Hiking Yosemite National Park

Author: Suzanne Swedo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762768819
Size: 66.66 MB
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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.

One Best Hike Yosemite S Half Dome

Author: Rick Deutsch
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976743
Size: 61.34 MB
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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.

Best Short Hikes In California S North Sierra 2nd Ed

Author: Karen Whitehill, Shane Shepherd, Owen Wozniak
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898868371
Size: 17.22 MB
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Best Short Hikes In California S North Sierra 2nd Ed from the Author: Karen Whitehill, Shane Shepherd, Owen Wozniak. * Eighty-five Northern California hikes suitable for families and anyone wanting to be on the trail, but not for too long* A mix of popular hikes and little-known gems showcasing scenic Northern Califonria trails* Includes sidebar information and details on where to camp while hiking in Northern CaliforniaBest Short Hikes in California's North Sierra covers hikes that are generally five miles long or less, but short doesn't mean boring, nor does it always mean easy. Some of these hikes cover challenging terrain and demand concentration and effort. All the hikes will take you through magnificent scenery, such as groves of pines, sequoias, and manzanita trees, meadows of wildflowers, mountain views, and beyond.

Day And Section Hikes John Muir Trail

Author: Kathleen Dodge Doherty
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897327705
Size: 20.58 MB
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Day And Section Hikes John Muir Trail from the Author: Kathleen Dodge Doherty. The John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, crossing through Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, the Inyo National Forest, and the Devils Postpile National Monument. This guide has descriptions for six day hikes, five overnight hikes, and the entire trail in six sections, and includes transit and lodging information, altitude profiles, a GPS-based trail map, and ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, accessibility for children, and solitude.

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