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1.0 out of 5 stars Useless without corresponding maps!, 21 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Walking in the Sierra Nevada: Walks and Multi-day Treks: Walks, Treks and Mountain Bike Routes (Cicerone Mountain Walking) (Paperback)
I bought this book because it looked ideal for what I would need to organise a hiking holiday in the Sierra Nevada. The actual routes look nice and the descriptions seem good - until you realise there are no maps whatsoever in the book - not even a start position, let alone a summary of the route!

The descriptions of the walks are too vague to be much use, as anyone who's walked in such areas will know that much of it is scrubland and therefore "follow the indistinct trail generally upwards to the top of the hill" is completely useless as a direction.

This book would be great if each route had a decent, 1:25000 map with it but in its current state I'm afraid you would just end up getting hideously lost. I would have returned it except it got a bit dog-eared going to/from Spain and it would have been unfair to return it...
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Initial post: 26 Nov 2009 13:40:27 GMT
A. Walmsley says:
This is not a very fair review. The book does say it is to be used in conjuction with local maps and there is a section in the book describing the advantages and disadvantages of the various local maps. This is the case with the majority of guidebooks, which are not intended to fulfil the function of the maps. It is also untrue to say there are no maps in the book as sketch maps and an overview map are provided.

The book cannot 'lead the user by the nose' but this book does provide a lot of information on the routes which would be very difficult to obtain locally without employing a guide.

Andy Walmsley - Author
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