Sierra Grand Traverse

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Published by The Mountaineers, Seattle USA

Sierra Grand Traverse cover
Price from us is A$50 including post in Australia
We cannot post this book outside Australia
Book posted September 15th, see note below
Overseas - order from The Mountaineers or Amazon USA

NOTE - we will be away walking from July 17th to Septemvber 13th 2024 (8 weeks).
We cannot pack and post orders while away, our house sitter does not pack books.

On our return we will process and post all orders by Monday September 16th 2024.
If you want a book earlier, we suggest ordering direct from Open Spaces Publishing (they are one of our distributors)

We have one box of books, there is no Australian distributor. We have only a limited number (now 20), if you want one from us then you will need to order it soon. If you want it signed then either note that on your order or email us at the time. If there is enough demand we will order another box. Freight prices from the US are high and we are not making much from each copy, we decided to make some available in Australia as a service for local walkers. We will not post this books to overseas countries,we suggest to order a copy direct from The Mountaineers or the US based online bookshops like Amazon etc.

The Sierra Grand Traverse is a 200 mile (320 kilometre) high-level traverse of the Sierra Nevada range in California. The traverse is primarily above treeline and the majority is off trail. This is an area of stunning scenery with hundreds of lakes and many impressive granite peaks. The generally warm summer weather of California makes this an unforgettable backpack. John Muir described the Sierra Nevada as the 'Range of Light' and it is indeed an apt description particularly at sunrise and sunset where glowing rock faces are reflected in the numerous lakes. The ideal time for walking this route is from mid-July through to mid-September. We suggest to allow between 25 and 45 days to walk the entire route. It is not necessary to walk all of it as we have described it in five sections with each being roughly a week in length. The traverse is recommended for experienced walkers as some route finding and navigation is required. More information is available on our Sierra Grand Traverse page.

The book is published by The Mountaineers who are the premier non-profit US publisher of hiking guide books and other related outdoor books. They have published more than 1,000 titles. A basic description of most of the route on this web page.

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 Last updated : July 14th 2024