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 best known scenic and geologic attractions in the Sierra.
Vivid descriptions are enhanced by detailed directions, location maps and abundant illustrations. Konigsmark covers the vast area ranging from Mt. Whitney and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park in the south to Nevada City and Sierra Buttes in the north.
This guide will help readers understand the geologic processes that have made the Sierra one of the most beautiful and enjoyed places on earth. The author's lifelong love and study of the Sierra is evident throughout this fascinating and cogent guide.
320 pages, 5½" x 8½", full-color cover, 122 photographs, 27 tables and charts, 92 maps, 22 diagrammatic sketches, glossary, index. Published by GeoPress.
ISBN 0-9661316-5-7 trade paper
Updates & Corrections for 2020 printing
- Pages 82 & 83: In directions at top, it’s Hwy. 136, not Hwy. 130.
- Pages 150 & 152: Vikingsholm phone number is now 530-525-5592.
- Page 154, bottom: Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum phone number is now 530-541-5458.
- Page 196: Phone number for Gold Bug Mine is now 530-642-5207.
- Page 210: Phone number for California Caverns is now 888-488-1960.
- Page 214: Phone number for Columbia State Historic Park
is now 209-588-9128.
Phone number for Columbia State Historic Park Museum is now 209-532-3184.
Currently no Phone number for Miner’s Cabin.
- Page 274: Phone number for Lodgepole Visitor Center is now 559-565-4436.
Phone number for Foothills Visitor Center is now 559-565-3341.
- Page 278: Phone number for Boyden Cavern is now 888-965-8243.