Top Trails Yosemite

Author: Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899976198
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Top Trails Yosemite from the Author: Jeffrey P. Schaffer. Jeffrey Schaffer has selected 46 "must-do" Yosemite hikes. Whether you're looking for a scenic stroll, a full-day adventure, or even a spectacular backpacking trip, you'll find it here. And with at-a-glance information for each hike, visitors can determine which hikes are most suitable to their skills, schedules, and preferences. Books in the affordable and easy-to-use Top Trails series feature elevation profiles, detailed maps, driving directions, and "don't get lost" trail milestones. Innovative trail-feature charts give information on which trails are child-friendly; which allow horses; where to see giant sequoias, waterfalls, lakes, wildflowers, and autumn colors; which trips have the best photo opportunities; and which have camping, running, or biking opportunities.

Hike Yosemite

Author: John McKinney
Publisher: Trailmaster
ISBN: 9780934161503
Size: 46.79 MB
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Hike Yosemite from the Author: John McKinney. Famous for its great granite cliffs and domes, enormous waterfalls and giant sequoias, Yosemite is everything a national park should be and more. "HIKE Yosemite" details two-dozen top day hikes.From the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees to Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows,Trailmaster John McKinney shares his favorite hikes to Yosemite's natural wonders.* Choose an easy hike in Yosemite Valley, moderate hike to Glacier Point, or the challenging ascent of Half Dome.* Hike to famed Vernal Fall, follow Mist Trail to Nevada Fall, trek to Yosemite Falls, North America's highest waterfall.* Chill-out at Gaylor Lakes and Cathedral Lakes, get grand vistas from atop Lembert Dome, Clouds Rest and Mt. Dana. "HIKE Yosemite" also offers a sampling of Yosemite's magnificent High Sierra backcountry, one that (by rather severe Sierra standards anyway) is quite accessible. Well-marked trails lead to wildflower-festooned alpine meadows, lovely lakes and tarns, trails and cross-country routes to peaks.The guide is one of the popular books in The Trailmaster Pocket Guide series, created especially for hikers and designed to fit perfectly in the hiker's pocket or pack. "HIKE Yosemite" comes complete with The Trailmaster's colorful stories, trusted trail accounts and easy-to-follow maps by master mapmaker Tom Harrison.

One Best Hike Yosemite S Half Dome

Author: Rick Deutsch
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976743
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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.

50 Best Short Hikes Yosemite National Park And Vicinity

Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976328
Size: 66.83 MB
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50 Best Short Hikes Yosemite National Park And Vicinity from the Author: Elizabeth Wenk. 50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity leads hikers of all skill levels to some of the most stunning landscapes Yosemite has to offer including: bubbling alpine creeks, smooth glaciated slabs, giant sequoias, deep dark blue lakes, and rock as far as the eye can see. In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park's natural predators, and helpful weather information.

From Village Boy To Global Citizen Volume 2 The Travels Of A Journalist

Author: Shelton A. Gunaratne
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477142398
Size: 21.74 MB
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From Village Boy To Global Citizen Volume 2 The Travels Of A Journalist from the Author: Shelton A. Gunaratne. From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 2): The Travels of a Journalist is the last of my autobiographical trilogy. The 74 chapters in this volume attempt to describe and dramatize the most memorable places I visited, often accompanied by my family, since I left the country of my birth in 1966. After my retirement in 2007, I found the time to compile this travelogue using the notes in my diaries and updating the material through online research, with particular help from the constantly revised Wikipedia entries. In this process, I learned to make each travel essay an evergreen that would not perish soon after its publication as in the case of newspaper travel pieces. Travel has shaped my personality. Global travel to get to know culturally diverse people was one of my childhood ambitions. Moreover, travel is an essential aspect of a journalists life. Therefore, my travels constitute a very important part of my autobiography. I included detail in the hope that the reader would keep this volume for long-term reference. My explorations of U.S. national parks and my camping expeditions should be of particular interest to family- oriented travelers. Each of the essays in this volume appeared in the Lankaweb starting December 6, 2009. It carried the latest (but not the last) story (chapter 109) on December 4, 2011. Reacting to the essay (chapter 106) on our mule ride in Mexican territory during the Big Bend adventure, a reader commented, As always it was very well written and visually engaging, which made us feel we were there too. [We] particularly liked the reference to Yankee Doodles [that] made us smile! Thank you for posting it and await the next in the series (May 15, 2011). Another reader reacted to the essay (chapter 92) on our visit to the botanic gardens in Portland, Ore., Please do continue with your articles, Shelton. They are getting better all the time, as you reveal to your readers more of your own thoughts, emotions, and reactions (February 9, 2011). From Village Boy to Global Citizen (Volume 1): The Journey of a Journalist is the second of my autobiographical trilogy. It traces my life as a journalist and a journalism educator in three countries. Village Life in the Forties: Memories of a Lankan Expatriate (published by iUniverse) is the first of the trilogy. This is a collection of 28 sketches of folks in the village of my birth. Each sketch depicts the drama of life relating to the famous and infamous characters who defined the ethos of Pathegama in the 1940s. They range from the amusing and comical to the grave and somber. The trilogy is inextricably interconnected, interdependent and interactive. You are unlikely to grasp what systems theorists call the emergence of the whole if you read only parts of this trilogy.

Adventure Guide To The Sierra Nevada

Author: Wilbur H. Morrison
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781556508455
Size: 77.23 MB
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Adventure Guide To The Sierra Nevada from the Author: Wilbur H. Morrison. California's magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range packs a punch when it comes to adventuring. Join local author Wilbur Morrison as he walks you along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, through King's Canyon, up to the top of Mount Whitney, and swimming in Lake Tahoe. Offering tips on exploring this fantastic area alone, Morrison also lists local outfitters who can help you plan a horseback riding trip, a hike, a biking excursion or an overnight trek. Amazon customer. Includes maps and photographs. Between Mt. Whitney and Lake Tahoe is the true Sierra Nevada, a land of granite, glacial ice and alpine lakes. Here you will find forests of giant sequoias, wildflowered meadows and steep V-shaped river canyons. Among the areas this guide explores: The Eastern Sierra, including Mammoth Lakes and Mono Lake Nevada and Lake Tahoe The Western Sierra, encompassing Gold Country Yosemite Kings Canyon, Sequoia and the Sierra National Forest You'll read about the local history and get basic travel information, from contact numbers and addresses for tourism bureaus and outfitters to airlines and rental cars. You'll discover the towns and attractions, including the best lodging and dining spots. The adventure sections are packed with detailed advice on how to explore the region on foot, on horseback, on water, on wheels and on snow.