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This comprehensive guide provides in-depth coverage of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mexican border to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. Plan day hikes, weekend backpacks, or an extended thru-hike adventure with this indispensable resource.Our PCT gurus supply maps, photos, resupply access routes, side trips, and updated trail data. Learn about rocks, plants, animals, and human history along the trail. Plan for, trouble-shoot, and enjoy your PCT adventure with this authoritative guide. Over 200 maps included. Winner of the Classic Award in the 2008 National Outdoor Book Awards.
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Stretching over 2600 miles from the Mexican to the Canadian border, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the U.S. Each year hundreds of hikers attempt to complete the entire trail while thousands of others take it in smaller sections. Designed for thru hikers, section hikers, and day hikers it describes the official route, occasional alternate routes, side trips, and resupply points. The new edition contains a 9-page update, including the rerouted portion of the trail in Washington between Indian Pass and Miners Creek. Winner of the Classic Award in the 2008 National Outdoor Book Awards.
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Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go fishing in Yosemite Valley; canoeing and kayaking in Mammoth Lakes, or horseback riding in King’s Canyon; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and begin your journey now!
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The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.
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Planning a thru-hike can be a somewhat daunting and overwhelming task, especially for a beginning backpacker. While preparing for my journey on the Appalachian Trail (AT), I often felt lost in a sea of information, usually overturning more questions than answers. The purpose of this guide is to help cut through the confusion, condense the information and present it in a straightforward and simple way. I want to leave you feeling more confident about your upcoming escapade, rather than intimidated by the thought of planning it. My first overnight backpacking trip was thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, so I hope my perspective can be appreciated by novice and seasoned hikers alike.
Some of the topics included in this ebook are:
-Physical & Mental Prep
-Picking a Pack
-Hygiene on Trail
-Financial Breakdown (of my hike)
-Safety & Wildlife
-Hiking With a Dog
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The Sandia Mountains offer a wide range of hiking and other recreational opportunities, including more than 60 well-established hiking trails (totaling over 150 miles).
This web site is a resource to help you get out and enjoy the Sandias. The site is meant to complement the more complete information in my book Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide (UNM Press, 2005). In particular, in that book I make extensive reference to GPS information about the trails and points of interest in the Sandias. This GPS data (and much more) is available to download from the web site.
I also suggest about 25 hikes in the Sandia Mountains, with trailhead directions and maps. Click on the menu item “Hiking Trails,” above for this trail information. More complete descriptions and details can be found in the book.
I’ve given the web site its first major “facelift” in many years, so I hope you find it useful.
Drop me a note sometime to let me know about your hiking fun in the Sandias, or with any comments or suggestions (Mike@SandiaHiking.com).
Best wishes for happy hiking in the Sandias,
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The Hot Springs Trail Official Guidebook: From Santa Barbara to Canada Thanks for your patience while updates are being added to this guidebook today. To see what they are, go to www.wholefoodhiker.com > The Hot Springs Trail > Updates. This book will be available again on 5/24/2017. The Hot Springs Trail is an original 2,421.4-mile backpacking route that connects sacred places with healing waters. This incredible thru-soaking journey begins directly on the Pacific Ocean, in the paradise town of Santa Barbara, California and visits 96 wild or resort hot spring areas before reaching Canada. Located in between these rejuvenating springs are dozens of swim-worthy lakes, historic resupply towns, and remote summits; plus a diversity of big-game wildlife, stunning geology, and unique ecosystems. The Hot Springs Trail has been broken down into 4 smaller parts, each of which is its own epic adventure with its own complete guidebook. Part 1 – The Coast Connect Trail Part 2 – The High Sierra Hot Springs Trail Part 3 – The Nevada Trail Part 4 – The Idaho Soaktennial Trail The Hot Springs Trail Official Guidebook provides you with a full set of detailed and updated maps plus complete logistics for the entire trail. – Safety Concerns – First-hand Advice & Tips – Hot & Cold Spring Water Sources – Official Options & Detours – Resupply Towns & Supplies – Websites For Planning The Hot Springs Trail Official Guidebook and 4-part guidebook series have been self-published to be used as a template for an official Hot Springs National Scenic Trail. The Hot Springs Trail was pioneered solely by Aria Zoner and was first successfully thru-soaked in 2014. To learn more about this monumental project, and for updates in the future for this guidebook, visit: www.wholefoodhiker.com
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The Coast Connect Trail Official Guidebook: From Santa Barbara to the Sierras (The Hot Springs Trail Part 1 of 4) Thanks for your patience while updates are being added to this guidebook today. To see what they are, go to www.wholefoodhiker.com > The Hot Springs Trail > Updates. This book will be available again on 5/24/2017. The Coast Connect Trail is a 304-mile backpacking journey that connects Santa Barbara, CA – a paradise town on the Pacific Ocean – to Kernville, a small mountain town known locally as the gateway to the Sierra Nevada. This trail is Part 1 of 4 in The Hot Springs Trail series – a trail which extends north all the way to Canada and visits 96 wild and resort hot spring areas. In search of hot springs, the CCT follows a scenic corridor of wilderness and National Forest areas. Arriving to Kernville, the northern terminus is met, at Gateway Bridge. Here, hikers arrive to the start of The High Sierra Hot Springs Trail, Part 2 in The Hot Springs Trail series. This official guidebook provides you with a full set of detailed and updated maps plus complete logistics for the trail. – Safety Concerns – First-hand Advice & Tips – Hot & Cold Spring Water Sources – Official Options & Detours – Resupply Options & Supplies – Websites For Planning The Coast Connect Trail is Part 1 of 4 in The Hot Springs Trail Official Guidebook series. These books have been published to be used as a template for an official Hot Springs National Scenic Trail. The Coast Connect Trail was pioneered solely by Aria Zoner and was first successfully thru-hiked in 2013. To learn more about this monumental project, and for updates for this guidebook in the future, visit: www.wholefoodhiker.com