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California County Summits

California County Summits

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: California County Summits

Manufacturer: Gary Suttle

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Page By: Dean

Created/Edited: Feb 15, 2007 / Feb 15, 2007

Object ID: 2625

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Product Description

This book really started a revolution in California. Well, at least a revolutionary idea, the idea that each county had one special spot that was the highest point of land, the county highpoint. Available through Amazon, this is still the standard used for highpointing in California. From lowly Carpenter Hill near Sacramento, almost surrounded by encroaching subdivisions, to lofty Mt. Whitney, this book covers all 58 California counties. Even if you don't chase the highpoints, it is still a good read.

Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Wilderness Press (March 1994)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0899971644
ISBN-13: 978-0899971643
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches


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DeanValuable to me

Voted 4/5

So far I've touched the top of 35 of California's county summits, ranging from Mt. Whitney, Mt. Shasta and White Mtn Peak, three 14'ers, to lowly Carpenter Peak at under a thousand feet. All, I repeat, all of the counties I've been to were a mini adventure and this is allowing me to see all of California in ways I never dreamed possible.

Suttle's book along with the trip reports at www.cohp.org are the tools I use to get to these places. Some, like Little Blue Peak in Yolo county are extremely nasty brushfests and others are hidden away in lonely parts of the state. This book will unlock the door and while it is now in dire need of an upgraded 2nd edition, most of the information is still pretty accurate.

However, having said that, some county highpoints are now private property (San Mateo comes to mind) and this is where the up to date trip reports found on www.cohp.org come to help. This book has created a group of people who are only interested in doing the California highpoints but that is what it was created for. I value my copy and carry it with me every time I go in search of more California counties.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 7:03 pm

Dennis PoulinGreat Guide

Voted 5/5

I've used this book extensivley in tagging 56 of the 58 California County Highpoints. The book is well written and informative. This is a great place to start and then compliment this info with the Trip Reports at cohp.org.
Posted Feb 22, 2007 9:30 pm

Chris DoigDiscover California

Voted 4/5

This book has taken me to many nooks of my home state that I would have never seen otherwise. When I need a new goal I just pick a page! Can't wait for a new updated edition. Highly reccommended
Posted Jul 14, 2007 2:50 pm

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