Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park, 3rd

Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park, 3rd

by Robert Stone (2)

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Overview

Yosemite is one of the world’s most loved national parks. The park lies in central California on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Range. It is best known for Yosemite Valley, with its huge granite monoliths and long waterfalls; the rolling, boulder-strewn meadows along the Tuolumne River; and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Sierras. More than 90% of Yosemite is roadless wilderness and home to more than 750 miles of trails. This collection of 80 day hikes in and around Yosemite provides access to all of the well-known park features as well as many lesser-known trails and destinations. Highlights include incredible waterfalls, granite monoliths, expansive alpine meadows, giant sequoia groves, and unforgettable views from unique perspectives that are only accessible from the hiking trails. Outstanding scenery surrounds every trail regardless of its difficulty. Companion guides include Day Hikes In Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Day Hikes Around Sonoma County, and Day Hikes Around Napa Valley.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573420594
Publisher: Day Hike Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Series: Day Hikes Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,262,224
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Since 1991, Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He is a Los Angeles Times Best Selling Author, and an award-winning author of Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of California, and the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association. Robert has hiked every trail in the Day Hike Book series.

Read an Excerpt

"Panorama Trail: The Panorama Trail fulfills its name with spectacular bird’s-eye views of the entire east end of Yosemite Valley. The trail begins at Glacier Point on the south rim of Yosemite Valley, passes Illilouette Fall, and continues to Nevada Fall and the John Muir Trail. This hike follows the first section of the trail to Illilouette Fall, which drops 370 feet over a granite lip and plummets down the deep vertical rock gorge, crashing onto the rocks below. Above the falls, Illilouette Creek cascades over large flat slabs of granite rock. The stunning geological features visible from the trail include Nevada, Vernal and Illilouette Falls; North Dome; Half Dome; Clouds Rest; and Liberty Cap. To head all the way down to the valley floor, continue with the next hike." (followed by driving and hiking directions, map)

Table of Contents

Each hike includes a summary, driving directions, hiking directions, and a map. (1) Introduction and master map of all hikes (2) Highway 120: Lee Vining to East Park Entrance (3) Tioga Road (4) Hetch Hetchy to Tioga Road (5) Yosemite Valley (6) Glacier Point Road (7) Wawona Area (8) South Park Entrance to Oakhurst (10) Index

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