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Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue

Big Walls, Swift Waters: Epic Stories from Yosemite Search and Rescue Lowest new price: $15.22
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Author: Charles R. "Butch" Farabee

WINNER, 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards—Instructional Category

The men and women of Yosemite Search and Rescue work around the clock, ready to respond at any hour in any weather. It’s not all helicopter heroics and plucking unlucky rock jocks off The Nose of El Capitan. It also means helping the teen with the busted ankle on the Mist Trail, finding the missing child in Tuolumne Meadows, and rescuing the newlywed clinging to a slick rock after her raft implodes.

Most of Yosemite’s nearly 4 million annual visitors leave the park without a scratch. For a few, however, a vacation in this world-famous land of cliffs and waterfalls takes a turn for the terrifying. That’s where the YOSAR team comes in.

Author and legendary YOSAR team member Butch Farabee relates epic tales of endurance and survival, misadventure and fatal consequences. Also included are:
the origins of Search and Rescue in the national parks, including the U.S. Army’s key role;
advice for staying safe in the park;
profiles of SAR pros who do this dangerous work every day;
stories about YODOGS and animal rescues;
innovative techniques developed in Yosemite and now used around the world;
photos and descriptions of top-tier gear used by this world-class team of medics, climbers, and swift-water experts;
stats that any adventure geek will love;
and, of course, plenty of helicopters!
A must-read for thrill-seekers, armchair travelers, national park novices, and expert explorers alike. Get the inside story on the elite YOSAR team, and get inspired (and informed) for adventure anywhere!



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Yosemite NW: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

Yosemite NW: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map) Lowest new price: $5.46
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Author: National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated
Brand: National Geographic Maps
Model: NatGeo Maps: Trails Illustrated

• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map

National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Yosemite NW: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts by combining valuable information with unmatched detail of this magnificent region of Yosemite National Park. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and others, the map's coverage extends from the park's northwestern border to the White Wolf area and features key points of interest of Yosemite Wilderness including Lake Eleanor, Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River, Tilden Lake and Pate Valley as well as the Emigrant Wilderness in the neighboring Stanislaus National Forest.

Get off the beaten path and back again by following precisely mapped trails with mileage markers, including portions of the Pacific Crest and John Muir trails, which are both highlighted. To aid in your navigation of the region, the map includes contour lines, elevations, labeled peaks and summits, water features and selected waypoints. Some of the marked recreation features are campgrounds, campsites, fee stations and ski areas. Ranger stations are clearly marked as well. Also included are camping, hiking, wilderness permit, and safety information.

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

Other features found on this map include: Emigrant Wilderness, Lake Eleanor, Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park.

  • Map Scale = 1:40,000
  • Sheet Size = 36" x 22"
  • Folded Size = 4" x 7.5"


  • Scale: 1 : 80000
  • Folded Dimensions: 4.25 x 9.25
  • Waterproof: yes
  • Recommended Use: Hiking, backpacking in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park area

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Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park

Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park Lowest new price: $17.03
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Author: Allen F. Glazner
Brand: Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company

Few places in the nation rival Yosemite National Park for vertigo-inducing cliffs, plunging waterfalls, and stunning panoramic views of granite peaks. Many of the features that visitors find most tantalizing about Yosemite have unique and compelling geologic stories―tales that continue to unfold today in vivid, often destructive ways. While visiting more than twenty-seven amazing sites, you’ll discover why many of Yosemite’s domes shed rock shells like onion layers, what happens when a volcano erupts under a glacial lake, and why rocks seem to be almost continually tumbling from the region’s cliffs. With a multitude of colorful photos and illustrations, and prose tooled for the lay reader, Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park will help you read the landscape the way a geologist does.
The Geology Underfoot series encourages you to get out of your car for an up-close look at rocks and landforms. These books inform and enlighten, no matter how much―or how little―geology you already know. What’s more, they’re simply good reading, on-site or at home.


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Hiking Yosemite National Park (Regional Hiking Series)

Hiking Yosemite National Park (Regional Hiking Series) Lowest new price: $12.70
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Author: Suzanne Swedo

Over 50 hikes in this California national park.

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The Yosemite

The Yosemite Lowest used price: $95.00
Author: John Muir

John Muir writes a beautiful description of the beautiful waterfalls and valleys in Yosemite National Park

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Day Hikes In Yosemite National Park

Day Hikes In Yosemite National Park Lowest new price: $6.34
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Author: Robert Stone
Brand: Globe Pequot Press

Yosemite is one of the world's most loved national parks. The park lies in central California on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Range. It is best known for Yosemite Valley, with its huge granite monoliths and long waterfalls; the rolling, boulder-strewn meadows along the Tuolumne River; and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Sierras. More than 90% of Yosemite is roadless wilderness and home to more than 750 miles of trails.
This collection of 80 day hikes in and around Yosemite provides access to all of the well-known park features as well as many lesser-known trails and destinations. Highlights include incredible waterfalls, granite monoliths, expansive alpine meadows, giant sequoia groves, and unforgettable views from unique perspectives that are only accessible from the hiking trails. Outstanding scenery surrounds every trail regardless of its difficulty.
Companion guides include Day Hikes In Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Day Hikes Around Sonoma County, and Day Hikes Around Napa Valley.



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The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park

The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park Lowest new price: $10.77
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Author: Steven P. Medley

In addition to things to see and do in the major regions of Yosemite, this guidebook also provides reservation information and dining options, suggests hikes and excursions at any level of desired activity, promotes safe enjoyment of the park, and covers major and little-known natural features. Also included are information on roads and gateway communities, tips on how to reserve a campsite or lodging, photos of flora and fauna, and important phone numbers, emails, and web sites, and updated maps. New to this eighth edition are:
•connectivity and technology information;
•a "Hike Smart" safety section with loads of tips;
•all new photographs.

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Yosemite National Park: A Complete Hikers Guide

Yosemite National Park: A Complete Hikers Guide Lowest new price: $9.25
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Author: Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Brand: Wilderness Press

Virtually every single trail in Yosemite National Park is described in this classic guidebook, together with the scenery and natural history found along each trail. View the soaring granite cliffs and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley, or take in the breathtaking vista from Glacier Point. Explore the impressive groves of giant sequoias and hike the spectacular, glacier-carved backcountry. The major trails leading into the park are also described in equal detail—trails in the Emigrant, Hoover, and Ansel Adams wildernesses. Also included is the most up-to-date, topographic map available of Yosemite and vicinity, showing over 1000 miles of trails, all of them personally hiked by the author or his assistant.

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Teddy Roosevelt in California:: The Whistle Stop Tour That Changed America

Teddy Roosevelt in California:: The Whistle Stop Tour That Changed America Lowest new price: $13.12
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Author: Chris Epting

During his whirlwind 1903 tour of the western states, President Theodore Roosevelt paid his first visit to California. In between the appearances and pageantry, he embarked on three days of epic adventure in the wilderness of Yosemite with the famous and influential naturalist John Muir. A lover of the rugged outdoors, Roosevelt was humbled and impressed by the camping trip, which proved to be one of the most important sojourns in presidential history. Through firsthand accounts, speeches and rare photographs, author Chris Epting tells the story of a great and profound journey that had a lasting effect on conservation history and the National Park System.

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Our National Parks

Our National Parks Lowest new price: $16.99
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Author: John Muir

For every person who has experienced the beauty of the mountains and felt humbled by comparison.

John Muir’s Our National Parks—reissued to encourage, and inspire travelers, campers, and contemporary naturalists—is as profound for readers today as it was in 1901.

Take in John Muir’s detailed observations of the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and forest reservations of the West. Be reminded (as Muir sagely puts), “Wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir’s warmth, humor, and passionate advocacy for these public lands is enough to spur any reader on to plan a National Parks adventure of their own.

John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, and founder of The Sierra Club. His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions.

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