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Postby RAINMAN19 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:19 am

I am having difficulty finding a trail book of yosemite that provides a detailed description of trail distances and terrain. I don't expect to get the detail of the White Mountain AMC guide. Any thoughts?
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Re: Trail Book Suggestions

Postby dan » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:04 am

RAINMAN19 wrote:I am having difficulty finding a trail book of yosemite that provides a detailed description of trail distances and terrain. I don't expect to get the detail of the White Mountain AMC guide. Any thoughts?


Schaffer's book is getting long-in-the-tooth (10 years old), but it's probably the most comprehensive trail guide to Yosemite National Park. OTOH, I find the reading ponderous and heavy to carry, but maybe that's just me. It's also out-of-print, but copies (new and used) are still around.

Jeffrey P. Schaffer, Yosemite National Park: A Natural-History Guide to Yosemite and Its Trails (Wilderness Press, 2000)
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Postby AlmostThere » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:55 am

Sierra North does a good job describing trails - there is a section on Yosemite. It also has hikes in the neighboring areas.
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