Yosemite National Park: Your Complete Hiking Guide (Paperback)
The Essential Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, and Equestrians
Yosemite National Park is a hiker's paradise. Many people return time and again to experience its multifaceted landscapes. With 800-plus miles of maintained trails and several hundred more just beyond the park's boundaries, the options for exploration are endless. It would take years to visit every corner of the park--yet each trail yields new wonders to admire. Fortunately, expert hiker Elizabeth Wenk helps you choose where to go and what to see in this meticulously updated guidebook.
Yosemite National Park describes almost every trail in Yosemite and most of the trails just outside the park. The routes are divided into 96 trips of varying length and difficulty, each with a standalone map that complements the author's trip description. Take in the stunning views of the Pothole Dome hike in less than an hour. Plan a family backpacking trip along the remarkably flat Twenty Lakes Basin. Enjoy endless views of El Capitan on the Valley Loops Trail. Discover granite slabs, subalpine lakes, rugged peaks, and endless flowers on the Clark Range Circuit. This classic book leads you to sequoias, waterfalls, and canyons in Yosemite and the surrounding Emigrant, Hoover, and Ansel Adams wilderness areas.
In this book you'll find
- 96 routes along popular and less-frequented trails
- Detailed trip narratives that let you know what to expect
- At-a-glance icons highlighting the best spots for views, camping, swimming, and more
- Comprehensive information on lodging, permits, and other park activities
- Descriptions of the region's history, geology, flora, and fauna
If you're planning a visit to Yosemite, you must have this book.
About the Author
Since childhood, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Wenk has hiked and climbed in the Sierra Nevada. She continues the tradition with her husband, Douglas Bock, and daughters, Eleanor and Sophia. As she obtained a PhD in Sierran alpine plant ecology from the University of California, Berkeley, her love of the mountain range morphed into a profession. In 2007, with the publication of her first Wilderness Press title, writing guidebooks became a way to share her love and knowledge of the Sierra Nevada with others. Lizzy continues to obsessively explore every bit of the Sierra, spending summers hiking on- and off-trail throughout the range, although she lives in Sydney, Australia, during the "off-season." She is a board member of the John Muir Trail Wilderness Conservancy, helping guide the organization to preserve and restore lands that have been loved a little too roughly. Lizzy's other Wilderness Press titles include John Muir Trail, Top Trails: Yosemite, Sierra North, Sierra South, One Best Hike: Mount Whitney, One Best Hike: Grand Canyon, 50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite, and Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail, which is a perfect companion book for all naturalists.