Sierra Crossing is the story and photographs that describe and capture the epic 70-mile crossing of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range from east to west, as the first pioneers and trailblazers would have seen it.
Author Tom Stienstra and photographer Michael J. Furniss provide readers a seat at their nightly campfires, and with it, a rare glimpse of a little-known landscape and what it takes to experience it.
The trek starts from the flank of Mount Whitney, at 14,497 feet the highest point in the Lower 48, and then ranges over the Sierra Crest, down a 5,000-foot deep canyon, then up and over the Great Western Divide to Sequoia National Park at the foot of the western Sierra.
This special "fixed-layout" edition is available only from the iBookstore.
Gorgeous photography and engaging writing peppered with poignant quotations, funny anecdotes and helpful tips. I loved this book and am dying to do the trek after reading it.
Sierra Crossing describes each day of a week-long trip through the Sierras. Locations and activities are illustrated with helpful maps and beautiful pictures. It's nice to know you can really get away from the craziness of "civilization" and find both hot springs and great fishing in just a week. And this book has all the information you need to do it.
Buy it, read it, and get out there!