Top Trails Yosemite

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

Top Trails  Yosemite Author Jeffrey P. Schaffer
ISBN-10 9780899974255
Year 2006-12-21
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Schaffer has selected 46 of the must-do hikes in Yosemite National Park and its vicinity. With at-a-glance information for each hike, visitors can determine which hikes are most suitable to their skills, schedules, and preferences.

Top Trails Los Angeles

Top Trails  Los Angeles Author Jerry Schad
ISBN-10 1459618432
Year 2011-04-25
Pages 598
Language en
Publisher
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The award-winning Top Trails series is known for its highly visual, easy-access guides that describe the very best trails of a given area as selected by a local expert author. Top Trails Los Angeles, by Southland hiking guru Jerry Schad, describes the best trails for the greater Los Angeles area. From the Santa Monica Mountains to Angeles National Forest, from Orange County to the San Bernardino and the San Jacinto Mountains, this guidebook showcases the ''must do'' trails in every region suitable for walking, hiking, running, and mountain biking. Each trail has a custom map, ''don't get lost'' trail milestones, elevation profiles, and the full range of trail features so hikers, cyclists, dog walkers and stroller users know exactly what to expect. This new edition covers nine new trips, bringing the total trip count to 57. New trails include Corral Canyon in Malibu, Sycamore Canyon Waterfall, Oat Mountain in the Santa Susana Mountains, and Cobal Canyon Loop near Claremont.

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
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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.

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
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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
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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.

Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Author Robert Stone
ISBN-10 1573420301
Year 2001-04-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks must be experienced on foot- only then can you come face-to-face with the grandeur of the incredible scenery. Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a clear, concise guide to 61 of the most rewarding day hikes in these two parks. (The parks are adjacent without a noticeable boundary between them.) These hikes will introduce you to the giant sequoias, the world's largest living organisms, and some of the most impressive canyons, rock formations, and panoramic overlooks found anywhere. Highlights include valleys with towering canyon walls and granite monoliths, verdant alpine meadows fringed with giant sequoias, cascading creeks and waterfalls, and phenomenal views. Hikes range from easy to moderately strenuous, accommodating every level of experience. Each hike includes a summary of its highlights, a map, and clear driving and hiking directions.

Yosemite

Yosemite Author James Kaiser
ISBN-10 9780982517222
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher James Kaiser
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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.

Hiking the Southwest s Canyon Country

Hiking the Southwest s Canyon Country Author Sandra Hinchman
ISBN-10 0898869498
Year 2004
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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The beautiful landscape of the Four Corners Region and other Natural Monument areas come to life through an indispensable hiking guide covering trails suited for all skill levels, complete with maps, itineraries, and color photos. Original.

The Photographer s Guide to Yosemite

The Photographer s Guide to Yosemite Author Michael Frye
ISBN-10 1930238002
Year 2000
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Yosemite Assn
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This is a comprehensive handbook for all photographers, from beginners to experts, with Yosemite National Park as their subject. The author, an extensively-published professional, provides everything that a visitor to the park would need to capture the grandeur of Yosemite on film. His tips and directions are illustrated with examples of his own work, reproduced in full color.Every aspect of photographing Yosemite is covered, including: in-depth descriptions of nearly 40 outstanding locations; best months and times of day; detailed maps indicating viewpoints; tips on technique and equipment; and 100 stunning, full-color photographs.Adding additional value to the guide are a number of sidebars covering photographic techniques, from choosing film and depth of field, to photographing rainbows and night photography. There is also a section on seasonal highlights in different locations throughout the year.

Hiking Death Valley

Hiking Death Valley Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111003302
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 542
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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With Elevations Ranging from 282 feet below sea level to 11,049 feet, a world-famous climate, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the North American desert, Death Valley National Park is a year-round hiker's paradise. Hundreds of miles of trails and cross-country routes lead to countless canyons, springs, and abandoned mines, most of them infrequently visited. Whether you want to stroll on salt flats, hike a lonesome canyon, climb a rugged peak, visit a remote gold mine, or simply explore the backcountry by car, this comprehensive guidebook provides dozens of destinations suited to your interests. Illustrated with original topographic maps, this book will guide you to Death Valley's most popular sites and many spectacular, out-of-the-way places, illustrating the remarkable diversity of its terrain, geology, flora, and fauna. Many of the region's historic mines, camps, and ghost towns are also described, including accounts of their fascinating and colorful past. Book jacket.

John Muir Trail

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

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
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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
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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.

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
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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.