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Backpacking California is a collection of more than 70 of the most intriguing backpacking adventures in Wilderness Press's home territory of California. With contributions from more than a dozen Wilderness Press authors, the book describes routes ranging from one night to one week. Backpacking novices as well as "old hand" California hikers will find expert-crafted trips iBackpacking California is a collection of more than 70 of the most intriguing backpacking adventures in Wilderness Press's home territory of California. With contributions from more than a dozen Wilderness Press authors, the book describes routes ranging from one night to one week. Backpacking novices as well as "old hand" California hikers will find expert-crafted trips in the Coast Ranges, the Sierra, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains. Expanded coverage includes trips in Big Sur, Anza-Borrego, Death Valley, and the White Mountains. Several trips have been described in print nowhere else. Each trip includes a trail map and essential logistical information for trip planning....

Title : Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal and Desert Adventures in the Golden State
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ISBN : 9780899974460
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 490 Pages
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Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal and Desert Adventures in the Golden State Reviews

  • Laura Leaney
    2018-08-02 06:43

    This is an easy to navigate compendium of known trails in California, but as a hiker located near Los Angeles I take issue with the scant coverage of the southern part of the State. Very few trails for the transverse mountain ranges are detailed, which is (to me) a rather sad flaw in the book's value. Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) is barely mentioned, so you'll find no information on the trailhead at Manker Flats that will get you up to the Icehouse Saddle and on to Cucamonga, Ontario, or Big Horn Peak. Also, where is Mt. Wilson? Baden Powell? Crikey. I'm guessing that these trails are not often used to camp - but only used for day hiking. It also would be helpful for dog owners (although I'm not one) to know if dogs are permitted.Still, I loved how the material is laid out and what information is provided, especially regarding the horrible permit procurement process. The editor gives the hiker the best seasons to backpack a particular trail, elevation gain/loss, level of difficulty, recommended days needed, number of miles, location, maps, how to get there, a trail description, a black & white photograph, and best of all the level of solitude. Kudos. I hate crowds. I expect them at a theme park, but I want to be somewhat hermit-like on a wilderness trail. I'd definitely keep this book in the car on a drive up north. There are enough trails marked with "moderate solitude" to keep me busy for a few days of backpacking. There's one trip in particular I've chosen for sure. Black Canyon in the White Mountains. I may have to save it for October ('twill be some killer heat in the summer), but it'll be a perfect weekend trip. 15 miles, 2 days, moderately strenuous, and full on "solitude."

  • Maddy
    2018-07-28 06:51

    Great book to get you to the right places for backpacking. Once you pick a destination based on the info they give (which is all I'd want to know on first glance) you can delve in deeper online. I've alread picked a few trips for weekend backpacking.