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50 Hikes in the Sierra Nevada

Hikes and Backpacks from Lake Tahoe to Sequoia National Park

Julie Smith

50 of the best hikes the Sierras have to offer, from popular, must-do trails to lesser-known treks for repeat visitors

This is your guide to the pristine meadows, boisterous cataracts, cerulean alpine lakes, and glacially carved valleys found beneath the range’s serrated granite skyline. With thousands of miles of trails crisscrossing its pine-clad slopes and stark, treeless mountaintops, the Sierras are a hiker’s paradise.

Including the perfect mix of classic Sierra treks and lesser-known gems, the author has focused on the most scenic destinations that make the mountains conservationist John Muir dubbed the Range of Light so stunning. 50 Hikes in the Sierra Nevada provides comprehensive, step-by-step directions for each hike and offers a glimpse into the natural and human history of the area. In addition, each chapter includes an up-to-date topographic map, directions to the trailhead, distance and elevation data, hike difficulty rating, and pertinent contact information. Everything you need to know for your next jaunt into the Sierran wilderness is right here at your fingertips.

Julie Smith, a California native, has hiked and backpacked extensively throughout the Sierra Nevada. An environmental planner by trade, Smith has also authored several articles related to her outdoor exploits. She lives in Kelseyville, CA.

June 2009

$18.95 (Can. $21.00) | paperback | 978-0-88150-810-9 | 6x9 | 288 pp


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