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The Mt. Shasta Book

 
The Mt. Shasta Book

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Object Title: The Mt. Shasta Book

Manufacturer: Wilderness Press

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Page By: OOG

Created/Edited: Nov 13, 2011 / Nov 13, 2011

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Product Description

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The Mt. Shasta Book is the ultimate guide to safely the hiking, backpacking, and climbing routes up the 14,162-foot mountain. In addition, this guide covers the area’s skiing, snowboarding, water activities, and mountain biking trails. With over 50 combined years of experience as Shasta guides, the authors are seasoned experts on the mountain and its surroundings.Comes with a fold-out 4-color topographic map.

Product Details

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Wilderness Press; Third Edition edition (April 19, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 089997404X
ISBN-13: 978-0899974040

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OOGGood Book

Voted 5/5

This book is marketed as a general recreation guide to the Mount Shasta area including sections on mountain biking and water sports, however most of the information is on Hiking Climbing and Skiing on the mountain itself. All of the mountain's climbing routes are documented here as well as many variations. While somewhat brief the climbing route descriptions are far superior to those found in other guidebooks (Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes, or Climbing the California Fourteeners). Numerous Annotated photos do a good job supplementing these descriptions.

The most recent edition uses the french system for alpine grades. Although this system may be unfamiliar to most using this book, this system seems more appropriate for the type of climbing Shasta offers than most other ratings.

The book also includes a copy of the wilderness press Mount Shasta Wilderness map, with all trails, climbing routes and variations, and approach roads shown in detail. I have found this map quite useful for navigating the maze of logging roads located on the mountains lower slopes.

In my opinion this is the best print resource available for Mount Shasta. A worthwhile purchase for those who keep coming back to this majestic peak.
Posted Nov 13, 2011 7:31 pm

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