One Best Hike Yosemite s Half Dome

This is the only guide for hiking to the top of Half Dome - the signature landmark of Yosemite National Park, CA. It provides a history of the original Indian inhabitants of the area.

One Best Hike  Yosemite s Half Dome

One Best Hike Yosemite s Half Dome

This is the only guide for hiking to the top of Half Dome - the signature landmark of Yosemite National Park, CA. It provides a history of the original Indian inhabitants of the area. The unique geological formations are explained. The focus of the book is to provide information on safe hiking practices to complete this extremely strenuous hike of 16-miles round trip that is climaxed by a harrowing 400 foot vertical ascent to the top of the 8,842 foot high granite monolith with the aid of a pair or steel cable banisters set at 45 degrees incline. Included is an extensive trail description with photos and narration of 16 points of interest. The author has completed this hike over 30 times and is a recognized expert source of information about the hike. This is not a topographic map intensive guide; rather it tells historical vignettes to interpret the hike so readers identify with events of the mid 1800's. He relates the story of the interaction of the Miwok and Mono Paiute Indians with the hordes of white invaders during California's Gold Rush. The reader is aware of how Yosemite developed after the white man's "discovery." The explanation of how odd geologic formations arose from ancient magma flows provides the reader with an understanding of what happened to the "missing part" of Half Dome. The full day hike up to the top of Half Dome is one of the most popular in the country. It is not easy. The book prepares the reader for the adventure with an extensive discussion of the equipment required, the training needed and a detailed "walk through" of the entire trail. Photographs and descriptions of salient features take the apprehension out of doing the hike. Sections with descriptions of 16-Points of Interest - waterfalls, historical areas, flora and fauna, drinking water sources and the actual cables provide readers with the "real deal" information to safely prepare for and complete this "bucket list" Adventure. Readers are given specific information on the gear needed. This includes a boots/foot care, use of hiking poles and a summary of water filter usage clothing selection and food suggestions.

More Books:

One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Rick Deutsch
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-10 - Publisher: Wilderness Press

This is the only guide for hiking to the top of Half Dome - the signature landmark of Yosemite National Park, CA. It provides a history of the original Indian inhabitants of the area. The unique geological formations are explained. The focus of the book is to provide information on
100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Marc J. Soares
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

* A collection of 100 of the Yosemite area's best hikes * 110 color photographs and 102 color maps* Includes popular trails located outside the boundaries of Yosemite National Park* Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for best "Adventure Guidebook"Yosemite National Park is a hiking destination know world round
Hiking Yosemite National Park
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Suzanne Swedo
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-15 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Lace up your boots and sample sixty-one of the finest trails Yosemite National Park has to offer. Fully updated and revised, and including color maps and photos throughout, Hiking Yosemite National Park features everything from short strolls and day hikes to multiday backcountry treks, every one of which will treat
Top Trails: Yosemite
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Elizabeth Wenk, Jeffrey Schaffer
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-11 - Publisher: Wilderness Press

45 “Must-Do” Yosemite Hikes It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amazing number of choice destinations in Yosemite National Park—Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, and many other famed locales. Now in full color, Top Trails Yosemite by Elizabeth Wenk and Jeffrey P. Schaffer helps you sort through
Hiking the High Sierra
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Branch Whitney
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04 - Publisher: Huntington Press Inc

Hiking the High Sierra provides recommendations for, descriptions of, and directions to some of the best scrambles in the High Sierra. Included are the best of the classic California 14ers and scrambles to awesome and little-known summits. From the highest point in the continental United States and the ultra-hardcore Badwater

Popular All Time

Wangari's Trees of Peace
La Mariposa
Star Wars™ Character Encyclopedia
Cedric The Shark Learns To Count
The Mason Jar Scientist
Balloonology
The LEGO® Ideas Book
How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters
Ultimate Slime
Big Book of Spy Stuff
Sequoyah
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
The Pocket Guide to Mischief
101 Bible Trivia Questions for Children
Tea with Milk
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Show-How Guides: Paper Airplanes
Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous

Recent Books: