Wilderness Press Backpacking California
Wilderness Press Backpacking California

Backpacking California

By Wilderness Press


Publication Date: September 22, 2020

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Backpacking California presents 71 carefully crafted backpacking trips to some of the most magnificent landscapes in the state, providing vital information and detailed trail maps.

Get Ready for a Lifetime of Awe-Inspiring AdventuresIn California, backpackers can explore wild beaches, enjoy colorful canyonlands, hike amid stunning granite peaks, relax in wildflower meadows, and circle glacier-clad mountains. Discover 71 of California’s best and most diverse backpacking trips with the expert backpackers and experienced authors of Wilderness Press. Backpacking California details the premier opportunities across the entire state. This fully updated edition describes scenic escapes ranging from one night to two weeks, or 3 to 68 miles. Choose from carefully crafted trips in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Big Sur, Desolation Wilderness, Mount Shasta, Point Reyes National Seashore, the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains, Trinity Alps, Yosemite National Park, and more. Each carefully crafted itinerary offers geographic diversity, beautiful landscapes, and attainable daily mileage goals.This in-depth guide provides all the information backpackers need, including trail highlights, mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, shuttle distances, required permits, and more—not to mention full-color photographs and detailed trail maps. Plus, ratings for scenery, solitude, and difficulty help you to find the exact adventure you seek. Whether you’re a novice backpacker or a veteran hiker, with this many options you may have trouble deciding where to go first!

About the Author

The authors of Wilderness Press are experts in their fields. They are local, they are travelers, they are outdoors explorers. They present reliable, first-hand information because they’ve hiked the hikes, seen the sights, and have personally been where they are leading you. Some of Wilderness Press’s finest authors contributed to Backpacking California. They include the following: Michel Digonnet, author of Hiking Death Valley; Kathleen Dodge Doherty, author of Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail and Walking San Francisco; David Harris, author of Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California and San Bernardino Mountain Trails; Tim Hauserman, author of Tahoe Rim Trail; Analise Elliot Heid, author of Hiking & Backpacking Big Sur; Jessica Lage, author of Point Reyes; Lowell and Diana Lindsay, authors of Anza-Borrego Desert Region; Andy Selters, author of Mount Shasta; Scott Turner, author of Afoot & Afield: San Diego County; Lizzy Wenk, author of Sierra North and Sierra South; and Mike White, author of Trinity Alps & Vicinity.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 512 pages

Publisher: Wilderness Press

Publication Date: October 13, 2020

ISBN: 9780899979588

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