Hiking Tall Mount Whitney in a Day

Approximately 30% of hikers attempting this magnificent mountain make it to the summit. This book was originally written to guide you in planning, preparing and successfully hiking Mount Whitney.

Author: Marvin D. Cope

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781797978369

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 432

Approximately 30% of hikers attempting this magnificent mountain make it to the summit. This book was originally written to guide you in planning, preparing and successfully hiking Mount Whitney. After 10 annual summits of Mount Whitney, this new edition also shares the experiences, mistakes, and learnings from my adventures and over 50 other hikers who joined me.

Hiking Tall

Color photos, trail descriptions, hiking recaps, statistics and suggestions make this book a great read to prepare for Mount Shasta.

Author: Marvin Cope

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692611548

Category:

Page: 218

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Color photos, trail descriptions, hiking recaps, statistics and suggestions make this book a great read to prepare for Mount Shasta.

One Best Hike Mount Whitney

One must balance safety, comfort, and weight when deciding what to bring on a
hike. My basic rule for a day hike is to carry sufficient gear to spend a night (albeit
an unpleasant one) in the mountains. This is a tall mountain in a remote ...

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899978339

Category: Travel

Page: 148

View: 454

As the highest mountain in the lower 48 states, California's 14,505-foot Mt. Whitney is on the "life list" for many hikers. And it's no wonder: The views from the top of the 21-mile round-trip Mt. Whitney Trail are unbeatable, extending across the jagged granite peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the expansive Owens River Valley and beyond. While tremendously rewarding, this hike is demanding even for experienced trekkers. Would-be hikers need to be prepared for the altitude, long distance, elevation gain, mountain weather, and other potential dangers. One Best Hike: Mt. Whitney by experienced hiker and author Elizabeth Wenk is a step-by-step guide that will tell you exactly how to tackle this trip with confidence.

Frommer s California from 70 a Day

Author: David Andrusia

Publisher: *Frommers

ISBN: 9780764524356

Category: Travel

Page: 672

View: 903

"Visiting the sights of California on $70 a day would challenge even a knowledgeable native, but the authors of this budget guide lead the way with spirited and astute recommendations."–Sacramento Bee Frommer’s Dollar-A-Day guides show you how to travel in style–without breaking the bank. You’ll find inexpensive accommodations that don’t skimp on comfort. Affordable restaurants where locals go for a good meal. And all the best sightseeing and shopping values. Frommer’s Dollar-A-Day guidebooks. First-class travel on a budget. Everything You Need for an Unforgettable–and Affordable–Trip! Charming places to stay, from cozy Napa Valley B&Bs to family-friendly motels at the beach, for as little as $25 per person a night! Great dining at unbelievably low prices, from cafes serving up cutting-edge California cuisine for $12 to authentic Chinese and Mexican specialties for less than $5. A complete budget sightseeing guide, from Gold Country towns to the San Diego Zoo–plus spectacular coastal drives, cable car rides, wine tastings, Hollywood TV tapings, and more. All the details on California’s fabulous beaches, natural wonders, and national parks. Detailed, accurate maps. Great trips begin at Frommers.com

Hiking the High Sierra

The route can be done in one day, though many people camp, then complete the
route the next day. ... subTabIndex=0& &contractCode=nrso&parkCode=whtp
The Hike: Hike the Mt. Whitney Trail almost a mile to just before the second creek
 ...

Author: Branch Whitney

Publisher: Huntington Press Inc

ISBN: 1935396374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 103

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 to Telescope Peak (11,000+ feet of elevation gain) to three bonus hikes on the island of Kauai, Hiking the High Sierra puts them all within reach. This guide also contains six of the finest hikes around Yosemite, including the legendary Half Dome and the little-known ascent of El Capitan's Southeast Gully. Author Branch Whitney has hiked and climbed more than 3,000 miles, led 2,000 hikers to summits all over the Southwest, and discovered some of the wildest scrambling routes in the country. In Hiking the High Sierra, Whitney provides detailed hike descriptions and extensive color photos of key landmarks; valuable information on the distance, difficulty, elevation gain, class rating and best season for each hike; and practical data on permits, lodging and camping, and GPS waypoints.Finally, one book gives you everything you need to get the most out of the best hikes in the amazing High Sierra!

Sunset

Winter and spring are good ti visit this 734 - acre preserve and hi 41/2 miles of
trails — the cool days ma fine hiking weather ... Trails toward the southern part
preserve are popular with mountain . clists and horseback riders , so kec for them
. ... Lucy I. Sargeant , Michael L. Frederickson , Whitney Lane Miller Senior
Photographer Norman A. Plate Photography Staff ... The tall brick and wooden
façades of ramento's Old Town look festive on c December nights , sporting wres
boughs , and ...

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Category: California

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It s Worth the Sacrifice

... each day. He and I enjoyed watching shows about people who climbed Mount
Everest, the tallest of the Seven Summits. ... Even some people who have
climbed Everest have failed to reach the summit because they think the mountain
will be a piece of cake and try to climb it in a day or two. ... (For a little perspective,
the tallest mountain in the continental United States, Mount Whitney, is 14,505
feet tall.

Author: Valerie Lee

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1479603732

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 627

Catching a snake in the dorm, being a mother to fifty girls, bartering in the marketplace, handing out food to villagers during the drought, being “bit” by a cheetah, coping with homesickness, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro were just some of the adventures and challenges Valerie faced as a student missionary at Maxwell Adventist Academy in Kenya. What Valerie didn’t expect during her year abroad was how much she fell in love with her adopted country and how difficult it was to adjust to life once she came back to the States. It’s Worth the Sacrifice chronicles her student missionary (SM) experience and offers advice to those interested in going overseas. Valerie hopes that what she learned will help other SMs while serving and during re-entry.

CTA Journal

One horse let his hind where we camped for two days under the tall legs slip into
a crevasse and required a group redwoods . ... fatigue of snow plodding , high
mountains , with Mount Whitney as our groups of hikers made merry with sherbet
parobjective . ties and singing . ... of men to go Next day we trudged through that
bank in up to the Pass and dig the trail out of the snow ascending Elizabeth Pass
.

Author: California Teachers Association

Publisher:

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Category:

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California s National Parks

INTRODUCTION rom Zabriskie Point , high above Death Valley , early - rising
hikers watch the desert sun illuminate perfectly named Golden Canyon . ... This
book collects and presents 150 of my favorite day hikes on trails in all 20 of
California ' s national parklands . ... Climb Sequoia National Park ' s 14 , 495 -
foot Mt . Whitney , California ' s highest peak ( and tallest summit in the U . S .
outside Alaska ) ...

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ISBN:

Category: Hiking

Page:

View: 954


Frommer s Best Hiking Trips in Northern California

All you need for every step of the trip Do more than explore the outdoors. This guide goes beyond the trails to let you discover the best of Northern California's incredible natural beauty.

Author: John McKinney

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 0470160098

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 860

Frommer’s Best Walking in Northern California is intended for people for whom a good hike is an integral part of their vacation plans. It highlights the "best-of-the-best" of Northern California's many hiking choices, focusing on accessible day hikes for a variety of abilities, plus some of the country's most popular multi-day options. The book will follow Frommer's usual highly organized approach: clear, thorough instructions on how to prepare for their trip; detailed breakdowns of the hikes themselves with easy-to-understand route instructions; star ratings and reasons to go; and lots of maps. In addition, the book will provide accommodation and dining options geared to the outdoor enthusiast; GPS directions for trailheads; and a full-color naturalist’s guide for wildlife identification. In addition to the hikes themselves, each chapter will contain: hike index, trailhead map, 1-2 page write-up on the unique characteristics of the area, and an accommodation and dining guide. The hikes will cover the entire region, including: Day hikes within easy reach of San Francisco, including the Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond, and Muir Woods The best walks through wine country, such as Jack London State Park and Sugarloaf Ridge The legendary routes of Yosemite National Park, including the Yosemite Valley Loop, Glacier Point, and Half Dome The finest vantage points on Northern California’s mighty redwoods and lush landscapes, such as Tall Trees Grove, Humboldt Redwoods, and the Mendocino Headlands The hidden gems that dot the spectacular Highway 1 along the coast between San Francisco and Big Sur The best of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, including the John Muir trail and Mt. Whitney The stunning views of the Eastern High Sierras near Lake Tahoe, including the Tahoe Rim Trail, Ellis Peak, and the best of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Your Land and Mine

S so One day Dick Leonard led us across a miserable stretch of sand called
Guyot Flat , a plateau about 5 , 000 feet high , south of Mount Whitney . The day
was hot and dry , and our boots ground against the cracked earth , sending up
sprays of dust . ... After an hour of trekking I caught up with Leonard to question
the choice of terrain ; the Sierra had so many vistas and valleys to offer , I
wondered why ...

Author: Edgar Wayburn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 692

Follows the work of Edgar Wayburn to ensure the safety of American wildlife and vegetation, through conservation campaigns, including the creation of the Redwood National Park and Golden Gate National Recreation area.

National Park Guide

The high country constitutes a vast region of unbroken wilderness , providing one
of the out - standing experiences of the National Park system . ... as well as high
on the Sierra Crest , ranging in elevation from 11 , 000 feet to the 14 , 495 - foot
summit of Mount Whitney . ... the visitor ' s eye HIKING TRIPS of a single day and
outFrom its top , or even its slopes , you can see can encompass its great size .

Author: Michael Frome

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: National parks and reserves

Page:

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Camping the National Parks 1987

Author:

Publisher: Rand McNally

ISBN:

Category: Camp sites, facilities, etc

Page: 256

View: 950


Climbing

I have come to regard this as a typical Patagonian day . ... southern tip of South
America harbored some of the most impressive spires and peaks in the world ,
and that I wanted to climb them . ... While not even as tall as Californias Mount
Whitney , the weather , remote location , and technical difficulty of the major
summits in ...

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Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Rock climbing

Page:

View: 337


Touring The Sierra Nevada

For some years , a big arrow pointing to Mount Whitney could be found painted
on the sidewalk at the southwestern corner of Main ... greenhorns , but any Lone
Pine regular will tell you that Whitney is not all that easy to pick out from the group
of high pointy places to the west . ... Though a climb is usually done as a multi -
day backpacking trip , it has become quite popular of late to go up the crowded
11 ...

Author: Cheryl Angelina Koehler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 737

Provides details for ten driving tours through the Sierra Nevada, including such famed sites as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and gold country.

Frommer s California 2003

Author: Erika Lenkert

Publisher: *Frommers

ISBN: 9780764566950

Category: Travel

Page: 744

View: 510

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's California features gorgeous color photos of the state's spectacular beaches, national parks, vineyards, and more. Quite simply, this is the most reliable and comprehensive California guide you can buy. Whether you're looking for a romantic B&B in the Wine Country, the hippest new restaurant in San Francisco, or the best beaches in L.A. and San Diego, Frommer's California will show you the way. The guide is personally researched by longtime residents, and it's full of their candid opinions about the best their state has to offer. They've inspected countless accommodations, and have selected the very best places to stay throughout the state: lavish golf resorts, spas, stunning B&Bs, beachfront motels, and Yosemite's best campgrounds. With Frommer's in hand, you'll see it all -- from the desert to the towering redwoods, from Hollywood to Hearst Castle, from Sea World to Big Sur. You'll even get a color fold-out map and an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap!

Frommer s California 2005

Author: Harry Basch

Publisher: *Frommers

ISBN: 9780764571527

Category: Travel

Page: 766

View: 699

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's California features detailed reviews and insider info on the state's spectacular beaches, national parks, vineyards, and more. Quite simply, this is the most reliable and comprehensive California guide you can buy. Whether you're looking for a romantic B&B in the Wine Country, the hippest new restaurant in San Francisco, or the best beaches in L.A. and San Diego, Frommer's California will show you the way. The guide is personally researched by longtime residents, and it's full of their candid opinions about the best their state has to offer. They've selected the very best places to stay throughout the state: lavish golf resorts, spas, stunning B&Bs, beachfront motels, and Yosemite's best campgrounds. With Frommer's in hand, you'll see it all -- from the desert to the towering redwoods, from Hollywood to Hearst Castle, from Sea World to Big Sur. You'll even get a color fold-out map!

The Pacific Coast

Mount Whitney and a dozen other peaks, nearly as high and thrown in together,
along the eastern boundary of Sequoia and Kings ... in those hundreds of
millions of years that really can mean nothing to the minute-by- minute, day-by-
day time-conception of the human mind ... The High Country north of the Tioga
Pass Road is interlaced with hiking trails and campsites, with woods, meadows,
peaks, and ...

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Trailer Life

Yet, meanwhile, the tallest peak, lovely and defiant, was still unconquered. Upon
reading of ... In mid-August, three Lone Pine men decided that King had had his
day and climbed Mt. Whitney. ... The trail now has a quota or restriction of 17
overnight hikers per day which has been established in order to preserve the
Sierras.

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Publisher:

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Category: Automobile trailers

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View: 199


The High Sierra

Class 1 is walking . Mt. Whitney via the trail and the south slope of Mt. Kaweah
fall into this category . Class 2 is defined here as difficult crosscountry travel . In
the High Sierra this is usually talus hopping , which requires the occasional use
of ...

Author: R. J. Secor

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN:

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 368

View: 252

The most complete guide to the Sierras available, The High Sierra covers all known routes to approximately 570 peaks, with details on class ratings, elevations, mileages, permit information, safety, and the history of Sierra exploration. 115 photographs. 29 maps. Vinyl-bound.