- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Mountaineers Books (March 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0898863139
- ISBN-13: 978-0898863130
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,158,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails Paperback – March, 1992
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Provides extensive information useful to hikers, climbers, skiers, and visitors to the region in a detailed, easy-to-follow format. -- Wyoming Tribune-Eagle --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
R.J. Secor has attained List Completion status in the Sierra Peaks Section of the Sierra Club and has climbed in the Himalayas, the Andes, and the volcanoes of Mexico. His book Mexico's Volcanoes: A Climbing Guide, is also available from The Mountaineers Books. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Personally, I found the most useful way to use this book, is to determine an area I want to explore, find out the name of trails or peaks, then Google the photos or detailed descriptions for said trails/peaks.
I was recently comparing the second and third editions. One thing I definitely miss from the second edition is the "wrinkles" section at the end of each chapter. It was a big mistake to leave this out. I also noticed that in a few places Secor decided to drop some personal comments, which is too bad. I would much rather have some human flavor than have a sterilized guidebook. Paper and binding were better on the second edition, shame on you mountaineers! I guess I will just have to keep all the editions. Maybe this is space pressure and this book needs to become multiple volumes in the future. No book is perfect, this one is unique and special for anyone who loves the Sierra.
One clearly needs good topographic maps handy to make use of this book. Even so, the book could stand to have a few more maps. Furthermore, the text descriptions ought do a better job telling one where a particular entry would be located on a map (abbreviated UTM coordinates are sometimes as good as it gets). Nonetheless, this is the only widely-available book that describes so many remote corners of the Sierra. This book is kind of an updated and far expanded version of Steve Roper's classic "Climber's Guide To The High Sierra", whose "Sierra High Route" book is a great source as well.