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Table Of Contents

Introduction
How to Use This Book
Safety
Leave No Trace in the Wilderness
Plan Ahead & Prepare
On the Trail
At Camp
Pack It In, Pack It Out
Leave What You Find
Minimize Use & Impact of Fires
The Land
Snowy Range
A Ridge of High Peaks
Flora & Fauna
The Sierra Foothills
The Sierra Forest
History
California Natives
Spanish California
American Pioneers
Mountain Men
The Fremont Explorations
The California Trail
The Mother Lode
The Gold Rush
California Today
Sierra Nevada Today
The Sierra Crest
Getting Here & Getting Around
Across the Sierra Crest
Road Conditions
Information
General Information
State Parks
National Forests
National Parks
Other Public Land
Fishing & Hunting
Transportation
The Eastern Sierra
Owens Valley
Adventures on Foot
Dome Lands Wilderness
Golden Trout Wilderness
Kennedy Meadows
Lone Pine
The Mt. Whitney Trail
Meysan Lake
Backpacking to Mt. Whitney
Cottonwood Lakes
Adventures on Water
Independence
Big Pine
Onion Valley
North Fork Trail
Fishing Between Lone Pine & Big Pine
Public Campgrounds – Lone Pine to Bishop
Private Campgrounds – Lone Pine to Bishop
Bishop
Adventures on Foot - Bishop to Mammoth
Hiking
Rock Climbing the Gorge
Adventures on Wheels - Bishop
Biking
Camping
Public Campgrounds – Bishop to Mammoth
Private Campgrounds – Bishop to Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes
Adventures on Snow
Cross-Country Skiing
Bishop & Mammoth Wilderness Packers
Self-Guided Trails
The Devil’s Postpile
June Lake/Mammoth Lakes
Adventures On Foot
Adventures on Horseback
Packers
Adventures on Wheels
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
June Lake
Downhill Skiing
Nordic Skiing
Dogsledding
Ice Climbing
Mono Lake
What to See & Do
Mono Craters
Adventures On Water
Fishing along the Eastern Slopes
Public Campgrounds – June Lake to Bridgeport
Private Campgrounds
Bodie
Bridgeport
Mono County Courthouse
Mono County Museum
Mono Lake to Bridgeport
Eastern Sierra Outfitters
Lone Pine/Big Pine/Bishop
On Foot
On Horseback
On Wheels
On Water
Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake/Bridgeport
Camping & Outdoor Gear
Nevada & Lake Tahoe
Carson City
Virginia City
The Castle
Comstock Mine
Belcher Mine
Mark Twain
Lake Tahoe
Tahoe History
Fremont
After Statehood
Lake Tahoe Today
Local Transportation
Family Activities
Trout Farm
Sleigh Rides
Teen Activities
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Casinos
Vista Trail
Granite Chief Wilderness
Mokelumne Wilderness
Mount Rose Wilderness
Other Trails
Rock Climbing
Golfing
Tennis
Mountain Biking in Nevada
Off-Highway Vehicles
Boating
North Lake Tahoe Cruises
Water Skiing, Windsurfing & Jet Skiing
Scuba Diving
Parasailing
Fishing
Rafting
Skiing
Alpine Meadows Ski Area
Boreal Ski Area
Camp Richardson
Clair Tappan Lodge
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Donner Ski Ranch
Granlibakken at Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Ski Resort
Hope Valley Cross-Country Center
Kirkwood
Lakeview Cross Country Skiing
Northstar-At-Tahoe
Mount Rose
Plumas Eureka Ski Bowl
Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort
Sierra At Tahoe Ski Resort
Ski Homewood
Soda Springs
Spooner Lake
Sugar Bowl
Squaw Valley USA
Tahoe Donner
Tahoe Donner Cross-Country
Backcountry Adventures
Snowmobiling
Where to Stay
South Lake Tahoe
Campgrounds in the Tahoe Basin
Public Campgrounds
Where to Dine
Stateline
Lake Tahoe Outfitters
General
In the Air
On Snow
Leaving Tahoe
Reno
Airlines
Rental Cars
Other Ground Transportation
Where to Stay in Reno
Where to Dine in Reno
The Western Sierra
Gold Country North
Climate
Grass Valley
Lola Montez House
Where to Stay in Grass Valley
Where to Dine in Grass Valley
Auburn
Where to Stay in Auburn
Where to Dine in Auburn
Coloma
Where to Stay in Coloma
Tahoe to Placerville
Placerville
Where to Stay in Placerville
Where to Dine in Placerville
Folsom
Sacramento
Ground Transportation
American Trappers
“Old Sacramento”
Sacramento Today
Railroad Museum
Towe Ford Museum
Old Sacramento Walking Tour
Other Attractions
Gold Country North Adventures
Bicycling
Off-Road Driving
South Fork
Gold Country North Outfitters
Where to Stay in Sacramento
Where to Dine in Sacramento
Tahoe Campgrounds
Gold Country South
The Golden Chain
Bear Valley
Where to Stay in Bear Valley
Gold Country South Adventures
The John Muir Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail
When to Go
Rules & Regulations
Trail Restrictions
Wilderness Permits
Campsite Restrictions
Trail Mishaps
Other Precautions
Spelunking
California Caverns
Mercer Caverns
Mountain Biking
Eldorado National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
Four-Wheel Driving
Merced River
Other Rivers for Whitewater Rafting
Routes Home or to the Parks
Mariposa
Where to Stay in Mariposa
Oakhurst
Gold Country South Outfitters
General Outfitters
Yosemite National Park
Western Routes to the Park
Sacramento to Yosemite
Los Angeles to Yosemite
192 The Tioga Road – The Eastern Approach to Yosemite
The Great Sierra Wagon Road
Upgrading of the Tioga Road
The Tioga Road Today
History of the Park
Yosemite’s Formative Years
Valley Saved for Posterity
A Common Danger
Muir Follows the Dictates of His Heart
First Visit
Yosemite Today
Glacier Point
Half Dome
From the Top of Half Dome
Mirror Lake
Sunnyside Ranch
Mount Watkins
Shuttle Buses & Park Services
Hunting
Activities for Children
Park Animals
Valley Bus Tours
A Helping Hand For Yosemite
Adventures In Yosemite
Valley Floor Trails
Yosemite Falls
Vernal & Nevada Falls
South of the Valley
North of Yosemite Valley
Where to Stay in Yosemite Valley
Camping in Yosemite Valley
Tioga Road Campgrounds
Tioga Pass Campgrounds
Other Campsites in the Vicinity of Tioga Road
Group Camps
Reservations
What to See & Do Outside Yosemite Valley
Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
Tuolumne River Rafting
Camping in Stanislaus National Forest
Merced River Hiking
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Yosemite’s Big Trees
Mariposa Grove
Wawona Tree
Yosemite to Mariposa Bus Tours
Mariposa Grove Museum
Tuolumne Grove
Tuolumne Meadows
Where to Stay Outside Yosemite Valley
Campgrounds Outside Yosemite Valley
More Distant Accommodations & Dining
Visalia
Information Sources
South of Yosemite
Sierra National Forest
Nelder Grove
Trails into the Sierra National Forest
Kings Canyon & Sequoia
Hiking Trails
Visitor Centers
Generals Highway
Grant Grove
Grant Grove Visitor Center
The General Grant Tree
Converse Basin
Moro Rock–Crescent Meadow Road
Redwood Canyon
Crystal Cave
Hume Lake
Campgrounds in Sequoia & Kings Canyon
Campground Regulations
Sequoia Campgrounds
Park Information Sources
Fresno
What to See & Do in Fresno
Adventures Near Fresno
Kings River
Mammoth Pool Reservoir
Tule River
Where to Stay in Fresno
Where to Dine in Fresno
Bakersfield
Where to Stay in Bakersfield
Where to Dine in Bakersfield
Sequoia National Forest
South of Yosemite Outfitters
Appendices
Appendix A
Fishing Regulations
Appendix B
Special Passes
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Sierra Nevada Travel Guide

Sierra Nevada Travel Guide

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Published by Hunter Publishing
Between Mt. Whitney and Lake Tahoe is the true Sierra Nevada, a land of granite, glacial ice and alpine lakes. Here you will find forests of giant sequoias, wildflowered meadows and steep V-shaped river canyons. Among the areas this guide explores: The Eastern Sierra, including Mammoth Lakes and Mono Lake Nevada and Lake Tahoe The Western Sierra, encompassing Gold Country Yosemite Kings Canyon, Sequoia and the Sierra National Forest You'll read about the local history and get basic travel information, from contact numbers and addresses for tourism bureaus and outfitters to airlines and rental cars. You'll discover the towns and attractions, including the best lodging and dining spots. The adventure sections are packed with detailed advice on how to explore the region on foot, on horseback, on water, on wheels and on snow.

Adventure Guides are the perfect travel companion for the modern explorer. Whether you're looking to backpack around your home state or boost the number of stamps in your passport by traveling overseas, these books will heighten your travel experience. Our team of knowledgeable authors offers comprehensive introductions that cover history, geography, climate, when to go, transportation, planning and culture. Region-by-region, the books then delve into the heart of the area, with driving tours and side trips to the best museums, historic sites and shops. But the focus is on activities, and you'll learn about the best spots for diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, biking, rock climbing and more. Extensive listings of recommended tour operators, too. Select places to stay and eat, as well as regional festivals and celebrations. California's magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range packs a punch when it comes to adventuring. Walk along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, through King's Canyon, up to the top of Mount Whitney, and swim in Lake Tahoe. Yosemite National Park, glistening Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia -- all are explored in thorough detail. Excellent historical sections delve into this region's fascinating past.

"...intended for the adventure-minded travelers with special affection for the outdoors and nature. Each Adventure Guide packs in outdoor-oriented activities set in different regions. There's something for nearly everyone." Midwest Book Review

"California's magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range packs a punch when it comes to adventuring. Join local author Wilbur Morrison as he walks you along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, through King's Canyon, up to the top of Mount Whitney, and swimming in Lake Tahoe. Offering tips on exploring this fantastic area alone, Morrison also lists local outfitters who can help you plan a horseback riding trip, a hike, a biking excursion or an overnight trek." Amazon customer

Get the Amazon Kindle eBook at www.amazon.com/Adventure-Sierra-Nevada-Guides-ebook/dp/B0021AEKR6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238762411&sr=1-1.

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Between Mt. Whitney and Lake Tahoe is the true Sierra Nevada, a land of granite, glacial ice and alpine lakes. Here you will find forests of giant sequoias, wildflowered meadows and steep V-shaped river canyons. Among the areas this guide explores: The Eastern Sierra, including Mammoth Lakes and Mono Lake Nevada and Lake Tahoe The Western Sierra, encompassing Gold Country Yosemite Kings Canyon, Sequoia and the Sierra National Forest You'll read about the local history and get basic travel information, from contact numbers and addresses for tourism bureaus and outfitters to airlines and rental cars. You'll discover the towns and attractions, including the best lodging and dining spots. The adventure sections are packed with detailed advice on how to explore the region on foot, on horseback, on water, on wheels and on snow.

Adventure Guides are the perfect travel companion for the modern explorer. Whether you're looking to backpack around your home state or boost the number of stamps in your passport by traveling overseas, these books will heighten your travel experience. Our team of knowledgeable authors offers comprehensive introductions that cover history, geography, climate, when to go, transportation, planning and culture. Region-by-region, the books then delve into the heart of the area, with driving tours and side trips to the best museums, historic sites and shops. But the focus is on activities, and you'll learn about the best spots for diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, biking, rock climbing and more. Extensive listings of recommended tour operators, too. Select places to stay and eat, as well as regional festivals and celebrations. California's magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range packs a punch when it comes to adventuring. Walk along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, through King's Canyon, up to the top of Mount Whitney, and swim in Lake Tahoe. Yosemite National Park, glistening Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia -- all are explored in thorough detail. Excellent historical sections delve into this region's fascinating past.

"...intended for the adventure-minded travelers with special affection for the outdoors and nature. Each Adventure Guide packs in outdoor-oriented activities set in different regions. There's something for nearly everyone." Midwest Book Review

"California's magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range packs a punch when it comes to adventuring. Join local author Wilbur Morrison as he walks you along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, through King's Canyon, up to the top of Mount Whitney, and swimming in Lake Tahoe. Offering tips on exploring this fantastic area alone, Morrison also lists local outfitters who can help you plan a horseback riding trip, a hike, a biking excursion or an overnight trek." Amazon customer

Get the Amazon Kindle eBook at www.amazon.com/Adventure-Sierra-Nevada-Guides-ebook/dp/B0021AEKR6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238762411&sr=1-1.

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