Four million outdoor adventurers visit California's Yosemite National Park each year, drawn to the park's spectacular scenery, vast swaths of wilderness, and extensive trail system. Yosemite Adventures offers a unique approach to exploring the park by presenting the area as a varied, year-round playground appropriate for recreationists of all abilities and interests. In addition to hiking and backpacking trips, readers will enjoy descriptions of skiing, swshoeing, rock/mountain climbing, and fishing outings. Each of the 50-plus adventures--which have all been completed by the author--include photographs; detailed maps; elevation profiles; and a wealth of insider tips about recommended gear, permits, food, and campsites for a successful outing. The book promises to be a must-have resource for Yosemite's vast legion of avid outdoor recreation enthusiasts.
Matt Johanson is a high school journalism teacher and a freelance outdoor and travel writer. He is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast with more than 20 years' experience in the Yosemite area and the author of Yosemite Epics: Tales of Adventure from America's Greatest Playground. He lives in Castro Valley, California. Hans Florine is the author of Speed Climbing: How to Climb Faster and Better, has won nine national climbing championships, and has set multiple speed climbing records, including the fastest-ever ascent of the Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite.