Best Travel Guidebook (Bay Area Travel Writers)
Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award(Society of American Travel Writers)
(Outdoor Writers of CA)
"A great book. I recently culled about 70 percent of my huge library in expectation of downsizing my living space. This made my No. 1 shelf."
— Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle
THE ONLY COMPLETE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE GREAT OUTBACK OF CALIFORNIA, including the Southern Sierra Nevada and the first ranges of the Great Basin: roads, trailheads, historical contexts, little-known facts, places to stay, eat, drink, and resupply. Covers Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Death Valley National Park, Scenic Highway 395 and the Owens Valley.
"The definitive (as well as wonderfully eccentric) guide to the immensity of the southern Sierra. John Muir would be pleased."
— Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear and Planet of Slums.
"Open to any page and you'll find a great story, along with details that will inspire travel — and more reading."
— Westways (March/April 2010)
"A splendid resource for exploring a remarkable land."
— Bill Becher, national-award-winning outdoor journalist.
"...a thorough, entertaining guide to the region... unusually detailed... a joy to read."
"Local's local reading: a great guide, even if you're already there."
— Lynne Almeida, owner, Spellbinder Books (in Eastside Magazine, Summer 09)
"Your book has now replaced the Cabela's catalog for our bathroom reading."
— Chris Walker, Chair 23