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Adventuring in the California Desert, Completely Revised and Updated Lynne Foster

Adventuring in the California Desert, Completely Revised and Updated

Lynne Foster

Published October 28th 1997
ISBN : 9780871563941
Paperback
518 pages
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Stretching south from the White-Inyo Mountains to the Mexican border and 275 miles east to west at its greatest width, the California desert is nearly the size of the state of Virginia. Within these 25 million acres are three of North Americas majorMoreStretching south from the White-Inyo Mountains to the Mexican border and 275 miles east to west at its greatest width, the California desert is nearly the size of the state of Virginia. Within these 25 million acres are three of North Americas major desert subregions as well as the largest national park in the Lower 48 states. Since the passage of the California Desert Protection Act, interest in the California desert is at an all-time high, swelling the number of visitors to more than 9 million each year.Newly revised and updated, Adventuring in the California Desert offers detailed guidelines for enjoying the desert to the fullest without harming its fragile ecology. Activities include backpacking and rock climbing, as well as fossil identification, bird watching, and exploring Native American and pioneer historical sites. Special features include:Information on day hikes, backpacking trips, and peak climbs, all classified by degree of difficultyDetailed descriptions of each regions natural, geologic, and human history, plus plant and animal identificationTips on desert safety and survival, weather conditions, clothing and equipment, and special requirements for car travelArea maps, suggested tours, lists of public campgrounds and conservation organizations, and details for locating facilities for food, water, and gas