The Colorado Mountain Companion: A Potpourri of Useful Miscellany from the Highest Parts of the Highest State (Pruett) (Paperback)

The Colorado Mountain Companion: A Potpourri of Useful Miscellany from the Highest Parts of the Highest State (Pruett) By M. John Fayhee Cover Image
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A treasure trove of useful (and just plain fun) information about Colorado's mountain country. A handy-dandy, comprehensive, wide-ranging reference guide to settling (good-naturedly) any arguments about Colorado's high country. We're not just talking about population figures, elevation stats, or lists of Fourteeners and rivers, although these are included. You will learn far more including mountain lexicons (so that you'll know what a gutter bunny, potato chip, and prune really mean), Colorado as a movie set, Colorado songs, skiing, fishing, avalanches, geology, historic districts, hiking and biking, snakes, Superfund sites, strange festivals, weather miserability index, and much more.

About the Author

M. John Fayhee is the editor of the "Mountain Gazette." A one-time contributing editor at "Backpacke"r magazine, Fayhee's work has also appeared in "Forbes"-"Life""Mountain-Time," "High Country News," "Aspen Sojourner Magazine," "Outside," "Sierra," "Sports Illustrated," "USA Today," "Men's Fitness," "New Mexico Magazine," "America West Airlines Magazine," "Horizon Air," and many other local, regional, and national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of many books, including "Along the Colorado Trail," "A Colorado Winter, "and "Bottoms Up." Fayhee has also hiked the Colorado Trail and the Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail.

Praise For…

With his signature wit and inimitable style, Fayhee lays out a wealth of information about Colorado in this wonderfully readable pocket guide…an essential text for those who’d like to dig a little deeper into what it means to be a Coloradan—and what our state is all about.

                                      —Alex Miller, managing editor, Summit Daily News

Herein you’ll find everything you always wanted to know about Colorado, but were afraid to ask. …The Colorado Mountain Companion is an essential accompaniment to your own wayward and wonderful Colorado wanderings.

—Ken Wright, author, The Monkey Wrench Dad, Why I’m Against It All, and A Wilder Life

Product Details
ISBN: 9780871089601
ISBN-10: 0871089602
Publisher: Westwinds Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 2012
Pages: 350
Language: English
Series: Pruett