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|Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park
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Author: Allen F. Glazner
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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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|Speaking of Bears: The Bear Crisis and a Tale of Rewilding from Yosemite, Sequoia, and Other National Parks
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Author: Rachel Mazur
As majestic as they are powerful, and as timeless as they are current, bears continue to captivate. Speaking of Bears is not your average collection of stories. Rather, it is the history, compiled from interviews with more than 100 individuals, of how Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, all in California’s Sierra Nevada, created a human-bear problem so bad that there were eventually over 2,000 incidents in a single year. It then describes the pivotal moments during which park employees used trial and error, conducted research, invented devices, collaborated with other parks, and found funding to get the crisis back under control. Speaking of Bears is for bear lovers, national park buffs, historians, wildlife managers, biologists, and anyone who wants to know the who, what, where, when, and why of what once was a serious human-bear problem, and the path these parks took to correct it.
Although these Sierran parks had some of the worst black bear problems in the country, hosted much of the research, and invented the bulk of the technological solutions, they were not the only ones. For that reason, intertwining stories from several other parks including Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Banff-Canada are included. For anyone seeking solutions to human-wildlife conflicts throughout the world, the lessons-learned are invaluable and widely applicable.
|Yosemite: The Complete Guide: Yosemite National Park (Color Travel Guide)
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This gorgeous, full-color travel guidebook reveals the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite is filled with incredible scenery and amazing outdoor adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. Yosemite: The Complete Guide breaks it down and gives you everything you need to make the most of your time in the park.
Whatever your interests ― hiking past beautiful waterfalls, strolling through giant sequoias, watching sunset from Glacier Point, relaxing at a historic lodge ―Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of Yosemite at your fingertips.
Beautiful color photos showcase the park's best destinations.
Fascinating chapters on Geology, History and Wildlife reveal the story behind the scenery.
Detailed maps make travel planning easy.
From the stunning waterfalls in Yosemite Valley to incredible hikes in the High Sierra, Yosemite: The Complete Guide is the only guide you'll need!
• Over 100 Color Photos
• Over 20 Detailed Maps
Filled with Tips to save you time and money!
|Yosemite SW: Yosemite Valley and Wawona (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)
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Author: National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated
Brand: National Geographic Maps
Model: NatGeo Maps: Trails Illustrated
• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map
The Yosemite Valley is a popular tourist destination, hosting millions of visitors each year. The glacial valley framed by such awe-inspiring granite formations as El Capitan and Half Dome is known for its dramatic waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Yosemite SW: Yosemite Valley and Wawona delivers unmatched detail and valuable information to assist you in your exploration of this spectacular wilderness. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map features key areas of interest including Yosemite Valley, Wawona, White Wolf, Merced and South Fork Merced rivers, and Sierra National Forest.
Designed with a wide range of visitors in mind, this map features detailed and easy to read trails that include mileage between intersections, accurate road network, campgrounds, trailheads, lodging, restrooms, and food services. Sections of the Pacific Crest and John Muir trails are clearly marked. A variety of helpful information about wilderness hiking and camping, permits, bear safety, and survival tips is included as well. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits and many lakes.
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: Bridalveil Fall, Chowchilla Mountains, El Capitan, Illilouette Falls, Lower Yosemite Fall, Nevada Fall, Ribbon Fall, Sierra National Forest, Silver Strand Falls, Stanislaus National Forest, Upper Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley.
- 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
|The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park
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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.
|Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows (Regional Rock Climbing Series)
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Author: Don Reid
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Tuolumne Meadows is famous for its clean rock, clear skies, and fabulous face and crack climbing on spectacular Sierra Nevada granite domes. In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows, Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein share their extensive knowledge of this popular, high-country climbing area. Part of Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows, at an elevation of 8,500 feet, is often uncrowded and cool in the summer, providing an invigorating option to climbing areas at lower elevations. This is the only guidebook climbers will need to a pristine climbing experience on some of the finest rock in the world.
|Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California: A Guide to the Region's Best Waterfall Hikes
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Author: Tracy Salcedo
Waterfall hikes throughout northern California, from mossy cascades in the redwood forests of the extreme northwest to the storied stone-backed falls of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada, are included in this guide. All waterfalls can be reached via a pleasant day hike (none more than 10-12 miles round trip), and are suitable for hikers of all ages. Whether you are looking for falls in your backyard, or seeking out cascades farther afield, this guide will take you there.
|Lonely Planet California (Travel Guide)
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Author: Lonely Planet
Brand: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher
Lonely Planet California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot the stars in Hollywood, explore the Napa Valley's world-famous wineries and soak up the rays on SoCal's picturesque beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of California and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's California Travel Guide:
- Color maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - wildlife, landscapes, wine, cuisine, beaches, film, television, music, the arts, history, literature, politics
- More than 100 maps
- Covers San Francisco, Napa & Sonoma Wine Country, Yosemite & the Sierra Nevada, Los Angeles, San Diego, Disneyland & Orange County, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet California, our most comprehensive guide to California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
- Looking for a guide focused on one of California's major cities? Check out Lonely Planet's Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California or San Francisco guides for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer; Discover San Francisco, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Pocket Los Angeles and Pocket San Francisco, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, Andy Bender, Alison Bing, Celeste Brash, Tienlon Ho, Beth Kohn, Adam Skolnick, John A Vlahides
About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
|The Ahwahnee: Yosemite's Grand Hotel
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Author: Keith S. Walklet
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This beautifully produced book tells the story of the conception, construction, and occupation of the Ahwahnee, one of the finest lodges in the national park system. Meticulously researched and illustrated with over one hundred photographs, the volume includes images of the majestic hotel, details of its unforgettable design, and juicy tales about its many celebrity guests, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, John F. Kennedy, and movie stars like Mel Gibson and Brad Pitt.
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|Day and Section Hikes: John Muir Trail (Day and Overnight Hikes)
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Author: Kathleen Dodge Doherty
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Your section-by-section guide to the John Muir Trail
Declared one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail (JMT) runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Along the way, the JMT takes in Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, the Inyo National Forest, and the Devils Postpile National Monument. The only way to experience this world-class trail is by foot, and this new edition of Day and Section Hikes: John Muir Trail, by Kathleen Dodge Doherty and Jordan Summers is here to guide you the entire way.
The section hiking chapters include trail maps and elevation profiles, driving directions and GPS coordinates, permit and fee instructions, and details about what to expect on each trail. Ratings for scenery, difficulty, solitude, trail condition, and accessibility for children ensure that you only choose the hikes that are right for you. There’s also user-friendly information on coordinating transit, detailed altitude profiles, tips on where to stay and how to prepare, and more. Whether you’re out for a day hike, for a few days, or for the entire trail, this is the guide you need.
- Declared as one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographics Adventure magazine, the John Muir Trail (JMT) runs a spectacular 211 miles from fabled Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48. Alon
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