This handsome and handy guide covers thirteen dramatic eastside Sierra Canyons. Starting around the spectacular forks of Bishop Canyon, Sharon divulges a wealth of hikes both popular and obscure, then continues south to include hikes near Mount Whitney.
Discover the hidden beauty of the Eastern Sierra's wondrous canyons with Sierra native Sharon Giacomazzi as your guide. She details local history, campgrounds, resorts, where to find the best wildflower blooms, autumn color displays and waterfalls, and more
Doug Thompson & Elisabeth Newbold
A Collection of Stories, Trail Tips, History, Recipes and More
from the Whitney Portal Store, est. 1935. No book has more detail and inside information about the various routes to the top of Mt. Whitney, their requirements, and the choices involved than this one.
This beautiful and detailed, full-color map covers the Sierra Nevada Range from Lassen National Park in the north to Tehachapi Pass in the south.
George J. Williams III
Concise, fun guide describes the hot springs of the Eastern Sierra. Covers soaks in northeastern California, and nine western Nevada springs.
Foreword by Errett Allen
This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated rock climbing guide covers both roped climbs and bouldering from Tioga Pass to Rock Creek Canyon.
Stories of the Sierra Nevada abound, and characters emerge so outlandish and outrageous that they have to be real. These fascinating stories spill out of the pages of this well-illustrated and lively history, a tribute to the memorable characters of the Sierra.
Solo backpacker Amy Racina fell sixty feet onto solid granite during a 16-day solo hiking trip. In this gripping account, Amy tells how she survived in the wilderness with both legs broken, her rescue, and her recovery. Now in paperback
Tony Rowell, Foreword by Kenneth Brower
Rowell creates a compelling nighttime landscapes awash with light from the cosmos. His new book showcases 75 iconic Sierra landmarks against the spectacular night sky.
Sharon Giacomazzi loves to tell history tales and she loves to hike. She combines these passions in an enthralling guide to the glorious Central Sierra, presenting more than 60 fun excursions. Updated for 2013.
Covers exceptional snow events that have challenged the men and women who maintain the year-round railroad and highway systems that cross the central Sierra, as well as residents, visitors and businesses that reside in these mountains.
Robert C. Pavlik, foreword by Steve Roper
Biography of legendary mountaineer Norman Clyde (1885-1972). Clyde is credited with more than 130 first ascents throughout western North America.
Pierre Dubois goes to northern California, investigating the plight of French workers who have been sent to California. This compelling story is filled with rich historical details, bringing to life all the legendary excitement and chaos of the California Gold Rush.
Matt Johanson, Foreword by Hans Florine
This book is unlike most outdoor guides since it covers five different ways to explore in and around Yosemite National Park: winter treks, hikes, backpacking trips, mountain climbing, and rock climbing. It also covers a broad range of experience levels, from beginner to advanced.
The foothills and rivers of California's Sierra Nevada are the backdrop for this suspenseful novel. The novel unfolds as a compelling legal drama, but at its core is a love story full of passion and grace.
Poems and Journals by Gary Snyder, Woodcuts by Tom Killion
Working from sketches made on mountaineering trips over a period of thirty years, Tom Killion uses traditional woodcut techniques to create riveting images of the Sierra. Adding poems and excerpts from Snyder's journals, Killion has created a stunning fine art book about the High Sierra.
Tom Slater and Chris Summit
This hefty road reference for climbers is an ideal guidebook for any climber traveling in Northern California. Coverage ranges from Lone Pine in the southern Sierra to Big Sur in the SW to Lassen National Park in the NE to Redwood National Park in the NW.
Photography by John Dittli, Essays by Mark Schlenz
This gorgeous book is the first color photography book in more than forty years about the renowned John Muir Trail of California's Sierra Nevada. This stunning collection of photographs will inspire all. The essays describe the history of the trail, the surrounding terrain, and more.
Peter Thomas and Donna Thomas
This book includes three books in one. It's a guidebook for a walking/cycling route across California. It's an adventure book that tells of the authors' ramble across California to discover that route. And finally it is a history book, presenting the story of John Muir's first trip to Yosemite.
Brad Young & Steve Dawson
Details nearly 1500 routes found along or near the Sonora Pass Highway in the Sierra Nevada north of Yosemite National Park and south of Lake Tahoe.
Redwood Hikes Press
This topographic trail map covers the most popular day hiking areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It is organized around the Generals Highway, the main connector between the two sister parks.
Detailed road map of the most dramatic section of this Eastern Sierra highway shows all roads, campgrounds, parks and national forests, most trailheads, more.
by Greg Goodman & Pam Geisel, Illustrated by Andrea Goodman, Foreword by Gene Rose
Covers the pleasant Sierra country around Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake, parts of Kaiser Wilderness and Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, plus Florence Lake area in the John Muir Wilderness.
Handy road and travel map covers the Yosemite Region with 3 maps of varying detail.
George J. Williams III
How Mark Twain's humorous frog story launched his legendary career. On a prospecting trip to Angel's Camp, Twain first heard the tales of the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Twain's version of the tale became an international success and launched his legendary career.
Illustrations by Christopher Hampson
Foreword by Jim Moynier
Twenty-four well known Sierra adventurers share some of their most exciting true stories. Author Johanson interviewed these adventurers about their challenging trials in the Sierra Nevada, then crafted these tight, suspenseful tales in the adventurers' own words.
Edited by Bonnie J. Gisel
This writing and sketching journal offers the words and thoughts of John Muir as inspiration for naturalists, artists, poets, and anyone who puts pen or pencil to paper.
Written and Illustrated by John Muir Laws
The astonishing natural diversity of the Sierra Nevada comes alive in this great field guide, at once comprehensive and yet small enough to fit in your pocket or pack.
Detailed map to the popular backpacking and climbing area in Kings Canyon National Park's backcountry, primarily accessible from the east side via Bishop Canyon and Big Pine Canyon east of the park.
The latest information on this immense and gorgeous 229,000-acre Sierra Nevada Wilderness, which covers much of the Eastern Sierra south of Tuolumne Meadows.
Peter Croft and Marty Lewis
This long-awaited new edition of the Climbing Guide to the Eastern Sierra — South covers climbs in and around Whitney Portal and the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, and closer to Bishop, Cardinal Pinnacle, Buttermilk Country bouldering, Tablelands bouldering, Pine Creek Canyon and much more.
Covers the entire vast, justly famous park plus adjacent areas.
If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of the Sierra Nevada were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the geologic attractions of the Sierra
Gorgeous map shows the high mountains of miles of the northern Sierra Nevada Range anchored by the Tahoe Basin and the vivid azure depths of Lake Tahoe.
Written & Illustrated by John Muir Laws
This book is a brilliantly illustrated, thoroughly annotated, and uniquely arranged guide that anyone — with or without formal training — can use to identify birds in the Sierra Nevada, from Lassen National Forest in the north through Sequoia National Park in the south.
George Williams III
In this book, George Williams III tells of the gold discovery at Bodie in 1859, the camp's boom in 1879, its long decline, and its present state. This book also details the history and present state of other mining towns and camps in the area: nearby Aurora, Lucky Boy, and many more.
This map covers the 30,000-acre wilderness near
Huntington Lake east of Fresno. Covers 16 small lakes and two prominent peaks.
Most information about this vast national forest west and south of Yosemite Park that is available on one map. Includes large portions of vast Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Trails, campgrounds, and roads are shown.
George Williams III
Illustrations by Dave Comstock
In 1871 a terrible shootout occurred at this Eastern Sierra lake between escaped convicts and a posse, leaving several men dead and wounded. Williams tells the gruesome story of the escape, man hunt and murders based on news accounts of the day.
More than 700 routes are covered in this comprehensive guide to one of California's premier climbing areas
New topo map covers the western portion of Yosemite National Park.
Introductory Essay by Mark A. Schlenz
This fine photographic essay portrays in colorful grandeur eastern California 's unique inland sea, now protected as a National Scenic Area, and the gorgeous Sierra landscape that overlooks it.
Finally there is one map for tavelers visiting the old ghost town of Bodie.
In the vacationer’s paradise called Lake Tahoe Basin, Big Chief is the premier sport climbing crag.
Covers the entire Tahoe Basin and adjacent lands, including entire Tahoe Rim Trail.
Covers the popular high country in and around Tuolumne Meadows in detail, including the entire High Sierra Camps Loop.
This trail map covers all official Valley trails and more with information in five languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese.
Completely covers both parks plus adjacent areas in Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo National Forests plus parts of Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Popular Eastern Sierra trailheads outside Bishop at North Lake, South Lake and Lake Sabrina lead into Kings Canyon high country...
Eastern Sierra's Onion Valley trailhead leading to John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon high country...
Ingenious package for the John Muir Trail hiker! These 13 maps cover the entire JMT.
Detailed map covers the heart of this vast park, including Merced Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Vogelsang, Bridalveil Creek, Hall Research Natural Area, and more.
Covers entire 63,475-acre Desolation Wilderness, plus Echo Lakes, Loon Lake, Wrights Lake, Emerald Bay, and Lake Tahoe's southwest shore.
Eastside access from Lee Vining and Highway 120 (Tioga Pass Road) south to McGee Creek. Includes Minarets, Ritter Range, Devils Postpile, Mammoth Lakes, eastern Ansel Adams Wilderness, northern John Muir Wilderness, and more.
Westside access via Silver City and Mineral King to Sawtooth Pass, Farewell Gap,Franklin Pass, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, High Sierra Trail...
Covers portions of John Muir, Ansel Adams and Dinkey Lakes Wilderness areas, accessed via Bishop Pass, Pine Creek and Rock Creek trailheads on the eastside, plus Piute Pass, Silver Pass, Mono Hot Springs, and more.
Ideal map for the popular hike to top of Half Dome includes Little Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Yosemite Creek, Tenaya Lake, and more.
Detailed map covers the heart of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park's famed backcountry and adjacent areas outside the park.
This lively history, describes life in a small northern Sierra town. It begins with the native Maidu village, then documents the fur traders, the early mines, through years of resorts, stagecoaches and stage robbers, and lumbering.
Covers entire 113,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness, northwest portion of Yosemite Park, and Cherry Lake area west of Yosemite.
Eastside access around Bridgeport, west of Highway 395 from Highway 108 south to Conway Summit. Includes Twin Lakes, Leavitt Meadows, and Yosemite North Boundary area. Includes 2009 wilderness additions.
Detailed map to this 308,000-acre wilderness in the southern Sierra includes Kern and Little Kern Rivers, Mineral King, Mountain Home State Forest, and more.
Sequoia Park westside trailheads plus eastside Whitney Portal trailhead lead to Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness...
Twenty great images by Dennis Flaherty of this mysterious inland sea, plus a short introductory essay.
Eastern Sierra access via Mammoth Lakes, Agnew Meadows, and June Lakes Loop to Ansel Adams Wilderness and Devils Postpile National Monument, including Thousand Island Lake and the Minarets.
Detailed map of Mt. Whitney and vicinity includes Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Rock Creek, and Cottonwood Lakes.
Covers the ancient lake due east of Yosemite Park, including Mono Basin Scenic Area, Lee Vining, Mono Lake County Park, Panum Crater, and more.