Book: Soul of the Rockies

Another source of fascination for Montanans is the Rocky Mountains. Climber and mountaineer Ed Cooper celebrates this awe-inspiring range in his photographic collection Soul of the Rockies: Portraits Of America's Largest Mountain Range (Globe Pequot Press, $40). Stunning images of towering peaks and sprawling alpine lakes take the reader from Montana to New Mexico and everywhere in between. With informative text about each individual range profiled, this book is a perfect road-trip planner for the summer climbing season.