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Backpacking Arizona : From Deep Canyons to Sky Islands - Bruce Grubbs

Backpacking Arizona

From Deep Canyons to Sky Islands

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A select guide to a backpacker's paradise from an author who knows the desert inside and out. The world-famous Grand Canyon is only one of Arizona's spectacular natural features. Arizona encompasses over 90 wilderness areas, more than 15 national parks and monuments, and the largest national forest in the country. Expansive mesas, high peaks, and snaking canyons create a dynamic landscape and reflect a rich geologic and human history.

Safety Noticep. vi
Featured Trips Overview Mapp. viii
Map Legendp. xii
Featured Trips Summary Chartp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
How to use this guidep. 7
General Tips on Backpacking in Arizonap. 13
Water and Heatp. 13
Mountains and Snowp. 14
The Mexican Monsoonp. 14
Rattlesnakes, Scorpions, and Other Crittersp. 15
Cactus and Other Interesting Plantsp. 17
Permits and Regulationsp. 18
Hunting Seasonsp. 18
Wild Areas of Arizonap. 21
Colorado Plateaup. 21
Slickrock Canyonsp. 21
Grand Canyonp. 22
Rim Countryp. 22
Mogollon Rimp. 22
White Mountainsp. 24
Central Mountainsp. 25
Mazatzal Mountainsp. 25
Superstition Mountainsp. 26
Sky Islandsp. 26
Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountainsp. 26
Galiuro Mountainsp. 28
Chiricahua Mountainsp. 28
Santa Rita Mountainsp. 29
Featured Tripsp. 31
Colorado Plateau
Slickrock Canyons
Paria Canyonp. 33
Rainbow Bridgep. 41
Grand Canyon
South Bass Trail to Hermit Trailp. 47
Tanner Trail to Kaibab Trailp. 57
Kanab Canyon Loopp. 67
Powell Plateau Loopp. 75
Nankoweap-Bright Angel Loopp. 87
Rim Country
Mogollon Rim
Sycamore Canyonp. 99
Historic Cabin Loopp. 107
White Mountains
Mount Baldy Loopp. 115
KP-Grants Creek Loopp. 123
Strayhorse Loopp. 129
WS Mountain Loopp. 137
Central Mountains and Mazatzal Mountains
Wet Bottom Loopp. 143
Midnight Mesa Loopp. 149
Deadman Creek Loopp. 157
Y Bar-Rock Creek Loopp. 165
Deer Creek-Y Bar Loopp. 171
Superstition Mountains
La Barge-Boulder Canyon Loopp. 171
Red Tanks Divide Loopp. 183
Fish Creek Loopp. 189
Campaign Creek Loopp. 195
Sky Islands
Galiuro Mountains
Holdout Spring Loopp. 201
Chiricahua Mountains
Chiricahua Crestp. 207
Santa Rita Mountains
Santa Rita Crestp. 213
Other Backpacking Tripsp. 217
Overview Mapp. 218
Keet Seelp. 219
Boucher Trail to Bright Angel Trailp. 220
Highline Trailp. 222
Apache Railroad Trailp. 223
Sabino-Lemmon Rock Loopp. 225
Rincon Crest Loopp. 226
Cave Creek Loopp. 228
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780899973241
ISBN-10: 0899973248
Series: Backpacking
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 1st September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38