Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

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Yosemite's granite domes, sweeping vistas and graceful waterfalls amaze visitors, while giant trees tower over Sequoia & Kings Canyon. Whether you want to sit among flowers in Tuolumne Meadows or scale the heights of Half Dome, gear up with this top-selling guide to these well-loved national parks.Detailed Itineraries - explore Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon with over 20 great itineraries, plus trips to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and the rustic Gold CountryBest Hiking Routes - includes 53 of the ...
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Overview

Yosemite's granite domes, sweeping vistas and graceful waterfalls amaze visitors, while giant trees tower over Sequoia & Kings Canyon. Whether you want to sit among flowers in Tuolumne Meadows or scale the heights of Half Dome, gear up with this top-selling guide to these well-loved national parks.Detailed Itineraries - explore Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon with over 20 great itineraries, plus trips to Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest and the rustic Gold CountryBest Hiking Routes - includes 53 of the most enjoyable hikes through valleys, around lakes, up peaks and into the backcountry with easy-to-use charts and topographic hiking mapsFamily Friendly Options - information on education programs, campfire talks, ranger walks and the best kid-friendly hikes in our special Kids & Pets chapterAdventure Ideas - covers rock climbing, mountain biking, swimming, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, skiing, sledding, volunteering and much moreWith 2000 hours of in-park research and over 400 miles of trails hiked, our authors offer sound advice for visitors]
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...it would be hard to better this series of Lonely Planet National Park guides.
— Suite101.com, March 2008
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741045598
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Lonely Planet National Park Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks     3
The Authors     19
Destination Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks     21
Planning Your Trip     23
Itineraries     29
Activities     38
Kids & Pets     57
Environment     63
History     76
Yosemite National Park     86
Sights     96
Yosemite Valley     96
Glacier Point & Badger Pass     104
Wawona     107
Big Oak Flat Road & Tioga Road     109
Tuolumne Meadows     113
Hetch Hetchy     115
Hiking     117
Easy Hikes     117
Day Hikes     122
Backcountry Hikes     136
Cycling     149
Bicycle Rentals     150
Cycling Routes     150
Driving     151
Other Activities     153
Rock Climbing & Bouldering     153
Horseback Riding     153
Rafting & Kayaking     155
Swimming     156
Fishing     156
Winter Activities     157
Hang Gliding     158
Boating     159
Campfire & Public Programs     159
Group Hikes     159
Sleeping     160
Camping     160
Lodging     165
Eating & Drinking     168
Yosemite Valley     168
Glacier Point & Badger Pass     169
Wawona     169
Tioga Road     170
Tuolumne Meadows     170
Hetch Hetchy     171
Around Yosemite     172
West of Yosemite     174
Highway 140     174
Highway 120 (West)     179
South of Yosemite (Highway 41)     183
Oakhurst     183
Bass Lake     185
Sierra National Forest     186
Fish Camp     187
Northwest of Yosemite     188
Cherry Lake     188
Highway 108     189
Highway 4     190
The Eastern Sierra     195
Tioga Pass to Mono Lake     195
Lee Vining     198
Mono Lake     199
Bodie State Historic Park     200
Lundy Lake     201
Virginia Lakes     201
Green Creek      201
Twin Lakes & Around     202
June Lake Loop     202
Mammoth Lakes     203
Ansel Adams Wilderness     210
Devils Postpile National Monument     211
Bishop     212
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest     214
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks     215
Sights     219
Sequoia National Park     219
Kings Canyon National Park     223
Hiking     225
Easy Hikes     225
Day Hikes     227
Backcountry Hikes     230
Driving     235
Other Activities     236
Swimming     236
Horseback Riding     236
Rock Climbing     236
Spelunking     236
Fishing     237
Winter Activities     237
Sleeping     237
Camping     237
Lodging     240
Eating     242
Sequoia National Park     242
Kings Canyon National Park     243
Giant Sequoia National Monument     243
Around Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks     243
Southern Route      243
Eastern Route     246
Directory     249
Accommodations     249
Activities     252
Business Hours     252
Climate Charts     252
Courses     253
Discount Cards     254
Festivals & Events     254
Food     254
Holidays     255
Insurance     255
International Visitors     255
Internet Access     255
Money     256
Post     256
Solo Travelers     256
Telephone     256
Time     256
Tourist Information     257
Tours     257
Travelers with Disabilities     258
Volunteering     258
Women Travelers     258
Work     259
Transportation     260
Health & Safety     268
Clothing & Equipment     275
Glossary     280
Behind the Scenes     281
Index     284
World Time Zones     294
Map Legend     296

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