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Menasha Ridge Press has been a leading independent book publisher for more than twenty-five years. Covering the outdoors, wilderness sport, wildlife, cooking, history, dining, and travel worldwide, the award-winning, best-selling books and series produced by Menasha Ridge Press are widely recognized for their innovation, authority, and scrupulous attention to detail. And though we're serious about good books, we also believe a good book knows how to have fun. After all, we love what we do, and we think you will, too.
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Five-Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley
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Land Between the Lakes Outdoor Recreation Handbook, 2nd edition
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Recent Trekalong Posts
  • 3 Ways to Discover Nature Close to Home

    Valerie Askren, author of Five-Star Trails: Louisville & So. Indiana, takes the time to look at the world around her and reminds us that the beauty of nature is never that far away. “I think there’s an increased emphasis...

  • Go Snowshoeing During Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

    Snowshoeing is a great way to spend time outdoors, even when the trails are buried under a deep layer of snow. The magical white powder can take a previously familiar trail and transform it into an unknown winter wonderland. And while s...

  • Here We Come, Outdoor Retailer!

    With barely enough time to recover from the holidays, we are packing our winter gear and jetting off to Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. This show is even more exciting to us because we’ll be introducing our new ...

  • First Day Hike Starts 2016 in a Positive Direction

    Diane Stresing, author of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cleveland, shared with the American Hiking Society why she loves participating in the First Day Hike program on New Year’s Day. Thousands of people will start the First Day of th...

  • Return to the Appalachian Trail

    I returned to the Appalachian Trail this summer for the first time since stepping off in November of 2014, after completing my final research hike. The summer of 2014 well actually, the late spring, summer and early fall of 2014 was p...

  • Friday Foods – Cream of Potato and Roasted Garlic Soup

    Hungarian hot paprika gives this dish from A Fork in the Trail a little heat. Enhance the flavor of this soup by adding a little smoked Gouda or chicken. Cream of Potato and Roasted Garlic Soup Makes 2 servings 1 tablespoon dried ...

  • Friday Foods – Chili con Carne

    This chili from A Fork in the Trail is delicious served with cornbread, biscuits, or toasted tortillas. Chili con Carne Makes 3-4 servings 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1 1/4 cups canned, diced tomatoes 5 ounces or 1/2...

  • 5 Hikes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving is over and you’ve woken from your food coma. Rather than succumbing to the post-holiday wobble, why not lace up your hiking boots, grab family and friends, and hit the trails or streets. Here are five hikes throughou...

  • The Value of a Good Guidebook

    Last month I took a spectacular but arduous hike past seven lakes spending the night above one and enjoying a view-filled morning of hiking out. The weather was perfect at 65 right after noon but just above freezing by 0300. The moo...

  • How to Make a Backcountry Cardboard Box Oven

    Thanksgiving is the time to fill your home with family, friends, and delicious food. But then you have dishes to wash, leftovers spilling out of the fridge, and relatives scattered about in a food coma. Why not do Thanksgiving a little ...

Featured Author
John Kachuba

John Kachuba

Cincinnati, Cincinnati

John B. Kachuba is the series editor of America's Haunted Road Trip from Clerisy Press and the author of Ghosthunting Illinois and Ghosthunting Ohio. He has also written Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers, and Other Investigators of America's Paranormal World by New Page Books, How to Write Funny, and Why is this Job Killing Me? (Co-authored with his wife, Mary A. Newman, PhD). John’s short fiction and nonfiction have been widely published and he has received several awards for his fiction, including the 2004 Dogwood Fiction Prize. He holds advanced degrees in Creative Writing from Antioch University (Yellow Springs, OH) and Ohio University. He has taught writing at both the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University. He is also on the faculty of the Gotham Writers Workshop. John is a noted conference speaker and presenter and is a sought-after guest on many radio and television programs throughout the country and internationally.
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Jordan Summers

Jordan Summers

Elk Grove, CA

Jordan Summers, a native of North Carolina, grew up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Moving to La Jolla, California as a teen in the 1960s opened up new terrain to hike in and became the stage for his introduction to the Sierra Club. Settling into a hi-tech career in southern California, Summers sought the mountains for hikes of all kinds at every opportunity. Dayhikes, ultra-light, or week-long. As friends asked Summers to arrange and guide them on trips, it seemed like an appropriate time to take on some new skills. A month-long expedition in Wyoming’s Wind River Range with the National Outdoor Leadership School not only enhanced those skills but taught Summers how to safely share the outdoor experience using Leave No Trace practices. By 1991, “Summers Trails” was leading clients on treks into wilderness areas of Oregon and California using a string of trail-friendly llamas to transport gear. Leading treks, Summers enjoyed introducing novices to the outdoors in a way that made it accessible. Summers served as a local Chapter President of the Sierra Club, returning the favor of its earlier outdoor introduction. Sacramento has been Summers’ gateway to the Sierra and coast ranges for ten years.
See more about Jordan Summers...
Mindy Sink

Mindy Sink

Journalist Mindy Sink chooses to live in the heart of Denver where she enjoys walking to downtown, the Platte River, parks, museums, libraries and much more that the Mile High City has to offer. She is the author of Moon Denver and coauthor of Colorado Organic: Cooking Seasonally, Eating Locally.

While working as the Bureau Manager at the New York Times Rocky Mountain Bureau, Mindy walked to work downtown, but these days she prefers to explore Denver with her 5-year-old daughter and husband. “I feel as if I’ve rediscovered Denver through my daughter’s eyes,” Mindy says. “A walk to the store is an opportunity to hear the birds sing, smell the flowers, and discuss the public art we pass.”
See more about Mindy Sink...
 

Recent Trekalong Posts
  • Fun Toys found at the Overland Expo

    Last weekend I found myself walking around the closing hours of the Overland Expo West at Mormon Lake Lodge near Flagstaff. We’ve been to Mormon Lake before. This was less of an adventure. There was plenty of wind, and a stampede ...

  • Swiss Glamping kitchen

    I felt pretty proud of myself that I have organized my camping kitchen into a couple of smallish plastic bins (one for the kitchen, and one for the actual food), but now I feel shame at my feeble efforts. Of course, my bins didn’t...

  • 3 Ways to Discover Nature Close to Home

    Valerie Askren, author of Five-Star Trails: Louisville & So. Indiana, takes the time to look at the world around her and reminds us that the beauty of nature is never that far away. “I think there’s an increased emphasis...

  • Go Snowshoeing During Outdoor Retailer Winter Market

    Snowshoeing is a great way to spend time outdoors, even when the trails are buried under a deep layer of snow. The magical white powder can take a previously familiar trail and transform it into an unknown winter wonderland. And while s...

  • Here We Come, Outdoor Retailer!

    With barely enough time to recover from the holidays, we are packing our winter gear and jetting off to Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. This show is even more exciting to us because we’ll be introducing our new ...

  • First Day Hike Starts 2016 in a Positive Direction

    Diane Stresing, author of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cleveland, shared with the American Hiking Society why she loves participating in the First Day Hike program on New Year’s Day. Thousands of people will start the First Day of th...

  • Return to the Appalachian Trail

    I returned to the Appalachian Trail this summer for the first time since stepping off in November of 2014, after completing my final research hike. The summer of 2014 well actually, the late spring, summer and early fall of 2014 was p...

  • Friday Foods – Cream of Potato and Roasted Garlic Soup

    Hungarian hot paprika gives this dish from A Fork in the Trail a little heat. Enhance the flavor of this soup by adding a little smoked Gouda or chicken. Cream of Potato and Roasted Garlic Soup Makes 2 servings 1 tablespoon dried ...

  • Friday Foods – Chili con Carne

    This chili from A Fork in the Trail is delicious served with cornbread, biscuits, or toasted tortillas. Chili con Carne Makes 3-4 servings 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1 1/4 cups canned, diced tomatoes 5 ounces or 1/2...

  • 5 Hikes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving is over and you’ve woken from your food coma. Rather than succumbing to the post-holiday wobble, why not lace up your hiking boots, grab family and friends, and hit the trails or streets. Here are five hikes throughou...

 
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