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|About This Book||5|
|Part I.||A Few Basic Facts||11|
|Natural and Human History||11|
|Native American History||33|
|Desert Hiking Tips||43|
|Best Seasons for Hiking||43|
|Water: Needs and Availability||44|
|Handling the Terrain||46|
|Useful Phone Numbers||62|
|Part II.||Grapevine Mountains||63|
|Red Wall Canyon||69|
|Leadfield and Upper Titus Canyon||81|
|Titus Canyon Narrows||89|
|Part III.||Funeral Mountains||99|
|The Big Bell Extension Mine||119|
|The Keane Wonder Mine||127|
|Indian Pass Canyon||137|
|Echo Canyon and the Inyo Mine||143|
|Part IV.||Black Mountains||155|
|Twenty Mule Team Canyon||169|
|Artist Drive Area||179|
|Natural Bridge Canyon||185|
|Virgin Spring Canyon and the Desert Hound Mine||217|
|Part V.||Valley Floor and Alluvial Fans||233|
|The Kit Fox Hills||241|
|The Death Valley Sand Dunes||247|
|Nevares Springs and Nevares Peak||253|
|Harmony Borax Works and the Borax Haystacks||259|
|The Badwater Basin||265|
|Part VI.||The Last Chance Range||285|
|Last Chance Mountain||291|
|The Ubehebe Mine||301|
|The Racetrack Valley||311|
|Ubehebe Peak and the Copper Queen Mines||317|
|The Lippincott Mine and Dodd Springs||323|
|Part VII.||Cottonwood Mountains||329|
|Dry Bone Canyon||341|
|Lost Burro Mine||353|
|Lower Marble Canyon||357|
|Upper Marble Canyon||363|
|The Kerdell Prospect||383|
|Part VIII.||Panamint Mountains||387|
|Little Bridge Canyon||411|
|South Fork of Trail Canyon||423|
|Warm Spring Canyon||441|
|Burns Spring and Journigan's Mill||467|
|Part IX.||Eureka, Saline, and Panamint Valleys||473|
|The Eureka Dunes||479|
|The Inyo Mountains||495|
|The Panamint Valley Dunes||501|
|Wildrose Peak and Telescope Peak||517|
Posted March 14, 2005
This guide has it all. There's history of each and every place. Descriptions of the trails and routes are detailed. The geology that you'll pass through is explained.It's broken down by regions, if you're not going to be in that area, skip that part. You don't have to read a novel to get to the area you're interested in. Here's one note however, have some idea or help from a ranger about the actual destination point. Once out in the desert everything tends to look like what YOU are looking for. The author notes you've got a 50% chance of getting lost on the first fork you'll choose, so get some local knowledge just to be sure you're headed in the right direction. Take the book along and read it as you go. You'll probably find you want to hike every canyon to it's end.
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Posted May 22, 2013
If you are going - get this!
This is history, trail descriptions, geology, plant life, mountain ranges, pretty much has it all.
The down side; as a hiking book its huge and carrying extra water might be better than toting this. But if you use it to plan from or want to follow up after you get back from a trail, you would be hard pressed to find anymore information.
Another nice part of the layout is that it is broken into segments. If you aren't going South, you don't have to plow through that part of the book to get to the West.
It is comprehensive, detailed, and a real companion to anyone hiking the park.
Gotta' say; if you go, check with someone. Make sure you know where you are going. The distances are huge and you want to use your time wisely. Take this book and GO!