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 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.

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.

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.

100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park

100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park Author Marc J. Soares
ISBN-10 089886867X
Year 2003
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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* A collection of 100 of the Yosemite area's best hikes * 110 color photographs and 102 color maps* Includes popular trails located outside the boundaries of Yosemite National Park* Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for best "Adventure Guidebook"Yosemite National Park is a hiking destination know world round and this guidebook provides directions to the best trails Yosemite has to offer.Virtually all the hikes in this book are readily accessible from major arterials, andthere are explicit trailhead directions for each hike. The hikes in 100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park are divided into eight geographical regions. The regions approximate a counterclockwise loop, starting from the southeast and finishing in the southwest. Each hiking chapter is broken up in three basic parts: the information block, which helps you size up the hike by telling you how to get there and what to expect; the opening, which gives you a feel for what the hike is like; and the body, which describes the landmarks and trails, providing a blow-by-blow account of the actual hike, preceded by trailhead directions. You'll learn where the tough spots are on the trail, how much shade is available, and the locations of important Yosemite landmarks and special scenes you won't want to miss.Roughly a third of the hikes in this book are located just outside the park boundaries, and about half of those lead into the Yosemite National Park. A handy trail index helps hikers choose from trails ranging in difficulty from "cakewalk to butt-kicker." With extensive facts about plants, wildlife, and geological features as well as local history, each hike in this guidebook is loaded with outdoor entertainment and information.

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.

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
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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.

Top Trails Glacier National Park

Top Trails  Glacier National Park Author Jean Arthur
ISBN-10 9780899977355
Year 2014-05-19
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Glacier National Park's remote locale allows visitors to experience an intact ecosystem that hosts nearly all wildlife and bird species that were found a century ago when Congress designated the 1.2 million acres as America's 10th national park. Here at that Crown of the Continent, hikers use the guide to access a mountain pass where meltwater drains to three different oceans. Trail users retrace routes to some 200 sapphire blue or turquoise green lakes, following trails along some of the park's 1,557 miles of streams and rivers and discovering some of Glacier's 200 named waterfalls. The ever-changing landscape encourages trail users, photographers, and nature lovers to return to Glacier to explore glacial tarns as they melt, aspens as they quake golden in the fall, and even recovering landscapes from large wildfires a decade ago. This guide also reveals historically significant information about the park and the trails, culturally significant waypoints, Blackfeet Indian and other Native American traditional use, ongoing scientific research and sustainable practices in Glacier. Top Trails: Glacier National Park by local author Jean Arthur leads visitors to secluded trails and unique settings while providing details of current and past human activity, wildlife movement, wildfire's importance, and geologic changes that altered the landscape and created America's 10th national park. The unique approach of Top Trails: Glacier National Park reveals why certain trails wend alongside sensitive meadows or climb above crystalline lakes. The guide leads hikers to backcountry respites, unique to Glacier. The guide also traces outlaws, poachers, and mining ventures that occurred inside the current park boundary.

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.

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.

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.

Easy Day Hikes in Yosemite

Easy Day Hikes in Yosemite Author Deborah J. Durkee
ISBN-10 1930238029
Year 2000-09-01
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher Yosemite Assn
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This best-selling guide, intended for those who are looking for moderately easy hikes in Yosemite is now in a much smaller and compact size. It describes twenty different trips and provides information on distance, route, time required, and sights to see for each with trail charts and maps included.

Hiking Yosemite National Park

Hiking Yosemite National Park Author Suzanne Swedo
ISBN-10 9780762768813
Year 2011-05-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.