Falcon Guides Hiking Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks
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This guide features 59 of the finest trails in southwestern Utah--from day hikes to backcountry treks. Authors: Erik Molvar and Tamara Martin. Softcover; 246 pages; black-and-white photos and maps. The Globe Pequot Press; copyright 2005. Also included are Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Markagunt Plateau and the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Inside you'll find: hikes suited for every ability and accurate directions to the trailhead. Comprehensive trail descriptions, trail maps and route profiles. Difficulty ratings, recommended hiking seasons and park contacts. Invaluable trip-planning information, including a checklist of essential equipment and supplies.
Southwestern Utah's towering cliffs and slickrock canyons with colorful spites and natural arches tantalize the senses and evoke a sense of wonder. Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks covers 56 hikes in the two featured parks as well as the surrounding areas-Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Markagunt high country, and the Paunsaugunt area. The wondrous landscape of timbered plateaus, windy precipices, erosion-carved spires, and canyon oases defies comparison and is haven for many animals and unique plants. The best way to experience this desert splendor is on foot with Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in hand. Trail descriptions, maps, and photos provide first-hand information for easy day hikes and extended backpack trips. In addition to interesting natural history overviews, tips for obtaining park permits and no-trace camping and safety techniques will help you plan for and enjoy your trips. Don't forget to pack Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks before you head out on your next backcountry adventure by Erik Molvar and Tamara Martin (246 pages, softcover)
- Vargo Outdoors