Trekking California

Trekking California

by Paul Richins Jr.

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Trekking California by Paul Richins Jr.

* 20 treks (multi-day outings 30-90 miles in length)

* Includes daily itineraries with camping options so you can choose your pace

* Remote forays into Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks

* All in color: photography, maps, charts, and elevation profiles

From the wild and rugged Lost Coast south of Eureka to the lofty summit of Mount Whitney, from the little-known Warner Wilderness Area in the northeast corner of California to remote areas of Yosemite National Park, Trekking California offers a deeper wilderness experience. This guide includes moderate treks that stitch together established trails for longer journeys and more challenging outings that require some cross-country travel and route finding to link one trail with another.

Trekking California discusses variations on itineraries-including starting in the reverse direction-with suggested side trips and route directions for summit scrambles. It's chock-full of tables and charts for at-a-glance reference, including one that summarizes the distance between mileposts, a running total of miles, and elevation losses and gains between each milepost. This is your one-stop planner, offering an equipment checklist, menu planner, and list of photo opportunities for each trek.

Paul Richins has a long and impressive resume as a hiker, climber, and ski mountaineer; he maintains the Backcountry Resource Center at www.395.com. The author of 50 Classic Ski and Snowboard Summits in California and Mount Whitney: The Complete Trailhead to Summit Hiking Guide, he lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898868944
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/15/2004
Series: Backpacker Magazine Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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.

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