The High Sierra Library

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The High Sierra Library

Post by ERIC » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:39 pm

It's been a while since our Books library has been updated. The High Sierra Library is currently under construction and 'm looking for recommendations for books to be included. Submit your entries, highest priorities listed first. I'll leave this thread open for a week or so before initial launch of the page.

Appreciate your input! :thumbsup:

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Re: The High Sierra Library

Post by Jim F » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:00 pm

I like the following two books by Norman Clyde:

Norman Clyde of the Sierra Nevada, Rambles Through the Range of Light ( Scrimshaw Press 1971)

Close Ups of the High Sierra (Spotted Dog Press 1998)

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Post by rcymbala » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:52 am

First, this one is the all-time best from, my perspective, as a philosophy junky which demonstrates that the thought process is something that really applies to, even guides, real life:
__Basic Rockcraft__. Robbins, Royal; Sheridan Anderson, illustrator (1971). Glendale, CA, USA: La Siesta Press.

Second, this one says to learn how to FALL, which struck me:
__The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training for Climbers__ by Arno Ilgner ...

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Post by freestone » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:54 am

After all theses years, still my favorite for reference, especially his "knapsack" routes. I thought I had lost the map, but recently found it, used as a bookmark in another dusty book on the shelf. Serendipity! I believe it is out of print now.


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Post by maverick » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:43 am

Eric Blehm "The Last Season".
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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Post by rlown » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:18 am

SkI Touring in California: David Beck

Sierra Trout Guide: Ralph Cutter

Mountaineering Medicine: Fred T. Darvill, JR., M.D.

A Sierra Nevada Flora: Morman F. Weeden

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness: Jeffrey P. Schaffer

Wild Food Plants of the Sierra: Steven and Mary Thompson

A Southern Californian's Guide to Wild Food: Christoper Nyerges

Sierra North: Thomas Winnett

Sierra South should be there but i don't own it.

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Re: The High Sierra Library

Post by BrianF » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:07 pm

Early Days In the Range Of Light by Daniel Arnold

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada by John Muir Laws
The direction you are moving in is what matters, not the place you happen to be -Colin Fletcher

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Post by camptramp » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:02 am

The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada by John Muir Law

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Out of print, but I made sure everyone in my family has a copy of Starr's Guide to the John Muir Trail

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Post by mokelumnekid » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:46 am

What- no geology suggestions? Sheesh, okay there isn't a lot to choose from in the layperson's realm but Mary Hill's 'Geology of the Sierra Nevada' (revised edition) is a good starting place. Another is 'Exploring the Highest Sierra' by James G Moore. I'm not totally sold on either of these book, but they provide enough intro such that the interested reader can then dig deeper in the scientific literature afterwards.

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Re: The High Sierra Library

Post by rlown » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:48 am

A couple more i would add:

The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/listing/2 ... 8547566388" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And of course: "The Story of Big Creek" by David Redinger (of Redinger lake fame)
ERIC wrote:
caddis wrote:If you're even mildly interested, I suggest you find a copy of "The Story of Big Creek" by David Redinger (of Redinger lake fame) It's an impressive story. You can find the original print and some reprints online.
Yep. Was really happy to find that it's back in print:

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