Backpacking Nevada Guide Book

by Mike White (Wilderness Press)
Backpacking Nevada  by Mike White

231 pp/color photos/maps
ISBN: 0899973221

Backpacking Nevada is your guide to adventure in the most mountainous state in the continental U.S. Explore Nevada's expansive backcountry, from the popular Tahoe Rim Trail and its dazzling views of Lake Tahoe, to the bristlecone-pine forests of the Mt. Charleston Wilderness outside of Las Vegas. Follow the winding canyons carved by the creeks that flow into the Quinn River, or camp at a subalpine lake in the cragy peaks of the Ruby Mountains. Discover the verdant meadows and spring wildflowers in the East Humboldt Mountains, and the fall-color fireworks of the aspen groves on Table Mountain.

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Trails from the "Backpacking Nevada" Guide Book
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... Preview: Both Baker and Johnson lakes repose majestically in glacial cirques rimmed by rugged walls, beneath the crest of the southern Snake Range. However, these scenic alpine lakes are just two of the many a ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Ely, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The Bonanza Trail offers excellent scenery and views of Charleston and McFarland peaks, as well as expansive vistas of the surrounding desert topography. The first 3 miles of trail climb steeply from ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: An ascent of Charleston Peak is considered to be the ultimate experience in the Spring Mountains by many. The well-engineered and well-maintained 20-mile Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail, divi ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Las Vegas, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19.5
... Preview: The East Fork Jarbidge River-Cougar Creek Loop is one of the premier backcountry experiences in the Jarbidge Mountains. The unparalleled scenery is only one of the many rewards found along the loop, w ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Rogerson, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 29
... Preview: Solitude is a staple of Jarbidge Wilderness, but even horse packers seem to shy away from the Gods Pocket Peak Trail, even though some of the most picturesque scenery in the area is found along this p ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Rogerson, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: The Greys Lake Trail leads you from one spectacular subalpine lake to another in five short miles. You may begin your journey amid the hustle and bustle of Angel Lake, where anglers, picnickers, campe ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Wells, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: A roaring river, two subalpine lakes, lofty peaks, verdant meadows, and dense forests await the ardent explorer on this loop through the northwest corner of Jarbidge Wilderness. Although lightly used ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Jarbidge, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: The seldom-seen topography in the Alta Toquima Wilderness has much to offer both the casual recreationist and the serious nature lover. Beginning in juniper-pinyon pine woodland, hikers quickly encoun ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Austin, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: The highlight of any trip to the Mt. Moriah Wilderness has to be the namesake peak itself. A 10.5-mile hike, followed by a short and easy off-trail scramble, leads to the summit of 12,067-foot Mt. Mor ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Ely, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: The route to the summit of Mt. Rose may be the most popular trail in the state of Nevada. If not, it certainly ranks near the top of the list. The newly constructed parking lot may be full on weekends ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Reno, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: Only by Nevada standards can these two streams be referred to as rivers, but what the North Twin and South Twin rivers lack in volume, they certainly make up for in vibrancy, drama, and wonder. These ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Austin, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Although the Ophir Creek Trail does not enjoy wilderness protection from nearby Mt. Rose Wilderness, this trip offers an abundance of positive attributes, including two small but scenic lakes, a beaut ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Carson City, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Overland Lake Trail is the only practical route for reaching the heart of the Ruby Mountains from the east side. However, an unrelenting 6-mile climb, beginning near the floor of Ruby Valley, is t ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Ruby Valley, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Only 2 miles from a popular summer camp lies a seldom visited, flourishing valley rimmed by steep canyon walls and towering peaks, a hidden jewel that is one of the Ruby Mountains most priceless treas ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Lamoille, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: Considered by many the preeminent trail in Nevada, the Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail offers backpackers and equestrians one of the best wilderness experiences in the state. Mountain lakes, abse ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Jiggs, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: The climb over Liberty Pass and into the Ruby Lakes is the most popular backpack in the Ruby Mountains. If you ask backpackers whether they have ever been to the Rubies and the answer is yes, then inv ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Lamoille, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Nearly equal to Lamoille Canyon in scenic attributes, the northern section of the Ruby Mountains sees far fewer visitors. Although there are no guarantees that you will be completely alone while trave ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Elko, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Columbine is one of the nicest Forest Service campgrounds in the Nevada system, a wonderful setting for a night's rest after the long drive. Two different routes branch off from a junction just 0.25 m ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Austin, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness could be a backpacker's worst nightmare for those unaccustomed to primitive conditions: access roads are rough, the low-elevation approach is blisteringly hot ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Winnemucca, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30
... Preview: The Table Mountain Wilderness is named for the sloping, roughly rectangular, 12-square-mile plateau along the northern crest of the Monitor Range, home to some of Nevada's largest stands of aspen and ... From the guidebook "Backpacking Nevada"
Austin, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19