50 Hikes in the Sierra Nevada

50 Hikes in the Sierra Nevada

by Julie Smith

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Overview

An updated guide to one of the most popular hiking regions in the country

The Sierra Nevada is renowned for its hiking, and its surprising diversity in landscape and terrain is guaranteed to suit outdoor enthusiasts of all interest and skill levels. The longest single range in the contiguous United States, these mountains overlook perpetually changing nature and form one of the most sublime landscapes in the world.

The guide provides comprehensive, step- by- step directions for each hike. In addition, each chapter includes a map, full color photography, directions to the trailhead, distance and elevation data, hike difficulty rating, and pertinent contact information, all fully updated.

Hikes include:

• Calaveras Big Trees State Park

• Rainbow Falls

• Panorama Trail

• Redwood Mountain Grove

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682682937
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Julie Smith, a California native, has hiked and backpacked extensively throughout the Sierra Nevada from the deep recesses of Kings Canyon to the craggy apex of Mount Whitney. Taking advantage of California’s ample sunshine, she and her husband spend their time hiking and fishing, outdoors more often than not. An environmental planner by trade, she has also authored several articles related to her outdoor exploits. She makes her home in Kelseyville, California.

Table of Contents

Hikes at a Glance 10

Acknowledgments 14

Introduction 15

I Gold Country 25

1 Monroe Ridge and Monument Trail Loop 26

2 American Canyon Trail 31

3 Humbug Trail 36

4 Sierra Buttes 40

5 Round Lake Loop 44

6 Feather Falls 48

II Lake Tahoe 53

7 Loch Leven Lakes 54

8 Mount Judah Loop 58

9 Rubicon Trail 62

10 Tahoe Meadows 66

11 Crag Lake 70

12 Cascade Falls and Granite Lake 74

13 Mount Tallac 78

14 Echo Lake to Lake Aloha 82

III Trans-Sierra Passes 87

15 Round Top Lake Loop 88

16 Meiss Meadow to Round Lake 92

17 Granite Lake 96

18 Bull Run Lake 100

19 Calaveras Big Trees State Park-South Grove 104

20 Sonora Pass 108

21 Leavitt Meadow to Lane Lake 112

22 Bennettville Trail 116

23 Twenty Lakes Basin 120

IV Eastern Sierra 125

24 Green Lake 126

25 Virginia Lakes Basin 130

26 Mono Lake 134

27 San Joaquin Ridge 138

28 Devils Postpile to Rainbow Falls 142

29 Little Lakes Valley to Gem Lakes 146

30 Blue Lake 150

31 Long Lake 154

32 Big Pine Lakes Basin to Second Lake 159

33 Lone Pine Lake 164

V Yosemite National Park Area 169

34 Wapama Falls 170

35 Panorama Trail 175

36 Half Dome 180

37 Clouds Rest 185

38 Cathedral Lakes 190

39 Waterwheel Falls 195

40 Gaylor Lakes 200

41 Chilnualna Falls 204

42 Hite Cove 208

VI Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 213

43 Mist Falls 214

44 Redwood Mountain Grove 218

45 Little Baldy 223

46 Tokopah Falls 227

47 Lakes Trail to Heather Lake 231

48 Circle Meadow 236

49 Crescent and Log Meadows Loop 240

50 Eagle Lake 244

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