This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously.
Author: Inga Aksamit
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously. Written in journal style, the author's description of the majestic scenery, comradery of trail friends and challenges of the terrain are engaging and informative.
In a 1935 report on the High Sierra packing business , pack outfits estimated that
they served 751500 persons a year per outfit . ... In a USDA study of a proposal to
add the north and middle forks of the San Joaquin drainage to Yosemite National
Park in 1955 , use levels in this area were portrayed as very low : In the ... Use of
the John Muir trail in and out of the park through Donahue Pass , is very light .
"Going on a thru-hike? The daunting task of preparing meals for a long-distance trek just got easier. Here is a comprehensive guide to planning fast, wholesome, high energy meals with minimal additives and preservatives.
Author: Inga Aksamit
"Going on a thru-hike? The daunting task of preparing meals for a long-distance trek just got easier. Here is a comprehensive guide to planning fast, wholesome, high energy meals with minimal additives and preservatives. Tips for boosting calories and protein are provided, as well as insights about nutrition, equipment, resupply, and food safety. More than a dozen tasty recipes made from freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients have been trail tested and reviewed by long-distance hikers. The prep work is done at home so these delicious meals can be brought to life on the trail with nothing more than a warm water soak." -- Back cover.
The few more miles along the trail proved to be both fragrant and musical. ...
Mormon honey, attracted hummingbirds and western meadowlarks that
translated the highs and lows of the surrounding rock walls with commensurate
notes. ... John Muir had it right, though—hike only with bread crumbs, tea leaves,
Author: Richard F. Fleck
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
Inspired by his ranger days in Rocky Mountain National Park more than forty five years ago as well as more recent rambles, Richard Fleck has created these descriptive essays that take readers from shimmering desert heat to snowy summits. Fleck has expanded his acclaimed book Breaking Through the Clouds (2004) to create a new book that concentrates on the intermountain American West. This edition includes counterpoint experiences in the desert, canyon lands, and dry prairie far below the summits of the lofty peaks, such as Death Valley, Grand Gulch, Grand Canyon, and the Great Sand Dunes. His literary model was Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire and his intent is to involve readers with an equally potent but different kind of natural reality. Fleck says, “After all, do not mountains rise out of deserts and dry lands? Mountains and surrounding deserts should not be separated.” The mountains are a constant source of spiritual renewal for this author, enabling him to become more aware and whole.
The Essential Guide to Hiking America's Most Famous Trail Elizabeth Wenk.
morning will ... The National Outdoor Leadership School recommends squatting
or sitting as low as possible and wrapping your arms around your legs. ...
Tuolumne Meadows, at 8,600 feet, has highs in the 70s throughout July and
August. At night ...
Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Elizabeth Wenk's authoritative guide describes the 212-mile John Muir Trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. John Muir Trail provides all the necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations, food resupplies, trailhead amenities, and travel from nearby cities. Useful essentials are updated GPS coordinates and maps for prominent campsites (along with an updated list of sites along the trail), trail junctions, bear boxes, and other points of interest. The trail descriptions also include natural and human history to provide a workout for both body and mind — a must-have for any Muir Trail enthusiast. Note that the text includes the southbound trail description, while the full guide with the northbound description is available as a separate ebook product.
The Essential Guide to Hiking America's Most Famous Trail Elizabeth Wenk. the
seriousness of ... The National Outdoor Leadership School recommends
squatting or sitting as low as possible and wrapping your arms around your legs.
... Tuolumne Meadows, at 8,600 feet, has highs in the 70s throughout July and
Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
This is a complete, digital-only South-to-North edition of the best-selling John Muir Trail Lizzy Wenk's authoritative guide describes the 212-mile John Muir Trail, running from the summit of Mt. Whitney to Yosemite Valley. It provides all the necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations, food resupplies, trailhead amenities, and travel from nearby cities. Useful essentials are updated GPS coordinates and maps for prominent campsites (along with an updated list of sites along the trail), trail junctions, bear boxes, and other points of interest. The trail descriptions also include natural and human history to provide a workout for both body and mind -- a must-have for any Muir Trail enthusiast.
Trekkerman is a tour-de-force with references to legendary personalities of the Great Outdoors-John Muir, Colin Fletcher, Maurice Herzog and more. This book belongs in the library of hikers, trekkers, climbers, and pilgrims.
Author: Ric Samulski
Category: Sports & Recreation
"Trekkerman is about a man who finds wonderment around every bend in the trail, every turn in the road, and every twist on the path of life. This entertaining and informative book puts the reader in Ric Samulski's shoes as he travels through his own "Bucket List" of treks that he began when he turned 60." -Fred Pflughoft, author/photographer, Wind River Range Impressions, Wyoming Wild & Beautiful, Great Lodges of the National Parks "This is the book I've been looking for. At the age of sixty, Ric Samulski began undertaking long-distance treks, including Scotland's West Highland Way, Nepal's Annapurna Circuit, and Patagonia's Paine Circuit. Trekkerman is a tour-de-force with references to legendary personalities of the Great Outdoors-John Muir, Colin Fletcher, Maurice Herzog and more. This book belongs in the library of hikers, trekkers, climbers, and pilgrims." -Bill "Skywalker" Walker, author, Skywalker: Highs and Lows on the Pacific Crest Trail, Skywalker - Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail, The Best Way: El Camino de Santiago "I'm hearing great things about Ric's book. I'm only sorry that I'm not around to read it." -John Muir (1838-1914), author, A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Niagara Falls, NY native, Ric Samulski received a B.A in history from Niagara University. He and his wife, Rosemary, moved to Wyoming and began exploring its mountains and wilderness areas. After teaching in the public high school in Riverton, WY, and then on the Wind River Indian Reservation, he and Rosemary published The Pinedale Roundup, Pinedale's weekly newspaper. He and his wife spend summers in Pinedale, hiking in the Wind Rivers, and winters in New Mexico, near the Gila Wilderness.
Enter at Kearsarge Pass, to John Muir Trail, out Baxter Pass Team 1, May 1321 –
Thomas Harris, Will Pfitzner, Lydia Allen, Ann Margaret ... Where the snowfall
depths were record highs in 2011, in 2013 they were near record low levels.
Author: Jerry Barker, Ed.D.
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Sports & Recreation
They were mostly inexperienced campers, “raising their hands” to take a big risk, exchanging their comfortable lives for a difficult week of mountaineering. Over 135 college students and alumni tell stories and share memories of teamwork and testing, disappointment and triumph. They pushed their limits, believed in themselves, and took time for personal reflection. Sometimes pain -- sore muscles, altitude sickness, and frozen toes -- seemed insurmountable. Yet in memory, overcoming physical challenges remains a source of great satisfaction. Persisting when they most want to quit teaches young people to think big. Exhaustion and discomfort can be dispelled by camaraderie and humility. In their futures, finding solutions to tough problems will require truly exceptional leadership. Whether they are called to lead, asked to lead, or forced to lead, all who dared those summits will be better prepared to meet any challenge they will face.
Author: Charles P. WohlforthPublish On: 1999-04-09
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Author: Charles P. Wohlforth
The Complete Family Vacation Guide to America's Most Popular National Parks A coast-to-coast selection of our favorite parks, seashores, and recreation areas for families, from Cape Cod and the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon and Yosemite Straightforward strategies for seeing the parks with your kids, from when to go to how much time to allot—plus complete details on all park facilities Candid, no-nonsense reviews of campgrounds and other family-friendly lodging, with insider tips on navigating the national park service reservation system Activities and adventures for the whole family: biking, canoeing, fishing, easy nature walks, horseback riding, swimming, exploring tide pools, whale watching, and more Creative, fun-filled ways to make the most of your time with your kids: illustrations to help you identify plants and animals, stories to read aloud, car games, and more Where to dine in and outside the parks, both "low stress" and "best behavior" choices and perfect picnic spots Frommer's. The Name You Can Trust. Find us online at www.frommers.com
Winter daily high temperatures average around 5°C ( 40 ' sF ) ; lows are only a
few degrees below 0°C ( in the 20 ' s F ) . ... Among the potential hazards you
may encounter in the lava tubes are low ceilings , steep trails and stairways , and
uneven footing . Take more than one ... This virgin stand of coastal redwoods was
named for John Muir , conservationist and co - founder of the Sierra Club .
... Basin are often extreme , with wide swings from nighttime lows to daytime highs and from stormy days to sunny days . ... Overnight Use : Permits are
required for overnight stays in the Ansel Adams Wilderness and John Muir
Author: Michael C. White
Features 100 trips in Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite national parks, and more. Directions, difficulty ratings, elevation change, photos, topo maps and info on lodging and eateries.
If you expect John Muir first laid to simply drive through , you will probably eyes
on this region of be disappointed : The panoramic views ... summer months ,
Yosemite National Park , to the north , in daytime highs usually run from the 70s
to terms of rugged Sierra beauty . ... range from on uncrowded trails , or to trek
into the the low 20s to mid - 40s , with overnight lows rugged grandeur of the
Author: Chelsea S. Mauldin
Offers advice on planning trips to fifty top American destinations; includes information on sightseeing, outdoor activities, shopping, and entertainment; and recommends hotels and restaurants
Among them are North Palisade , Split Mountain , Tyndall , Williamson , Russell ,
Barnard , Whitney , Muir , Langley , Thunderbolt , and Mount Sill . ... In the Owens
Valley , Bishop has January average low and high temperatures of 21 ° and 53 °
while the July temperatures range from 55 ° to 95 ° on the ... Each year hundreds
of hikers follow a trail to the top of Mt. Whitney . ... The county is named for
Edward Kern , topographer on John C. Fremont's third expedition to California in