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Backcountry Skiing California's Eastern Sierra: Covering nearly 300 descents from Bridgeport to Lone Pine, 3rd Edition by Nate Greenberg & Dan Mingori
California’s Eastern Sierra has some of the world’s best backcountry skiing and snowboarding. This region’s blessings are many: a deep snowpack, sunny skies, and high-elevation peaks. Top all that with easy access and you have a skier’s dream come true. Such great terrain deserves a great book, and this one makes the grade, covering every major peak and canyon in the range, describing almost 300 descents. With so much to choose from, no matter what your skill level, the perfect challenge awaits you in the Sierra backcountry. From the moderate bowls of the Sherwins to the high-alpine exposure of Mt. Whitney, you’ll find a run that’s just right for you. In fact, you’ll find many! If you’re an expert, you can take on of the most extreme skiing challenges in America. Packed with color photographs, this book is your ticket to a lifetime of adventure.
Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is the fastest growing outdoor winter sport in North America, and California’s Eastern Sierra is one of the most dramatic and historic venues in which to experience this amazing activity. While toiling up a mountain in the winter with skis on your back just for the sake of one run down may seem like a lot of work to some, those who have had even a small a taste of this sublime pursuit will be hooked forever; endless untracked snow, astounding views, a great workout, time spent in the wilderness with friends, and the unparalleled exhilaration of pointing the tips of your skis or snowboard over the summit of a great peak define it as poetry in motion.
Blessed with a deep snowpack, sunny skies, and high elevation peaks, the Eastern Sierra has some of the world's best backcountry skiing and snowboarding. This expanded and improved third edition covers every major peak and canyon in the range, and describes almost 300 descents, from moderate bowls found on the Sherwins, to the high-alpine exposure of Mt. Whitney, to some of the most extreme ski challenges in America. Packed with color photographs, this book is your ticket to a lifetime of adventure.
- Expanded and improved third edition
- ~300 ski descents (many more than the second edition!)
- Full color throughout
- Revealing terrain photography + inspiring action photos
- Thorough introduction addresses Sierra seasons, weather, avalanche danger, skiing history, and more
- At-a-glance “beta boxes” with aspect, slope angle, summit elevation, vertical feet, hiking distance, terrain type
- $1 from every book sale is donated to the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
|Publisher||Wolverine Publishing; 1st edition (January 6, 2009)|
|ISBN - 10||0979264464|
|ISBN - 13||978-0979264467|
|Product Dimensions||9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1 pound|
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