100 Classic Hikes in Southern California [NOOK Book]


* Southern California natue in the full-color guidebook it deserves
* 100 of Southern California's best hikes
* At-a-glance tables help you select the hike that's right for you

Southern California isn't just beaches and Hollywood. There are great trails to explore and this guidebook will help you find the hike that's right for your time, fitness, and interests. This region is a paradise for hikers, offering diverse landscapes: mountains, ...
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100 Classic Hikes in Southern California

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* Southern California natue in the full-color guidebook it deserves
* 100 of Southern California's best hikes
* At-a-glance tables help you select the hike that's right for you

Southern California isn't just beaches and Hollywood. There are great trails to explore and this guidebook will help you find the hike that's right for your time, fitness, and interests. This region is a paradise for hikers, offering diverse landscapes: mountains, forests, deserts, and coastlines with many trails to explore.

This hiking guidebook covers Death Valley, Pinnacles Monument, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, the southern Sierras, Tronna Pinnacles, Mojave National Preserve, the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Central Coast, the San Rafael, Santa Ynez, and the Sierra Madra Mountains, Channel Islands, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National Forests, Anza Borrego State Park, and Joshua Tree.

As a bonus, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California also includes a few trails north of the 37th parallel -- the White Mountains, Yosemite, and the eastern Sierra. Handy features in the guide include topographic maps, elevation profiles, sidebar tips, and a hikes-at-a-glance chart to help readers find the hikes they want quickly and easily.
* On most trails, no leashes required and no crowds to dodge
* Guidebook to 75 trails covering eastern Washington, Idaho panhandle, and northwest Montana; plus Okanagan Highlands and BC Kootenay (Canada)

Although Mittens is the "star" of Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Washington (that's her on the cover!), more than a dozen dogs, big and small, were enlisted to help select the best trails for optimum canine enjoyment throughout Inland Washington. These trails do not require leashes (except in parks as designated). More than two-thirds of the hikes are on lesser known trails where travel is very light among other users and where you're unlikely to meet horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles. They offer shade and lakes or streams for your canine companion to play in and keep cool.

The guidebook offers advance alerts, trail by trail, on any dog hazards to watch for. Additional features include what to pack for your dog, including The Ten Canine Essentials and a doggy first-aid kit, plus a list of documentation you need to cross the US-Canadian border with your dog.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594851254
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 4/2/2008
  • Series: 100 Classic Hikes
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 961,835
  • File size: 75 MB
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Meet the Author

Allen RieDel is the author of Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California. He has been hiking in Southern California for 23 years. A middle-school teacher in San Bernardino and a Shakespearean actor, Riedel is the father of twin toddlers: the girls have already been out hiking. He also plays bass guitar and is working on his Master's degree at Chapman University.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     7
Trails at a Glance     8
Introduction     15
San Diego, Imperial, and Orange Counties
Cabrillo National Monument
Bayside Trail     30
Torrey Pines State Beach and Reserve
Razor Trail     32
Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge
Salton Sea-Rock Hill Trail     34
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
Cottonwood Creek Falls     36
Big Laguna Trail     38
Garnet Peak     40
Stonewall Peak Trail     42
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Pacific Crest Trail-Laguna Mountain Ridge     44
Pictograph Trail     46
Ghost Mountain     47
Cleveland National Forest
Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail     49
Sitton Peak     51
Holy Jim Falls/Trabuco Canyon     53
Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree National Park
Lost Palms Oasis     56
Lost Horse Mine     58
Ryan Mountain     59
Pine City     61
Barker Dam     63
San Bernardino and Angeles National Forests
San Bernardino National Forest
Alta Seca Bench     66
Martinez Mountain     68
Lion Peak     71
Devils Slide Trail to TahquitzPeak     73
Fuller Ridge to San Jacinto Peak     74
San Gorgonio Peak via Fish Creek     77
Momyer Creek     79
Dollar Lake     81
San Bernardino Peak     83
Castle Rock and Champion Lodgepole Pine     85
Cougar Crest     87
Delamar Mountain     88
Angeles National Forest
Bighorn Peak     91
Mount Baldy     93
Pine Mountain     95
Bridge to Nowhere     98
Mount Hawkins     100
Waterman Mountain     102
Eaton Canyon Falls     104
San Gabriel Peak     105
Switzer Falls     107
Santa Monica Mountains and Channel Islands
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Solstice Canyon     110
Malibu Creek     112
Zuma Dume Trail     114
Backbone Trail-Zuma Canyon     115
Mugu Peak     117
Channel Islands National Park
Anacapa Lighthouse Trail     119
Smugglers Cove     121
El Montanon     123
Potato Harbor     125
Central Coast Region
Santa Ynez, Sierra Madre, and San Rafael Mountains
Forbush Flat     128
Rancho Nuevo/Deal Canyon Loop     130
Vincent Tumaiiat Trail-Peak to Peak     132
Painted Rock     134
Manzana Schoolhouse     136
Central Coast
Gaviota Hot Springs and Peak     139
Oso Flaco Lake     141
Mojave Desert and Tehachapi Mountains
Tehachapi Mountains
Tehachapi Mountain     144
Mojave National Preserve
Kelso Dunes     146
Lava Tubes     148
Teutonia Peak     150
Pacific Coast Highway and Big Sur
Santa Lucia Mountains and Big Sur
Valencia Peak/The Bluffs Loop     154
Black Hill Trail     155
Cerro Alto     157
Moonstone Beach Trail     159
Limekiln State Park     161
Cone Peak     163
Ewoldsen Trail/McWay Falls     164
Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View     166
Andrew Molera State Park Beach Trail     168
Pinnacles National Monument
High Peaks/Balconies Cave Loop     170
Southern Sierra Nevada and Death Valley
Trona Pinnacles
Trona Pinnacles     174
Southern Sierra
Manter Meadow     176
Trail of 100 Giants/Dome Rock     178
The Needles     181
Jordan Peak Lookout     183
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Franklin Lakes     185
Hamilton Lakes     188
Congress Trail     190
Alta Peak     192
Big Baldy Ridge     194
Sunset Trail Loop     195
Boole Tree Loop     198
Mist Falls     200
Death Valley National Park
Telescope Peak     202
Badwater     204
The Racetrack     206
Eastern Sierra Nevada, White Mountains, and Yosemite
Eastern Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains
Olancha Peak     210
Mount Whitney     213
Kearsarge Pass to Mount Gould     216
Bishop Pass     218
Schulman Grove     221
White Mountain Peak     223
Devils Postpile/Rainbow Falls     225
San Joaquin Mountain     228
Parker Lake     230
Mono Lake-South Tufa     233
Yosemite National Park
Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Loop     235
Half Dome via Glacier Point to Happy Isles     237
Clouds Rest     240
Cathedral Lakes     242
Mount Dana     244
Appendix     246
Index     250
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