I am often asked how I find all of the places on this site. One of the ways is through book research. What follows below is a selected recommended reading list. I own all of these books and more. I’ve even read some of them.


  • 140 Great Hikes in and Near Palm Springs by Philip Ferranti
  • 40 Classic Day Hikes of Joshua Tree National Park by Kevin Powell
  • 4WD Adventures: Colorado by Peter Massey

  • Abandoned Settlements of the Eastern Mojave: Hart, Venderbilt, Vontrigger, Lanfair, Maruba (Ledge), Dunbar, Barnwell (Manvel) by Alan Hensher
  • Across the San Juan Mountains by T. A. Rickard
  • Adventures with the Mojave Phone Booth by Godfrey “Doc” Daniels
  • Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide by David Money Harris, Jennifer Money Harris
  • Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide by Brian Beffort
  • Alpine Sierra Trailblazer by Jerry Sprout, Janie Sprout
  • The Amateur Archaeologist in the Great Basin by L. J. Ettinger
  • Ambush : The Story of Bill Keys by Art Kidwell
  • American Indian Rock Art, various volumes
  • Ancient Peoples and Cultures of Death Valley by William Wallace, Edith Wallace
  • Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau by Steven R. Simms
  • Ancient Ruins of the Southwest by David Grant Noble
  • Ancient Universal Language of Man: Deciphering Petroglyphs by Chris Hegg
  • Ancient Visions: Petroglyphs and Pictographs of the Wind River and Bighorn Country, Wyoming and Montana by Julie Francis, Lawrence L. Loendorf
  • Antique Mining Equipment and Collectibles by Ron Bommarito, David W. Pearson
  • Anza-Borrego Desert Region: Your Complete Guide to the State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert by Lowell Lindsay, Diana Lindsay
  • Arches of the Escalante Canyons and Kaiparowits Plateau by Jens Munthe
  • Arizona’s Rock Art: Guide to Rock Art Sites by Robin Scott Bicknell

  • Backcountry Adventures Arizona by Peter Massey
  • Backcountry Adventures Northern California by Peter Massey
  • Backcountry Adventures Southern California by Peter Massey
  • Ballarat, 1897-1917, Facts and Folklore by Paul B. Hubbard, Doris Bray, George Pipkin
  • Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest by Deborah Wall
  • Belmont, Nevada by Alan H. Patera
  • Bennettville and the Tioga Mining District by Alan H. Patera
  • Best Easy Day Hikes Las Vegas by Bruce Grubbs
  • Best Short Hikes in California’s North Sierra by Shane Shepherd, Owen Wozniak
  • Between the Rivers: A History of Early Calaveras County, California by O. Henry Mace
  • Between Tonopah and Goldfield. A History of Klondike, Gold Reef and Divide by Alan H. Patera
  • The Bighorn of Death Valley by Ralph E. Welles
  • Bill Mann’s Guide to 50 Interesting and Mysterious Sites in the Mojave, Volume 2 by Bill Mann
  • Bill Mann’s Guide to Big Bear and Its Hidden Treasures by Bill Mann
  • Bill Mann’s Guide to the Remote and Mysterious Saline Valley by Bill Mann
  • Blue Mountain City and Mitchell Mill by Alan H. Patera, Wally Motloch
  • Boom Town History, Centennial Celebration of Nye County, Nevada and Death Valley Area Mining Camps by Jean Johnson
  • Boomtown History II, Celebration of Goldfield-Tonopah Area Boomtowns by Jean Johnson
  • Burro Bill and Me by Edna C. Price

  • The Cahuilla Indians of Southern California by Lowell Bean and Harry Lawton
  • Calaveras County Illustrated and Described, 1885 by Charles Clough (editor)
  • Calaveras County Mining, Logging and Railroading 1848-Present by Ronald H Limbaugh, Williard P Fuller Jr.
  • Calaveras Gold by Ronald H. Limbaugh, Willard P. Fuller
  • California Ghost Town Trails by Mickey Broman, Russ Leadabrand
  • California Indians and Their Environment: An Introduction by Kent G. Lightfoot, Otis Parrish
  • California Mountain Wildflowers by Philip A. Munz
  • California – Nevada Ghost Town Atlas by Robert Neil Johnson
  • California’s Fourteeners: A Hiking and Climbing Guide by Stephen S. Porcella, Cameron N. Burns
  • Canyon Country: Prehistoric Rock Art by F. A. Barns
  • Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau by Michael Kelsey
  • Canyonlands National Park Favorite Jeep Roads & Hiking Trails by David Day
  • Carrara and the Mining Camps of Bare Mountain by Alan H. Patera
  • Cartago, My Cartago by George Pipkin
  • Caves of California by William R. Halliday
  • Cerro Gordo A Ghost Town Caught Between Centuries by Cecile Page Vargo
  • Chemehuevi Indians of Southern California by Ron Miller
  • Chuck Dodd’s Guide to Getting Around in the Black Rock Desert & High Rock Canyon by Chuck Dodd
  • The Civilian Conservation Corps In Nevada: From Boys To Men by Renee Corona Kolvet, Victoria Ford
  • Cliff Dwellings Speak by Beth Sagstetter, Bill Sagstetter
  • Climbing California’s Fourteeners: 183 Routes to the Fifteen Highest Peaks by Cameron Burns, Steven Porcella
  • Colorado Desert Wildflowers by Jon Mark Stewart
  • Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps by Sandra Dallas
  • A Concise History of Mine Hoisting by Paul Mogensen
  • Cowboys and Cave Dwellers: Basketmaker Archaeology in Utah’s Grand Gulch by Fred M. Blackburn, Ray A. Williamson

  • Darwin by Robert P. Palazzo
  • Dawson’s Guide to Colorado’s Fourteeners, Vol. 1: The Northern Peaks by Louis W. Dawson II
  • Dawson’s Guide to Colorado’s Fourteeners, Volume 2, the Southern Peaks by Louis W. Dawson II
  • Day Hiker’s Guide to Southern California by John McKinney
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley by Shellye Poster
  • Death Valley and Its Country by George Palmer Putnam
  • Death Valley and the Amargosa: A Land of Illusion by Richard E. Lingenfelter
  • Death Valley Cabins, Sentinels of Stone & Wood by Stanley W. Paher
  • Death Valley: Geology, Ecology, Arch√¶ology by Charles B. Hunt
  • Death Valley History Revealed, Proceedings Sixth Death Valley Conference on History and Prehistory by Jean Johnson
  • Death Valley Jeep Trails by Roger Mitchell
  • Death Valley SUV Trails by Roger Mitchell
  • Death Valley, The Facts by W. A. Chalfant
  • Death Valley to Yosemite: Frontier Mining Camps & Ghost Towns–The Men, The Women, Their Mines and Stories by L. Burr Belden, Mary DeDecker, Varied
  • Death Valley Wildflowers by Roxanna S. Ferris
  • Deep Enough by Frank Crampton
  • Desert Fever by Russell D. Hartill, Gary L. Shumway, Larry M. Vredenburgh
  • Desert Foragers and Hunters by William J. Wallace, Edith Wallace
  • Desert Sands by George Pipkin
  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey (not research but required reading)
  • Desert Summits by Andy Zdon
  • Desert Wildflowers of North America by Ronald J. Taylor
  • Deserts (National Audubon Society Nature Guides) by James Macmahon
  • Discovering Washington’s Historic Mines, volumes 1 – 4 by various
  • Drills and mills: Precious metal mining and milling methods of the frontier West by Will Meyerriecks

  • Early Rock Art of the American West by Ekkehart Malotki, Ellen Dissanayake
  • East Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties by David Weintraub
  • East Mojave Heritage Trail: Fenner to Needles by Dennis Casebier
  • East Mojave Heritage Trail: Ivanpah to Rocky Ridge by Dennis Casebier
  • East Mojave Heritage Trail: Needles to Ivanpah by Dennis Casebier
  • East Mojave Heritage Trail: Rocky Ridge to Fenner by Dennis Casebier
  • Eastern Sierra Jeep Trails by Roger Mitchell
  • Edible and Useful Plants of California by Charlotte Bringle Clarke
  • Emigrant Wilderness by Ben Schifrin
  • The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park by T. Scott Bryan, Betty Tucker-Bryan
  • Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Sonora Pass to Pine Creek by Sharon Giacomazzi
  • Exploring Joshua Tree by Roger Mitchell
  • Exploring Old Mines by Robert L. Desmarais
  • Exploring the Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway by Roger Mitchell, Loris Mitchell

  • Fading Images: Indian Pictographs of Western Riverside County by Gerald A. Smith, Steven M. Freers
  • Familiar Trees of North America: Western Region by Jerry Franklin
  • Feather River Country Adventure Trails by Tom Demund
  • Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers by Theodore F. Niehaus, Charles L. Ripper
  • A Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Greater Southwest by Alex Patterson
  • The Forgotten Artist: Indians of Anza-Borrego and Their Rock Art by Manfred Knaak
  • From this Mountain – Cerro Gordo by Robert C Likes, Glenn R Day

  • Gabbs Valley, Nevada: Its History and legend by Ruth Fenstermaker Danner
  • Gem Trails of Nevada by James R. Mitchell
  • Gem Trails of Northern California by James R. Mitchell
  • Geoglyphs of the Desert Southwest by Harry Casey, Anne Morgan
  • Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley by Robert P. Sharp
  • Geology Underfoot in Southern California by Robert P. Sharp
  • Ghost Mines of Yosemite by Douglass Hubbard
  • Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of California by Remi Nadeau
  • Ghost Towns of Colorado by Workers of the Writer’s Program WPA
  • Ghost Towns of Colorado by Philip Varney
  • Ghost Towns of Idaho by Bruce A. Raisch
  • Ghost Towns of Nevada Through the Eyes of Nick Ali and His Camera by Nicholas Ali
  • Ghosts of the Glory Trail by Nell Murbarger
  • Gold Gamble by Roberta Martin Starry
  • Gold Mine in the Sky by Frank Cassidy
  • Gold Mining in the Crafton Hills by Historical Research Group of Yucaipa
  • Gold Mountain, Nevada by Alan H. Patera
  • Golden Treasures Of San Juan by Temple H. Cornelius, John B. Marshall
  • Goldfield’s fabulous boom by Alan H. Patera
  • Goodsprings by Alan H. Patera
  • Grand Canyon Jeep Trails I North Rim by Roger Mitchell
  • Great Basin SUV Trails by Roger Mitchell, Loris Mitchell
  • Great Basin SUV Trails – Volume II: Southwestern Nevada by Roger Mitchell, Loris Mitchell
  • The Great Understander, True Life Story of the Last of the Wells Fargo Shotgun Express Messengers by William Walter
  • Greenwater by Harold O. Weight
  • Guide to 50 Interesting and Mysterious Sites in the Mojave, Volume 1 by Bill Mann
  • Guide to Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails by Charles A. Wells
  • The Guide to Bodie and Eastern Sierra Historic Sites by George J. Williams
  • Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails by Charles A. Wells
  • Guide To Northern California Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails by Charles A. Wells
  • Guide to Rock Art of the Utah Region: Sites With Public Access by Dennis Slifer
  • A Guide to Rock Art Sites: Southern California and Southern Nevada by David S. Whitley
  • Guide to the Colorado Mountains by Randy Jacobs
  • A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Nye County, Nevada by Shawn Hall
  • A Guidebook to Mining in America by John R. Park
  • Guidebook to the Mojave Desert of California by Russ Leadabrand

  • Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 8: California by Robert F. Heizer
  • Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 9: Southwest by Alfonso Ortiz
  • Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 10: Southwest by Alfonso Ortiz
  • Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 11: Great Basin by Warren L. D’Azevedo
  • Handbook of the Kawaiisu by Alan P. Garfinkel, Harold Williams
  • Helldorados, ghosts, and camps of the old Southwest by Norman D. Weis
  • Hidden Beneath the Mountains: The Caves of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks by Joel Despain
  • Hidden in the Chaparral by Phyllis L. Gernes
  • High Mountains and Deep Valleys: The Gold Bonanza Days by Lew Clark, Ginny Clark
  • The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, Trails by R. J. Secor
  • High Sierra SUV Trails: Volume 1 The East Side by Roger Mitchell
  • High Sierra SUV Trails: Volume 2 The Western Slope by Roger Mitchell
  • High Sierra SUV Trails, Volume 3: The Far North Country by Roger & Loris Mitchell
  • High Sierra SUV Trails Volume IV The Southern End by Roger Mitchell
  • Hiking and Climbing in the Great Basin National Park by Michael R. Kelsey
  • Hiking and Exploring the Paria River by Michael R. Kelsey
  • Hiking and Exploring Utah’s San Rafael Swell by Michael R. Kelsey
  • Hiking between Groveland and Yosemite by Hap Barhydt
  • Hiking, Biking and Exploring Canyonlands National Park and Vicinity by Michael R. Kelsey
  • Hiking California’s Desert Parks by Bill Cunningham, Polly Burke
  • Hiking, Climbing & Exploring Western Utah’s Jack Watson’s Ibex Country by Michael R. Kelsey
  • Hiking Death Valley: A Guide to its Natural Wonders and Mining Past by Michel Digonnet
  • Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region by Ron Adkison
  • A Hiking Guide To Cedar Mesa by Peter Francis Tassoni
  • Hiking Nevada by Bruce Grubbs
  • Hiking Northern California by Ron Adkison
  • Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen by Dave Wilson
  • Hiking the Great Basin by John Hart
  • Hiking the Mojave Desert by Michel Digonnet
  • Hiking Western Death Valley National Park: Panamint, Saline, and Eureka Valleys by Michel Digonnet
  • Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks by Erik Molvar, Tamara Martin
  • Historic Overview, North District Ecosystem Management Analysis Area, Stanislaus National Forest by Carlo M. De Ferrari
  • Historic resource study, a history of mining in Death Valley National Monument by Linda W Greene, John A. Latschar
  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns by Stephen L. Carr
  • An Historical Overview of Mining within the Stanislaus National Forest Embracing an Area between the Tuolumne And Merced Rivers by Dana E Supernowicz
  • Horned Snakes & Axle Grease by Jerry D. Spangler, Donna K. Spangler
  • Hornsilver, Gold Point Nevada by Alan H. Patera
  • Humboldt Range – Unionville, Star City, Humboldt City, Santa Clara, Lima, Prince Royal by Alan H. Patera

  • Images from the Past: Rock Art by Robin Scott Bicknell
  • In the Footsteps of our Ancestors: Guide to Wild Foods by Christopher Nyerges
  • Indian Rock Art of Southern California by Gerald A. Smith, Wilson G. Turner
  • Indian Rock Art of the Southwest by Polly Schaafsma
  • Introduction to Rock Art Research by David S. Whitley
  • Inventory and Evaluation of the Cave Resources to be Impacted by the New Melones Reservoir Project by J. Michael McEachern, Mark A. Grady
  • Inyo Mono Jeep Trails by Roger Mitchell
  • Inyo-Mono SUV Trails by Roger Mitchell

  • The Jepson Desert Manual by Bruce G. Baldwin, Jepson Herbarium
  • The Jepson Manual by Willis Linn Jepson
  • John W. Searles: California Mining Pioneer by James L. Fairchild, David T. Robinson
  • Joshua Tree National Park Geology by D. D. Trent, Richard W. Hazlett
  • Journigan’s Tucki Gold Mine by Russ Journigan

  • Kelso Conference Papers, 1987-1992 by G. Dicken Everson (editor), Joan S. Schneider (editor)

  • Lava Beds Caves by Charlie Larson, Jo Larson
  • Loafing Along Death Valley Trails by William Caruthers
  • The Lost Cement Mine by James W. Wright
  • Lundy by Alan H. Patera
  • Lundy, Gem of the Eastern Sierra by Jim Hanna

  • Mammoth-Mono Country by Lew Clark, Ginny Clark
  • Medicinal Plants of the Desert and Canyon West by Michael Moore
  • Melones, a Story of a Stanislaus River Town by Julia G. Costello
  • Memories of El Portal by James Law
  • Mine in the Sky by Joseph M. Kurtak
  • Mines, Mountain Roads, and Rocks by George E. Moore
  • Mines of Death Valley by L. Burr Belden
  • Mines of the East Fork by John W Robinson
  • Mines of the Eastern Sierra by Mary DeDecker
  • Mines of the High Desert by Ronald Miller
  • Mines of the Mojave by Ron Miller, Peggy Miller
  • Mines of the San Bernardinos by John W. Robinson
  • Mining Camps Speak by Beth Sagstetter, Bill Sagstetter
  • Mining Districts and Mineral Resources of Nevada by Francis G. Lincoln
  • Mining History and Geology of Joshua Tree National Park by Margaret R. Eggers (editor)
  • Mining History Journal, 22 Annual Journal of the Mining History Association by Lysa Wegman-French
  • Mining the Hard Rock in the Silverton San Juans by John Marshall
  • Mohave Desert OHV Trails by Florine Lawlor
  • Mojave Desert Wildflowers by Jon Mark Stewart
  • Mojave Desert Wildflowers by Pam MacKay
  • The Mojave Indians by Gerald Arthur Smith
  • Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier
  • Mono Diggings by Frank S. Wedertz
  • Montana Ghost Towns and Gold Camps by William W. Whitfield
  • My Adventures with Your Money by George Rice

  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fossils by Ida Thompson
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees–W: Western Region by Elbert L. Little
  • National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks and Minerals by National Audubon Society
  • National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways by National Geographic
  • Native American Basketry of Southern California by Christopher L. Moser
  • Native Plants Of Southern Nevada by David Rhode
  • Native Trees of Southern California by Victor P. Peterson
  • Nevada, An Annotated Bibliography by Stanley W. Paher
  • Nevada, Ghost Towns by Northwest Distributors Inc
  • Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas, Vol. 2 Southern Nevada-Death Valley by Stanley W. Paher
  • Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps by Stanley W. Paher
  • Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps Illustrated Atlas Volume One-Northern Nevada by Stanley W. Paher
  • Nevada Historical Society Papers by various
  • Nevada Historical Society Quarterlies by various
  • Nevada History Through Glass: The Nevada Bottle Book by Fred N. Holabird
  • Nevada State Historical Society Papers by various
  • Nevada Trails Western Region by Peter Massey
  • Nevada Wilderness Areas and Great Basin National Park by Michael C. White
  • The Newspapers of Nevada: A History And Bibliography, 1854-1979 by Richard E. Lingenfelter, Karen Rix Gash
  • Non-Technical Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau by Michael R. Kelsey

  • Oaks of California by Bruce M. Pavlik, Pamela Muick, Sharon Johnson
  • Old Heart of Nevada, Ghost towns and Mining Camps of Elko County by Shawn Hall
  • Old Ores, Mining History in the Eastern Mojave Desert by Robert E. Reynolds
  • Old-Timers of Southeastern California by Lester Reed
  • One Hundred Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest by Janice E. Bowers
  • One Hundred Years of History in the California Desert, An Overview of Historic Archeological Resources at Joshua Tree National Monument by Patricia Parker
  • Out from Las Vegas by Florine Lawlor, Andy Zdon

  • Pictographs of the Coso Region by Robert A. Schiffman, David S. Whitley, Alan P. Garfinkel, Stephen B. Andrews
  • Pilgrims in the Desert, Early History of the East Mojave Desert and the Baker, Calfornia Area by Le Hayes
  • The Pinto basin site : an ancient aboriginal camping ground in the California desert by Elizabeth W. Crozer Campbell, William H. Campbell
  • Pioneers of Mono Basin by Margaret Calhoun
  • Place Names of the Sierra Nevada by Peter Browning
  • Plants of the East Mojave: Mojave National Preserve by Adrienne Knute
  • Point Reyes by Phil Arnot
  • Prehistoric Rock Art of California by Robert F. Heizer, C. W. Clewlow Jr.
  • Prehistoric Rock Art of Nevada and Eastern California by Robert F. Heizer
  • Prehistory of Black Canyon by Charley Howe
  • Preserving the Glory Days: Ghost Towns And Mining Camps Of Nye County, Nevada by Shawn Hall
  • Puebloan Ruins of the Southwest by Arthur H. Rohn, William M. Ferguson

  • Rebecca’s Walk Through Time – A Rhyolite Story by Suzy McCoy
  • Recollections of a Young Desert Rat by Daniel Cronkhite
  • Red Light Women of Death Valley by Robin Flinchum
  • Report of an Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Mohave Sink Region by Malcolm J. Rogers
  • Reveille District by Alan H. Patera
  • Rhyolite’s Demise by Alan H. Patera
  • Riches to Rust by Eric Twitty
  • Riding the High Wire: Aerial Mine Tramways in the West by Robert A. Trennert
  • Roadside Plants of Southern California by Thomas J. Belzer
  • Rochester Nevada – The New Tonopah by Marianne Babal
  • Rock Art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape by Jonathan Bailey
  • Rock Art Along the Way by Janet Farnsworth, Bernadette Heath
  • Rock Art at Little Lake: An Ancient Crossroads in the California Desert by Jo Anne Van Tilburg, et al.
  • Rock Art in New Mexico by Polly Schaafsma
  • A Rock Art Inventory at Hueco Tanks State Park, Texas by John V. Davis, Kay S. Toness
  • Rock Art North of Bishop by Christopher Raven
  • Rock Art of Bandelier National Monument by Arthur H. Rohn
  • Rock Art of Black Canyon by Wilson G. Turner
  • Rock Art of Owens Valley by Jay C. von Werlhof
  • Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region by Don D. Christensen, Jerry Dickey, Steven M. Freers
  • Rock Art Of Utah by Polly Schaafsma
  • Rock Art Papers by various
  • Rock Drawings of the Coso Range by Campbell Grant, James W Baird, J. Kenneth Pringle
  • Rockhounding California by Gail A. Butler
  • Rockhounding Nevada by William A. Kappele
  • Rockhounding Utah by William A. Kappele
  • Rocks and Minerals of California by Vinson Brown, Nicholas Allan, Phillip Brown
  • The Rocks Begin to Speak by Lavan Martineau
  • Romancing Nevada’s Past: Ghost Towns And Historic Sites Of Eureka, Lander, And White Pine Counties by Shawn Hall

  • Sacred Sites: Rock Art of Lincoln County, Nevada by P. Clabaugh, R. Clabaugh
  • San Bernardino Mountain Trails: 100 Wilderness Hikes in Southern California by John W. Robinson
  • Sandstone Spine: First Traverse of the Comb Ridge by David Roberts
  • The Serrano Indians of Southern California by Francis J. Johnson
  • Shaft Furnaces and Beehive Kilns by Lynn Robison Bailey
  • Sierra Centennial: 100 years of Pioneering on the Sierra National Forest by Gene Rose
  • The Sierra High Route: Traversing Timberline Country by Steve Roper
  • Sierra Nevada Byways: 50 of the Sierra Nevada’s Best Adventure Roads by Tony Huegel
  • Sierra Nevada Wildflowers by Elizabeth L. Horn
  • Sierra North by Thomas Winnett, Jason Winnett, Kathy Morey
  • Sierra South by Thomas Winnett, Jason Winnett, Kathy Morey, Lyn Haber
  • Silver Mountain, California; Delamar, Nevada; Lafayette, Oregon by Alan H. Patera
  • Silver Stampede by Neill C. Wilson
  • Skidoo! by Alan H. Patera, David A. Wright
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah’s Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures by George A. Thompson
  • Southern California SUV Trails II: Eastern Mojave Desert by Roger Mitchell, Loris Mitchell
  • Southern California SUV Trails Vol 1 The Western Mojave Desert by Roger Mitchell, Loris Mitchell
  • Southwestern Ghost Town Atlas by H. Cyril Johnson
  • Speaking Through the Aspens: Basque Tree Carvings in Nevada and California by J. Mallea-Olaetxe
  • Spirits of the Earth Vol. 1: A Study of Earthern Art in the North American Deserts, the North Desert by Jay Von Werlof
  • Staking My Claim by Frieda Moores Reish

  • Tahoe Sierra by Jeffrey P. Schaffer
  • Tecopa Mines, Operating during 82 Years of the Death Valley Region Mining Boom by Ken Lengner, George Ross
  • Temalpakh: Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants by Lowell John Bean, Katherine Siva Saubel
  • That They May Know and Remeber, Volume 2 Spirits of the Earth by Jay von Werlhof
  • These Canyons Are Full of Ghosts by Emmett C. Harder
  • Those Who Came Before: Southwestern Archeology in the National Park System by Robert Hill Lister
  • Tim Hafen on Pahrump Valley History by Tim Hafen
  • The Tin Can Book by Hyla M. Clark
  • Tioga Tramps by John Carroll O’Neill
  • Touring California and Nevada Hot Springs by Matt C. Bischoff
  • Traces of Fremont: Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah by Steven R. Simms
  • Tracker’s Field Guide: A Comprehensive Manual For Animal Tracking by James Lowery
  • Trails Across the Mojave by Grace Jackson, Lucille Matson
  • Treasures of the Tavaputs: The Archaeology of Desolation Canyon by Jerry Spangler
  • A Trinity Alps Companion by Wayne F. Moss
  • The Trinity Alps by Luther Linkhart, Michael White
  • Troy, Nevada & the Grant Range by Jeanne Sharp Howerton
  • Twilight of the Jackass Prospector by George R. Cartter
  • Tybo, Nevada by Robert D McCracken and Jeanne Sharp Howerton

  • West Side: Narrow Gauge in the Sierra by Mallory Hope Ferrell
  • Western Nevada Jeep Trails by Roger Mitchell
  • Western Sierra Jeep Trails by Roger Mitchell
  • The Whistles Blow No More: Railroad Logging in the Sierra Nevada 1874-1942 by Hank Johnston
  • White Smith’s Fabulous Salt Tram by Mary DeDecker
  • Wild Plants and Native Peoples of the Four Corners by William W. Dunmire, Gail D. Tierney
  • With Infinite Toil, Historical Archaeology in the Beveridge Mining District by Karen K. Swope

  • Yuba Trails by Susan Lamela, Hank Meals
  • Yuba trails 2: A selection of historic hiking trails in the Yuba River and neighboring watersheds by Hank Meals

More to come!

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