A Wilderness Adventure

Try one of these suggestions to fulfill the wilderness adventure category of the Ultimate Book Nerd Challenge!

Updated January 10, 2023
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Big trees of New Hampshire : short hikes to the biggest trees in New Hampshire from the seacoast to the north country
Martin, Kevin.
A unique hiking guide to more than 80 of New Hampshire largest trees. Book features 28 hikes to 85 trees on public land or in cities like Portsmouth, Concord and Nashua, New Hampshire. Illustrated with dozens of color photos and useful maps.
The call of the wild and selected stories
London, Jack
Out of the white wilderness, out of the Far North, Jack London, one of America's most popular authors, drew the inspiration for his robust tales of perilous adventure and animal cunning. Swiftly paced and vividly written, the novel and five short stories included here capture the main theme of...
The comfort crisis : embrace discomfort to reclaim your wild, happy, healthy self
Easter, Michael (Health and fitness writer)
"If you've been looking for something different to level up your health, fitness, and personal growth,this is it."-Melissa Urban, Whole30 CEO andNew York Timesbestselling author Discover the evolutionary mind and body benefits of living at the edges of your comfort zone...
Found : a life in mountain rescue
Loewen, Bree
2017 Gold Nautilus Book Award in Heroic Journeys "This is a truly inspirational book about the incredible people who risk their lives to save others." --Sadie Trombetta,Bustle Mountain search-and-rescue volunteer Bree Loewen's to-do list isn't quite the...
Paulsen, Gary
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared--and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read....
Julie of the wolves
George, Jean Craighead
The thrilling Newbery Medal-winning classic about a girl lost on the Alaskan tundra and how she survives with the help of a wolf pack. Julie of the Wolves is a staple in the canon of children's literature and the first in the Julie trilogy. The survival theme makes it a good pick for...
The last traverse : tragedy and resilience in the winter Whites
Gagne, Ty
On a mountain somewhere above treeline, in some of the coldest and worst winter conditions imaginable, two men lie unconscious in the snow as explosive winds batter the nearby summits. In The Last Traverse; Tragedy and Resilience in the Winter Whites, Ty Gagne...
My side of the mountain
George, Jean Craighead
"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."--The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods--all by himself....
This stunning New York Times Bestseller from the survival story master, set along a rugged coastline centuries ago, does for the ocean what Hatchet does for the woods, as it relates the story of a young person's battle to stay alive against the odds, where the high seas meet a...
The River A novel
Heller, Peter
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * From the author of The Guide and The Dog Stars comes the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip--a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence. "A fiery tour de force ... I could not put this...
"An essential campsite read, Andrew Vietze's This Wild Land is a fascinating and intimate account of the triumphs and tribulations faced by a park ranger committed to protecting Maine's premier state park and the colorful characters who visit it."--Andrea Lankford, author of Ranger Confidential:...
Underland : a deep time journey
Macfarlane, Robert
Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in...
Where you'll find me : risk, decisions, and the last climb of Kate Matrosova
Gagne, Ty
On Feb. 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these...
Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Strayed, Cheryl
NATIONAL BEST SELLER * Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. * A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.   At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought...
The wild trees : a story of passion and daring
Preston, Richard
From the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone comes an amazing account of scientific and spiritual passion for the tallest trees in the world, the startling biosystem of Rthe canopy, S and those who are committed to the preservation of this astonishing and largely unknown world.

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