Item description for Backcountry Adventures Arizona (New Hardcover Edition) (Backcountry Adventures) by Peter Massey, Jeanne Wilson & Angela Titus...
Backcountry Adventures Arizona guides readers along 2,670 miles of the state's most remote and scenic backroads, from the lowlands of the Yuma Desert to the high plains of the Kaibab Plateau. Trail history comes to life through accounts of Indian warriors like Cochise and Geronimo, trailblazers, and the famous lawman Wyatt Earp. Like the other guides in the Backcountry Adventures series, Backcountry Adventures Arizona provides a helpful, concise chart with each trail description, listing starting and finishing point, mileage, driving time, and elevation. Hundreds of photographs and fascinating histories bring the trail to life. The new 2008 edition of Backcountry Adventures Arizona is in hardcover and includes updated contact information. Backcountry Adventures Arizona is the most comprehensive book of its kind and is indispensable for planning any kind of outdoor adventure in the Grand Canyon State. It will appeal to anyone who enjoys the backcountry: campers, anglers, four-wheelers, hikers, mountain bikers, snowmobilers, amateur prospectors, sightseers, and more...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25" Weight: 3.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 25, 2008
Publisher Adler Publishing Co
ISBN 1930193327 ISBN13 9781930193321
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Massey, Jeanne Wilson & Angela Titus
Massey studied illustration at the Royal School of Art in London.
Peter Massey currently resides in Melbourne. Peter Massey was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Backcountry Adventures Arizona (New Hardcover Edition) (Backcountry Adventures)?
Blows other books out of the ballpark! LOVE the new binding too :-) Jul 22, 2008
Backcountry Adventures Colorado (Backcountry Adventures)These books are just too cool for words! I love that the authors include so many (hundreds!) of color photos so you can get a good idea of the various trails. You also get to see old historical photos of what the old ghost towns you come across used to look like! OMG, this is like the total package for planning a vacation or an afternoon out on the trail! I would definitely recommend this book. I've been using mine since it became available on this site and it is rugged and the binding is fine. I am not sure why that other reviewer said the binding is weak because this hardcover is totally awesome! It beats any of the other off road guides and this one is totally user-friendly. Whether you have an SUV, a 4x4, or a car and want to find some great trails in Arizona's backcountry and learn some cool facts along the way, this is the greatest book to use! Don't leave home without it!!
Weak Binding Jun 28, 2008
The contents are great, the book construction is not. The entire binding broke after 1 week, very disappointed as it was an expensive book.
Worth the Price Mar 2, 2006
Although I initially balked at paying the somewhat steep price for this book, after receiving and reading it I realized it's worth every penny. Not only does the book describe in detail almost 160 great back roads in Arizona to explore, the authors included sections on the plants, wildlife, ghost towns, and history of Arizona. It's just packed with interesting information and color photos - well worth the cost. Every state in the U.S. should have a book like this written about it! My next purchase is the authors' Backcountry Adventures: Utah. Great stuff.
Absolutely The Best! Sep 18, 2002
I was at the Outdoor Expo and was looking at a much smaller book, for half as much money...It was the only one I saw (and they were very numerous) on the many trails Arizona has to offer. Well I passed it by, and told myself on the way out I would probably buy it, well I am glad I waited, I stopped by the booth and noticed one large book at the end of the table...it was the last one, and was 3 times as much. After about 4 pages, I shelled out the cash with a smile on my face! This book has it all. Very, very well detailed, with maps, directions, history, flora , fauna, wildlife, stories on ghost towns and past characters of local legend. What I really liked though was all the COLOR pictures...giving me an idea of what I WILL find when I travel these trails. This book also has much information on what kind (s) of 4WD you will need for what trails, levels of difficulty...things to watch for, what depth of water at the crossings to expect....and well organized to boot. The cover is heavy duty , so it will last bouncing around in the back. This book is great and I love it! If you have a 4WD and are looking for a little adventure and fun from easy to difficult and you are doing it in Arizona..........you need this book. See you on the trail!
Most Comprehensive AZ Offroad Book Sep 9, 2002
I've taken about a dozen of the trails in this book and not one has been disappointing. The author's credentials speak for themselves. He's logged thousands of miles in Arizona. All the GPS coordinates are accurate and the directions are second to none. I would recommend this book to anyone.