Hiking Colorado's Weminuche Wilderness

Regional Hiking Series

56f78b9d60510.jpg Author Donna Ikenberry
Isbn 9781560447160
File size 2.5 MB
Year 1999
Pages 160
Language English
File format EPUB
Category Travel

Book Description:

You've probably read about the Weminuche Wilderness in either Outside, Backpacker, or National Geographic Adventure magazines, or maybe you've heard about it from a friend. Now, with your interest perked you are probably looking for a guidebook. Well, this is your guidebook. I own copies of many guidebooks, but this book puts trail information in a more visually appealing format. The illustrations show the user, at a glance, the terrain gain and loss, trail information in relationship to terrain features, and stunning photographs wet your appetite for adventure. The Weminuche Wilderness is the largest wilderness in Colorado and the author covered seven hundred miles of trails inside the wilderness to provide first hand detailed information to the hiker. Areas that are covered in the book are trail highlights, distance, difficulty, gain and loss, map information, managing agency, and trail condition. The accuracy in the guide tells the user at what tenth of mile you make a stream crossing or fork in the trail. Although the author writes about thirty-nine trail systems in the book, these are generally long trails that can either be broken down to shorter hikes or linked up with other trails for a different variation. At the back of the guide is a easy-to-use trail finder table and the author's list of recommended trails. Are you seeking a trail with a spectacle waterfalls or looking for a first-timers backpacking hike? The author can help you out with a list of recommendations. If you are seeking out Colorado's fourteeners, of which three are in the Weminuche Wilderness, or climbing Colorado's centennial peaks, this guide will help you stay on the right trail. No hiker to the Weminuche should be without a copy of this guidebook. It's the best way to maximize your wilderness experience in one of Colorado's largest wilderness.



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