Hiking Waterfalls Yosemite National Park: A Guide to the Park’s Greatest Waterfalls
Yosemite National Park is one of our country’s greatest natural treasures, and this exceptional guidebook will be a real treasure for anyone visiting the park. The thorough introductory section discusses the geology, history, and a bit about the flora and fauna found there, as well as some rules for being good visitors and staying safe. A nice Trail Finder chart will guide readers to appropriate trails quickly. The author, Suzanne Swedo, has chosen fifty-one of the beautiful waterfalls in the park and has grouped them into eight areas with trail maps. Each fall has its own section including information on the height of the falls, hike distance, time, elevation change, difficulty, and other considerations, as well as directions to the trailhead. There is also a good write-up describing the falls and the hike itself. Beautiful full-color photographs accompany the text, not just of the falls, but some of the surrounding areas and plants and animals found in the park. Swedo’s writing is lively and concise, and her love for the hiking experiences shines through. The size and weight of the book is a bit much for a backpack, but it will be great to have in the car for planning.
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|Page Count||256 pages|
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|Category||Science & Nature|