9780899977478

Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail

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  • ISBN13:

    9780899977478

  • ISBN10:

    0899977472

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/7/2014
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
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Summary

Now, for the first time, Arizona visitors and residents can set out on any part of the Arizona National Scenic Trail with a 'bible' of the trail's twists and turns, its flora and fauna, and its geology. In an easy-to-use format, Your Complete Guide to the Arizona National Scenic Trail serves up the 800-mile trail, section by section (43 altogether) so that day-hikers as well as thru-hikers can feel confident about the route. Inspired by the magnificence of the scenery, wildlife, and diversity of terrain, this new book is an irreplaceable source for any hiker, mountain biker, or equestrian heading for the Arizona National Scenic Trail.

Author Biography

Primary editor and executive director of the Arizona Trail Association, Matthew J. Nelson has more than 500 published articles to his credit and has explored many parts of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. He lives in Phoenix, AZ.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Dedication
Introduction
The Arizona National Scenic Trail

History
Arizona Trail Association
Use at Your Own Risk
Planning Your Trip
When to Go
Permits
Fences and GatesBackcountry Safety
Water
Contaminated Water
Dehydration
Heat Exhaustion
Hypothermia
Flash Floods
Lightning
Animals
Mine Shafts
SnagsLeave No Trace
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Etiquette
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Equestrians
Leave What You Find
Use Fire Responsibly
Conserve Water
Pack it In, Pack it Out
Waste Disposal
Wilderness AreasThe Botany of Diversity
Southern Region
Central Region
Northern RegionWelcome to the Geology of Arizona
Geological Time Scale
Plate Tectonics
Rock Classifications
The Rock Cycle
Physiographic Provinces
Basin and Range Province (Passages 1 to 18)
Transition Zone Province (Passages 19 to 25)
Colorado Plateau Zone (Passages 20 to 43)SOUTH PASSAGES
1 Huachuca Mountains
2 Canelo Hills East
3 Canelo Hills West
4 Temporal Gulch
5 Santa Rita Mountains
6 Las Colinas
7 Las Cienegas
8 Rincon Valley
9 Rincon Mountains
10 Redington Pass
11 Santa Catalina Mountains
12 Oracle Ridge
13 Oracle
14 Black Hills
15 Tortilla Mountains
CENTRAL PASSAGES
16 Gila River Canyons
17 Alamo Canyon
18 Reavis Canyon
19 Superstition Wilderness
20 Four Peaks
21 Pine Mountain
22 Saddle Mountain
23 Mazatzal Divide
24 Red Hills
25 Whiterock Mesa
26 Hardscrabble Mesa
27 Highline
NORTH PASSAGES
28 Blue Ridge
29 Happy Jack
30 Mormon Lake
31 Walnut Canyon
32 Mount Elden
33 Flagstaff (Resupply Route)
34 San Francisco Peaks
35 Babbitt Ranch
36 Coconino Rim
37 Grand Canyon South Rim
38 Grand Canyon Inner Gorge
39 Grand Canyon North Rim
40 Kaibab Plateau South
41 Kaibab Plateau Central
42 Kaibab Plateau North
43 Buckskin Mountain
GATEWAY COMMUNITIES (South to North)
Sierra Vista
Patagonia
Sonoita
Vail
Tucson
Summerhaven
Oracle
San Manuel
Mammoth
Globe
Copper Corridor (Central): Kelvin, Riverside, Kearny, Hayden, Winkleman, and Dudleyville
Florence
Superior
Roosevelt and Tonto Basin
Payson
Pine and Strawberry
Mormon Lake
Flagstaff
Tusayan and Grand Canyon Village
North Rim to Jacob Lake
Page
Fredonia, Arizona, and Kanab, UtahGEOLOGY SITES (South to North)
The Karst of Colossal Cave
The Mighty Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains
Super Volcanoes of the Superstition Mountains
Amazing Mazatzals
Mount Elden--A Volcano Unlike the Others
The San Francisco Peaks’ Violent Past
Grand Canyon--A Geological MasterpieceAppendices
Water Sources
Land Management Agencies
Trail Resources
Index

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