Books

California Summits: A Guide To The Best Accessible Peak Experiences in the Golden State

“California Summits” guides readers on 50 beautiful, attainable peak hikes. Hikers can summit most in a day, and sometimes in just a few hours, with a minimum of experience and gear.

Everyone from families to experienced climbers will find something to love. Hike up scenic Mount Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco Bay, sunny SoCal’s Mount Baldy, and snowcapped Mount Shasta, the state’s northern jewel, among others.

Stunning color photography and detailed hike descriptions inspire hikers of all ages and experience levels.

$25 including shipping


Sierra Summits: A Guide to 50 Peak Experiences in California’s Range of Light

Climb Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Hike up Half Dome, Yosemite’s most coveted landmark. Or trek atop Mount Tallac, the majestic summit overlooking Lake Tahoe. These adventures beckon visitors of all ages.

More than 200 color photos, maps and graphics bring outings to life. Fascinating history and “Sierra Secrets” enhance every chapter. Adventures suitable for cyclists, families with children, and hikers with dogs are profiled.

Winner of a National Outdoors Book Award, “Sierra Summits” reveals amazing experiences in the Range of Light.

Review: “A guidebook with heart”

$25 including shipping


Yosemite Adventures: 50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

“Wow, I want to go! Yosemite Adventures tempts you to trek the best of the best.” – Marty McDonnell, Tuolumne River guide and California Outdoors Hall of Famer

Hike atop legendary El Capitan. Climb two different ways to the summit of Half Dome. Ski or snowshoe through a winter wonderland to rustic backcountry cabins. These journeys come alive in “Yosemite Adventures.”

Whether you want to walk back in time among ancient giant sequoias, backpack beside thundering waterfalls or climb on glacier-carved granite, “Yosemite Adventures” suggests trips for every season and level of ability.

Author Matt Johanson draws upon 20 years of experiences to reveal a Yosemite that few lucky visitors ever see.

$20 including shipping

 


Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America’s Greatest Playground

“In Yosemite Epics, Matt Johanson has assembled stories told first hand by some of today’s top adventurers. Strap yourself in. It’s quite a ride.” – Ron Erskine, outdoor columnist

A falling climber’s rope snaps thousands of feet above the ground. A free solo climber attempts a terrifying do-or-die move. An avalanche buries two backcountry skiers. A daring kayak venture helps an aging legend discover greater health and happiness.

These stories come to life in first-person narratives from rock, snow, ice and whitewater. Thrilling yet thoughtful, the book explains the athletes’ motivations and shares valuable lessons from their experiences.

Featuring tales from Steve Roper, John Bachar, Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill, Hans Florine, Peter Croft, and Tommy Caldwell.

Review: “Full of tantalizing tales”

$15 including shipping