This book is about beauty and nature. It has been widely acclaimed as one of the best books this decade.
This will make you laugh, cry, sad, happy. Learn about the seasons of two hundred years ago. Read about London in the early 1900's. Also learn some social history.
Hiking the John Muir Trail - it's an amazing adventure. The JMT starts in Yosemite and finishes 223 miles later at Mt. Whitney.
Walking Towards Thunder is a cool book about a woman hiking the JMT, solo. Actually she starts with two friends. Eventually they bail out, leaving her tackle the trail alone.