Best Easy Day Hikes Southern Sierra

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 1, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 96 pages
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Hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.

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Cora Lakes
Duck Pass Trailhead to Arrowhead Lake
Rock Creek to Long Lake
Rock Creek to Ruby Lake
North Lake to Grass Lake
Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake
South Lake to Long Lake
North Fork Big Pine Creek to Cienega Mirth
Lookout Peak
Boole Tree Loop Trail
Horseshoe Meadow
Jordan Peak
Blackrock Trailhead to Casa Vieja Meadows
Albanita Meadows
Big Meadow to Manter Meadow
Hooker Meadow

Twin Lakes
Courtright Reservoir to Cliff Lake
Rowell Trailhead to Rowell Meadow
South Fork Kern River

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Page 8 - F, but hypothermia can develop in warmer temperatures. If your party is exposed to wind, cold, and wet, think hypothermia. Watch yourself and others for these symptoms: uncontrollable fits of shivering; vague, slow, slurred speech; memory lapses; incoherence; immobile, fumbling hands; frequent stumbling or a lurching gait; drowsiness (to sleep is to die); apparent exhaustion; and inability to get up after a rest. When a member of your party has hypothermia, he or she may deny any problem.
Page 4 - The next person wants to see them, too, and collecting such souvenirs violates many regulations. Avoid making loud noises on the trail (unless you are in bear country) or in camp.
Page 4 - This means you should pack out everything, including orange peels, flip tops, cigarette butts, and gum wrappers. Also, pick up any trash that others leave behind. Follow the main trail. Avoid cutting switchbacks and walking on vegetation beside the trail. Don't pick up "souvenirs," such as rocks, antlers, or wildflowers.
Page 6 - Confidently plan your next move. It's often smart to retrace your steps until you find familiar ground, even if you think it might lengthen your trip. Lots of people get temporarily lost in the wilderness and survive — usually by calmly and rationally dealing with the situation. • Stay clear of all wild animals. • Take a first-aid kit that includes, at a minimum...
Page 9 - To defend against hypothermia, stay dry. When clothes get wet, they lose about 90 percent of their insulating value. Wool loses relatively less heat; cotton, down, and some synthetics lose more. Choose rain clothes that cover the head, neck, body, and legs and provide good protection against winddriven rain. Most hypothermia cases develop in air temperatures between 30 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but hypothermia can develop in warmer temperatures.
Page 3 - If we all left just one little mark on the landscape, the wilderness would soon be despoiled. A wilderness can accommodate human use as long as everybody behaves. But a few thoughtless or uninformed visitors can ruin it for everybody who follows. All wilderness users have a responsibility to know and follow the rules of zero-impact camping.
Page 5 - Don't exhaust yourself or other members of your party by traveling too far or too fast. Let the slowest person set the pace.
Page 9 - ... brain, depriving you of judgment and reasoning power. You will not be aware that this is happening: You will lose control of your hands. This is hypothermia. Your internal temperature is sliding downward. Without treatment, this slide leads to stupor, collapse and death. Defense Against Hypothermia Stay dry. When clothes get wet, they lose about 90 percent of their insulating value. Wool loses less heat than cotton, down, and some other synthetics.
Page 6 - Don't wait until you're confused to look at your maps. Follow them as you go along, from the moment you start moving up the trail, so you have a continual fix on your location.
Page 3 - Nowadays most wilderness users want to walk softly, but some aren't aware that they have poor manners. Often their actions are dictated by the outdated habits of a past generation of campers who cut green boughs for evening shelters, built campfires with fire rings, and dug trenches around tents. In the 1950s, these "camping rules

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Hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.

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