This book is good winter reading for experienced backpackers. It is not a comprehensive guide to the Sierra (for that, Secor’s “The High Sierra” is the best). Rather, Arnot picks his favorite hikes and describes them in considerable detail. Most of the hikes he describes are ambitious undertakings that bring one to the less commonly reached areas of the Sierra–not the hikes most people would want to begin with. For anyone reasonably familiar with the Sierra, his book is a pleasure to read, and a source of ideas for future trips.
Paperback: 372 pages
Publisher: Wide World Publishing, Tetra (March 8, 1996)