326 pages, 13 b/w photos, 1 b/w illus, 12 tabs, 1 map
Fully revised, updated, and expanded, this ever-popular Sierra Club Totebook is an information-packed guide to America's best-known national park, the destination of more than 4 1/2 million visitors annually.
Hiking the Grand Canyon opens up a complete range of outdoor experiences, describing the rigors, attractions, and landmarks of more than 100 of the Canyon's best trails. It provides detailed, authoritative trail and route descriptions for strenuous but rewarding hikes to and from the Colorado River, as well as relatively easy day hikes along the Canyon's North and South Rims.
John Annerino offers seasoned advice on lodging, hiking equipment and technique, safety, weather and clothing, food requirements, map selection, and wilderness ethics to help users plan their trips and enhance their enjoyment of the Grand Canyon's natural wonders. Also included are discussions of the park's Native American history, natural history and geology, and tips on rafting and pack-animal excursions.
For adventurers familiar with the Canyon's many wonders, as for first-time visitors, this is the most user-friendly and comprehensive guide available to one of the truly incomparable sites on Earth.
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John Annerino is the author (and photographer) of numerous books, including Canyon Country: A Photographic Journey, and he has contributed to scores of notable publications, including Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, People, and Scientific American. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.