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Nevada & Lake Tahoe Hiking Books

There is a huge amount of books available about hiking in Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area. If you're looking for a trail guide, or simply some ideas on where to go, any of these books are sure to help.

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50 Classic Hikes in Nevada : Nevada boasts some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in North America and is rich in trails that embrace the state’s scenic, geologic, and historic resources. Mike White, renowned outdoors writer and instructor, now offers a guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes, ranging across the entire state from the Mojave Desert to the Sierra Nevada, from sagebrush basins to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains.

Alpine Sierra Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Ski, Bike, Fish, Drive from Tahoe to Yosemite : The Alpine Sierra Trailblazer is called the outdoor bible for the High Sierra by local press. This is the authors' home turf and the pages reflect their personal view of mountain life. Vacationing families and adventure athletes alike have come to rely on this guidebook's trail-tested advice and descriptions to a four-season treasure trove of recreational excursions. The new 6th edition, covers some 300 different hikes, beginning at the north shore of Lake Tahoe, extending south through Markleeville and Hope Valley, then on to Sonora Pass and Mono Lake, and ranging up to the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park.

Backpacking Nevada : A guide to various long-distance hikes in Nevada.

Best Easy Day Hikes : Lake Tahoe : This guide includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to scenic destinations around the lake. It's nearly impossible to find a hiking trail in the Sierra that doesn't involve some climbing, but you'll find most of these hikes are not overly strenuous.

Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin : Covers all the trails in the wilderness plus the area around Emerald Bay, the upper Truckee River, and the upper South Fork of the American River. Discover the magnificent glaciated scenery, the trout-filled lakes and streams, and the secluded camping sites. Comes with a 4-color, plastic, topographic map.

Hiking Las Vegas : This one-of-a kind guide is devoted to southern Nevada's recreational wonderland. It details 20 hikes on the slopes of Mt. Charleston, the highest mountain in southern Nevada and only a 60-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip. It also describes 40 trails, paths, and routes in BLM's showcase Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area, less than half an hour from Glitter Gulch.

Hiking the Sierra Nevada : Hiking the Sierra Nevada features 104 of the finest trails in this magnificent mountain range-from short day hikes to overnight adventures. With this comprehensive guide, veteran outdoors writer Barry Parr provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking the Sierra Nevada all year round.

The High Sierra : Peaks, Passes & Trails : 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.

The Tahoe Rim Trail : The best-selling Tahoe Rim Trail has been revised to reflect the latest conditions and routing of the trail, including the new Mt. Rose trailhead. Updated topographic maps by noted cartographer Tom Harrison depict the entire route in eight separate segments. Along with the easy (and fun) to read trail directions, the book includes fascinating information on the plants and animals you'll see along the trail, plus essential advice for planning a hike on the TRT, whether it's a day's outing or a 2-week circuit of the entire lake.

Top Trails Lake Tahoe : People who are heavily into the sport will really enjoy the book. Included are hikes up Mt. Rose, the highest peak in the Tahoe basin and long segments of the Tahoe Rim Trail. But this book is not for the faint of heart. Most of the route descriptions in the book exceed 9 miles and several exceed 15 miles. Moreover, these miles involve considerable elevation gain.

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