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The book is now available (April 2023).
We will be selling copies directly from this page. The guide has 224 pages and is printed in colour thoughout, (many US books are still only
black and white inside) with full colour topographic maps.
Sierra Grand Traverse is a 200 mile (320 kilometre) high-level traverse
of the Sierra Nevada
California. The traverse is primarily above treeline and the majority
is an area of stunning scenery with hundreds of lakes and many
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
route finding and navigation is required.
book is published by The Mountaineers who are the premier
US publishers 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.Some
sample pages are shown below
Snail Mail Address
John Chapman, PO Box 5042, Laburnum, 3130, Australia
Photographs and text are copyright © 2022-2023 John Chapman.
Last updated : April 6th 2023