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Hiking Nevada, 2nd: A Guide to Nevada's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Series: State Hiking Guides Series
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: FalconGuides; 2nd edition (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762734175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762734177
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
Hiking Nevada features ninety-four hikes that take you to shimmering desert salt flats, shady redrock canyons, and dramatic alpine peaks. Veteran hiker Bruce Grubbs recommends his favorite routes, from easy strolls along interpretive nature trails to strenuous multiday backpack trips, providing all the information you need to explore Nevada’s diverse and wild backcountry.

Look inside to find:

Hikes suited to every ability
Accurate directions to the trailhead
Comprehensive trail descriptions
Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, water sources, and best hiking seasons

About the Author

Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written nine previous FalconGuides, including Hiking Arizona. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Bruce Grubbs has been hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing throughout the American West for more than 40 years. He participated in the technical first ascents of the last major summits to be climbed in the Grand Canyon, including Buddha Temple, Holy Grail Temple, the striking pinnacle at Comanche Point, Malgosa Crest, and Kwagunt Butte. Bruce has spent more than 400 days hiking in the Grand Canyon. He continues to enjoy long backpacking treks in the more remote sections of the Grand Canyon, as well as hiking and backpacking trips elsewhere in the American West.

Outdoor writing and photography have long been serious interests of Bruce's. His first published article was in a local Arizona outdoor magazine 35 years ago, and he has since been published by Backpacker Magazine and several regional publications. About 20 years ago, his writing focus expanded to include books, with the publication of Hiking Arizona with Stewart Aitchison. He has since written 35 more books, published by five publishers.

Earlier, Bruce worked eleven seasons as a wildland fire fighter for the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. His positions included fire lookout, engine foreman, helitack foreman, and fire station manager.

He was part owner of an outdoor shop for eight years, selling hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing gear. He started and continues to run a successful computer consulting business, offering personal computer support and website design to individual clients and small businesses.

Bruce has been a professional pilot for more than 25 years, and holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with multi-engine rating. He also holds a Flight Instructor certificate with instrument rating. Currently, he is an active, part-time air charter pilot with more than 8,500 hours of flight time.

Other interests include Amateur Radio, where he served for several years as the Amateur Radio Emergency Coordinator for Coconino County, Arizona. He also is a mountain biker, sea kayaker, and figure skater. He is currently the president of the Flagstaff Figure Skating Club, where he also served as Competition Chair, helping the club host three successful skating competitions. He is also the webmaster for the club.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Fritz R. Ward TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 16, 2006
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Bruce Grubbs is the author of a very good hiking guide to Great Basin National Park, so one might expect that his guide to hiking the whole state of Nevada would also be a gem. And indeed, this book does list some nice hikes throughout the state ranging from short day hikes to multi-day backpack trips. Directions to trailheads, route descriptions, hypsometric maps (where appropriate) and such useful information as "canine compatibility" (ie. where you can walk with your dog) are all more than adequate. In addition, the second edition features a little more than a dozen new hikes in the Silver State.

Nonetheless, I cannot give this book more than 3 stars, and this despite the fact that it has very few competitors in the market. In the first instance, I don't really like the format which, like the first edition, is more a work of compilation than a work of authorship. In many cases, Grubbs simply prints comments from brochures (or other sources) by Nevada Parks, the Forest Service, or the Bureau of Land Management. I prefer authors write their own trail descriptions. It helps assure me that they have personally hiked (and rechecked) the trails. Beyond that, I still wonder about some of his trail selections. Red Rock Canyon, outside Las Vegas, gets a lot of (well deserved) attention, but Mt. Charleston Recreation Area has only 1 trail listed. Insofar as this recreation area offers some of the premier hiking in the southern portion of Nevada, I'm curious why a guide to the state would mention so little in this region. On the other hand, some of the "trails" listed, especially in northern Nevada, have long dirt roads for access and offer little in the way of such amenities as trail tread.
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By P. Von Bargen on December 16, 2012
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I love these State Hiking Guide Series books! List the best hikes in each particular state as well as important information (map, length, difficulty, etc.). I always buy the book for a particular state before my hiking trips, as it saves me both time and hassle.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jordan J. Gruenwald on April 14, 2008
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Well I would say this is a basic overview of Nevada... Not really super detailed to any one particular area, but a good general description of some key hikes in the great state of nevada. If you buy enjoy it....
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda on January 30, 2013
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Ready to retire with my RV next year and Nevada offers many options for camping. Will use this guide in conjunction with the Benchmark Atlas to find my way to the usual and the unusual sites.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Corin Wise on March 19, 2009
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delivery was slower than usual, but the book is easy to use and will come in handy
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