the Great Potato: Idaho Ski Areas, Past and Present
Guide Books is a small independent publishing house and book distributor
located in Weiser, Idaho. The publisher specializes in outdoor guidebooks to
the Intermountain West, particularly hiking
Idaho trails. Well-known Idaho author and
hiker, Margaret Fuller, is Trail Guide Books’ primary author. Her
award-winning books provide hiking, biking, and horseback riding
enthusiasts with the information needed to explore Idaho's spectacular
The other main
author is Jerry Painter, who is an outdoor columnist for the
Idaho Falls Post Register and has written several hiking guidebooks.
hiking guidebook is kept up to date with new editions. The latest one, the 5th
edition of Trails
of the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains, contains
GPS coordinates for all trailheads. All Trail Guide Books’ guidebooks give
the trip distance, elevation gained, elevation lost, highest point,
topographic maps needed, time, difficulty, and directions for reaching
the trailhead. They also include history and natural history of the
areas, ways to avoid damaging the environment, and information on
safety. Each trail write-up begins by describing the beautiful
scenery that will be seen on the trip.
about Margaret Fuller's Hiking Guides:
grand lady of the mountains has come out with the 5th edition of
Trails of the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains."
-- Pete Zimowsky, “She Wrote the Book on Hiking the Sawtooths”,
The Idaho Statesman, May, 2011.
book covers so many practical things that anyone can use, from
the beginning hiker to the experienced person, but its
incredible worth is in the detailed descriptions of all of this
diverse and complex mountain area.”
Bethine Church, (Foreword: Trails of the Frank
Church-River of No Return Wilderness)