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by Jeffrey P. Schaffer

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  • ISBN 0899973280
  • ISBN13 978-0899973289
  • Language English
  • Author Jeffrey P. Schaffer
  • Publisher Wilderness Press; Fourth Edition edition (August 26, 2003)
  • Pages 206
  • Formats azw txt lrf mbr
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory United States
  • Size ePub 1745 kb
  • Size Fb2 1553 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 648

This is the most comprehensive guidebook to Lake Tahoe's finest hiking area. It offers you: 32 accurately described hiking trips in four areas: Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, South Fork American River (trails south of Highway 50), and Upper Truckee River (trails north of Highway 88 and west of Highway 89).

Why not follow the example of the Yosemite National Park Service and other hiking books, and include a "trail profile" image for each hike? This image shows distance on the horizontal axis and elevation on the vertical axis, with text labels to indicate specific landmarks or trail junctions along the way.

This is the best book to get for hiking around Lake Tahoe - it is written clearly with step by step descriptions of each hike, the flora and fauna of the area and the difficulty level for . Definitely a must when visiting the Tahoe basin area.

This is the best book to get for hiking around Lake Tahoe - it is written clearly with step by step descriptions of each hike, the flora and fauna of the area and the difficulty level for each hike. Recently Viewed and Featured.

This is the most comprehensive guidebook to Lake Tahoe's finest hiking area

This is the most comprehensive guidebook to Lake Tahoe's finest hiking area. It offers you: 32 accurately described hiking trips in four areas: Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, South Fork American River (trails south of Highway 50), and Upper Truckee River (trails north of Highway 88 and west of Highway 89). Get A Copy.

The Desolation Wilderness is a 63,960-acre (25. km2) federally protected wilderness area in the Eldorado National Forest and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, in El Dorado County, California

The Desolation Wilderness is a 63,960-acre (25. km2) federally protected wilderness area in the Eldorado National Forest and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, in El Dorado County, California. The crest of the Sierra Nevada runs through it, just west of Lake Tahoe. Before European settlement in the mid-19th century, there is evidence this area was used by the Washoe. After, it was known at times as "Devil's Valley," and most often used for cattle grazing.

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This Desolation Wilderness guidebook lists 32 different hikes for various tastes and abilities, from short jaunts to extended backpacking trips.

Other books by Jeffrey P. Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Wilderness Press first published its book on the Pacific Crest Trail in June 1973, over 30 years ago. Hiker’s Guide to the High Sierra: Tuolumne Meadows (with Thomas Winnett). Hiker’s Guide to the High Sierra: Yosemite.

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Skunk Black
The book has some good information, but I would have preferred it listed the elevation gain with the mileage out and back for each hike/backpack. There is a lot of information about trees and other flora that some would find helpful. Probably should be updated to current information, for example, how to get permits on line.
Arilak
Good book
Tiainar
Great book for planning your next backpacking trip. It's very detailed and informative. A must have if you do much hiking in the High Serrias.
Opimath
This is a nice book with a serious flaw. To understand this flaw, think about why one might buy a hiking book. Reason 1: to find out what trails exist in a given region, and how to find those trails (ie, the directions to the trailhead for each trail). Reason 2: to get detailed information about specific trails.

For me, the most important information about a specific trail is the distance in miles to one or more points on the trail and the elevations at various points along the trail. If we are deciding which trail to walk, we need to know how difficult the trail is. Difficulty is a function of BOTH distance and elevation change.

Remarkably, this book provides no information about elevations at any point on any trail described, not even the elevation at the trailhead or at the furthest destination reached on the trail. This is unusual among hiking books, and it is a SERIOUS OMISSION.

The book includes small reproductions of portions of topographic maps at the back, but the elevation numbers on the maps are rare (mainly summits) and it would take a long time to decipher the contours for each trail. I pay money for a book assuming someone has already done that for me, and summarized the information in the description of each trail.

Why not follow the example of the Yosemite National Park Service and other hiking books, and include a "trail profile" image for each hike? This image shows distance on the horizontal axis and elevation on the vertical axis, with text labels to indicate specific landmarks or trail junctions along the way. If there are side trails or alternate routes, choose one route for the main profile and add separate profiles below that for the segments of the trail that differ. Or at least state the elevations for the final destination of each side trail.

Aside from this serious flaw, it seems like a good book. The trail descriptions appear to be clear, and the organization and layout are good. The photographs of lakes set in granite bowls are superb.