road. Click here for a summary and details pertaining to the guidebook.

Richins, Paul, Jr. Clyde Minaret, climbing the southwest face, September 2007

Roach, Gerry. Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs

Roberts, David. Escape Routes: Further Adventure Writings of David Roberts

Roberts, David. The Early Climbs: Deborah and the Mountain of My Fear

Robinson, Doug and Tom Frost. A Night on the Ground, A Day in the Open

Roper, Steve, Allen Steck and David Harris. Ascent: The Climbing Experience in Word and Image

Roper, Steve. Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber

Roper, Steve. Sierra High Route: Traversing Timberline Country

Roper, Steve. The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra

Roper, Steve and Steck, Allen. Fifty Classic Climbs of North America

Rossiter, Richard. Teton Classics: 50 Selected Climbs in Grand Teton Park

Rowell, Galen and Sewell, Michael. Bay Area Wild: A Celebration of the Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Area

Rowell, Galen. Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography, W.W. Norton, 288 pages, hardcover, June 2001. The grand master of adventure photography reveals the art, craft, and philosophy behind his images.

Rowell, Galen. Galen Rowell's Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography

Rowell, Galen. Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape

Rowell, Galen and the Dalai Lama. My Tibet

Rowell, Galen. Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Artic and Antartic

Rowell, Galen, J. Curtis Sandburn and David Cohen. The Art of Adventure

Schad, Peter and Moser, David. Wilderness Basics: The Complete Handbook for Hikers & Backpackers

Schaffer, Jeffrey P. Crater Lake National Park

Schaffer, Jeffrey P. Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin

Schaffer, Jeffrey P. Hiking the Big Sur Country: The Ventana Wilderness

Schaffer, Jeffrey P. Lassen Volcanic National Park

Schaffer, Jeffrey P. The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume 1: California

Schaffer, Jeffrey P. The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume 2: Oregon and Washington

Schaffer, Jeffrey P. Yosemite National Park

Sears, Barry, Dr. The Anti-Aging Zone

Sears, Barry, PhD. with Bill Lawren, Enter the Zone: A Dietary Road Map

Secor, R. J. Mexico's Volcanoes: A Climbing Guide

Secor, R.J. The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes and Trails

Selters, Andy and Zanger, Michael. The Mount Shasta Book: A Guide to Hiking, Climbing, Skiing and Exploring the Mountain and Surrounding Area/Book and Map

Selters, Andy. Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue

Smoot, Jeff. Summit Guide to the Cascade Volcanoes

Soares, John. 75 Hikes in California's Lassen Park and Mount Shasta Regions

Soares, John R. and Marc J. Soares 100Classic Hikes in Northern California

Spring, Ira and Manning, Harvey. 50 Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park

Spring, Vicky. 100 Hikes in California's Central Sierra and Coast Range

Spring, Vicky and Edwards, Harvey. 100 Hikes in the Alps

Steele, M.D. Peter. Backcountry Medical Guide,

Stephenson, Marylee. The Galapagos Island: The Essential Handbook for Exploring, Enjoying and Understanding Darwin's Enchanted Islands

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T-V

Thompson, Doug and Elisabeth Newbold. Mount Whitney: Mountain Lore From the Whitney Store

Thybony, Scott. Official Guide to Hiking the Grand Canyon

Twight, Mark F.(Editor). Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast and High

Van Tilburg, Christopher. Backcountry Ski! Oregon: Classic Descents for Skiers and Snowboarders

Waag, David. Oregon Descents A Backcountry Guide to the Southern Cascades

Venables, Stehpen and Fanshawe, Andy. Himalaya Alpine-Style: The Most Challenging Routes on the Highest Peaks

Vielbig, Klindt. A Complete Guide to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: For Hiking, Climbing, Skiing and Nature Viewing

W-Z

Waits, Ike. Denali Guidebook to Hiking, Photography and Camping in Denali National Park.

Warren, Scott. 100 Hikes in Arizona

Warren, Scott. 100 Hikes in Colorado

Waterman, Jonathan. High Alaska: A Historical Guide to Denali, Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter

Waterman, Jonathan. Surviving Denali: A Study of Accidents on Mount McKinley, 1910-1990

Wickwire, Jim and Bullitt, Dorothy. Addicted to Danger: A Memoir about Affirming Life in Face of Death

Wilkerson, James A., M.D. (editor). Hypothermia, Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Recognition, Prehospital Treatment

Wilkerson, James A., M.D. (editor). Medicine for Mountaineering and Other Wilderness Activities

Winnett, Thomas and Morey, Kathy. Guide to the John Muir Trail

Winnett, Thomas and Morey, Kathy. Sierra North

Winnett, Thomas and Morey, Kathy. Sierra South

Whitnah, Dorothy. Point Reyes: A Guide to the Trails, Roads, Beaches, Campgrounds, and Lakes of the Point Reyes National Seashore

 
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