Hiking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2nd A Guide to the Parks' Greatest Hiking Adventures

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-14
  • Publisher: FalconGuides
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, situated in California's rugged Sierra Nevada, boast some of the most spectacular landscapes on the continent: towering groves of giant sequoia trees, crystalline trout rivers, jagged peaks and alpine meadows, and Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48. Discover over 80 of the best hikes in the parks, from easy day hikes to challenging backpacking trips, accompanied by colorful photos and trail maps. This book is a personal guide to the wonders of the California Sierra.

Author Biography

Laurel Scheidt is a veteran hiker and the author of Best Easy Day Hikes Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. She lives in Modesto, California.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Park Historyp. 1
The Giant Sequoiap. 3
Topographic Featuresp. 4
Planning Your Tripp. 4
Emergency Medical Services (Personal Responsibility)p. 6
Using This Guidebookp. 7
How This Guide Is Organizedp. 7
Types of Hikep. 7
Ratingsp. 7
Distancesp. 7
Mapsp. 8
Sharingp. 8
Backcountry Regulationsp. 8
Campfiresp. 9
Specific Camping Restrictionsp. 10
Food Storage and Bearsp. 10
Leave No Tracep. 11
Make It a Safe Tripp. 14
Being Preparedp. 14
Seasons and Weatherp. 15
Hypothermia-The Silent Killerp. 15
Altitude Sicknessp. 16
Drinking Water and Giardiasisp. 17
High Waterp. 17
Poison Oakp. 18
Ticksp. 18
Mosquitoes and Biting Fliesp. 18
Be Bear Awarep. 18
Mountain Lionsp. 20
Trail Finderp. 22
Author's Favorite Hikesp. 26
Map Legendp. 29
The Hikes
Hikes in the Foothills
Lower Colony Mill Trailp. 31
North Fork Trailp. 34
Marble Fallsp. 37
Paradise Creekp. 40
Middle Fork Trailp. 43
Hikes in the Giant Forest
Upper Colony Mill Trailp. 47
Sunset Rockp. 50
Moro Rock and Hanging Rockp. 52
Sugar Fine Trailp. 56
Crescent and Log Meadowsp. 59
Big Trees Trailp. 65
Huckleberry Trailp. 65
Congress Trailp. 69
Trail of the Sequoiasp. 73
Circle Meadowp. 77
Hikes in the Central High Sierra
High Sierra Trail to Bearpaw Meadowp. 83
Hamilton Lakesp. 86
Nine Lake Basinp. 90
Big Arroyop. 93
Redwood Meadowp. 95
Pinto Lakep. 98
Little Five Lakesp. 100
Hikes in the Lodgepole and Dorst Areas
Lakes Trailp. 104
Alta Peakp. 108
Alta Meadowp. 112
Long Meadow Trailp. 114
Tokopah Fallsp. 117
Twin Lakes Trailp. 121
Little Baldyp. 125
Muir Grovep. 128
Hikes in the Grant Grove Area
Big Stump Loopp. 132
Hitchcock Meadow Trailp. 135
South Boundary Trailp. 138
Manzanita and Azalea Trailsp. 142
General Grant Loopp. 146
Sunset Trailp. 149
North Grove and Dead Giant Loopsp. 153
North Boundary and Lone Pine Trailsp. 156
Park Ridge Trailp. 161
Hikes in the Redwood Canyon Area
Hart Tree Trailp. 166
Sugarbowl Trailp. 170
Redwood Canyonp. 173
Buena Vista Peakp. 177
Big Baldy Ridgep. 180
Hikes in the Cedar Grove and Monarch Divide Areas
Deer Cove Trail to Grizzly Lakesp. 184
Lewis Creek Trailp. 187
Don Cecil Trailp. 190
Hotel Creek Trailp. 193
Roaring River Falls co Zumwalt Meadowp. 196
Road's End to the Bailey Bridgep. 200
Junction Meadowp. 205
Vidette Meadowp. 207
Upper Bubbs Creekp. 209
Copper Creek Trailp. 212
Paradise Valleyp. 215
Rae Lakes Loopp. 218
Hikes in the Mineral King and South Fork Areas
Paradise Peakp. 225
Atwell-Hockett Trail to Hockett Meadowsp. 228
Evelyn Lake and Cahoon Rockp. 231
Cold Springs Nature Trailp. 234
Timber Gapp. 237
Crystal Lakesp. 240
Monarch Lakesp. 244
Black Wolf Fallsp. 246
Franklin Lakesp. 248
Farewell Gapp. 251
White Chief Bowlp. 253
Eagle Lakep. 257
Mosquito Lakesp. 260
Ladybug Camp and Whisky Log Campp. 263
Garfield Grovep. 267
Hikes in and near the Jennie Lakes Wilderness
Weaver Lakep. 270
Jennie Lakep. 273
Deer Meadowp. 275
Mitchell Peakp. 278
Lookout Peakp. 281
Hikes in the Sugarloaf Valley and Mount Silliman Area
Roaring Riverp. 285
Seville Lakep. 290
Lost Lakep. 294
Ranger and Beville Lakesp. 298
Hikes in Northern and Eastern Kings Canyon and Eastern Sequoia
Goddard Canyonp. 301
Evolution Valleyp. 307
Dusy Basinp. 309
Onion Valley to Kearsarge Lakesp. 312
Charlotte Lakep. 316
Mount Whitneyp. 318
For More Informationp. 322
Sources and Further Readingp. 324
Hiker's Checklistp. 325
Hike Indexp. 326
About the Authorp. 327
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