Top Trails Yosemite

Top Trails  Yosemite Author Jeffrey P. Schaffer
ISBN-10 0899976190
Year 2010-09-25
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

Top Trails Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Top Trails  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Author Mike White
ISBN-10 9780899978062
Year 2016-03-21
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The southern High Sierra, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding John Muir, Jennie Lakes, and Monarch Wildernesses, is one of the most magnificent natural areas in the world. Blessed with the largest trees on Earth (giant sequoias), one of the deepest canyons in North America (Kings Canyon), and the highest mountain in the continental U.S. (Mt. Whitney), the greater Sequoia-Kings Canyon region offers unparalleled mountain majesty. Along with such superlatives, hundreds of miles of trails provides access to a boundless number of high mountain lakes, wildflower-covered meadows, cascading streams, deep forests, and craggy peaks. Mike White's Top Trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks guide presents the best curated selection of trips suitable for varied skill-level to this portion of John Muir's Range of Light.

50 Best Short Hikes Yosemite National Park and Vicinity

50 Best Short Hikes  Yosemite National Park and Vicinity Author Elizabeth Wenk
ISBN-10 9780899976327
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park Author Suzanne Swedo
ISBN-10 9780762762200
Year 2010-03-02
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Sampling twenty-four of the most scenic and least physically challenging trails within the park, this guide features spectacular hikes accessible by paved road, and none is difficult to find. This indispensable guide provides accurate hike descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and concise trail information for the author's favorite trails. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, it has something for everyone.

Top Trails Maui

Top Trails  Maui Author Sara Benson
ISBN-10 9780899976266
Year 2011-01-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Maui is indeed a hiker's paradise. An impressive network of trails crisscross the second-largest Hawaiian island, from meditative beach walks to heady treks high atop a volcano. Hidden in cloud forest, more trails lead to tumbling waterfalls, hidden springs and groves of bamboo. Back down on the coast, treks lead to natural lava-rock blowholes and sea arches, past ocean pools, and deserted beaches. Wander across lava flows that feel primeval, examine ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs up close, or follow the King's Highway that Hawaiian royalty once trod. All this and more awaits on Maui's hiking trails, most of which are easily accessible day trips. From any point on the island, any of the dozens of trailheads pinpointed in this book is at most a couple of hours' drive away, and often far closer than that. Top Trails Maui presents 37 premier day hiking and overnight camping and backpacking trips suited to all levels of ability and interests. The book is divided into four major geographical areas: West Maui, Central/South Maui, East Maui/Upcountry, and Haleakala National Park. All of the trails offer scenic beauty and ease of access for hikers. Together, these trails represent the island's incredible diversity of ecological systems and environments, from lava flows and multi-colored cinder cones to cloud forests filled with native bird song and hidden waterfalls. Some of the hiking trails described here are popular with both locals and visitors, while others are virtually a local secret. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, readers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.

Top Trails Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Top Trails  Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Author Andrew Dean Nystrom
ISBN-10 9780899977980
Year 2017-02-20
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks offer the ultimate in natural and geothermal wonders: backcountry lakes, panoramic summits, glacier-carved canyons, steaming geyser basins, and vast meadows teeming with wildlife. Top Trails: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks by experienced outdoors authors Andrew Nystrom and Bradley Mayhew contains 46 "must-do" trips, from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, from the Absarokas to the Gallatin Range, and from Jackson Hole to the Teton Crest Trail. In keeping with the tradition of the Top Trails series, this updated guide will maximize readers' time and enjoyment of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail Author Elizabeth Wenk
ISBN-10 9780899977362
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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

Yosemite Author James Kaiser
ISBN-10 9780982517222
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher James Kaiser
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Kaiser took three years to photograph Yosemite Park, hike the trails, and wander the backcountry. He passes on the lore and knowledge of the park, including tips and on-the-spot info to help you make the most of your time in Yosemite.

50 Best Short Hikes Yosemite National Park and Vicinity

50 Best Short Hikes  Yosemite National Park and Vicinity Author Elizabeth Wenk
ISBN-10 9780899976310
Year 2011-11-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

One Best Hike Yosemite s Half Dome

One Best Hike  Yosemite s Half Dome Author Rick Deutsch
ISBN-10 9780899976969
Year 2012-04-10
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

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.

Inspiring Generations

Inspiring Generations Author Anniversary Story Book Committee
ISBN-10 9781930238558
Year 2014-05-13
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Yosemite Conservancy
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

On June 30, 1864, amidst the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to protect Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This act that set aside the first public parkland for future generations was a legacy for our nation and an inspiration to the world. To honor the 150th anniversary of this milestone, a call went out inviting the public to celebrate in prose and poetry the national park they love. The 150 pieces in this book were selected from hundreds of submissions from people who have visited, lived in, or worked in Yosemite National Park. These collected reflections feature, among other things, treks up Half Dome, escapades at The Ahwahnee, revels at the long-gone firefall,and, yes, encounters with those bears; and range from the hilarious to the historical, the enlightening to the uplifting. Inspiring Generations will encourage many journeys to the park filled with family, friends, and the stuff memories are made of.

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area Author Ann Marie Brown
ISBN-10 9781612387994
Year 2014-09-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Moon Travel
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Avid hiker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, from ocean-front and mountain trails to scenic walks through Wine Country. This fifth edition of Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area includes new hikes, as well as a handy trail map for Marsh and South Pasture Loop. With helpful icons indicating access to historic sites, trails that are appropriate for children, wheelchair-accessible trails, and trailheads that can be accessed via public transportation, this guide is perfect for inexperienced and expert hikers alike. Complete with difficulty levels from 1 to 5, Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area provides hikers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park Author Suzanne Swedo
ISBN-10 0762730544
Year 2005
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Falcon Guides
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Sampling more than twenty of the most scenic and least physically challenging trails within the park, this guide features spectacular hikes accessible by paved road, and none is difficult to find. This indispensable guide provides accurate hike descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and concise trail information for the author's favorite trails. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, it has something for everyone.

The Rough Guide to Yosemite Sequoia Kings Canyon

The Rough Guide to Yosemite  Sequoia   Kings Canyon Author Paul Whitfield
ISBN-10 9781848369009
Year 2011-05-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rough Guides UK
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

The Rough Guide to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon is the ultimate travel guide to three of the USA's best national parks. Discover America's highest waterfalls, Yosemite's lushest meadows and near vertical cliffs such as El Capitan and Half Dome. Find information on the world's largest trees in Sequoia National Park, along with black bears and fine limestone caves in Kings Canyon. Get practical advice on the best hikes, most comfortable camping spots, the finest hotels and great places for a rowdy beer. Full colour sections cover horse riding, snow shoeing and rafting as well as wild animals like bears, marmots and mule deer. Explore every corner of Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon with clear and accurate maps that will ensure you won't miss a gorgeous vista or wonderful campsite. Make the most of your time on earth with The Rough Guide to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon.

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die Author Chris Santella
ISBN-10 9781613120507
Year 2012-11-16
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Abrams
DOWNLOAD NOW READ ONLINE

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella, along with top expedition leaders, explores the world’s greatest walking adventures. Some, such as the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan and the Kangshung Valley Trek in Tibet, are grueling multiweek adventures at high altitudes. Others, such as Japan’s Nakesando Trail, move leisurely from village to village, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s climbing the Rwandan mountains to view mountain gorillas or strolling through bistros along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there’s a memorable hike at everyone’s level within these 50 chapters. With commentaries from expert trekkers and insider tips that lead the reader off the beaten path, Santella has again captured the special characteristics that make these must-visit destinations.