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- Need a Joshua Tree hiking guidebook? Look no further. This is a colorful, adventurous, hiker's and visitor's guide to Joshua Tree National Park, from the same team who brought you the Joshua Tree Rock Climbing and Bouldering guides. The Park's other-worldly landscape is a true wonder. From the twisted architecture of the Joshua trees, to the rock labyrinths of the Wonderland, to the vast ocotillo-speckled Pinto Basin, you will be constantly delighted. Discover hikes of all categories, from wheelchair-accessible nature trails to highly unofficial belly-crawls through granite corridors. Sweat your way up a desert summit with 100-mile views, make an airy scramble to the top of a rock dome, or trek up a canyon to a palm oasis. Did you know the Park has a rich mining history? Visit off-the-radar mine sites and quirky desert homesteads. If you want to get away from the parking lots, whether for a full-day outing or a 30-minute scramble, this is your book. Sewn binding for abuse in your backpack, postcard photography for when you're back home, planning your next trip. Other features:
- photography tips
- the skinny on the Park's 4WD roads
- lots of frontier lore
- helpful sidebars, including "If you only have a few hours," "Seeing the Park with kids," and more
- a hit list for the excellent (funky) local art scene
- a primer on the Park's rock climbing
The AuthorRobert Miramontes is a local photographer, explorer, and rock climber with an intimate knowledge of Joshua Tree National Park and a passion to share. by Robert Miramontes 2016 Wolverine Publishing 978-1938393235 240 pages. Color.
Sierra Nevada, CaliforniaThe Sierra Nevada has unsurpassed road biking: good pavement, quiet roads, huge climbs, long open expanses, and breathtaking views of some of the tallest peaks in the Lower 48. Detailing 48 classic rides from casual to ultra, showcasing the landscape of a 270-mile stretch of the range, this color book will quicken the pulse of anyone who loves to bike. In addition find descriptions, maps, elevation profiles, and trip tips.
About the AuthorsJim Barnes is a corn-fed Midwestern kid who discovered the West in his twenties and can t imagine leaving the mountains. A jack of all trades, he has yet to master anything but keeps trying. Mountain biking was his original mountain sport; and since then backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing have filled the void in the winter. Rock climbing, mountaineering, and cycling keep him busy during the summer. In a nutshell, he loves to play. Nate Greenberg is a skinny computer nerd with an engine like a Mack truck. Growing up in Southern California, he spent plenty of time in and around the Eastern Sierra, and moved to Mammoth Lakes immediately following college. His time is divided by the seasons into his two main passions of skiing and climbing, though road biking plays an ever increasing role in his summer routine. by Jim Barnes and Nate Greenberg 2011 Wolverine Publishing 164 pages. Color.
- Hiking Santa Fe and Taos — who knew it was so good? Not many, but it's true! Northern New Mexico contains a wide selection of easily accessible trails. The landscape is remarkably diverse, from the scorched basalt of the Rio Grande Gorge, to the snow-patched slopes of 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak. In between lies a wonderland of mountains and high desert. You can explore this region's diverse ecosystems anytime: hiking in Northern New Mexico is a year-round activity. And now, for the first time in one convenient volume, you can find 52 great hikes within an hour of the popular destination towns of Santa Fe and Taos. From alpine peaks to sage-covered mesas, northern New Mexico offers incredible hiking opportunities, and the Santa Fe –Taos Hiking Guide leads you to the best.
- lightweight, take-with-you format
- 50+ hikes within an hour of Santa Fe and Taos
- hikes for all seasons
- short walks to overnight backpacks
- elevations 5400 ft. to 13,000+ ft.
The AuthorBob D'Antonio is an avid hiker, climber, and bird photographer. A veteran author, he has written guidebooks to rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking to a number of areas in Colorado and New Mexico. He lives in Taos with his wife Laurel. by Bob D'Antonio 2011 Wolverine Publishing, 2nd edition 184 pages. Color.