Explore California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains with books and maps from Bored Feet Press

Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Bishop to Lone Pine

Sharon Giacomazzi

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.


Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons
Sonora Pass to Pine Creek

Sharon Giacomazzi

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


Mount Whitney
Mountain Lore from the Whitney Store, 2nd Edition

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.


Sierra Nevada Topographic Map

Imus Geographics

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.


Eastern Sierra Hot Springs
The Complete Guide to Eastern Sierra Recreational Hot Springs

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.


Sierra Stories
Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues

Gary Noy

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.


Angels in the Wilderness
The True Story of One Woman’s Survival Against All Odds

Amy Racina

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


Trails and Tales of Yosemite and the Central Sierra
A Guide for Hikers and History Buffs

Sharon Giacomazzi

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.


Gold Fever
San Francisco 1851

Ken Salter

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.


A Day in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Photographs by Dennis Flaherty, Essays by Mark A. Schlenz

Reflects the inspiring beauty of these trees of light in stunning photographic images that give rare glimpses into the seasons of their lives as they are sculpted by wind, ice, and time.


Walk the Sky
Following the John Muir Trail

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.


The Spirit of the River

Diane McCarthy

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.


Yosemite Adventures
50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

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 High Sierra of California

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.


California Road Trip
A Climber's Guide Northern California

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.


Muir Ramble Route
Walking from San Francisco to Yosemite In the Footsteps of John Muir

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.


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Generals Highway

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.


Mark Twain and the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Revised Edition

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.


Yosemite Epics
Tales of Adventure from America's Greatest Playground

Matt Johanson
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.


Nature Journal with John Muir

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.


Ansel Adams Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Geologic Trips
Sierra Nevada

Ted Konigsmark

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


Bishop Area Rock Climbs
3rd Edition

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.


Yosemite National Park Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the entire vast, justly famous park plus adjacent areas.


Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide

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.


Lake Tahoe Map

Bluewater Maps

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.


The Palisades Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

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.


The Guide to Bodie and Eastern Sierra Historic Sites

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.


Sierra National Forest Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

This map covers the 30,000-acre wilderness near Huntington Lake east of Fresno. Covers 16 small lakes and two prominent peaks.


The Murders at Convict Lake

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.


The Bodie Hills Map

Tom Harrison

Finally there is one map for tavelers visiting the old ghost town of Bodie.


Hetch Hetchy Trail Map

Tom Harrison

New topo map covers the western portion of Yosemite National Park.


Owens River Gorge Climbs, 10th Edition
The Climbing Guide To The Owens River Gorge

Marty Lewis

More than 700 routes are covered in this comprehensive guide to one of California's premier climbing areas


Mono Lake:
Mirror of Imagination

Dennis Flaherty
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.


Big Chief Area Climbs
The Climbing Guide To The Big Chief Area, Lake Tahoe

Marek Hajek

In the vacationer’s paradise called Lake Tahoe Basin, Big Chief is the premier sport climbing crag.


Tuolumne Meadows and High Sierra Camp Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the popular high country in and around Tuolumne Meadows in detail, including the entire High Sierra Camps Loop.


Lake Tahoe & Tahoe Rim Trail Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the entire Tahoe Basin and adjacent lands, including entire Tahoe Rim Trail.


Map of Yosemite Valley

Tom Harrison

This trail map covers all official Valley trails and more with information in five languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese.


Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Recreation Map

Tom Harrison

Completely covers both parks plus adjacent areas in Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo National Forests plus parts of Giant Sequoia National Monument.


Bishop Pass North Lake-South Lake Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Popular Eastern Sierra trailheads outside Bishop at North Lake, South Lake and Lake Sabrina lead into Kings Canyon high country...


Kearsarge Pass-Rae Lakes Loop Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Eastern Sierra's Onion Valley trailhead leading to John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon high country...


Exploring Mammoth Lakes
Four Seasons of Eastern Sierra Adventure

Mark A. Schlenz, Photography by Dennis Flaherty

Experience the beauty of the Mammoth Lakes region with this colorful and informative new guidebook.


Yosemite High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


The Central Sierra Walker's Companion:
Shaver, Florence & Huntington Lakes Region

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.


Desolation Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 63,475-acre Desolation Wilderness, plus Echo Lakes, Loon Lake, Wrights Lake, Emerald Bay, and Lake Tahoe's southwest shore.


John Muir Trail Map-Pack

Tom Harrison

Ingenious package for the John Muir Trail hiker! These 13 maps cover the entire JMT.


Mammoth High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Mineral King Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Westside access via Silver City and Mineral King to Sawtooth Pass, Farewell Gap,Franklin Pass, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, High Sierra Trail...


Kings Canyon High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map covers the heart of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park's famed backcountry and adjacent areas outside the park.


Mono Lake:
Postcard Book

Dennis Flaherty

Twenty great images by Dennis Flaherty of this mysterious inland sea, plus a short introductory essay.


Mt. Whitney High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Sequoia Park westside trailheads plus eastside Whitney Portal trailhead lead to Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness...


Eastern Sierra
Twenty Postcards

Dennis Flaherty

Twenty powerful color images of the remarkable landscape on the steep side of one of the world 's great mountain ranges.


Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Covers entire 113,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness, northwest portion of Yosemite Park, and Cherry Lake area west of Yosemite.


Mono Divide High Country Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Hoover Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Woodleaf Legacy
Story of a California Gold Rush Town

Rosemary Mossinger

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.


Devils Postpile Minarets Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Mono Lake Map

Tom Harrison

Covers the ancient lake due east of Yosemite Park, including Mono Basin Scenic Area, Lee Vining, Mono Lake County Park, Panum Crater, and more.


Mt. Whitney Zone Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map of Mt. Whitney and vicinity includes Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Rock Creek, and Cottonwood Lakes.


Half Dome Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Ideal map for the popular hike to top of Half Dome includes Little Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Yosemite Creek, Tenaya Lake, and more.


Golden Trout Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

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.


Mammoth Area Rock Climbs, 3rd Edition
The Climbing Guide To The Eastern Sierra—North

Not currently available from Bored Feet. New edition due Summer, 2014




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