|About the Book|
Explore the best backpacking trips and trails of Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness in California’s renowned Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Trails, in this guidebook, lead to the highlights of the Sierra Nevada- world-famous and iconic destinations include: Hetch Hetchy, the Minarets and the Ritter Range, Red Peak Pass, the San Joaquin River, Half Dome, Clouds Rest, Tenaya Lake, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Thousand Island Lake, Glacier Point, and Little Yosemite Valley, among others. Lesser-known places are also visited, including: Mt. Watkins, Tilden Lake, Snow Creek Falls, the Triple Peak Fork of the Merced River and Post Peak Pass. Finally, the book describes trails to virtually unknown places like, the Million Dollar Mile Road and Biledo Meadow, one of the great wildflower displays in the west.The author’s own high quality photographs of the magnificent scenery of the “Range of Light” fully illustrated the book with dazzling color. Along the way the natural and human history are examined as they intertwine with trails as they traverse the landscape.