50 Classic Hikes in Nevada: From the Ruby Mountains to Red Rock Canyon

50 Classic Hikes in Nevada: From the Ruby Mountains to Red Rock Canyon

by Mike White


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Nevada boasts some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in North America and is rich in trails that embrace the state’s scenic, geologic, and historic resources. Mike White, renowned outdoors writer and instructor, now offers a guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes, ranging across the entire state from the Mojave Desert to the Sierra Nevada, from sagebrush basins to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains. Here are hikes for every taste and level of fitness, including outings suitable for families with small children and full-scale assaults on challenging peaks. Each hike is described in terms of its route and special features, and includes a map and elevation profile. The book also offers information about the geology, wildlife, plants, history, and weather features of Nevada, as well as helpful directions to ensure safe and comfortable travel in Nevada’s rugged and isolated backcountry. This is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking enjoyable adventures in some of the country’s most spectacular natural regions.

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ISBN-13: 9780874176292
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication date: 04/07/2006
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 488,431
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Mike White is the author of eleven previous outdoors guides to California and Nevada, as well as numerous outdoors articles in popular magazines, and he teaches hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing classes at Truckee Meadows Community College. He lives in Reno, Nevada.

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