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In the early 1990s Mike began writing about the outdoors full time. He expanded Wilderness Press' Trinity Alps, and then wrote his first guide, Nevada Wilderness Areas and Great Basin National Park. Subsequent books included the Wilderness Press Snowshoe Trails series, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park,Backpacking Nevada, and Top Trails Lake Tahoe, which won the Benjamin Franklin Award in 2005. His most recent works include 50 Classic Hikes in Nevada, and he collaborated on updated versions of Sierra North and Sierra South. Mike has also contributed to Backpacking California and has written for Sunset and Backpacker magazines and the Reno Gazette-Journal. He teaches hiking and snowshoeing classes at Truckee Meadows Community College and is a featured speaker for outdoor groups.
Missing some great hikes that were available once I went down to the actual ranger station. One example is the Twin Lakes trail - gorgeous!Published 13 days ago by vagabond phoenix
For day hikes, this book did not really get me where I wanted to go. The trail instructions were very hard to follow, and the maps were not good enough -- even paired with this... Read morePublished 16 months ago by GskFn
Absolutely useful for Sequioia and Kings Canyon so far (2 hiking tours with 6 days), gives info about difficulty, scenic view, wildlife etc. so you can pick your favorite tracks...Published on July 28, 2012 by matet