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.
Questions & Reviews
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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