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by Elizabeth Wenk

50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity download ebook
ISBN:
089997631X
ISBN13:
978-0899976310
Author:
Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher:
Wilderness Press; Second edition (March 27, 2012)
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256 pages
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1953 kb
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4.1

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50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity leads hikers of all skill levels to some of the most stunning landscapes Yosemite has to offer including: bubbling alpine creeks, smooth glaciated slabs, giant sequoias, deep dark blue lakes, and rock as far as the eye can see. In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park's natural predators, and helpful weather information

50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity leads hikers of all skill levels to some of the most stunning landscapes Yosemite has to offer including: bubbling alpine creeks, smooth glaciated slabs, giant sequoias, deep dark blue lakes, and rock as far as the eye can see. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park's natural predators, and helpful weather.

Yosemite National Park is one of the premier destinations in California. While anyone can be awed by the scenery just from their car, this new book by Elizabeth Wenk encourages you and your family to explore a little on foot. Indeed, it is one of the premier destinations in the world. The 50 hikes in this book all range from 1/2 mile to 8 miles and explore almost every part of the park, from the crowded Yosemite Valley to Hetch Hetchy, Tioga Pass, and the area around Wawona. It also features a chapter on Mono Lake, an area often neglected in guidebooks like this.

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In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history.

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50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity leads hikers of all skill levels to some of the most stunning landscapes Yosemite has to offer including: bubbling alpine creeks, smooth glaciated slabs, giant sequoias, deep dark blue lakes, and rock as far as the eye can see. In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park's natural predators, and helpful weather information.
Reviews:
  • Orevise
We used this book to pick hikes during our trip to Yosemite. Ms. Wenk clearly described the hikes and where they are found and included multiple hikes that were appropriate for our 3 year old. While some park rangers looked at us askew when we asked for stroller friendly hikes, Ms. Wenk's guide contained multiple and really enhanced our trip. Recommended to anyone with small children or anyone looking for hikes shorter than 8 miles.
  • Togor
I used this book to select hikes and on some hikes, took the book with us. It is a paperback and not too heavy to carry on a day hike, so we used this at times when we got off the trail by mistake and needed to find our way back onto it (or when we started at a different place).
  • Matty
Yosemite National Park is one of the premier destinations in California. Indeed, it is one of the premier destinations in the world. While anyone can be awed by the scenery just from their car, this new book by Elizabeth Wenk encourages you and your family to explore a little on foot. The 50 hikes in this book all range from 1/2 mile to 8 miles and explore almost every part of the park, from the crowded Yosemite Valley to Hetch Hetchy, Tioga Pass, and the area around Wawona. It also features a chapter on Mono Lake, an area often neglected in guidebooks like this.

This book has a lot to recommend it. I like the organization of the chapters; each focuses on a single region of the park and lists several trails in the immediate vicinity. Moreover, the hikes reflect the diversity of each region, and in each chapter you will find a decent selection of routes ranging from the very easy to somewhat more challenging. Every hike includes a good sketch map, GPS coordinates for the trail head, and detailed driving directions. Nice black and white photos accentuate the written descriptions of the trails.

With all this going for it, one might ask why I docked the rating one star. The answer is that Amazon will not allow me to dock half a star, but this is really a 4.5 star book. That said, I have some concerns about a few of the hikes listed. In general, hiking books that promote shorter walks (in the 2-5 mile range) are becoming more popular with publishers. On the one hand, the aging population of the US has decreased demand for many longer trail routes, even in a place as popular as Yosemite. And complementing this trend, families with young children want to hike together and just cannot do longer routes. Wenk's book is especially focused on this latter demographic, and she provides a "Child Rating" for several hikes in the book.

But given this trend in publishing, I have to question the selection of some of the hikes. Poopenaut Valley trail drops more than 1000 feet in less than a mile (the trail is actually more than a mile, but the bottom part is level). This is strenuous and unpleasant walking, especially when there are better alternatives in the area of Hetch Hetchy. But I really question the wisdom of including Mt. Dana in a guidebook like this. Dana is "only" 6 miles round trip. But the ascent is more than 3000 feet and the route includes two flat stretches. There are places near the summit where class 2 moves may be required. As Wenk notes, it is by far the most difficult hike in the book. But I have to question why it is included at all in a title like this. I also have a few little cavils (the mileage for Yosemite Falls, as described in this book, is 7.2, not 6.4) with the text, but no book is perfect, and having hiked 30 of the 50 routes described here, I think this book is on the whole pretty accurate.

All factors considered, I think this is a good book, and if you are planning a family trip to Yosemite with kids, I would buy it for the planning and preparation. The hikes in it are a little more rigorous, and a lot more extensive than its rival Best Easy Day Hikes, Yosemite distributed by Falcon Press. This is the book to get if you have 3 or (ideally more) days to explore the park and want to experience the landscape up close and personal, and out of the automobile.
  • Trash Obsession
Great
  • Nicearad
Wonderfully helpful. Great tips and directions.
  • Ballazan
This guide presents a thoughtfully chosen selection of hikes that reflect the author's wide-ranging interests and thorough knowledge of the area. In addition to providing the maps, GPS coordinates, and other information that will get one started hiking, the book offers the reader much about the botanical and geological features of the trails. The difficulty of each hike is carefully noted, and those that are suitable for children are highlighted.
  • Inth
This book is the new bible of short hikes in Yosemite. The author, Lizzy Wenk, is a botanist, geologist, and mountaineer with an enviable knowledge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a mother who has field-tested the book on her own young hikers, and a writer with a penchant for accuracy and clarity.

I recently visited Yosemite with my kids. Although I've spent many years climbing and exploring obscure corners of the park, I'm not as familiar with the best short hikes as I wish I were. We drove through the park, stopped for a few of the obvious roadside walks, and enjoyed the views as many families do. A month later, this book came out and I sorely wished I'd had it when I visited. The book is full of terrific hikes to intriguing destinations that my kids would have loved. For example, we could have broken up the drive to Glacier Point with a excursion to dramatic fissures at Taft Point. We would have known that Tuolumne Grove was the best grove of giant sequoias to visit given our time and interests. And we would have discovered some terrific swimming holes in the Tuolumne River. The book also has an assortment of hikes that, though short, are nevertheless strenuous and would appeal to me when visiting without the kids.
I received this book as a gift from a friend who knows I love both hiking and Yosemite, and who knew I relied on Ms. Wenk's John Muir Trail guide during my JMT hike this summer. Ms. Wenk excels in her natural history knowledge and descriptions and gives complete and accurate trail information. Hikers can trust the information in this guide and will enjoy some of my favorite hikes when using this book. I was pleased to find many hikes included that I've wanted to experience and I look forward to hiking those trails in the future. I heartily recommend this book.