Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Bishop to Lone Pine by Sharon Giacomazzi Bestselling Sierra hiker/author/historian Giacomazzi hiked and backpacked more than a thousand miles in the past five years to research this book, a follow-up to and companion volume for her bestselling Exploring Eastern Sierra Canyons: Sonora Pass to Pine Creek. This handsome and handy 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 gorgeous Big Pine Canyon and its lakes and glaciers, rugged Oak Creek Canyon and Baxter Pass, remote Shepherd Creek Canyon, and the riches of Cottonwood Creek and Lone Pine Canyons, including hikes near Mount Whitney.
Along the way Sharon details local history, describes 24 of the best campgrounds, 12 rustic resorts, other lodgings, six pack stations and more than 140 lakes, where to find wildflower blooms and autumn color displays, and how to arrange horseback rides and pack trips in these canyons for those who would rather ride than hike. Each chapter highlights features "Of Interest" in that area. Includes easy-to-read maps for each canyon. This fine book also has 13 feature articles about Eastern Sierra hiking, local color and history, back roads and more.This is sure to become a classic guide to the Sierra's dramatic east side.
2015. 216 pages, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". full-color cover, 65 black & white photographs plus an 8-page insert of 35 color photographs, 15 maps, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-0-939431-36-6 trade paper