Hiking Yosemite National Park

Author: Suzanne Swedo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493017737
Release Date: 2016-05-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Lace up your boots and sample sixty-one of the finest trails Yosemite National Park has to offer. Fully updated and revised, and including color maps and photos throughout, Hiking Yosemite National Park features everything from short strolls and day hikes to multiday backcountry treks, every one of which will treat you to some of the world’s most stunning scenery and allow you to get the most out of this remarkably diverse natural wonderland. Features: Hikes suited to every ability Directions to the trailheads Trail Finder for best hikes for lakes, waterfalls, views, wildlife, and wildflowers Difficulty ratings and average hike times Trip-planning information, including permits, local lodging and campgrounds, and best hiking seasons for every featured hike.

Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park

Author: Robert Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 157342059X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Hiking Yosemite National Park

Author: Suzanne Swedo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762768813
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park

Author: Marc J. Soares
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 089886867X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sports & Recreation

* 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 Yosemite

Author: Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976190
Release Date: 2010-09-25
Genre: Travel

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.

50 Best Short Hikes in Yosemite and Sequoia Kings Canyon

Author: John Krist
Publisher:
ISBN: 0899971326
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

50 Best Short Hikes Yosemite National Park and Vicinity

Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899976327
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Travel

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 Fresno

Author: Tracy Salcedo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762777112
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Best Easy Day Hikes Fresno includes descriptions and detailed maps for seventeen easy-to-follow trails, from urban paths to scenic routes in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, many along the San Joaquin River. Enjoy the Pine Flat Lake as you follow the Edison Point Loop; stand above the tumbling San Joaquin on the Bridge Trail; or get a good workout on the Lewis S. Eaton Trail. Look inside for: • Casual hikes to half-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for children,water lovers, or dogs • GPS coordinates

Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park

Author: Suzanne Swedo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493014347
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park is a perfect guidebook for those who want to sample the best of Yosemite within an easy day's walk, from the world-famous domes and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley to the more remote, less well known, but equally spectacular corners of the park. From a short stroll to an extended ramble, this book is for hikers of almost every ability, age, and interest. This guidebook will tell you when to go, where to hike, and where to find the best photos, flowers, and wildlife watching.

Day Hikes in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Author: Robert Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 1573420301
Release Date: 2001-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

The Redwood Coast

Author: Daniel Brett
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0762725826
Release Date: 2004-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Hiking the Redwood Coast is a trail guide covering all of the best hikes along California's central and northern coastlines. In addition to detailed directional cues, hike stats, and local information, the book provides comprehensive trail descriptions and GPS-quality, digitally designed route maps for each hike.

Yosemite s Half Dome

Author: Rick Deutsch
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899975283
Release Date: 2007-04-15
Genre: Travel

The most popular route to Half Dome’s summit is a grueling 16-mile round-trip trek with 10,800 feet in elevation gain and loss. Although the hike is non-technical, with hikers climbing fixed cables up the granite, many would-be hikers are hesitant about this potentially risky trip. How fit should you be? What preparations do you need to make? What should you bring? How should you pace yourself during the day? Author and seasoned Half Dome hiker Rick Deutsch provides the authoritative step-by-step guide to planning and completing this superb one-day hike with safety advice, insider information, detail, and reassurance found nowhere else.

Hiking Big Bend National Park

Author: Laurence Parent
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493013869
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fully updated and revised, this comprehensive guide features forty-seven trails in Big Bend National Park.

Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Author: Erik Molvar
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762753684
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Genre: Travel

Thoroughly updated and revised, this guide covers fifty-six hikes in the two featured parks as well as the surrounding areas--Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Markagunt high country, and the Paunsaugunt area.