* The best 66 short hikes in the Southern Sierra
* Handy appendices to find the Sierra hikes you desire
* Two trip summary tables
An area that's larger than the entire European Alps, the South Sierra offers unparalleled beauty and extensive hiking options. The drive to the various trailheads alone will take you past the largest trees in the world, provide dramatic views of some of the deepest canyons in the United States, and reveal splendid glimpses of the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
About the Author
PAUL RICHINS was raised in Weatherville, CA, and started hiking in the Trinity Alps at age 12. He has more than 35 years of wilderness experience backpacking, mountain climbing, ski mountaineering, and whitewater kayaking. A longtime member of the American Alpine Club and the Sierra Club, Richins maintains the Backcountry Resource Center, a website of valuable information for the backcountry skier, climber, or hiker wishing to explore the mountains of California, the United States, and Canada. For The Mountaineers Books, he has written 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California: Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney and Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead-to-Summit Hiking Guide.
Also the authors of Europe by Bike, A Pedestrian's Portland, and the first volume in the Sierra series, Best Short Hikes in California's Northern Sierra.
Also the author of Europe by Bike, A Pedestrian's Portland, and the first volume in the Sierra series, Best Short Hikes in California's Northern Sierra.