The profile of Yosemite's famous Half Dome as seen from Glacier Point.

Picking the Best Sights for One Day in Yosemite

It’s not ideal to spend only one day in Yosemite, but if that’s the way your vacation is scheduled, you’ll need to make the most of your time. Ann Marie Brown shares advice to make sure you experience the park’s best sights.

The bare stone of Lembert Dome is lit by alpenglow and reflected in a lake.

Discover Yosemite National Park

Plunging waterfalls, stark granite, alpine lakes, pristine meadows, giant sequoia trees, and raging rivers—you’ll find them all in Yosemite National Park. At 1,169 square miles and 750,000 acres, the park is nearly the size of Rhode Island and one of the most popular national parks in the United States, visited by more than 3.5 million people each year.

Moon Northern California Hiking

Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in Northern California. This brand-new guidebook leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the northern part of the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon Northern […]

Moon Tahoe

California outdoors expert Ann Marie Brown provides you with the essential details needed to discover all of the can’t-miss sights, attractions, and restaurants in and around Tahoe. Ski Squaw Valley’s renowned slopes, hibernate in a cozy South Shore cabin, dine in Tahoe City, or hike the Tahoe Rim Trail—Brown will help you maximize your time […]

Moon Sequoia & Kings Canyon Camping & Hiking

Nature lovers Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown invite travelers to experience the deep canyons, tall peaks, and awe-inspiring giant sequoia groves of Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. Stienstra and Brown’s expert advice and useful camping and hiking tips make Moon Sequoia & Kings Canyon Camping & Hiking essential for any trip […]

Moon California Deserts Camping & Hiking

Best-selling travel authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown offer readers their informed advice on exploring California’s deserts, from climbing Death Valley’s towering Telescope Peak to surveying Joshua Tree’s sweeping landscape and namesake vegetation. Comprehensive and easy to use, Moon California Deserts Camping & Hiking also provides “best-of” campground and trail lists—including Best for Kids, […]

Moon Yosemite & Mammoth Lakes Camping & Hiking

California residents Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown extend travelers their firsthand advice on how to find the best places to camp and hike in this vast region, from the pristine meadows and towering granite formations of Yosemite Valley to the alpine waters of the Mammoth Lakes area. Along with their in-depth coverage, Stienstra and […]