California’s glorious natural wonders are preserved in its state and national parklands, and chronicled here in this guide by John McKinney, hiking columnist for the Los Angeles Times for 18 years.
Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California is an exremely useful book.
This pocket-sized book explains how to enjoy hiking and exploring the American desert.
A Guide to 59 of the Park’s Greatest Adventures, Swedo. A best-selling guide to the best hikes: lace up your boots and sample fifty-nine of the finest trails Yosemite has to offer.
THE THIRD LARGEST DESERT PARK in the country, Mojave National Preserve protects 1.6 million acres of spectacular arid lands at the heart of the Mojave Desert.
This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.
With this book in hand, hikers can spend their days wandering in wildflower meadows, hiking to cragged peaks, or swimming in cobalt-blue lakes in the Sierra Nevada, and then settle into a deck chair at sunset to enjoy the alpenglow.