Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada Guide Book

by Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett (Wilderness Press)
Sierra North Backcountry Trips in Californiaand39;s Sierra Nevada  by Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett

344pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0899973965

Now in its 9th edition, the completely updated and revised Sierra North showcases new trips and old favorites in regions such as Desolation Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, the proposed Castle Peak Wilderness, and the world-famous Yosemite National Park. This classic guidebook has been a trusted source for hikers for nearly 40 years, inspiring thousands to explore the Sierra Nevada, and to come back again and again. It contains 86 trips ranging in length from 2 to 11 days, now organized around major highway sections so that planning is easier than ever and it includes information on permits, day-by-day trail descriptions, GPS and elevation data, where to find water, and detailed trailhead maps showing routes for every trip. More than 150,000 copies of Sierra North have sold since it was first published in 1967.

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Trails from the "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 86.
... Preview: A short jaunt brings backpackers to a scenic granite sub-basin for an overnight in the shadow of beautiful peaks. Sturdy dayhikers will have no trouble taking this trip in a single day, with or withou ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Lee Vining, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: This short trip offers a superb combination of views, alpine landscapes, and peaceful forests. Koip Peak Pass is the only major obstacle, and it’s easier than you think. From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Lee Vining, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: On the first part of this journey, backpackers are treated to a shady, old-growth forest that escaped the axes of the lumbermen who denuded the Tahoe Basin of most of its timber during the Comstock Lo ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Tahoe City, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: Follow a pair of delightful streams to a secluded basin rimmed by granite cliffs on the eastern fringe of Granite Chief Wilderness. From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Tahoe City, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: This long trip leads to the heart of northern Yosemite, reaching Benson Lake with its “Benson Riviera“—a long, wide, sandy beach at the lake’s northeast end. Because the lake is just off the main trai ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37.2
... Preview: This trip around Buckeye Ridge visits a surprising range of Sierran environments, from the sagebrush-scrub of the east side, to subalpine Kerrick Meadow, past water-loving clumps of quaking aspen, and ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22.4
... Preview: Using two major eastside drainages, this trip circumnavigates Walker Mountain and Flatiron Ridge, and is about evenly split between high country and lower, forested areas. It’s a great choice for novi ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Walker, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 41.4
... Preview: This trip travels through the heart of the proposed 31,100-acre Meiss Meadows Wilderness. Following sections of the TRT, the TYT, and the PCT, recreationists can travel from Hwy. 89 to Hwy. 88, visiti ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Meyers, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: While the elevation gain and loss experienced along this route requires hikers to be in good physical condition, the rewards of incomparable views, picturesque lakes, vibrant wildflowers, and exquisit ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Truckee, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16.4 miles
... Preview: This interesting route traces West Fork West Walker River to its headwater cirque beneath the Sierra Crest, passing through three life zones as it goes. Of the several trips in this drainage, this off ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Walker, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: This is a fine choice for a mid-season fishing trip, as it circles the lake-dotted Cherry Creek watershed. A day’s walk from your Cow Meadow Lake base camp permits anglers to sample almost 100 lakes. ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Strawberry, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 46
... Preview: This route is popular with anglers, naturalists, photographers, and hikers alike. High, cold-water lakes and streams vie with deep fir forests and alpine meadows for visitors’ attention, and the short ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Strawberry, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 25.9
... Preview: This route follows Robinson Creek all the way to Crown Lake. Along the way, you see some of the finest east-side scenery available anywhere along the Sierra. Lovely Crown Lake itself is set near the S ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Not only is fishing and swimming good at Deer Lake itself, a basecamp at Deer Lake offers access to dozens of other fishable and swimmable lakes within a 2-mile radius. From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Strawberry, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22.6
... Preview: Touring the headwaters of the West Fork West Walker River and the headwaters of Cascade Creek and Falls Creek would be an ambitious undertaking in any one trip, but this trip boasts more. Near Dorothy ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Walker, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: This is a fine beginner’s weekend hike. East Lake’s scenery includes three colorful peaks, Gabbro, Page, and Epidote, each of which are composed of rocks varying in hue from vermilion reds to ochre, a ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Bridgeport, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Ridges and canyons east of the Sierra Crest wait to be explored along this scenic route. Backpackers will encounter mammoth junipers, soda and carbonate springs, diverse scenery, and good fishing. The ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Walker, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 26.5
... Preview: Reversing Trip 10 and following a section of the renowned PCT/TYT, this journey between Hwy. 88 and Hwy. 50 exposes hikers to a variety of scenery, including dense forests, verdant meadows, lovely Sho ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Kirkwood, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: With Vogelsang High Sierra Camp as the beginning of the loop part of this semiloop, this trip “lassos” Vogelsang Peak by dashing down the valley of Lewis Creek and then cruising back up the valley of ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Lee Vining, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28.8
... Preview: A longtime favorite with anglers, Emigrant Lake is often used as a base camp for short fishing trips to the numerous lakes that lie close by. Lush alpine meadows surrounding isolated snowmelt tarns co ... From the guidebook "Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada"
Strawberry, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 26.8