Hiking the Wasatch: A Hiking and Natural History Guide to the Central Wasatch
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Hiking the Wasatch: A Hiking and Natural History Guide to the Central Wasatch

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by John Veranth
     
 

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Few places offer the hiking opportunities available right here in the Wasatch. Hundreds of miles of trails and three Wildreness Areas are within a few minutes' drive of the city. John Veranth has hiked all these trails and has written a comprehensive guidebook with hiking suggestions arranged by season and difficulty.

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Overview

Few places offer the hiking opportunities available right here in the Wasatch. Hundreds of miles of trails and three Wildreness Areas are within a few minutes' drive of the city. John Veranth has hiked all these trails and has written a comprehensive guidebook with hiking suggestions arranged by season and difficulty.

Beginners will find detailed descriptions of easy hikes on well-maintained trails. Challenging routes to seldom-visited cirques and summits are suggested for the expert.

Maps, photos, and line drawings accompany the trail descriptions. Data tables list distances and hiking times. The geology, native plants, human history, and contemporary issues are discussed to aid understanding these wonderful mountains.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the second edition of Hiking the Wasatch:
“Still considered the most definitive and accurate guide to the Cottonwood Canyons, Mill Creek Canyon, and other areas on the Wasatch Front." –Salt Lake Magazine, "5 Best Guidebooks to Utah's Outdoors"

“The author’s life-long love of hiking and commitment to the great outdoors are apparent as he shares his experience and expertise. For those living along the Wasatch who want take advantage of our wonderful mountain range, “Hiking the Wasatch” is a great resource.”—Association of Mormon Letters 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874806281
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

John Veranth is president of the Wasatch Mountain Club and an avid hiker. His love of mountains prompted him years ago to move from the East Coast to Utah; he has been exploring the Wasatch ever since. When not outdoors, he works as a research associate professor at the University of Utah, where he studies the health effects of fine particles in the air. 

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Hiking the Wasatch: A Hiking and Natural History Guide to the Central Wasatch 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good Hiking guide book, but it is not really that easy to understand due to the lack of real maps and often odd word usage
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book that covers hikes for beginners, intermediate and expert hikers. Don't think you can scan the book though to figure it out. You need to read/scan the first several chapters in order to find what type of hike you are looking for. This book goes with me in my dayback everytime I hike along one of its recommended trails. By far the best book out there for hiking along the Wasatch Front (focusing on from Salt Lake to the Point of the Mountain ie. City Creek, MillCreek, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, though he does get into southern Davis and Utah counties). Only negative is I wish it would be updated yet again!