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The High Sierra; Peaks, Passes and Trails
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The High Sierra; Peaks, Passes and Trails

The High Sierra; Peaks, Passes and Trails

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: The High Sierra; Peaks, Passes and Trails

Manufacturer: Mountaineers Books

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 - 6 Votes


Page By: Climber Dave

Created/Edited: Feb 10, 2007 / Feb 10, 2007

Object ID: 2560

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Product Description

A new edition of the only guide to detail all the known routes on 570 peaks in the Sierras, thoroughly updated, with 60+ pages of new material covering 80 new routes, and new photos throughout.
The diverse terrain and unspoiled wilderness of the High Sierra makes it one of the best places in the world for "the practice of mountains" - advanced hiking, cross-country rambling, peak bagging, rock and ice climbing, and ski touring. Here it is possible to begin a hike in the desert of the eastern Sierra, scale rock and ice to a mountain top, and end in the lush redwood groves of the western slopes.

The most comprehensive resource on this explorer's paradise, The High Sierra details all the major and minor routes to the area and covers approach roads, trails, and cross-country and climbing routes. Sections called "Wrinkles" provide alternative and lesser-known linkage routes between and within regions.

Book Details

Paperback: 463 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2nd edition (May 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0898866251
ISBN-13: 978-0898866254
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches



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Climber DaveTHE book for the sierra

Voted 5/5

Great reference book for the sierra. Doesn't give route details for all peaks, but a great place to start and get ideas for trip planning.
Posted Feb 10, 2007 9:00 pm

DeanA must have

Voted 5/5

This is in a class with the Beckey Guides to the Washington Cascades and Tom Lopez's book on Idaho mountains. Well put together and just enjoyable to read and dream.
Posted Feb 11, 2007 3:35 pm

The Defiant Oneno brainer

Hasn't voted

love the sierra? buy this book - as important of sharp frontpoints on steep ice (almost)
Posted May 16, 2007 12:53 am

Augie MedinaBasic Resource for Sierra Nevada

Hasn't voted

My basic starting point for an outing to the high Sierra. Sometimes I take copies of the relevant pages on my outing. Of course, you generaly need to supplement with other route information such as SP pages. Secor also has guidebooks for Denali and Mexican volcanoes.
Posted Nov 29, 2007 2:20 pm


Voted 5/5

My chief reference to sierra mountains other than SP. Very detailed on hundreds of peaks.
Posted Jan 22, 2008 11:12 pm

fossanagood breadth, but somewhat lacking in depth

Hasn't voted

Covers a lot of ground. Detail is somewhat lacking on certain routes, but as Rambindave mentioned it's a good starting point. I'm amazed at the amount of work that went into putting together this guide. RJ is the man.
Posted Feb 7, 2008 7:00 pm

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