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.
Regardless, this is an amazing book; filling a niche of selecting some of the best long treks in California.
While the trail maps included in the book are clear one shouldn't fail to take (and know how to use) appropriate USGS topo maps of the relevant quadrants.
I will be using this book on many backpacking, oooppsss I mean trekking journeys this summer and many more to come.
THE SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS, THE CLEAR NARRATIVE AND THE WELL DRAWN MAPS ENTICE ME INTO THE HIGH SIERRA. Read morePublished on November 10, 2004 by COLIN
Comprehensive, vastly researched, exquisitely presented. This guidebook gives experienced mountaineers all the motivation and instruction they will need with photographs that make... Read morePublished on November 7, 2004 by Robin Kingston