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Backcountry Skiing California's Eastern Sierra


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While the Sierra Nevada has long been known to climbers and hikers as the Range of Light, for backcountry ski enthusiasts it might be better termed the Range of Corn. Home to a staggering variety of daylong tours, ski mountaineering objectives, and complex traverses, the Eastern Sierra transforms in spring into a glisse playground of peaks, passes and valleys. With so much to choose from, a visiting skier -- a local, even! -- could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed with options. Stay calm and carry on planning your next trip with Backcountry Skiing California's Eastern Sierra. Whether you're following in the footsteps of your steep-skiing heroes on North Palisade's V-Notch Couloir and Mt. Williamson's Giant Steps or hoping to carve turns in late-season powder across Evolution Basin, the impressively comprehensive new guide brings together deep knowledge of the range with modern graphic design, frequent beta photos and thorough statistics on every tour and objective included. Start bookmarking lines for a trip to the Golden State this spring -- you may end up with more dog-eared pages than you can ski in a single visit!

  • Almost three hundred routes and lines covered means something for everyone.
  • Statistics listed for each tour, including aspect, slope angle, recommended season and GPS points.
  • Mini-topo maps for each section helps trip planners get organized.
  • Vast north-south geographic span, from Bridgeport to Lone Pine, equates to a lifetime of skiing.

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Ben (used product a few times)
I went into Skimo Co earlier this winter hoping to pick up a cheaper guidebook for the Sierra, but ended up with this one. I originally scoffed at the high price, but holding this next to other guidebooks you can tell that so much more work went into this and there is so much more information than most others. The way the book is organized by drainage is very intuitive and the photos and level of information is very deep. If you're going to make the trip to the Sierra you owe it to yourself to get the best guidebook.
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Forrest Stanley (downright abused product)
This is the ski guide to bring along with you on your trip to the eastern sierra. Nate and Dan get after it harder than most and are the kind of dirtbags I like to support. Shows off the classic lines you can see from hwy 395 and a few we have been hiding successfully before the release of this guide.
Spoiler alert: the second edition goes a little farther into locals territory. No worries around here though as there is enough to go around.
Local advise: the lines described here are often the classics along the front range. Lifetimes can and have been spent picking off the lines beyond and between. Happy hunting!
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Model: Backcountry Skiing California's Eastern Sierra UPC: 9781938393334

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