Emigrant Wilderness and Northwestern Yosemite

Emigrant Wilderness and Northwestern Yosemite

by Ben Schifrin


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Just north of Yosemite National Park near Sonora Pass, 118,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness may be the High Sierra's best-kept secret. Granite ranges, alpine meadows, sparkling lakes, and trout-filled streams offer virtually unlimited recreational opportunities. Dayhikers and backpackers alike will find trails and trips to suit their abilities and schedules, all thoroughly described in the book and shown on the accompanying topographic map.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899971032
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication date: 02/01/1990
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

1The Hospitable Wilderness--an Introduction to the Emigrant Wilderness and the Yosemite North Boundary Country1
2The Lay of the Land--Evolution of the Emigrant Basin Landscape2
3What Grows Where--Patterns of Plants and Wildlife in the High Sierra8
4Red Man, White Man, Fisherman--Man and the Emigrant Basin17
5Stop and Think--A Wilderness Ethic23
6Let's Go!--Choosing Your Trail27
8Herring Creek58
9Eagle Meadow63
10Kennedy Meadows69
11Sonora Pass90
12Walker Basin102
13Yosemite Park120
14Cherry Lake147
15Bourland Creek162
16Hoofing It--Horsepack Trips into the Emigrant Wilderness167
17Kick and Glide--Winter Travel in the Emigrant Wilderness168
18Fat-Tire Fun--Mountain Biking Around the Sonora Pass Country170
19Aiming High--Climbing in the Emigrant-Yosemite Sierra172

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