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Compass American Guides: Yosemite & Sequoia/Kings Canyon National (Compass American Guide Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon) [Paperback]

Fodor Travel Publications

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24 July 2014 Compass American Guide Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon

When I first explored Yosemite Valley more than a decade ago, I was enchanted by the waterfalls, the serenity, and the canopy of the Milky Way over my tent. Today, as both a writer and a nature-lover, I'm still electrified by Yosemite and its neighbors, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. Since

I live a few hours west of these parks, I escape there whenever I can-and this time, I'm taking you along. Teaming up with me are two acclaimed photographers and fellow Californians. Chris Falkenstein embodies the adventurous spirit of Yosemite; he's lived in the area since 1972 and is an avid rock climber and skier. Robert Holmes, meanwhile, came to northern California at the invitation of photography legend Ansel Adams in the 1970s.

We bring you:

. The places we love to wander, through giant sequoia groves and past soaring waterfalls

. Recommendations on the best hikes, climbs, fishing, snowshoe treks, and other fun activities

. Reviews of local-favorite places to stay and eat

. Stunning full-color photography

. Detailed, easy-to-use maps

. Background on the area's rich cultural and natural history

. Special in-depth sections on rock climbing and the parks' "supersized" sights


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Fodor's guide to Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings National Park offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travellers make the most of their time.

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Fodor's helps you unleash the possibility of travel by providing insights and tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you're always at the helm, Fodor's offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It's like having a friend wherever you travel. Resources that you'll want to read and reference, our guide books offer current and discerning shopping, dining, hotel and culture recommendations, as well as compelling features and articles that convey the essence of a destination. And we are confident we are giving you the best information because our guides are written by the people that live there. We seek to hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else. Our worldwide team of over 700 travel writers brings you the latest, most accurate coverage, and like trusted companions, reveals local treasures and everything you need to know before you arrive.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Pictures, Lacking Details 7 May 2014
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This books is a beautiful overview of the three parks and definitely allows you to start planning an itinerary. I'm a visual person and this book allowed me to identify must-sees for my trip and get an idea of the layout of the parks. My only issue is that it lacks details. Most guidebooks are the opposite (heavy on text and details with little pictures) so this is a perfect compliment for another guidebook. If you are planning a trip, I recommend starting here to get an idea of where you want to go, and then getting another guidebook to work out the details, especially if you want to plan hikes. There are no trail maps or trail details.
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