Desert Summits: A Climbing & Hiking Guide to California And Southern Nevada

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Spotted Dog PressInc, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 416 pages
Desert Summits: A Climbing & Hiking Guide to California and Southern Nevada is the definitive guide to more than three hundred remote and diverse desert mountains in California and Southern Nevada including: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Death Valley National Park, Desert National Wildlife Range, Inyo National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Lake Mead NRA, Mojave National Preserve , Mono Basin National Scenic Area, Red Rock NCA, San Bernardino National Forest, Spring Mountains NRA, Toiyabe National Forest From steep scree slopes to miners? trails, this is an opportunity to explore beautiful and rugged landscapes. 416 pages, 130 photos, 18 maps. About the author: Andy Zdon climbed his first desert peak, Telescope, in the winter of 1981 and has been climbing desert peaks ever since. A member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists, Zdon also wrote the fieldtrip guide book, Geology of the Las Vegas Region. OI bought your book this summer and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. It is a fantastic guideE!O? George Wuerthner, author

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About the author (2006)

Author, Andy Zdon, (Geology of the Las Vegas Region; Desert Summits: A Climbing & Hiking Guide to California and Southern Nevada) climbed his first desert peak, Telescope, in the winter of 1981, and has been climbing desert peaks ever since. His work as a professional hydrogeologist has taken him to many of the desert locations described in this book, including the Inyo Mountains, Providence Mountains, New York Mountains, Lanfair Valley, and the Lower Virgin River Valley. Zdon graduated in geology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. A passionate collector of books on mountaineering and the history of the desert southwest, Zdon consults in hydrology, geology and engineering geology. He lives at the foot of White Mountain Peak, America's highest desert summit.

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