A “elegant” and “radically unique” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the very best mountains on Earth for mountaineering and tenting, from New York Instances 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 have been concurrently strolling by way of an artwork museum and scrambling on a jungle health club like an energized baby. He has returned to the mountains all through his life—greater than 100 journeys—and has gathered an unlimited 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 one of the 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 house and whose traces can nonetheless be discovered right this moment. He celebrates the folks whose concepts and actions protected the Excessive Sierra for future generations. He describes uniquely stunning hikes and the paths to be averted. 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 development 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 affords. Filled with maps, gear recommendation, greater than 100 breathtaking photographs, and rather more, it is going to encourage veteran hikers, informal walkers, and journey fanatics to organize for an impressive journey. PLEASE NOTE: Whenever you buy this title, the accompanying PDF can be out there in your Audible Library together with the audio.
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