Coleman National Forest Campground and Recreation Directory, 2nd: The
Only Complete Guide to All 4,300+ National Forest Campgrounds
by Inc. Our Forests
Listed under Campground Guides
Road Guide USA: National Parks of the West
by Carissa Bluestone (Editor)
National Parks of the West
Fodor's Road Guide National Parks of the West gives you everything to
see and do in America's western parks. Experience the best nature trails,
scenic overlooks, ranger programs, and picnic spots in each of the West's
33 national parks.
Plan the perfect adventure. Hiking, boating, bird-watching, horseback
riding, bicycling, and more: whatever your sport, get detailed information
on how and where to make the most of the great outdoors.
Great maps and itineraries for park-to-park driving tours take you through
dramatic landscapes. Savvy one- to five-day itineraries help you plan your
stay. Listings for restaurants, motels, and campgrounds help you choose
spots in all price ranges inside and outside the parks.
Fodors Travel Pubns
Paperback - 512 pages
1st edition (May 28, )
A Paddler's Guide to Everglades National Park
of the Dead: A Story of Friendship and Murder in the New Mexico Desert
by Jason Kersten
I killed and buried my best friend today. . . . He turned
to me and begged that I put a knife through his chest. I did, and a second
time when he wouldn't die. . . . God and his family and mine, please forgive
In the summer of 1999, best friends Raffi Kodikian and David Coughlin headed
off on an American rite of passage -- a cross-country trek in the spirit
of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. The two stopped for a simple overnight sleep-out
trip in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, carrying barely adequate camping
supplies, only three pint bottles of water, and a journal to record their
experiences. After they awoke the next morning in Rattlesnake Canyon, however,
the friends' adventure quickly took a turn for the worse when they were
unable to find their way back out of the canyon. The journal they left
behind chronicles their increasingly desperate search for help, as each
new path ended in frustration, and buzzards began to circle overhead.
Four days after they entered the canyon, help arrived. Rescuers found
Kodikian dehydrated but alive. When he was asked where Coughlin was he
pointed to a pile of stones: "Over there . . . I killed him," he said.
David Coughlin had been stabbed twice in the heart. Had there been a
darker motive than mercy? And how could anyone, under any circumstances,
kill his best friend?
Armed with the journal Kodikian and Coughlin carried into Rattlesnake
Canyon, Jason Kersten re-creates in riveting detail those fateful days
that led to the killing in an infamously unforgiving wilderness. Through
in-depth interviews and profiles, he presents the key players in Kodikian's
case and examines the ongoing controversy of an instance of murder that
captured national headlines. Jason Kersten's Journal of the Dead is at
once a true-crime mystery set in the wild, an exploration in moral ambiguity,
and a compas-sionate portrait of a friendship's tragic end.
Hardcover from HarperCollins
by Johnny Molloy
Listed under Florida Sports