Moon California Deserts Camping & Hiking
Including Death Valley, Mojave, Joshua Tree and Anza-Borrego
By Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown
First Edition, May 2012
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, Best for Wildflowers, and Best for Waterskiiing—leading novice and expert outdoors adventurers alike to a wide range of camping and hiking options throughout California’s dry places. Complete with clear directions to each location, detailed destination descriptions, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, and helpful maps, Moon California Deserts Camping & Hiking provides campers and hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
For over 30 years, Tom Stienstra's full-time job has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. He has hiked 25,000 miles, caught world-record fish, led dozens of expeditions, and is a certified pilot.
Tom is the nation's top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He is the outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and broadcasts a weekly radio show, Tom Stienstra's Outdoors Reports, on KCBS-San Francisco. Tom has been inducted into of the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, and received the President's Choice Award (Newspaper/Website) from the Outdoor Writers Association of America three times.
You can contact Tom directly via the website www.tomstienstra.com. His guidebooks include:
Moon California Camping
Moon California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown)
Moon California Fishing
Moon California Recreational Lakes & Rivers
Moon Northern California Cabins & Cottages
Moon Northern California Camping
Moon Northern California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown)
Moon Oregon Camping
Moon Pacific Northwest Camping
Moon Washington Camping
Moon West Coast RV Camping
Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation
The author of 13 outdoor guidebooks, Ann Marie Brown is a dedicated California outdoorswoman. She hikes, bikes, and camps more than 150 days each year in an effort to avoid routine, complacency, and getting a real job.
Ann Marie's work has appeared in Sunset, VIA, Backpacker, and California magazines. As a way of giving back a little of what she gets from her experiences in nature, she writes and edits for several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council. For information on Ann Marie's work, visit AnnMarieBrown.com.
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