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The High Sierra: A Love Story


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A “elegant” and “radically authentic” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, one of the best mountains on Earth for mountain climbing and tenting, from New York Occasions best-selling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Invoice McKibben, Gary Snyder).Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains throughout the summer time of 1973. He returned from that encounter a modified man, awed by a panorama that made him really feel as if he had been concurrently strolling via an artwork museum and scrambling on a jungle fitness center like an energized youngster. He has returned to the mountains all through his life—greater than 100 journeys—and has gathered an enormous retailer of data about them. The Excessive Sierra is his lavish celebration of this distinctive place and an exploration of what makes this span of mountains probably the most compelling locations on Earth.Over the course of a vivid and dramatic narrative, Robinson describes the geological forces that formed the Sierras and the historical past of its exploration, going again to the indigenous peoples who made it dwelling and whose traces can nonetheless be discovered in the present day. He celebrates the individuals whose concepts and actions protected the Excessive Sierra for future generations. He describes uniquely lovely hikes and the paths to be prevented. Robinson’s personal life-altering occasions, defining relationships, and unforgettable adventures kind the narrative’s backbone. And he illuminates the human communion with the wild and with the elegant, together with the private progress that solely appears to return from time spent open air.The Excessive Sierra is a beautiful, absorbing immersion in a spot, born out of a need to know and share one of many best rapture-inducing experiences our planet gives. Filled with maps, gear recommendation, greater than 100 breathtaking photographs, and way more, it can encourage veteran hikers, informal walkers, and journey fans to organize for an impressive journey. PLEASE NOTE: If you buy this title, the accompanying PDF can be accessible in your Audible Library together with the audio.