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Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra

Item #: 816
Price: $19.00

Author Sharon Giacomazzi
One-of-a-kind guide leads you to more than 60 of the best walks and hikes among the spectacular scenery of Yosemite Park and the surrounding Sierra, an area larger than Maryland and Delaware combined. This comprehensive book features the less traveled trails as well as some popular classics. This guide takes you to the best Sequoia groves, hidden waterfalls, most gorgeous canyons, and wildflower blooms, most rewarding peaks to climb and other superb adventures. Whether you're an avid hiker or casual walker, you'll find the trails coming to live as Sharon Giacomazzi interweaves them with their historical context. She spins enthralling tales of native peoples, early explorers, Gold Rush mining, pioneer lumbering, early railroads, John Muri's adventures and more.

Publisher: Bored Feet Publications (September 12, 2001)

Revised & Updated
Paperback: 304 pages

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About the Author: Sharon Giacomazzi is a Sierra hiker who happens to be an avid history buff and a born storyteller. Sharon's love affair with the Sierra Nevada began early, as soon as she learned to walk. She grew up on a large ranch in the foothills below Kings Canyon National Park. When Sharon wasn't asleep or in school, she wandered the hills, wild and free, on foot or horseback. Mountain life got into her blood and stayed, even during years away at college and in the city earning a living as a teacher. The urban setting always made Sharon feel like an alien, a stranger trapped in a strange land. Finally, in 1980, after 22 years of teaching, she decided to go home to the mountains where her spirit could be nurtured by the Sierra's natural rhythms and cycles. Sharon bought property close to Yosemite and connected with her sense of place and her spiritual home. After building her house, she created ways to eke out a modest living, then began walking, and she hasn't stopped. Sharon loves to hike and write about her adventures. Like John Muir, she too feels blessed when she can entice someone to get out there and mingle with the rest of the food chain and "taste the tonic of wilderness."