Snowshoe Trails of Yosemite

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Yosemite is one of the great natural wonders of the world but much of it has been relatively inaccessible when snow covers the ground. Now, author Michael C. White opens up a whole world of possibilities. For those folks willing to travel under their own power, a new playground exists. Like his best-selling Snowshoe Trails of Tahoe, White describes the area's best snowshoe trips, all chosen for their great scenery and easy accessibility. With custom-made topographic maps and precise directions to each trailhead,...
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Overview


Yosemite is one of the great natural wonders of the world but much of it has been relatively inaccessible when snow covers the ground. Now, author Michael C. White opens up a whole world of possibilities. For those folks willing to travel under their own power, a new playground exists. Like his best-selling Snowshoe Trails of Tahoe, White describes the area's best snowshoe trips, all chosen for their great scenery and easy accessibility. With custom-made topographic maps and precise directions to each trailhead, this book shows exactly where to go and describes each trip in detail so you can choose precisely the kind of outing you want. Select from short, easy jaunts to daylong tours. Listed for each trip is a difficulty rating, a starting elevation, and the mileage. The book also gives the reader information on trailhead parking, travel, and lodging. This is a great book for anyone's travel and outdoor library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899972534
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

I. General Information
Overview Map ix
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Access 4
Transportation 7
Lodging 9
Restaurants 11
Winter Activities in Yosemite National Park 13
Chapter 2 Winter Travel 16
Weather 16
Season 18
Routefinding 19
Objective Hazards 20
Trail Etiquette 25
Sanitation 26
Permits 27
Chapter 3 Equipment 29
Snowshoes 29
Clothing 31
Safety Devices 34
Maps 36
Equipment Checklist 40
Chapter 4 How To Use This Guide 42
II. Trips
Chapter 5 Yosemite National Park 45
Yosemite National Park--Wawona
1. Mariposa Grove-Lower Loop 49
2. Mariposa Grove-Upper Loop 52
3. Wawona Point 56
Yosemite National Park--Badger Pass
4. Dewey Point: Ridge Trail-Meadow Trail Loop 59
5. Peregoy Meadow Loop 63
6. Merced Crest Loop 67
7. Ghost Forest Loop 73
8. Glacier Point 77
Yosemite National Park--Yosemite Valley
9. Yosemite Valley-West Loop 81
10. Yosemite Valley-East Loop 89
11. Yosemite Falls 93
12. Mirror Lake-Tenaya Canyon Loop 97
13. Little Yosemite Valley 101
14. Inspiration Point 105
15. Stanford Point 109
Yosemite National Park--Crane Flat
16. Merced Grove 113
17. South Landing 117
18. Clark Range Viewpoint 119
19. Crane Flat Lookout 121
20. Crane Flat Trails 125
21. Tuolumne Grove 127
22. Gin Flat Loop 131
23. Tuolumne Meadows 135
Chapter 6 Eastern Sierra
US 395--June Lakes to Highway 120
24. Parker Lake 143
25. Walker Lake 147
26. Gibbs Lake 151
Highway 120: Tioga Road
27. Mono Lake Viewpoint 155
28. Burger's Animal Sanctuary 158
29. Mono Dome 160
US 395--Highway 120 to Highway 108
30. Lundy Canyon 163
31. Lundy Lake to Oneida Lake 166
32. Virginia Lakes 171
33. Dunderberg Peak 174
34. Twin Lakes 177
35. Twin Lakes to Tamarack Lake 181
36. Twin Lakes to Barney Lake 185
37. Matterhorn Peak 189
38. Buckeye Hot Springs 195
Highway 108: Sonora Pass Road
39. Pickel Meadows 199
40. Leavitt Meadows 201
41. Leavitt Meadows to Millie, Secret, Roosevelt & Lane Lakes 203
III. Appendices
I. Important Phone Numbers 206
II. Forest Service Listing 208
III. Snowshoe Manufacturers 209
IV. Suggested Reading 210
Index 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2000

    This book rocks!

    Mike White has written an innovative guide to snowshoeing in one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Northern California. My next snowshoeing trip will definitely be to Yosemite, and I'll be sure to bring along this invaluable guide!

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