Hiking the Sierra Nevada

Hiking the Sierra Nevada

by Barry Parr
     
 

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.

Hiking the Sierra Nevada features 104 of the finest trails in this magnificent mountain range-from short day hikes to

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Overview

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.

Hiking the Sierra Nevada features 104 of the finest trails in this magnificent mountain range-from short day hikes to overnight adventures. With this comprehensive guide, veteran outdoors writer Barry Parr provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking the Sierra Nevada all year round.

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Booknews
Describes 96 hikes that may be found in various parts of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Detailed hike descriptions, maps, difficulty ratings, and elevation profiles are provided. Also included is information on which of the US Geographical Survey's topographical maps cover the hikes included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560447245
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Falcon Guides Hiking Series
Edition description:
REVISED & EXPANDED
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Parr grew up hiking the Sierra Nevada, and though he’s traveled widely and lived many years both in Europe and Asia, he still loves these mountains more than any other place. A student of literature, history, and geology, he adds rich description and fascinating anecdote to his hikes. Unlike most Sierra Nevada guidebooks, Parr’s does not confine itself to a single park or geographical region, but samples hikes from every region, wandering from foothill to desert, deep canyon to alpine mountaintop, Gold Country to Basin and Range, compiling a list of fantastic hikes that illustrate the gigantic entirety of the Sierra Nevada in an epic panoply of scenic beauty, historical lore, and natural complexity. An lifelong backpacker and long-time adult leader in the BSA, Parr enjoys a variety of hikes, from strenuous, multi-day journeys to shorter jaunts accessible to all.
With a “day job” teaching English and journalism at Livermore High School, California, Parr continues his career in publishing in his spare time, including the summer break. He works as a writer, editor, and publisher. Aside from many magazine articles, he has written other guidebooks (and sections of guidebooks) to California, including Exploring Big Sur (FalconGuides). He publishes charts for California biological zones (e.g., Northern California Tidepools), and is working on a historical guide to Guangdong Province, China.

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