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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....
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.
Posted July 15, 2002
We bought this book for a trip to Sequoia-Kings Canyon over the 4th of July weekend. The park was great, and although all the campsites were full, the trails were virtually deserted. <P> The writing about the history, geology, and forests of the park is excellent. Although a short read, it covers the highlights well. <P> There are many hikes in the book that sound great. We tried to do a couple of the hikes out of the book, and we had some issues with the layout of the book and trail descriptions. <P> First of all, the maps of the trails are all at the back of the book. If you're on the trail looking at the directions in the description and want to check the map, you have to flip to the back to see the map, which is a little annoying. <P> One of the routes we tried to do (Log Meadow Loop) seemed to be well described, but the actual trail did not correspond the the description in the book. The map helped us to figure out how to take an alternate route that was pretty good and took us past most of the sights we would have seen. <P> Another hike (North Grove Loop) that was rated as easy (suitable for young children) turned out to be short but also a pretty steep climb, and I'm not sure that a 6 year old would have done well on this trail. <P> Despite these disappointments, the other hikes we took in the park were excellent and well described in the book. <P> I think the editor would have done better to put maps with the hikes instead of at the end. <P> It is possible that some of the problems we had in the first hike were due to changes in the trail that had been made since the book was published. We met another lost couple who couldn't find the trail with a different Sequoia book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.