Hiking Southern California

A Guide to Southern California's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Book Description

Boasting a mild climate, incredible diversity, and thousands of miles of hiking trails, Southern California offers a gem for every hiker. Hiking Southern California is your ticket to rewarding adventures in the backcountry of the southern third of the Golden State, including Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, the San Gabriel Mountains, and Joshua Tree National Park. This handy guidebook features detailed descriptions of more than 50 classic hikes, with accurate and up-to-date trail maps and all the information you need for planning enjoyable outings year-round. This book describes short, leisurely strolls and demanding excursions of several days. The hikes follow routes varying from gentle, well-graded trails to rugged, cross-country scrambles, including old favorites known to many and obscure routes known only to a few. Surveying the most awe-inspiring scenery in the region, Hiking Southern California will satisfy both beginning and veteran hikers.

About Adkison, Ron

Ron Adkison, a dedicated naturalist and explorer of wild country, began his outdoor explorations in Southern California at the age of six. After more than 35 years of hiking, scrambling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, he has logged more than 10,000 trail miles in ten western states (California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah). He has walked every trail in this guide multiple times. Ron shares his enthusiasm for wild places in Hiking Southern California.

Other guidebooks by Ron Adkison:
--Hiking Northern California
--Hiking Washington
--Exploring Beyond Yellowstone
--Hiking Wyoming's Wind River Range
--Hiking Grand Canyon National Park
--Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Canyon
--Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region
--Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region
--Hiking Northern California
--Best Easy Day Hikes Northern Sierra.
--Wild Northern California
--Best Easy Day Hikes Southern Sierra
--50 Best Short Hikes in Utah's National Parks.
--Utah's National Parks