Adventure Guide to the Sierra Nevada by Wilbur H. Morrison, Matt Purdue

By Wilbur H. Morrison, Matt Purdue

Experience courses are the ideal shuttle significant other for the fashionable explorer. even if you're seeking to backpack round your house kingdom or develop the variety of stamps on your passport by means of touring in a foreign country, those books will heighten your trip experience.Our staff of an expert authors deals accomplished introductions that hide heritage, geography, weather, while to move, transportation, making plans and tradition. Region-by-region, the books then delve into the center of the world, with riding excursions and part journeys to the simplest museums, historical websites and retailers. however the concentration is on actions, and you'll find out about the easiest spots for diving, snorkeling, horseback driving, mountaineering, cycling, mountain climbing and extra. vast listings of urged travel operators, too. decide on locations to stick and devour, in addition to local gala's and celebrations.

California's wonderful Sierra Nevada mountain diversity packs a punch by way of adventuring. stroll alongside the Pacific Crest path and the loo Muir path, via King's Canyon, as much as the pinnacle of Mount Whitney, and swim in Lake Tahoe. Yosemite nationwide Park, glistening substantial Lakes, Sequoia -- all are explored in thorough aspect. very good old sections delve into this region's interesting previous.

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Backpacking can be enjoyed in many of these areas. The John Muir Trail, extending from the summit of Mt. Whitney to Yosemite National Park, is the best-known backcountry trail. What to See & Do Lone Pine is the closest community to Mt. Whitney. To reach the mountain, take the Whitney Portal Road west for about 10 miles, and you’ll be within 11 miles of the summit. A trail takes you to the top at 14,494 feet – the highest peak in the contiguous United States. Alabama Hills, a few miles northwest of Lone Pine, is noted for the films that have been made there.

Although a very popular spot, this might be a good place to rest up for the night. That’s Consultation Lake below to the right. Two miles beyond Trail Camp is exquisite little Mirror Lake (no camping allowed), and half a mile farther is Outpost Camp, with its solar latrine. From here Mt. 8 miles to your exit point at Whitney Portal. For more information, contact the Inyo National Forest Mt. Whitney Ranger Station in Lone Pine, % 760-876-6200. Adventures on Water 31 Cottonwood Lakes If the biggest, boldest, most beautiful trout in the Sierra Nevada are what you cotton for, Cottonwood Lakes is the place.

At Placerville in the Sierra foothills, US 50 intersects with CA 49, named in a stroke of tourist industry genius to commemorate the discovery of gold here in 1848. CA 49 rolls south through Gold Country all the way to Yosemite National Park. From Sacramento, drivers can also pick up CA 99 for a quick run to the central and southern Sierra. Across the Sierra Crest Thankfully, the Sierra Nevada has never been the road builder’s best friend. If you don’t count the CA 178/CA 190 connection, which runs around and across the extreme southern tip of the mountain range in Kern County, there are only six highways over the Sierra crest between southern California and Lake Tahoe.

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