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This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.
Suzanne Swedo, director of W.I.L.D., teaches wilderness survival and natural sciences at universities, museums, and organizations such as Yosemite Association and the Sierra Club. She has backpacked the mountains of every continent and led groups into the wilderness for over twenty-five years. Her books include Wilderness Survival, Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness, Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park, and Adventure Travel Tips (Falcon). She lives in Van Nuys, California.
Table of Contents
Introduction THE HIKES The Valley Floor 1 East Valley Floor 2 West Valley Floor 3 Glacier Point via the Four Mile Trail 4 Happy Isles to the Top of Nevada Fall 5 Mirror Lake–Tenaya Canyon Loop 6 Yosemite Falls 7 Half Dome The South Rim of Yosemite Valley 8 Taft Point and The Fissures 9 Sentinel Dome 10 McGurk Meadow 11 The Pohono Trail 12 The Panorama Trail-Glacier Point to Nevada Fall The North Rim of Yosemite Valley 13 Tioga Road to the Top of Yosemite Falls 14 Porcupine Creek to North Dome 15 The North Rim 16 Tuolumne Grove The High Sierra Camps 17 Merced Lake High Sierra Camp 18 Vogelsang High Sierra Camp 19 May Lake High Sierra Camp 20 Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp 21 Sunrise High Sierra Camp 22 The High Sierra Camp Loop The Southern Park 23 Mariposa Grove of Big Trees In Addition: Making Baby Sequoias 24 Chilnualna Fall loch25 Buena Vista Crest 26 Wawona Meadow 27 Ostrander Lake 28 Ottoway Lakes 29 The Clark Range 30 Merced River High Trail 31 Chain Lakes South of Tuolumne Meadows 32 Tenaya Lake 33 Clouds Rest 34 Cathedral Lakes 35 Elizabeth Lake 36 Lyell Fork and Donohue Pass 37 Mono Pass and Parker Pass North of Tuolumne Meadows 38 Waterwheel Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne 39 Lukens Lake 40 Ten Lakes 41 Soda Springs and Parsons Lodge 42 Dog Lake 43 Lembert Dome 44 Young Lakes 45 Gaylor Lakes Hetch Hetchy 46 Wapama Falls 47 Rancheria Falls 48 Lake Vernon 49 Jack Main Canyon and Tilden Lake The North Boundary Country 50 Saddlebag Lake and 20 Lakes Basin 51 Lundy Canyon 52 Green Creek 53 Virginia Lakes Basin 54 Matterhorn Canyon 55 Benson Pass 56 McCabe Lakes 57 Peeler Lake Two Famous Trails 58 The John Muir Trail 59 The Pacific Crest Trail