Outdoor Resources & Info


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Whitewater Paddling/Canoeing



AMC Whitewater Handbook

Bruce Lessels

Canoeing and Kayaking Instruction Manual

Laurie Gullion

The James River Guide: Fishing and Floating on Virginia's Finest

Bruce Ingram

Journey On the James: Three Weeks Through the Heart of Virginia

Earl Swift

Kayak Express!, The

Mark Soloman

Outward Bound Canoeing Handbook, The

Paul Landry; Matty McNair

Paddling: Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

David O'Neil, Elizabeth Dominigue

Path of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing

Bill Mason

River Rescue: A Manual for Whitewater Safety

Les Bechdel, Slim Ray

Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping

Bill Mason

Thrill of the Paddle: The Art of Whitewater Canoeing

Paul Mason, Mark Scriver

Virginia Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Rivers of Virginia

H. Roger Corbett

Whitewater Tales of Terror

William Nealy

The Wilderness Paddler's Handbook

Alan S. Kesselheim

WILDWATER: The Sierra Club Guide to Kayaking and Whitewater Boating

Lito Tejada-Flores

Title Author

Anybody's Bike Book: A Comprehensive Manual of Bike Repairs

Tom Cuthbertson

Off the Beaten Track: A Guide to Mountain Biking in North Georgia

Jim Parham

Mountain Bike Emergency Repair

Tim Toyoshima

Touring Cyclist: A Complete Guide for the Bicycle Traveler

Richard A. Lovett

Rock Climbing
Title Author

Close Calls: Climbing Mishaps and Near Death Experiences

John Long

How to Rock Climb!

John Long

New River Rock: Rock Climb's in West Virginia's New River Gorge

Rick Thompson

Rock Climbing: , Virginia, West Virgina, Maryland

Eric J. Horst

Virginia Climber's Guide

Jeff Watson

The Complete Beginners Guide to Mountain Climbing

Howard E. Smith, Jr.

Kno-Knonsense Knots

Cecil Hemp

Title Author

Cave Life of Carter Caves State Park

David Bruce Conn

Caving Basics: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginning Cavers

National Speleological Society

Caving Practice and Equipment

British Research Association

On Call: A Complete Reference for Cave Rescue

National Speleological Society

Underground in the

National Speleological Society

VAR Meeting Program


Project Underground: Third Edition

Carol Zokaites

Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth

James M. Tabor

First Aid
Title Author

Accidents in North American Mountaineering

The American Alpine Club

American Red Cross Standard First Aid

American Red Cross

Backcountry First Aid and Extended Care

Buck Tilton

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

American Heart Association

Basic Life Support Heartsaver Guide: A Student Handbook for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid for Choking

American Heart Association

First Aid

National Safety Council

Lessons Learned: A Guide to Accident Prevention and Crisis Response

Alaska Outdoor and Experiential Education

Lessons Learned II: Using Case Studies and History to Improve Safety Education

Deb Ajango

Lifesaving: Rescue and Water Safety

The American National Red Cross

Mountaineering First Aid: A Guide To Accident Response and First Aid Care (3)

Martha J. Lentz, Steven MacDonald, Jan Carline

Standard First Aid (5)

American Red Cross

Trail Safe: Averting Threatening Human Behavior in the Outdoors

Michael Bane

Hypothermia, Frostbite, and Other Cold Injuries: Prevention, Recognition, and Pre-Hospital Treatment

Wilkerson, Bangs,Hayward

Medicine for Mountaineering: Second Edition

James A. Wilkerson and The Mountaineers

Title Author

Soft Paths: Third Edition (National Outdoor Leadership School- NOLS)

Bruce Hampton and David Cole

Backcountry Nutrition: Eating Beyond The Basics (National Outdoor Leadership School- NOLS)

Mary Howley Ryan, MS, RD

The Sierra Club Wilderness Handbook

David Brower

One Step At a Time

Harvey Manning

The Complete Backpacker

Jerry Herz

Backpacking In The Wilderness Rockies

Thomas Winnett


Gene Prater & The Mountaineers

The Hiker's Bible

Robert Elman

The 2oz. Backpacker: A Problem Solving Manual for Use in the Wilds

Robert Wood

The Backpacker's Field Manual:
A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills

Rick Curtis

Food Planner: The Appalachian Trail Recipes and Menus for a 2000-mile Hike

Lou Adsmond

Cookery: NOLS

Claudia Pearson

Outward Bound: Backpacker's Handbook

Glenn Randall

Wilderness Mountaineering: NOLS

Phil Powers

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

The Mountaineers

National Leadership School's Wilderness Guide, The

Peter Simer, John Sullivan

Title Author

The College Blue Book

Anthony D'Angelo

Ethical Issues in Experimental Education

Jasper S. Hunt, Jr.

Philosophical Issues in Adventure Education: Third Edition

Scott D. Wurdinger

Speaking of Faith

Krista Tippett

7 Summits: A Nurse's Quest to Conquer Mountaineering and Life

Patrick Hickey

A Pearl in the Storm (2)

Tori Murden McClure

Flying Through Clouds

Randy L. Mitchell

Hope Beneath Our Feet

Martin Keogh

The Endurance Questions: Main Problems of Philosophy

Melvin Rader

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want To Make A Difference

Susan Komives, Nance Lucas, Timothy McMahon

Islands of Healing: A Guide to Adventure Based Counseling

Jim Schoel, Dick Prouty, Paul Radcliffe

Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit

Lee Bolman, Terrence Deal

The Personality Compass: A New Way

to Understand People (black unlabeled book)

Diane Turner, Thelma Greco

Phenomenology: The Philosophy of Edmund Husserl and Its Interpretation

Joseph Kockelmans

Philosophical Analysis: A Collection of Essays

Max Black

Readings from the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School


Recent American Philosophy

Andrew Reck

Sandbox Wisdom: Revolutionize Your Brand With The Genius of Childhood

Tom Asacker

Shackleton's Way

Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell

Wilderness Ethics: Preserving the Spirit of Wildness

Laura and Guy Waterman

Wilderness Wisdom: Quotes for Inspirational Exploration

John Gookin

Games/ Processing
Title Author

50 Ways to Use Your Noodle: Loads of Land Games With Foam Noodle Toys

Chris Cavert, Sam Sikes

101 of the Best Corporate Team-Building Activities

Simon Priest, Karl Rohnke

101 Games For Trainers: A Collection of the Best Activities from Creative Training Techniques Newsletter

Bob Pike, Christopher Busse

A Teachable Moment: A Facilitator's Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing, and Reflection

Jim Cain, Michelle Cummings, Jennifer Stanchfield

Adapted Adventure Activities: A Rehabilitation Model for Adventure Programming and Group Initiatives

Wendy Ellmo, Jill Graser

Bridges to Accessibility: A Primer for Including Persons with Disabilities in Adventure Curricula

Mark Havens

The Conscious Use of Metaphor in Outward Bound

Stephen Bacon

Cowstails and Cobras II: A Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses, and Adventure Curriculum

Karl Rohnke

Kayak and Canoe Games

The American Canoe Association

Leisure Programming: A Service-Centered and Benefits Approach

Christopher Edginton, Carole Hanson, Susan Edginton, Susan Hudson

More New Games

Andrew Fluegelman

New Horizons: New Game Book


New Games for the Whole Family

Dale LeFevre

Philosophical Issues in Adventure Education

Scott Wurdinger

Processing the Experience: Strategies to Enhance and Generalize Learning

John Luckner, Reldan Nadler

Quicksilver: Adventure Games, Initiative Problems, Trust Activities and a Guide to Effective Leadership

Karl Rohnke, Steve Butler

Silver Bullets Video Handbook: Rules and Guidelines for Selected Games and Initiatives

PA staff and Trainers

Silver Bullets: A Guide to Initiative Problems, Adventure Games and Trust Activities

Karl Rohnke

Teamwork and Teamplay

Jim Caine, Barry Jolliff

Writing Research Papers

James Lester

Group Counseling

Ed E. Jacobs, Riley L. Harvill, and Robert L. Masson

Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills

David W. Johnson and Frank P. Johnson

Outdoor Leadership: Technique, Common Sense, & Self Confidence

John Graham & The Mountaineers

Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-Actualization

David W. Johnson

Serving the Millennial Generation By:

Michael D. Coomes and Robert DeBard

The Freshman Survival Guide

Nora Bradbury-Haehl and Bill McGarvey

Strength Quest: Discover and Develop Your Strengths in Acedemica, Career, and Beyond

Donal O. Clifton, PhD & Edward "Chip" Anderson PhD

Book of Raccoon Circles

Dr. Jim Cain & Dr. Tom Smith

Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas

Mary Lynn Manns, PhD & Linda Rising, PhD

NOW, Discover Your Strengths

Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, PhD

Guide Books
Title Author

An Enduring Resource of Wilderness: 16 Management Principles (2)


Potomac Trail Book

Robert Shosteck

PARK GUIDE: Shenandoah National Park

J.W. Wade

Katahdin: A Guide to Baxter State Park & Katahdin

Stephen Clark

John Muir's Wild America

National Geographic Society

The Pacific Crest Trail

National Geographic Society

The Great Southwest

National Geographic Society

Along The Continental Divide

National Geographic Society

A Geological Guide to Mammoth Cave National Park

Arthur N. Palmer

Hiking Guide to Western Pennsylvania: Fourth Edition

American Youth Hostels - Pittsburgh Council

Hiking: Kentucky

Michael H. Brown

Canoeing White Water: River Guide

Randy Carter

The Appalachians

Maurice Brooks

Outing Club Guidebook

Washington and Lee University

America's Magnificent Mountains

National Geographic Society

America's Majestic Canyons

National Geographic Society

Waterton National Park: Land of the Shining Mountains

Art Downs

Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Central and Southwestern Virginia

Appalachian Trail Conference, Inc.

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bill Lord

The Thur-Hiker's Planning Guide

Dan "Wingfoot" Bruce

Mountaineering and It's Literature

W.R. Neate & The Mountaineers

50 Short Hikes in Shenandoah National Park

Pat and Angels Filippi

Appalachian Trail Guide to

Bob Ellinwood

Guide to the Appalachian Trail in Central and

Appalachian Trail Conference

Appalachian Trail Guide:

Vaughn Thomas



Shenandoah : with side trails


Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion

The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Assoc.

Big South Fork, The

Russ Manning

Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains, The

Jim Hargan

Day and Overnight Hikes in Monongahela National Forest

Johnny Molloy

Tour Book: North Carolina and South Carolina 2001


Tour Book: North Carolina and South Carolina 2002


Great Smoky Mountains, The

Russ Manning

Smoky Mountain Hiking and Camping

Lee Barnes


Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics


Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics

North America

Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics


Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics

Great Smoky Mountains

Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics

Rock Climbing

Leave No Trace: Outdoor Skills and Ethics

Outward Bound: Map and Compass Handbook, The

Glenn Randall

New River Gorge Trail Guide

Steve Cater

North Carolina Hiking Trails

Allen de Hart

Northeastern CampBook: RV and Tent Camping Guide


Pedlar George Washington National Forest (2)


Southeastern Camp Book


Trails of Virginia: Hiking the Old Dominion, The

Allen de Hart

West Virginia Hiking Trails

Allen de Hart

Title Author

Sibley Field Guide to Birds of

David Allen Sibley

Ecotourists Save the World

Pamela K. Brodowsky and the National Wildlife Federation

Title Author

The Tree Climber's Companion: 2nd Edition

Jeff Jepson

Mastering The Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services

Craig M. Ross, Brent A. Beggs, and Sarah J. Young

A World Without Ice

Henry Pollack, PhD

Idiot America

Charles P. Pierce

50 Jobs in 50 States

Daniel Seddiqui

The Creation

E.O. Wilson

The Tiger

John Vaillant

The Cross-Country Primer

Laurie Gullion

Cross-Country Ski Gear: 2nd Edition

The Mountaineers

Cross-Country Skiing

Ned Gillette/John Dostal

Grave Matters

Patricia Rushford