Exploring E. Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine; Author: Sharon Giacomazzi
Bestselling Sierra Nevada hiker/author/historian Giacomazzi hiked and backpacked hundreds of miles in the past five years to research this book, a follow-up to her bestselling book Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Sonora Pass to Pine Creek. This handy, informative and enjoyable-to-read guide covers thirteen dramatic eastside Sierra canyons. Starting around the spectacular forks of Bishop Canyon, Sharon divulges a wealth of hikes both popular and obscure, then continues south to explore glorious Big Pine Canyon, rugged Oak Creek Canyon, daunting Shepherd Creek Canyon, and the riches of Lone Pine Canyon and Cottonwood Creek Canyon, including hikes near Mount Whitney.
Along the way Sharon details local history, and describes the best campgrounds, rustic resorts, where to find the best wildflower blooms and autumn color displays, and how to arrange horseback rides and pack trips in these canyons for those who would rather ride a horse than hike. Each chapter highlights features 'Of Interest' in that area. Includes easy-to-read maps for each canyon and trail. This fine book also has 13 feature articles about Eastern Sierra hiking, history, back roads, local color and more. Includes 65 black and white photographs plus an eight page color insert of 35 color photographs. This is sure to become a classic guide to the Sierra Nevada's dramatic east side.