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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yosemite The Complete Guide

Yosemite  The Complete Guide Author
ISBN-10 9781940754239
Year 2016-03-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher James Kaiser
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Filled with gorgeous photographs, this full-color guidebook showcases the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite National Park. From thundering waterfalls to sparkling granite peaks, Yosemite: The Complete Guide equips travelers with everything they need to make the most of their time in the park. Fascinating background chapters on history, geology and wildlife bring Yosemite to life. Detailed color maps make travel planning easy. Outdoor adventures are covered in-depth, including over 20 of Yosemite’s best hikes. Fully updated with comprehensive travel information — including new rules for hiking Half Dome. Whatever your interests—driving to spectacular viewpoints, hiking through the backcountry, dining at a historic lodge—Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of this iconic park at your fingertips.

50 Best Short Hikes in Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon

50 Best Short Hikes in Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon Author John Krist
ISBN-10 0899971326
Year 1993-01-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher
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A guide for families and other busy people who want to explore the Sierra Nevada's three national parks on foot, but don't have the time for a multi-day backpacking trip. Includes information on park facilities and accommodations, and tips for hiking with children. Each hike description lists mileage, difficulty, elevation gain and a "child rating," indicating the age range for which the trail is best suited. Custom maps show all the routes.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park Author Jeffrey P. Schaffer
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114680643
Year 1999-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Tarcher
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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.

Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park

Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park Author Robert Stone
ISBN-10 157342059X
Year 2009
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher
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A guide to hiking through the wilderness of Yosemite features eighty day hikes that include both well-known and less traveled areas of the park, providing outstanding scenic vistas of waterfalls, sequoia groves, and alpine meadows. Original.

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.

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.

Yosemite Adventures

Yosemite Adventures Author Matt Johanson; Hans Florine
ISBN-10 9781623688288
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books
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Four million outdoor adventurers visit California’s Yosemite National Park each year, drawn to the park’s spectacular scenery, vast swaths of wilderness, and extensive trail system. Yosemite Adventures offers a unique approach to exploring the park by presenting the area as a varied, year-round playground appropriate for recreationists of all abilities and interests. In addition to hiking and backpacking trips, readers will enjoy descriptions of skiing, snowshoeing, rock/mountain climbing, and fishing outings. Each of the 50-plus adventures—which have all been completed by the author—include photographs; detailed maps; elevation profiles; and a wealth of insider tips about recommended gear, permits, food, and campsites for a successful outing. The book promises to be a must-have resource for Yosemite’s vast legion of avid outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

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.