California is home to some of the most spectacular backcountry in the United States, from the rugged granite peaks of John Muirs beloved Sierra Nevada, to the more gentle mountains of the Coast Ranges, to the intriguing desert lands of the south, to the serene rivers and lakes of the Marble Mountains and Trinity Alps. With contributions from more than a dozen venerable Wilderness Press authors, this book describes routes that range 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, including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, the John Muir Trail, and the High Sierra Trail. Expanded coverage in this edition 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.
Mountain, Foothill, Coastal and Desert Adventures in the Golden State