\nWe're officially losing our minds being stuck at home with no where to go. We have already watched every ski and snowboard movie we could find for free online and now we're turning to books for any sense of escape from our current lives in quarantine. No, these books won't actually get you 'outside' per se, but they should at least get your mind wandering through the mountains, waters, valleys, and beyond. If not, you're doing it wrong.\nGiven the world's current circumstances though, we thought this list of books would also be a great way to help out another local, independent business that is near and dear to our hearts. Powell's Books, a landmark here in Portland, is feeling the pain from having to close up shop and lay off the vast majority of their employees. In an effort to help out our neighbors, we have pulled all of the following titles from Powell's online store - so not only can you find your next great read, but you will be giving your business to a company that truly needs it right now. \nAs you know, there are an incredible amount of books out there - many of which deserve to be on this list. But we've pulled a sampling of our favorite outdoor reads from Powell's quiver to share with you, categorized by what sort of tale it is. There are thousands more to choose from on Powell's site, with some functional picks that we're ordering right now - including The Knot Tying Bible and Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide - so take a gander at our list below, and then do some exploring of your own. We know you have the time...\nTales from the snow\n\n\nDead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar\n\nClimb to Conquer: The Untold Story of World War IIs 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops by Peter Shelton\n\nTwo Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of Skiing by Roland Huntford\n\nLiving the Life: Stories from America's Mountain + Ski Towns by David J. Rothman\n\nMountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills by Mountaineers\n\nBackcountry Skiing Skills for Ski Touring \u0026amp; Ski Mountaineering by Martin Volken\n\nWarren's World by Warren Miller\n\nStaying Alive in Avalanche Terrain by Bruce Tremper\n\nTraining for the New Alpinism: The Climber Athletes Manual by Steve House, Scott Johnson, and Mark Twight\n\nTraining for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners \u0026amp; Ski Mountaineers by Steve House, Scott Johnson, and Killian Jornet\n\nSnowboarding to Nirvana by Frederick Lenz\n\n\nTales from the Last Frontier\n\n\nOne Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey by Richard L. Proenneke, Sam Keith\n\nDenali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on Americas Wildest Peak by Andy Hall\n\nWinterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod: by Gary Paulsen\n\nNature Instinct Relearning Our Lost Intuition for the Inner Workings of the Natural World by Tristan Gooley\n\nChasing Denali by Jonathan Waterman\n\nTales from high places\n\n\n\nInto Thin Air by John Krakauer\n\nMountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit by Robert MacFarlane\n\nInto the Silence: The Great War Mallory \u0026amp; the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis\n\nThe Will to Climb: Obsession + Commitment + the Quest to Climb Annapurna, the Worlds Deadliest Peak by Ed Viesturs\n\nSavage Summit The Life \u0026amp; Death of the First Women of K2 by Jennifer Jordan\n\nNo Way Down: Life \u0026amp; Death on K2 by Graham Bowley\n\nBuried in the Sky The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2s Deadliest Day by Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan\n\nTouching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival by Joe Simpson\n\nNo Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the Worlds 14 Highest Peaks by Ed Viesturs and David Roberts \n\nLimits of the Known by David Roberts\n\nLeft for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers\n\nWhere the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure by Maria Coffey\n\nThe World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas by Scott Ellsworth\n\nEiger Dreams by John Krakauer\n\nEscape from Lucania: An Epic Story of Survival by David Roberts\n\nTales from the water\n\n\n\nNorth: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail by Scott + Jenny Jurek\n\nCrazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestead\n\nThe Wave by Susan Casey\n\nBarbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan\n\nEmerald Mile The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko\n\nThe Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway\n\nAlone: The True Story of the Man Who Fought the Sharks Waves \u0026amp; Weather of the Pacific and Won by Gerard Daboville, Paul Theroux\n\nTales from the journey\n\n\nWalking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time by Andrew Forsthoefel\n\nTo Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey From Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life With No Regret by Jedidiah Jenkins\n\nGoing Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America by Brian Benson\n\nCatfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham\n\nTales from the wild\n\n\n127 Hours: Between a Rock \u0026amp; a Hard Place by Aron Ralston\n\nThe Wilderness Idiot: Lessons from an Accidental Adventurer by Ted Alvarez\n\nThe Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra by Alex Messenger\n\nThe Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel\n\nThe Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben\n\nThe Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild by Craig Childs\n\nThe Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures by John Muir\n\nDeep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales\n\nShe Explores: Stories of Life Changing Adventures on the Road \u0026amp; in the Wild by Gale Straub\nOut There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine\n\nHow to Read Nature: Awaken Your Senses to the Outdoors You've Never Noticed by Tristan Gooley\n\nTales from athletic greats\n\n\nAlone on the Wall by Alex Honnold, David Roberts\n\nWhen Nobody Was Watching: My Hard Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World by Carli Lloyd, Wayne Coffey\n\nOpen by Andre Aggasi\n\nOrr My Story by Bobby Orr\n\n\n \n*We do not have any affiliate links formed for these books and we do not get paid for any referral purchases. \n \nLet's keep this list growing! \nAdd you favorite outdoor\/nature\/adventure books in the comment section below, and if possible provide a link to purchase from a small business or independent book store.