100 Hikes In Yosemite National Park

Author: Marc J. Soares
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898868678
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100 Hikes In Yosemite National Park from the Author: Marc J. Soares. * A collection of 100 of the Yosemite area's best hikes * 110 color photographs and 102 color maps* Includes popular trails located outside the boundaries of Yosemite National Park* Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for best "Adventure Guidebook"Yosemite National Park is a hiking destination know world round and this guidebook provides directions to the best trails Yosemite has to offer.Virtually all the hikes in this book are readily accessible from major arterials, andthere are explicit trailhead directions for each hike. The hikes in 100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park are divided into eight geographical regions. The regions approximate a counterclockwise loop, starting from the southeast and finishing in the southwest. Each hiking chapter is broken up in three basic parts: the information block, which helps you size up the hike by telling you how to get there and what to expect; the opening, which gives you a feel for what the hike is like; and the body, which describes the landmarks and trails, providing a blow-by-blow account of the actual hike, preceded by trailhead directions. You'll learn where the tough spots are on the trail, how much shade is available, and the locations of important Yosemite landmarks and special scenes you won't want to miss.Roughly a third of the hikes in this book are located just outside the park boundaries, and about half of those lead into the Yosemite National Park. A handy trail index helps hikers choose from trails ranging in difficulty from "cakewalk to butt-kicker." With extensive facts about plants, wildlife, and geological features as well as local history, each hike in this guidebook is loaded with outdoor entertainment and information.

Backpacker The National Parks Coast To Coast

Author: Backpacker Magazine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493026933
Size: 21.86 MB
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Backpacker The National Parks Coast To Coast from the Author: Backpacker Magazine. Explore the crystal clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from any of the forty-four national parks profiled throughout the book. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps, ranger essays, and more, all of which combine to create an intimate look at the best our national parks have to offer.

100 Classic Hikes In Southern California

Author: Allen Riedel
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594851254
Size: 63.43 MB
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100 Classic Hikes In Southern California from the Author: Allen Riedel. CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California * Southern California natue in the full-color guidebook it deserves * 100 of Southern California's best hikes * At-a-glance tables help you select the hike that's right for you Southern California isn't just beaches and Hollywood. There are great trails to explore and this guidebook will help you find the hike that's right for your time, fitness, and interests. This region is a paradise for hikers, offering diverse landscapes: mountains, forests, deserts, and coastlines with many trails to explore. This hiking guidebook covers Death Valley, Pinnacles Monument, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, the southern Sierras, Tronna Pinnacles, Mojave National Preserve, the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Central Coast, the San Rafael, Santa Ynez, and the Sierra Madra Mountains, Channel Islands, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National Forests, Anza Borrego State Park, and Joshua Tree. As a bonus, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California also includes a few trails north of the 37th parallel -- the White Mountains, Yosemite, and the eastern Sierra. Handy features in the guide include topographic maps, elevation profiles, sidebar tips, and a hikes-at-a-glance chart to help readers find the hikes they want quickly and easily.

John Muir Trail

Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977367
Size: 30.56 MB
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John Muir Trail from the Author: Elizabeth Wenk. Elizabeth Wenk's authoritative guide describes the 212-mile John Muir Trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. John Muir Trail provides all the necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations, food resupplies, trailhead amenities, and travel from nearby cities. Useful essentials are updated GPS coordinates and maps for prominent campsites (along with an updated list of sites along the trail), trail junctions, bear boxes, and other points of interest. The trail descriptions also include natural and human history to provide a workout for both body and mind — a must-have for any Muir Trail enthusiast. Note that the text includes the southbound trail description, while the full guide with the northbound description is available as a separate ebook product.

Yosemite National Park

Author: Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN:
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Yosemite National Park from the Author: Jeffrey P. Schaffer. Virtually every single trail in Yosemite National Park is described in this classic guidebook, together with the scenery and natural history found along each trail. View the soaring granite cliffs and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley, or take in the breathtaking vista from Glacier Point. Explore the impressive groves of giant sequoias and hike the spectacular, glacier-carved backcountry. Also included is the most up-to-date map available of Yosemite and vicinity, showing over 1000 miles of trails.

Hiking Yosemite National Park

Author: Suzanne Swedo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762768819
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Hiking Yosemite National Park from the Author: Suzanne Swedo. This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.

Yosemite The Complete Guide

Author: James Kaiser
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940754192
Size: 77.52 MB
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Yosemite The Complete Guide from the Author: James Kaiser. This gorgeous, full-color guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is filled with incredible scenery and amazing outdoor adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. "Yosemite: The Complete Guide" breaks it down and gives you everything you need to make the most of your time in the park. Whatever your interestshiking past waterfalls on the Mist Trail, strolling through a grove of giant sequoias, watching sunset from Glacier Point, relaxing at a historic lodge"Yosemite: The Complete Guide" puts the best of Yosemite at your fingertips. Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best destinations. Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery. Detailed maps make travel planning easy. From the stunning waterfalls in Yosemite Valley to incredible hikes in the High Sierra, "Yosemite: The Complete Guide" is the only guide you'll need! Over 100 Color Photos Over 20 Detailed Maps Filled with Tips to save you Time and Money "

Hiking The North Cascades

Author: Erik Molvar
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762757744
Size: 25.10 MB
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Hiking The North Cascades from the Author: Erik Molvar. Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

One Best Hike Yosemite S Half Dome

Author: Rick Deutsch
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976964
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One Best Hike Yosemite S Half Dome from the Author: Rick Deutsch. This is the only guide for hiking to the top of Half Dome - the signature landmark of Yosemite National Park, CA. It provides a history of the original Indian inhabitants of the area. The unique geological formations are explained. The focus of the book is to provide information on safe hiking practices to complete this extremely strenuous hike of 16-miles round trip that is climaxed by a harrowing 400 foot vertical ascent to the top of the 8,842 foot high granite monolith with the aid of a pair or steel cable banisters set at 45 degrees incline. Included is an extensive trail description with photos and narration of 16 points of interest. The author has completed this hike over 30 times and is a recognized expert source of information about the hike. This is not a topographic map intensive guide; rather it tells historical vignettes to interpret the hike so readers identify with events of the mid 1800's. He relates the story of the interaction of the Miwok and Mono Paiute Indians with the hordes of white invaders during California's Gold Rush. The reader is aware of how Yosemite developed after the white man's "discovery." The explanation of how odd geologic formations arose from ancient magma flows provides the reader with an understanding of what happened to the "missing part" of Half Dome. The full day hike up to the top of Half Dome is one of the most popular in the country. It is not easy. The book prepares the reader for the adventure with an extensive discussion of the equipment required, the training needed and a detailed "walk through" of the entire trail. Photographs and descriptions of salient features take the apprehension out of doing the hike. Sections with descriptions of 16-Points of Interest - waterfalls, historical areas, flora and fauna, drinking water sources and the actual cables provide readers with the "real deal" information to safely prepare for and complete this "bucket list" Adventure. Readers are given specific information on the gear needed. This includes a boots/foot care, use of hiking poles and a summary of water filter usage clothing selection and food suggestions.