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Best Loop Hikes: Arizona
     

Best Loop Hikes: Arizona

by Bruce Grubbs
 

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* 75 loop hikes throughout Arizona, from easy half-day trails to extended journeys

* Hikes for every season, with planning chart for best time to go

* Many hikes accessible from Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson

It's Arizona hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the trail, and no turning

Overview

* 75 loop hikes throughout Arizona, from easy half-day trails to extended journeys

* Hikes for every season, with planning chart for best time to go

* Many hikes accessible from Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson

It's Arizona hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the trail, and no turning around to hike back the way you came. Bruce Grubbs has selected the best existing loop trails and stitched together segments of other trails to form new loops. This is a guidebook of tremendous variety. You have your pick of terrain: desert, canyon, mountain, or forest. There are hikes along old pioneer trails, through volcanic fields, and past petroglyph views. To top it off, you'll often hike through several different life zones on the same trail -- Grubbs is your guide in understanding these, too.

Best Loop Hikes Arizona includes elevation profiles and charts listing hikes by special interest and best times to go. Water availability is listed for each hike, plus tips on hiking in comfort and safety in Arizona's extreme conditions.

Regions covered in this guidebook include Grand Canyon, Mogollon Rim, White Mountains, Mazatzal Mountains, Superstition Mountains, and Southeast Mountains.

Editorial Reviews

Tucson Citizen
An intricate guide with a personal back-to-nature theme.
Southwest Book Views
[Grubbs] is experienced in both hiking and writing readable books, and it shows in this book…You have a superb guidebook of loop hikes that will make Arizona trails more accessible to hikers of all proficiency levels. I have said before that I think The Mountaineers Books publishes perhaps the best guidebooks on the market today. This is a good example of their work and well worth the reader's time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898869774
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Series:
Best Hikes Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
709,669
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE GRUBBS has been hiking, backpacking, and exploring the American Southwest for 35 years. He is a mountain biker, kayaker, cross-country skier, and has had a climbing career as well. He has experience doing desert mountaineering expeditions and still prefers long-distance, cross-country backpacking in the Grand Canyon and other remote desert areas. He co-wrote Hiking Arizona for Falcon in 1986 and since then is the author of thirteen other titles for Falcon.
Grubbs has been published in Backpacker Magazine, in Know How, and Weekend Wilderness columns. He was the outdoor editor for "Flagstaff Live," a local arts and entertainment weekly for two years and is currently a contributing editor for The Sojourner, the online magazine of the Adventure Radio Society. He had a regular column in Outdoor Arizona, a now defunct regional magazine in the late 1960s and was the Southwest editor of Off Belay during the early 1970s.

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