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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby markskor » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:29 pm

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada; Clarence King; 1872
...A personal account - tall tales and many firsts... his explorations.
Other than being a bit of a racist (and - ARGH! - mis-use of the word Sierras all too often),
A great read.
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby paul » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:39 pm

"High Oddyssey" by Gene Rose
The story of Orland Bartholemew's solo winter journey in 1928/29 from Cottonwood Pass to Yosemite. A true Sierra Classic if there ever was one.

And, by one of our own: "Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail" Spectacular photos of the JMT
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby ERIC » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:21 pm

paul wrote:"High Oddyssey" by Gene Rose
The story of Orland Bartholemew's solo winter journey in 1928/29 from Cottonwood Pass to Yosemite. A true Sierra Classic if there ever was one.


Already in there. Gene would be flattered by your endorsement of his book (and he reads the forums from time to time).
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby SirBC » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:34 pm

Last month Pacific Book Auctions in San Francisco had an auction for "Yosemite and the High Sierra". Perhaps more out of interest sake than practicality sake, the catalog can be viewed here:

http://www.pbagalleries.com/view-auctio ... og/id/343/
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby richlong8 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:43 pm

JOHN MUIR TRAIL, 5TH EDITION, ELIZABETH WENK
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, MIKE WHITE
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, MIKE WHITE
SIERRA HIGH ROUTE, SECOND EDITION, STEVE ROPER
ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKIN' TIPS, MIKE CLELLAND
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, 5TH EDITION, JEFFREY SCHAFFER

sorry about caps, got lazy

Many of us cut our teeth on the original Wilderness Press pocket size hiking guides of the HIgh Sierra, that included a topo map, but they(most?) are wayyy out of print, and too numerous to list
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby richlong8 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:59 pm

"Backpacking Magazine Trekking California", by Paul Richins, Jr.
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby ERIC » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:48 pm

Great contributions. I'm making my way through the list and adding to the new High Sierra Library page. Lots of books and taking some time, but things are coming together. Sorry if some have to be left out do to being out of print. :(
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby markskor » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:09 pm

Before Eric gets everything in order -

Missing in the Minarets, Alsup, W.; Yosemite Association, 2001

The Lost Cement Mine, Wright, James, W A; Genny Smith Books, 1960

California Serendipity, Colin Fletchers "Thousand Mile Summer" revisited,
Cohrs, Andreas; Colita Publishing, 2012
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby LightRanger » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:35 pm

The Tahoe Sierra

Libkind's Ski Touring in the Sierra Nevada (four volumes, out of print)

Sierra Nevada Natural History

Backcountry Skiing the Eastern Sierra by Mingori and Greenberg (2nd Edition is currently in print)

Croft's The Good, The Great, and The Awesome

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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby ERIC » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:42 pm

Geez, Mark. I barely just made it though you earlier entries to this thread! Joking aside, the library isn't static and I'm happy to add any new books that are available online and that aren't already in the library. Keep'em coming...
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby markskor » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:12 pm

Eric,
I volunteer one day a week at a used book store here in Mammoth...
Thus get first picks of many Sierra related books - a lot come through here - amazing how many.
Part of my library... almost all either art books or Sierra related...almost as good as the virtual one here...
BTW, do you count Peterson's Guides?
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby ERIC » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:58 pm

That's a pretty impressive library of your own, Mark! My personal collection is minuscule in comparison and is spread out between home, office and a friend's much larger collection that I borrow from quite regularly. To this day his collection of rare prints is the most extensive I've ever seen in person.

I guess it depends on which Peterson's Guide you are suggesting.
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