Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2nd: A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hiking Adventures [NOOK Book]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, situated in California's rugged Sierra Nevada, boast some of the most spectacular landscapes on the continent: towering groves of giant sequoia trees, crystalline trout rivers, jagged peaks and alpine meadows, and Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48. Discover over 80 of the best hikes in the parks, from easy day hikes to challenging backpacking trips, accompanied by colorful photos and trail maps. This book is a personal ...
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Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2nd: A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hiking Adventures

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Overview


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, situated in California's rugged Sierra Nevada, boast some of the most spectacular landscapes on the continent: towering groves of giant sequoia trees, crystalline trout rivers, jagged peaks and alpine meadows, and Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48. Discover over 80 of the best hikes in the parks, from easy day hikes to challenging backpacking trips, accompanied by colorful photos and trail maps. This book is a personal guide to the wonders of the California Sierra.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762797141
  • Publisher: FalconGuides
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,336,338
  • File size: 44 MB
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Meet the Author

Laurel Scheidt is a veteran hiker and the author of Best Easy Day Hikes Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. She lives in Modesto, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Legend vii
Overview Map viii
Introduction 1
Park History 1
The Giant Sequoia 4
Topographic Features 4
Planning Your Trip 6
Getting to Sequoia and Kings Canyon 6
Getting a Backcountry Permit 7
Emergency Medical Services (Personal Responsibility) 7
Using This Guidebook 8
How This Guide Is Organized 8
Types of Hikes 8
Ratings 8
Distances 8
Maps 9
Elevation Charts 10
Sharing 10
Backcountry Regulations 10
Food Storage and Bears 13
Food Storage Regulations 14
Zero Impact 15
Make It a Safe Trip 17
Being Prepared 17
Seasons and Weather 18
Hypothermia--The Silent Killer 18
Altitude Sickness 20
Drinking Water and Giardiasis 21
High Water 21
Poison Oak 21
Ticks 21
Mosquitoes and Biting Flies 22
Rattlesnakes 22
Be Bear Aware 22
Mountain Lions 24
Sequoia/Kings Canyon Trail Finder 27
Author's Favorite Hikes 31
Hikes in the Foothills
1 Lower Colony Mill Trail 35
2 North Fork Trail 37
3 Marble Falls 40
4 Paradise Creek 43
5 Middle Fork Trail 46
Hikes in the Giant Forest
6 Upper Colony Mill Trail 49
7 Sunset Rock 52
8 Moro Rock and Hanging Rock 54
9 Sugar Pine Trail 57
10 Crescent and Log Meadows 60
11 Round Meadow Trail 62
12 Huckleberry Trail 64
13 Congress Trail 67
14 Trail of the Sequoias 69
15 Circle Meadow 72
Hikes in the Central High Sierra
16 High Sierra Trail to Bearpaw Meadow 75
17 Hamilton Lakes 78
18 Nine Lake Basin 82
19 Big Arroyo 84
20 Redwood Meadow 86
21 Pinto Lake 90
22 Little Five Lakes 91
Hikes in the Lodgepole and Dorst Areas
23 Lakes Trail 94
24 Alta Peak 99
25 Alta Meadow 101
26 Long Meadow Trail 102
27 Tokopah Falls 104
28 Twin Lakes Trail 107
29 Little Baldy 110
30 Muir Grove 112
Hikes in the Grant Grove Area
31 Big Stump Loop 115
32 Hitchcock Meadow Trail 118
33 South Boundary Trail 120
34 Manzanita and Azalea Trails 124
35 General Grant Loop 127
36 Sunset Trail 129
37 North Grove and Dead Giant Loops 133
38 North Boundary and Lone Pine Trails 136
39 Park Ridge Trail 139
Hikes in the Redwood Canyon Area
40 Hart Tree Trail 143
41 Sugarbowl Trail 147
42 Redwood Canyon 149
43 Buena Vista Peak 152
44 Big Baldy Ridge 154
Hikes in the Cedar Grove and Monarch Divide Areas
45 Deer Cove Trail to Grizzly Lakes 157
46 Lewis Creek Trail 160
47 Don Cecil Trail 163
48 Hotel Creek Trail 166
49 Roaring River Falls to Zumwalt Meadow 168
50 Road's End to the Bailey Bridge 171
51 Junction Meadow 174
52 Vidette Meadow 178
53 Upper Bubbs Creek 179
54 Copper Creek Trail 182
55 Paradise Valley 185
56 Rae Lakes Loop 187
Hikes in the Mineral King and South Fork Areas
57 Paradise Peak 193
58 Atwell-Hockett Trail to Hockett Meadows 195
59 Evelyn Lake and Cahoon Rock 198
60 Cold Springs Nature Trail 201
61 Timber Gap 204
62 Crystal Lakes 206
63 Monarch Lakes 209
64 Black Wolf Falls 210
65 Franklin Lakes 213
66 Farewell Gap 216
67 White Chief Bowl 218
68 Eagle Lake 221
69 Mosquito Lakes 224
70 Ladybug Camp and Whisky Log Camp 227
71 Garfield Grove 230
Hikes in and near the Jennie Lakes Wilderness
72 Weaver Lake 232
73 Jennie Lake 235
74 Deer Meadow 237
75 Mitchell Peak 240
76 Lookout Peak 243
Hikes in the Sugarloaf Valley and Mount Silliman Area
77 Roaring River 245
78 Seville Lake 250
79 Lost Lake 253
80 Ranger and Beville Lakes 256
Hikes in Northern and Eastern Kings Canyon and Eastern Sequoia
81 Goddard Canyon 258
82 Evolution Valley 264
83 Dusy Basin 266
84 Onion Valley to Kearsarge Lakes 269
85 Charlotte Lake 273
86 Mount Whitney 275
Appendix A For More Information 281
Appendix B Sources and Recommended Reading 283
Appendix C Hiker's Checklist 284
Glossary 285
About the Author 286
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