The Hiking Book Series, (Base Camp Guides)
The Base Camp Hiking Guidebook series recognizes that certain cities around the country are ideally suited for undertaking extraordinary hiking adventures during the day and then returning to relax in world-class urban amenities at night. Each of these hiking guides are meticulously researched by local hikers, writing about trails near their homes. All include books provide tips for all levels of hikers and provide background and historical context for the chosen hikes. It is expected that each book in the Base Camp Hiking series will feature 101 hikes.
by Christopher and Elizabeth Barile
Reno: A Base Camp for All Seasons
Ideally positioned between the spectacular peaks and lakes of California’s Sierra Nevadas and the vast and varied Great Basin of Nevada, Reno is an unparalleled hub for exploring the natural beauty and grandeur this region offers. The area’s four-season climate combined with year-round sun guarantees that every day can be a great day to go exploring.
Discover the dramatic scenery and diverse terrain of ten distinct geographical regions with 101 hikes—all within no more than an hour’s drive from downtown Reno. Enjoy a trail through snowbanks or amble along a sandy path. Traverse sage-covered hillsides or walk through meadows of wildflowers. Stroll along peaceful creeks or ascend to craggy cliffs and mountaintops. With Christopher and Elizabeth Barile as your guides and Reno as your base camp, you’ll find your perfect adventure, whether you have a few hours to spend or time for an all-day trek. (Read more…)
by Pete KJ
Denver is known the world over as the gateway to Colorado’s magnificent Rocky Mountains.
Four national forests, a national grassland, scores of regional and city parks and preserves, and Rocky Mountain National Park offer hundreds of hiking and walking trails—all within one to three hours of downtown Denver. Base Camp Denver offers you 101 of the best of these great hiking destinations to choose from. With Pete KJ as your guide and Denver as your base camp, the splendor of Colorado’s Front Range is yours to enjoy one day—or even just a few hours—at a time. (Read more…)
Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest (2nd Edition)
by Deborah Wall
Situated in the heart of the magnificent Southwest, Las Vegas is surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes.
Within easy reach are five national parks, including Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Dozens of state parks, regional preserves, recreation areas, and public lands offer amazing variety, from sand dunes and salt flats to alpine meadows, waterfalls, and ancient forests. Unique plant and animal life as well as archaeology, paleontology, and fascinating Wild West history are all waiting to be discovered in this region, making Las Vegas an ideal basecamp: Hikers can enjoy solitude and unspoiled wilderness by day and world-class urban amenities by night. Base Camp Las Vegas includes 101 of the best hiking destinations within hours of Las Vegas. (Read more…)