Trekking the Shore

The contributions to this volume revise the BSR model, with evidence that coastal resources were an important part of human economies and subsistence much earlier than previously thought, and even the main focus of diets for some ...

Author: Nuno F. Bicho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441982193

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

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Human settlement has often centered around coastal areas and waterways. Until recently, however, archaeologists believed that marine economies did not develop until the end of the Pleistocene, when the archaeological record begins to have evidence of marine life as part of the human diet. This has long been interpreted as a postglacial adaptation, due to the rise in sea level and subsequent decrease in terrestrial resources. Coastal resources, particularly mollusks, were viewed as fallback resources, which people resorted to only when terrestrial resources were scarce, included only as part of a more complex diet. Recent research has significantly altered this understanding, known as the Broad Spectrum Revolution (BSR) model. The contributions to this volume revise the BSR model, with evidence that coastal resources were an important part of human economies and subsistence much earlier than previously thought, and even the main focus of diets for some Pleistocene and early Holocene hunter-gatherer societies. With evidence from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, this volume comprehensively lends a new understanding to coastal settlement from the Middle Paleolithic to the Middle Holocene.

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Wisconsin Trekking the Trails of the Badger State Second Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes

39 (C-6) Anytime you try to stuff 1 million people into a sprawling coastal city, you'll run out of room along the shore. This has certainly been the trend in Milwaukee County, where shoreline property goes for millions of dollars.

Author: John Morgan

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577976

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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This book emphasizes not only the flora and fauna but also what each trail has to tell people of all ages about Wisconsin and about the region’s past. Hikes herein range from 1.5 to just over 9 miles in length and cover all areas of the state. Each hike description includes directions to the trailhead, a topographic map, and a detailed account of the route. The authors emphasize not only the flora and fauna but also what each trail has to tell people of all ages about Wisconsin and about the region’s past.

Trekking in Greenland The Arctic Circle Trail

becomes easier along the lake shore. An island lies across the lake, looking remarkably rugged considering it rises only around 75m (245ft) above the water, peaking at 194m (636ft). Keep an eye on its summit while following the path, ...

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783627448

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

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At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland. This splendid trekking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut (both of which have airport access). The trail traverses remote, empty, silent and stunningly scenic arctic tundra, and is mostly gently graded with just a few short, steep and rocky slopes. However, the landscape between the two towns of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut is extremely remote and those who choose to take on this route must be competely self-sufficient. The book includes plenty of practical information on what to take with you and when to go, as well as on safety, travel and accommodation. Fully illustrated with a variety of photographs and its route is highlighted on continuous trekking maps. The guide also includes an optional extension to the Greenlandic ice cap.

Trekking the Kungsleden

required is likely to take up a very large part of both your walking day and your energy! That said, the onward walk to Aktse is relatively ... For those electing to row, the boats are located on the shore adjacent to the camping area.

Author: Mike Laing

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783627806

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Sweden's most famous long-distance trail, the Kungsleden (King's Trail) traverses the land of the Sámi people and the midnight sun, stretching 460km between Abisko and Hemavan. Around half the route lies within the Arctic Circle showcasing an ever-changing landscape of snowy mountains, deep glacial valleys, open fell, expansive lakes and verdant forest. The fully waymarked trail is comprised of five continuous and distinct sections: these can be walked individually or a thru-hike will take around a month. The guide also includes the popular Abisko to Nikkaluokta circuit, which can be completed in a week, and an ascent of Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest peak at 2098m. In addition to clear route description and mapping, you'll find a wealth of practical advice covering accommodation and facilities, equipment and resupply and detailed notes on how to get to and from the section start and finish-points. A Swedish and Fell Sámi glossary can be found in the appendix. Although there are plentiful opportunities for wild camping, three of the five trail sections are equipped with huts (many including a shop and a sauna) making them easily accessible to all. The remaining two sections have a more remote feel that will appeal to those intent on finding some solitude. To add further colour, there are seven mandatory lake crossings on the trail with the option of rowing or using the motorised service: full details are provided in the text. The Kungsleden passes through five national parks, including Sarek. Other highlights include the striking Tjäktjavagge glacial valley and the famous hay meadows of Aktse, perfectly framed by the azure Lájtávrre delta and the sheer chiselled face of Skierrffe. The Kungsleden invites you to step into a new world, and it may well prove to be the start of a long and rich association involving many repeated visits.

The 10 Best Multi Day Trekking Routes

After a steep ascent out of the valley, with all the views you could wish for, it is a wonderful hike down towards the Todalshytta hut in its lovely historic setting near the fjord at Todalen. Note that you'll need to take the universal ...

Author: Ute Koninx


ISBN: 9781783628094

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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Guidebook describing 10 short treks in southern Norway, plus a handful of variants. The hut-to-hut routes, of 3 to 8 days, cover Jotunheimen, Rondane, Dovrefjell, Trollheimen and Ryfylke, and an ascent of Galdhopiggen, Norway's highest peak at 2469m, is included. Suitable for competent hikers with experience of navigation and mountain weather.

Day Hiking Oregon Coast 2nd Ed

Swim or drift parallel to the shore until you get out of the current; then attempt to swim in to shore at a different spot. Better yet: wade but (unless you're wearing a wetsuit) don't swim in the ocean off the Oregon coast.

Author: Bonnie Henderson

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594859106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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• 132 hikes—including the entire Oregon Coast Trail from Washington to California • Day hikes for vacationers or locals looking for a trail with sea views • All new maps with GPS coordinates Day Hiking: Oregon Coast, 2nd Edition is a special sort of hiking guidebook. On one hand, there are dozens of hikes to choose from for an easy family outing. However, it also is a comprehensive guide to a once-in-a-lifetime, multiday trek of the ever-popular Oregon Coast Trail. Essentially this guide works for everyone wanting to experience any or all of Oregon’s Pacific Coast. This comprehensive and engaging new edition includes: • All new maps • All new Hikes-at-a-Glance chart • All new photos, including a color insert • GPS coordinates added to all hikes • Coastal day hikes and beach walks for all skill levels • Details and advice for through-hiking or section-hiking the 382-mile Oregon Coast Trail

Moon Chile

It has both lodging and a restaurant, clustered together on the northeastern shore of Lago Chaiguata. ... TREKKING The most popular of the park's trekking trails is the Sendero Transversal, a 52-km four- to five-day hike that crosses ...

Author: Steph Dyson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640492769

Category: Travel

Page: 688

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Snow-covered mountains, bustling cities, temperate rainforests, and coastal wineries: get to know this country of contrasts with Moon Chile. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from two days in Santiago to the two-week best of Chile, including a road trip along the Carretera Austral Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, backpackers, culture and history buffs, foodies, and more Outdoor adventures: Race down the ski slopes of the Andes, summit active volcanoes, or catch a thrill whitewater rafting down Río Futaleufú. Spend the night star-gazing in the Atacama Desert or wander the enigmatic Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Hike through Patagonia's wild national parks and spot wild foxes and Humboldt penguins Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps marked with duration, elevation change, and difficulty level Local flavors and culture: Explore the trendy restaurants and vibrant nightlife of Santiago or savor the catch of the day at a tiny seaside restaurant. Sip your way through the vineyards of the Casablanca Valley, sample locally-made pisco, or let loose with a terremoto cocktail. Get to know Chile's rich culture and history while strolling through charming historic quarters and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites Insider recommendations from seasoned explorer and Chile expert Steph Dyson on when to go, where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Reliable background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history Handy tips for families, seniors, students, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Chile's practical tips and insider expertise, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of South America? Try Moon Patagonia or Moon Machu Picchu.

Adventure Guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Walking alongthebeach betweenthe two villages (whenthereis a beach) is agreat way to explorethecoast. From Manglaralto, it takesanhour to halfaday, depending onhowmuch timeyou spend swimming, bodysurfing, orjustchasing after washedup ...

Author: Peter Krahenbul

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588433466

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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Annotation. A guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, which provides more geographic, biological and recreational diversity than any other country in Latin America. It contains misty cloud forests, the snow-capped Andes and the Amazon Basin. The natural attractions are unparalleled, and many people come just for them. The series of Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. This unique region provides more geographic, biological and recreational diversity than any other country in Latin America. It has Darwin's Galapagos islands, misty cloud forests, the snow-capped Andes and the Amazon Basin. The natural attractions are unparalleled. This book is the ultimate resource for travelers. With an eye toward ecotourism, it's packed with practical travel tips and full of details about the region's unique cultures. Maps, color photos -- Amazon reviewer. Loaded with all the information you need. Provides all the suggestions and tools necessary to put together an outstanding trip. -- The Bookwatch. Adventure Guides aim to deliver content... Moderately-priced and truly user-friendly, they are packed with information that other series rarely cover. -- Library Journal.

Coastal Trekking In India A Traveler s Diary

However, from Jahanira Seabeach to Keluni River Mouth is a really arduous trek. The sand is soft, and the shore is in sharp slope – that makes walking strenuous and difficult. The Keluni River Mouth is a very beautiful spot, ...

Author: Indrajit Bandyopadhyay

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365497384

Category: Travel


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Trekking is adventure and the very metaphor for life. Though trekking in mountainous region is most popular, there are various avatars of trekking to add spice to life - like desert trekking, nature trekking etc. In this book, the author, an avid traveler, photographer and nature lover, narrates his two experiences of coastal trekking - Chandipur to New Digha, and Paradeep to Konark. India offers a vast coastal line which thrives with rich bio-diversity and cultural diversity. Therefore, coastal trekking offers one the unique opportunity to know True India. Reading this book, one would feel one is actually trekking along the Indian coast. The author's excellent capture of flora, fauna and human culture along the coast, gives one a firsthand glimpse of the unknown India.