Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal and Desert Adventures in the Golden State

Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal and Desert Adventures in the Golden State Author Wilderness Press
ISBN-10 9780899974460
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Publisher Wilderness Press
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Backpacking California is a collection of more than 70 of the most intriguing backpacking adventures in Wilderness Press's home territory of California. With contributions from more than a dozen Wilderness Press authors, the book describes routes ranging from one night to one week. Backpacking novices as well as "old hand" California hikers will find expert-crafted trips in the Coast Ranges, the Sierra, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains. Expanded coverage includes trips in Big Sur, Anza-Borrego, Death Valley, and the White Mountains. Several trips have been described in print nowhere else. Each trip includes a trail map and essential logistical information for trip planning.



One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area: Quick and Convenient Backpacking Trips within Two Hours of San Francisco

One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area: Quick and Convenient Backpacking Trips within Two Hours of San Francisco Author Matt Heid
ISBN-10 9780899976235
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Publisher Wilderness Press
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Hundreds of parks, preserves, and protected open spaces infuse the San Francisco Bay Area with a world of unparalleled natural wonder. Straddling a remarkable range of geographic and ecological diversity, it provides avenues for adventure in all terrains, seasons, and environments. An overnight journey deepens this outdoor experience. One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area presents the 28 best overnight backcountry opportunities in the greater Bay Area, from the deep valleys of the Coast Range to the old-growth redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, from the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore to the remote corners of the Diablo Range in Henry Coe State Park. And all of them are accessible within a two-hour drive from any point in the Bay Area.

Discovering all of these adventures without help would be a formidable challenge. Nearly a dozen different governing agencies manage the parks of the Bay Area. Regulations, sources of information, and reservation systems vary widely by park district. Plus, the proximity of millions of people means that hikers usually must make reservations at least a few weeks before their trip. But this comprehensive guide tells hikers what they need to know to get away from the city hubbub for a night or two. Within these pages you'll find detailed information on regulations, agency contact information, crowds, and reservations for every overnight destination--plus human history, natural history, trail descriptions, fun activities, maps, and more.



Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada

Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada Author Mike White
ISBN-10 9780874179712
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Publisher University of Nevada Press
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The American West is home to some of the best backpacking trips in the world, and within California and Nevada are several outstanding destination trails. Hikers from all over the country, and around the world, travel to this area every season to undertake some of these classic trips of a lifetime and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada was written to help the accomplished hiker through the entire process of planning a multiday excursion. The book covers all aspects of the trip, from traveling to the area to successfully fulfilling the dream of backpacking in one of the most beautiful regions in the West.

The guide includes thirteen detailed trail descriptions, along with information on additional resources, governing agencies, and permits and fees. It also provides listings of the nearest airports, outdoor retailers, campgrounds, transportation, and amenities and attractions. Accompanying the specific information on each trip are captivating historical vignettes and entertaining personal essays, enhancing the reader’s understanding of the area. Whether journeying from near or far, Best Backpacking Trips of California and Nevada is the most complete resource for turning a dream trip into reality.



Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada Author Kathy Morey
ISBN-10 9780899973968
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Publisher Wilderness Press
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Now in its 9th edition, the completely updated and revised Sierra North showcases new trips and old favorites in regions such as Desolation Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, the proposed Castle Peak Wilderness, and the world-famous Yosemite National Park.



Backpacking California

Backpacking California Author
ISBN-10 9780899972862
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Aimed at serious outdoor lovers, the described routes assume some familiarity with backpacking. The trips range from one night to two weeks, and cover the Coast Ranges from Mexico to Oregon, the Sierra Nevada, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains, including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, the High Sierra Trail, and the John Muir Trail. Some are old favorites, others are published here for the first time.

Brief biographies introduce you to the venerable Wilderness Press authors who will be your guides. Their unique and personable styles reflect a labor of love, and their helpful tips reveal extensive backpacking expertise.

Edited by Paul Backhurst, trail descriptions are arranged in a clear and readable format. Each trip includes a trail map showing the trailhead, route, and terminus; campsites; mileage; and an at-a-glance hiking difficulty chart.



Sierra South: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

Sierra South: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada Author Kathy Morey
ISBN-10 9780899974149
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Publisher Wilderness Press
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This completely revised and updated 8th edition of Sierra South now covers an expanded region of the Sierra, from the southern boundary of Yosemite National Park to southern Golden Trout Wilderness. With new trips and old favorites, Sierra South is the classic guide to backpacking in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Mt. Whitney.



100 Classic Hikes in Northern California: Sierra Nevada / Cascade Mountains / Klamath Mountains / Coast Range & North Coast / San Francisco Bay Area

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California: Sierra Nevada / Cascade Mountains / Klamath Mountains / Coast Range & North Coast / San Francisco Bay Area Author John Soares
ISBN-10 9781594850622
Release 2008-04-02
Publisher Mountaineers Books
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California

 * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles
* Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities
* All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate

This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.



Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide) Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781742207445
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Publisher Lonely Planet
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# 1 best-selling guide to Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks*

Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go fishing in Yosemite Valley; canoeing and kayaking in Mammoth Lakes, or horseback riding in King's Canyon; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and begin your journey now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation
  • Over 42 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout
  • Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes
  • Covers Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, King's Canyon Point, Badger Pass, Wawona, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, Sierra National Forest and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking to visit more national parks? Check out USA's National Parks, a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

*Best-selling guide to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA



Trekking California (Backpacker Magazine)

Trekking California (Backpacker Magazine) Author Paul Richins Jr.
ISBN-10 9780898868944
Release 2004-08-24
Publisher Mountaineers Books
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* 20 treks (multi-day outings 30-90 miles in length)

* Includes daily itineraries with camping options so you can choose your pace

* Remote forays into Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks

* All in color: photography, maps, charts, and elevation profiles



From the wild and rugged Lost Coast south of Eureka to the lofty summit of Mount Whitney, from the little-known Warner Wilderness Area in the northeast corner of California to remote areas of Yosemite National Park, Trekking California offers a deeper wilderness experience. This guide includes moderate treks that stitch together established trails for longer journeys and more challenging outings that require some cross-country travel and route finding to link one trail with another.

Trekking California discusses variations on itineraries-including starting in the reverse direction-with suggested side trips and route directions for summit scrambles. It's chock-full of tables and charts for at-a-glance reference, including one that summarizes the distance between mileposts, a running total of miles, and elevation losses and gains between each milepost. This is your one-stop planner, offering an equipment checklist, menu planner, and list of photo opportunities for each trek.

Paul Richins has a long and impressive resume as a hiker, climber, and ski mountaineer; he maintains the Backcountry Resource Center at www.395.com. The author of 50 Classic Ski and Snowboard Summits in California and Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead to Summit Hiking Guide, he lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento, California.



Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura

Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura Author Craig R. Carey
ISBN-10 9780899976358
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Publisher Wilderness Press
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Named for the Spanish padres who established a network of missions along California's southern and central coasts, the Los Padres National Forest is the second-largest National Forest in the state, encompassing approximately 1,950,000 acres -- nearly half of which is federally-designated wilderness.

Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura fills a huge gap in coverage of this great hiking and backpacking destination, leading the reader through the varied terrain of the forest's southern districts, from the fern-clad grottoes of the Santa Barbara frontcountry to the sweeping vistas and granite-clad ridges of the Chumash Wilderness.

No other guide covers the region in such detail, and not since Dennis Gagnon's near-legendary guides in the 70s and 80s has the Santa Barbara (and Ventura) backcountry been given the guidebook treatment ... but this book goes even further. Every official trail (and many use trails) in the Santa Barbara, Ojai, and Mt. Piños districts are covered here, including those in the southern San Rafael Wilderness, Dick Smith Wilderness, Matilija Wilderness, Sespe Wilderness, Chumash Wilderness, the Santa Ynez Recreation Area, Rose Valley, the Santa Barbara and Montecito frontcountry, the Ojai frontcountry, and the Santa Paula/Fillmore frontcountry.



Backpacking California

Backpacking California Author Wilderness Press
ISBN-10 0899975143
Release 2010-05-10
Pages 490
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Backpacking California is a collection of more than 70 of the most intriguing backpacking adventures in Wilderness Press's home territory of California. With contributions from more than a dozen Wilderness Press authors, the book describes routes ranging from one night to one week. Backpacking novices as well as "old hand" California hikers will find expert-crafted trips in the Coast Ranges, the Sierra, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains. Expanded coverage includes trips in Big Sur, Anza-Borrego, Death Valley, and the White Mountains. Several trips have been described in print nowhere else. Each trip includes a trail map and essential logistical information for trip planning.



Backpacking California

Backpacking California Author Paul Backhurst
ISBN-10 0899972861
Release 2001
Pages 510
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A compendium of the best California adventures with 62 trips by 17 Wilderness Press authors. Trips range from one night to two weeks in the Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and Warner Mountains. Helpful tips reveal the authors' extensive backpacking expertise. Includes complete trip descriptions, trail maps, mileage, and difficulty levels.



Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada

Best Backpacking Trips in California and Nevada Author Mike White
ISBN-10 0874179718
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 376
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"This book is a guide to thirteen backpacking trips in California and Nevada. Each trip description contains complete information to plan the hike, including detailed trail notes, maps, alternative routes, estimated number of days to complete, difficultylevel, elevation gain/loss, nearby attractions and amenities, and so forth. Unlike other backpacking guides, this book also includes profiles of well-known individuals associated with the trails, such as John Muir (John Muir Trail) and Glenn Hampton (Tahoe Rim Trail). In addition, each trail concludes with a personal anecdote from one of the authors about his experience hiking the trail"--



Hiking California s Golden Trout Wilderness

Hiking California s Golden Trout Wilderness Author Suzanne Swedo
ISBN-10 9780762797486
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 256
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Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness will help outdoor enthusiasts choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip in the Golden Trout Wilderness or South Sierra Wilderness best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. It offers a preview of what they are likely to see and experience along their chosen route: geological features, historical sites, trees, birds, flowers, and mammals. It helps readers anticipate places where the trail is faint, where it is clear, where and when rivers and streams are special sources of delight, or where there may be obstacles to travel. There are 43 specially selected backcountry adventures meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo. Inside readers will find: detailed maps, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.



Moon California Hiking

Moon California Hiking Author Tom Stienstra
ISBN-10 9781631213496
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 864
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Join seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown on an unforgettable adventure. With their unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon California Hiking has everything you need to know to explore California's gorgeous trails. Moon California Hiking shows hikers the best way to experience all California has to offer—from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Stienstra and Brown include unique trip ideas, including Best Desert Hikes, and Best Hikes for Redwoods. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon California Hiking includes areas such as: Shasta and Trinity Lassen and Modoc Mendocino and Wine Country Sacramento and Gold Country Tahoe and Northern Sierra San Francisco Bay Area Monterey and Big Sur San Joaquin Valley Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes Sequoia and Kings Canyon Santa Barbara and Los Angeles San Diego Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Exploring more of the West Coast? Try Moon California Camping and Moon Yosemite, Sequoia, & Kings Canyon.



Sierra South

Sierra South Author Kathy Morey
ISBN-10 9780899975252
Release 2006-06-06
Pages 320
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This completely revised and updated 8th edition of Sierra South now covers an expanded region of the Sierra, from the southern boundary of Yosemite National Park to southern Golden Trout Wilderness. With new trips and old favorites, Sierra South is the classic guide to backpacking in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Mt. Whitney.



100 Classic Hikes in Northern California 3rd Edition

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California  3rd Edition Author John Soares
ISBN-10 1594852480
Release 2008-04-02
Pages 240
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles * Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities * All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.



101 Hikes in Southern California

101 Hikes in Southern California Author Jerry Schad
ISBN-10 0899971938
Release 1996
Pages 218
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All the best hikes in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and San Diego counties - a land of incredible diversity with sparkling beaches, rugged mountains, and sunswept deserts. From the author of our bestselling Afoot and Afield series featuring Southern California. Has detailed trail descriptions, locator maps, trail maps, directions to trailheads, mileages and elevations, and information on difficulty. The author also shares what is unique about each route and the best season to visit.



Wild

Wild Author Cheryl Strayed
ISBN-10 9780307957658
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 336
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch



Dog Friendly Trails for All Seasons in California s Foothills and the Sierra Nevada

Dog Friendly Trails for All Seasons in California s Foothills and the Sierra Nevada Author Debbi Preston
ISBN-10 9781452082899
Release 2011-03-11
Pages 220
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This book is a follow-up to 48 Dog-Friendly Trails in California’s Foothills and the Sierra Nevada, published by AuthorHouse in 2008. In keeping with the first book’s structure, there are four trailheads described for each month of the year to encourage year-round outdoor excursions. In some cases, there are multiple trail choices from a single trailhead so everyone can find an outing suitable to their group’s individual needs. Trails are all dog friendly, with some providing off-leash opportunities. Many of the trails are also suitable for joggers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. A table at the back of the book identifies the usage for each trail. You will also find information as to which trails feature great views, swimming, family access, fishing, and other activities. Listening to reader’s feedback from the first book, with the new book the focus is in finding more obscure trails so even the most experienced enthusiast will find new places to explore. There are also maps for trails with difficult descriptions. Trails are still rated from ‘1’ (easiest) to ‘5’ (most difficult), but with this book you will find more trails with a ‘4’ and ‘5’ rating. Still there are easy options for each month, but overall there are more challenging opportunities.



Introduction to backpacking

Introduction to backpacking Author Robert Colwell
ISBN-10 WISC:89038470555
Release 1970
Pages 191
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Introduction to backpacking has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Introduction to backpacking also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Introduction to backpacking book for free.



Hiking the California Coastal Trail

Hiking the California Coastal Trail Author Bob Lorentzen
ISBN-10 0939431246
Release 2001-07-01
Pages 336
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Hiking the California Coastal Trail has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hiking the California Coastal Trail also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hiking the California Coastal Trail book for free.



Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park Author Mike White
ISBN-10 0899975690
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 290
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The guide to the hikers’ paradise of Lassen Volcanic National Park — with its still-active geologic wonders and view-packed summits — has been completely updated and expanded, with new trips, photos, and maps to complement the user-friendly design of the popular National Park series. Revamped by veteran author Mike White, this guide features 95 dayhike and backpack trips to popular sites such as Lassen Peak and Bumpass Hell, as well as little-known backcountry gems. Also included are trips into regions surrounding the Park, including the Hat Creek Recreation Area, greater Susanville-Chester area, Warner Valley, Butte Lake, and Drakesbad regions, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, plus the Thousand Lakes, Caribou, Ishi, and Bucks Lake wilderness areas.



Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park Author Mike White
ISBN-10 0899976123
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Trinity Alps Vicinity Including Whiskeytown Russian Wilderness and Castle Crags Areas

Trinity Alps   Vicinity  Including Whiskeytown  Russian Wilderness  and Castle Crags Areas Author Mike White
ISBN-10 9780899975016
Release 2009-06-23
Pages 336
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The Trinity Alps mountain range in the northwest corner of California forms a rugged divide, tucked between the Coast Ranges and the Cascades in a half-million acres of wilderness. Nearby Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Russian Wilderness, and Castle Crags Wilderness all offer miles of trails and recreation areas to explore. The fifth edition of this classic hiking guide, in print for more than 25 years, has been completely revamped and now covers not only trails and cross-country routes in the Alps but in the nearby recreation lands. It contains descriptions of 48 of the best day hikes and backpack trips, and has all-new maps and elevation profiles for each specially selected hike. Over 600 miles of trail and cross-country routes are covered in this most comprehensive recreation guide to the area.



100 Classic Hikes in Northern California 3rd Edition

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California  3rd Edition Author John Soares
ISBN-10 1594852480
Release 2008-04-02
Pages 240
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles * Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities * All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.



Day Hiker s Guide to California s National Parks

Day Hiker s Guide to California s National Parks Author John McKinney
ISBN-10 0934161194
Release 2000-05-01
Pages 336
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Walking adventures in all of California's National Parks, including Yosemite, Sequoia, Lassen, Death Valley, Muir Woods, Joshua Tree. Also includes National Preserves (Eastern Mojave) Seashores (Point Reyes), Recreation Areas (Santa Monica Mountains) and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A single, comprehensive resource for walking in California's most outstanding parklands.