Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon
By Ann Marie Brown
Sixth Edition, April 2015
Price: $19.99 USD
Travel writer and experienced outdoorswoman Ann Marie Brown offers her in-depth knowledge of Yosemite, from hiking through Tuolumne Meadows and horseback riding in Wawona to buying shower time at local campgrounds. Brown provides trip strategies for every type of traveler, including The Hardcore Hiker, The Waterfall Lover, and even A Winter Weekend, for those visiting in the off-season. She also breaks down outdoor recreation activities like hiking, backpacking, rafting, and fishing with the essentials: routes, total distance, and supplies. Whether it’s rock climbing near the Royal Arches, checking out Bridalveil Fall, or simply camping under the stars, Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
What’s inside Moon Yosemite
Enjoy the very best of Yosemite with these itineraries:
- The Best of Yosemite
- Escape the Crowds
- Yosemite for Kids
- Best Hikes
- One Day in Yosemite
- A Winter Wonderland
- Best Waterfalls
- Best of Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Explore what Yosemite has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Yosemite Valley
- Wawona and Glacier Point
- Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows
- Hetch Hetchy
- The Eastern Sierra including Lee Vining, Mono Lake, North, June Lake, and Mammoth Lakes
- Sequoia & Kings Canyon including Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Giant Forest and Lodgepole, Foothills, and Mineral King
Ann Marie Brown made her first solo trip to Yosemite at age 22. Like many first-time visitors, she was immediately inspired by the Valley’s sheer granite walls and shimmering waterfalls. Parking her car at the first trailhead she saw, she set off on the Four-Mile Trail. Carrying nothing but a water bottle, she intended to hike only a short distance but was so wowed by the scenery that she kept on walking. Two hours later she found herself at Glacier Point, considered by many to be the grandest viewpoint in the West. Scanning the scene, she noticed tourists dressed in everything from high heels to a nun’s habit, and realized that she could have driven to Glacier Point instead of walking. Ann Marie vowed she’d never again go hiking without a map.
More than two decades later, Ann Marie has gained substantially more outdoor savvy and is a dedicated California outdoorswoman. She hikes, camps, and bikes more than 150 days each year. She is the author of 13 books with Moon, including several outdoors titles—101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area, Moon California Waterfalls, and Northern California Biking—and is the co-author of California Hiking with Tom Stienstra. Her work has also appeared in Sunset, VIA, and California magazines.