It s the latter form that Dan Mingori and Nate Greenberg took with Backcountry Skiing California s Eastern Sierra, their new guide for some of the best and till now least documented ski mountaineering in North America. I d call this a no frills guidebook, except with so much color photography and beautiful map work that would be a misnomer. No bull would be a better phrase.
Opening Mingori and Greenberg's book is like taking a shotgun blast of snow to your face. After just a few dozen pages of intro material and obligatory advertising (no doubt to support the expense of using so much color printing), the route descriptions just go on, and on, and on. Incredibly crisp photos of nearly every line speak to the photographer s skills and Woverine Publishing s expertise in modern color pre-press work. Each route has a data block, important access info, slope angle, and even a rating system. --Lou Dawson, Wildsnow.com