Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast Guide Book

by Ted Alvarez (Falcon Guides)
Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast  by Ted Alvarez

400pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1493019651

Explore the crystal clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from any of the forty-four national parks profiled throughout the book. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps, ranger essays, and more, all of which combine to create an intimate look at the best our national parks have to offer.

© 2016 Ted Alvarez/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.
... Preview: Summit three Acadia peaks on an 8.8-mile loop, traversing the rugged topography of Mount Desert Island and passing overlooks of neighboring bays and island clusters along Maine’s coastline. At 1,5 ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Acadia National Park, ME - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: Ladders and iron rungs help you take a heart-pounding climbing route up Champlain Mountain to deep blue views of the Atlantic coast. Why simply hike a mountain when you can climb it? With ladders, ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Climb a massive slickrock ribbon and stand beneath one of the park’s most iconic landmarks on this 3.1-mile out-and-back. Of the 2,000-plus sandstone hoops that adorn this park, Delicate Arch is the m ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: Hike into a red-rock paradise full of wind-and-water sculptures that seem to defy gravity. To see the widest variety of ways in which wind and water can morph a crack in sandstone into a physics-confo ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This backcountry route weaves through pinnacled formations, serpentine washes, and expansive grasslands in Badlands National Park’s Sage Creek Wilderness Area. Pioneers crossing America’s sea of gra ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Wall, SD - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Explore one of the Lower 48’s last remaining wild corners on this loop from the High Chisos Mountains to the South Rim escarpment. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Alpine, TX - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: Think you’ve seen deep, sheer, and narrow? Not until you go rim to river in this mind-bendingly steep gash. The 48-mile-long canyon swoops to a depth of 2,722 feet and stretches just 40 feet across at ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Grand Junction, CO - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: This 8-mile trail is arguably the most scenic day hike in Bryce Canyon and is less busy than other single-day loops. The eroded pink pillars of Bryce Canyon create mazes stretching to the park’s p ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Panguitch, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Dump the daytrippers on this rugged trail to brilliantly colored backcountry cliffs and hoodoos. This three-day, 22.1-mile trek drops 1,000 feet from Bryce’s overlooks into spire-filled basins, then ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Panguitch, UT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22.1
... Preview: Hit up the park’s highlights—slickrock scrambles, mesa-top views, and hoodoo-dotted canyons—on this unreal weeklong trek. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Moab, UT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 49.3
... Preview: Outrageous spires and hidden springs highlight this 3-day loop through the park’s challenging Maze District. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Moab, UT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 30.7
... Preview: Mystical pinnacles highlight a rare introductory route to Canyonlands’ Maze District. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Moab, UT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: Spend the night at a five-star campsite tucked in the broad slickrock bowls between Capitol Gorge and Pleasant Creek on this 7.7 miler in Capitol Reef National Park. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Torrey, UT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: A cathedral-like hallway in Capitol Reef National Park combines easy canyon hiking and foolproof route-finding with life-list sights. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Torrey, UT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Drop 750 feet underground through the bat-cave entrance of Carlsbad Cavern to see hundreds of impressive displays—stalactite-dripping nooks and crannies, massive domes, gypsum deposits, and fanciful r ... From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Carlsbad, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Venture off SoCal’s coast for long beaches, hidden canyons, and abundant sea life. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Los Angeles, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: Explore the country’s last old-growth, lowland forest on an easy weekend in Congaree’s flat, wildlife-packed terrain. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Columbia, SC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: Travel into the fiery past of Mount Mazama on this 5.2-mile out-and back to the park’s highest peak, where sprawling views of the deepest lake in the United States await. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Eugene, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Circle Crater Lake in serenity and grandeur on snowshoes or skis. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Medford, OR - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: This cross-country canyon trek in the Lower 48’s largest national park goes from the lowest spot in North America to high peaks. From the guidebook "Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast"
Pahrump, NV - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17