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Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Staircase/Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region (Best Easy Day Hikes Series) Paperback – June 1, 1998


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Included in this book are short descriptions and maps of the author's favorite easy day hikes in Cedar Mesa, Paria Canyon, Grand Staircase, and Escalante Canyon. It will help you choose the best day hiking trails in this outstanding natural area. If you're going to be in southern Utah for a few days and want to find some great, easy hikes, this book is for you.
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Product Details

  • Series: Best Easy Day Hikes Series
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Falcon; 1st edition (June 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560446501
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560446507
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #817,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ron Adkison, an avid hiker and backpacker, began his outdoor explorations at age six. Since then he has logged more than 12,000 trail miles in ten western states. He has walked every trail in this guide multiple times, to provide precise, firsthand information about the trails, as well as features of ecological and historical interest. When he's not on the trail, Ron and his wife, Nancy, live in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Montana.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Pfrimmer on February 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is divided into three sections; Cedar Mesa in SW Utah, The Escalante Canyon and Grand Staircase-Paria Canyon. The Escalante-Grand Staircase hikes range in length and difficultly. Included are the following hikes:

Upper calf Creek Falls -2m

Lower Calf Creek Falls-6.2m

Devils Garden-.07m

Fortymile Ridge to Sunset Arch-3m

Willow Gulch to Broken Bow Arrow-4m

Kodachrome Basin's Panorama Trail-2.9-5.4m

Cottonwood Canyon Narrows-3m

Willis Creek Narrows-4.8m

Lick Wash-8m

Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch-3.4m

and 9 hikes in the SW area of Utah

This book might be good for getting ideas on where to hike, but some of the information contained in it is not accurate, or lacks sufficient detail. For example, the author fails to mention that a permit to hike Wire pass to Buckskin Gulch must usually be obtained 3 months ahead of time. Also, the directions to Sunset Arch are different than any other guide book. (?) He also fails in giving accurate campground information. There are many more camping opportunities than what he mentions. I would advise consulting other guide books before setting off on any of the hikes and would not use this book for trip planning.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matt Ebiner on January 19, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a streamlined version of Adkison's lengthier book about the national monument, but is perfect for the short hikes in this beautiful region. It has everything a pocket guidebook should have: clear descriptions, mileage, elevations, maps, and ratings. This is my favorite guidebook for the Grand Staircase whenever I do short hikes.
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2 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Garvey on July 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
Look interesting and informative for people who are planning to go to Escalante soon. Good resource. I saw Bryce and Zion Parks on my first trip to Utah- can't wait to go back The escalante looked so beautiful even though I only saw part of it on the way to Capitol Reef National Park
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