The 72-page Bicycle Utah Vacation Guide lists trails, accommodations, resources, maps and activities for two dozen areas of Utah. A series of nine guidebooks on Utah cycling trails are available as well as other books for both road and trail cycling.
Bicycle Utah Vacation Guide is free from Bicycle Utah, P O Box 738, Park City, UT 84060 (801/649-5806)
Bicycle Colorado Magazine is a free 52-page guide to cycling in Colorado. Included are BLM and USFS trails, road routes, and ski towns with mountain bike trail systems.
Bicycle Colorado Magazine is free from Bicycle Colorado (719/530-0051)
Color, waterproof maps are now available for two major segments of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route-an off-pavement bike route that roughly follows the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. Maps include detailed narratives, route profiles, and information on water and services.
· Section 1 (Canadian border to Polaris, Montana
·Section 2 (Polaris, Montana to South Pass City, Wyoming
Maps are $10.50 each, plus $2.00 shipping, from Adventure Cycling, P O Box 8308-Q5, Missoula MT 59807.
The Colorado Trails Resource Guide is a 36-page booklet of facts and references on all types of trail uses, including:
· Phones and addresses for local, state, and federal trail and recreation agencies throughout Colorado;
· Trail organizations and clubs for all trails interests;
· Trail maps, guidebooks, and publications;
· Descriptions of Colorado's trail advocacy groups;
· Recent grants for trail projects.
Colorado State Parks also publishes a Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Program brochure which includes information on where to ride and promotes safe, low-impact riding. Along with color photos of ATVs, trail bikes, and 4WD vehicles in spectacular scenery, the brochure lists BLM and national forest office and includes a map of public lands.
Single copies of both publications are free. Contact Jane Burns at Colorado State Parks, 1313 Sherman St., Room 618, Denver CO 80203 Phone: 303/866-3203 Ext. 338 E-mail: COtrails@AOL.com
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has published its new Lightly on the Land: The SCA Trail-Building and Maintenance Manual. The book covers sustainable trail development, route surveys, maintenance techniques, work crew leadership, safety and tools, bridges, and construction to address special situations. Lightly on the Land retails for $19.95. It is available from bookstores, outdoor retailers, or from The Mountaineers Books (800/553-4453).
The Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) is offering a very comprehensive 46-page booklet covering every aspect of equestrian trail riding and camping. The booklets are ideal for helping clubs and agencies promote low-impact horse packing, safe techniques, and cooperation with other trail users. BCHA is offering a special pre-printing price of 40¢ per copy plus shipping. Contact Peg Greiwe, Exec. Secretary, Back Country Horsemen of America, 22815 168th Ave. E, Graham WA 98338 (360/893-5161).
You know what to do, but do you have the right tool to do it with? Dispose of waste with a folding hand shovel that weighs just six ounces, is made of stainless steel, and comes with its own sheath. Inventor Milan Jackson is giving profits to the Back Country Horsemen of California.
U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel, BCH of California,
P O Box 520, Springville CA 93265 209/539-3394.
The City and County of Honolulu has produced a booklet promoting better planning and safety titled "Hiking on Oahu: the Official Guide." Along with checklists and emergency tips the booklet includes a handy "Flight Plan" section for trail users to fill out and leave with a friend or relative before setting out. Free copies of Hiking on Oahu are available from Robin Hayden at 808/527-5713; e-mail: Felix@pixi.com
Arthur and Marjorie Miller travelled all 50 states to produce the first comprehensive description of all the National Scenic and Historic Trails. Landforms, history, and geology of the trails are included along with maps, mileage, points of interest, and access to useable sections of the trail routes. Available in bookstores or call 800/992-2908.