Arizona's Best Wildflower Hikes: The Desert, 2nd Edition

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Explore the beauty of the Lower Sonora Desert's wildflowers with these 57 hikes that take you to the region's best wildflower displays. This classic book—part trail guide, part field guide—leads you through Arizona's most alluring terrain and highlights the floral displays you can enjoy along the way with photographs, details, and facts about the plants. A list of hikes arranged by difficulty makes for easy trip planning. Get your copy of ...

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Overview

Explore the beauty of the Lower Sonora Desert's wildflowers with these 57 hikes that take you to the region's best wildflower displays. This classic book—part trail guide, part field guide—leads you through Arizona's most alluring terrain and highlights the floral displays you can enjoy along the way with photographs, details, and facts about the plants. A list of hikes arranged by difficulty makes for easy trip planning. Get your copy of Arizona's Best Wildflower Hikes: The Desert, 2nd Edition today!

Included in this book:
• 57 lively trail descriptions packed with wildflower information
• 62 detailed wildflower profiles
• More than 300 color photos, including 155 different wildflowers
• Index of Plants with over 210 listings
• 57 schematic maps
• Tips on when to catch wildflowers in peak bloom

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978582463
  • Publisher: Jamax Publishers Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Maxa has published hundreds of travel articles and several books about Arizona and the Southwest. She lives in Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Wildflower Profiles 11
Introduction 15
How to Use This Guide 18
Leave No Trace 20
On the Trail 23
   
PHOENIX AND SURROUNDING AREA  
   
Go John Trail 23
Freedom Trail 30
Alta Trail 34
Bajada Trail 38
Ranger Trail 42
Kiwanis Trail 46
Waddell Trail 51
Waterfall Trail 55
Cat Peaks Loop 59
Merkle Memorial Trail 63
Wind Cave Trail 66
Scenic Trail 70
   
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS  
   
Boulder Canyon Trail 74
Crosscut Trail 79
Dutchman's Trail 85
Massacre Grounds Trail 89
Peralta Trail 93
Second Water Trail 98
Siphon Draw Trail 103
   
EASTERN DESERT MOUNTAINS  
   
Palo Verde Trail 106
Barnhardt Trail 111
Pine Creek Loop 117
Evening Snow Wash 121
   
PHOENIX AND SURROUNDING AREA  
   
Secret Cove 126
Spring Box Canyon 130
Whitford Canyon 134
   
WESTERN ARIZONA  
   
Cottonwood Canyon Route 139
Pipeline Canyon Trail 144
Spring Valley Trail 149
Burro Flats Trail 154
Black Hills Route 161
Vulture Peak Trail 165
Prospectors' Ridge 172
Caballeros Route 177
Hidden Pocket Route 181
Harquahala Pack Trail 185
Sunset Pass Route 189
Mohawk Sand Dunes 194
Palm Canyon Trail 197
Kofa Queen Canyon 201
De La Osa Well Route 205
   
TUCSON AREA  
   
50 Year Trail 210
Romero Canyon Trail 214
Sutherland Route 221
Road to Bear Canyon 225
Esperero Canyon Trail 229
Rattlesnake Trail 234
Cactus Forest Trail 238
Hugh Norris Trail 242
King Canyon Trail 247
King Canyon Wash 251
Sendero Esperanza Trail 255
Sweetwater Trail 259
   
SOUTHERN ARIZONA  
   
Margies Cove Trail 264
Sunset View Trail 268
Hunter's Access 273
Estes Canyon Trail 277
Appendix A - Hikes By Difficulty 282
Appendix B - Bibliography 283
Index of Plants 284
About the Author 290
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