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Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology (Hiking Geology)by Lon Abbott
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In 18 excursions, there's something for everyone--from the most popular rim-to-river trails (Havasu Canyon Trail) to gentle, half-day rim walks (Red Butte Trail) to rugged and remote multi-day backpack trips (Lava Falls Route).
Book News Annotation:
Geologists Abbott and Cook (Prescott College, Prescott, AZ) present the Grand Canyon though scientists' eyes for rim walkers, day hikers, and serious backpackers. An overview introduces readers to the area's geological history, followed by detailed narratives of 18 hikes. For each hike the authors explore a geological theme, focusing on aspects of the canyon's evolution that are particularly well-illustrated along its length. Basic information such as trail length, elevation change, and difficulty level starts each chapter. Thoroughly illustrated with b&w photos and diagrams as well as 20 color plates.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Etched on the Grand Canyon's steep walls are stories of how this majestic landscape came to be: volcanic islands, stark deserts, and tranquit seas come and gone, and histories of plants and animals that have made this place their home. You'll see this story up close on the trail with the help of "Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology. In eighteen excursions, there's something for everyone--from the most popular rim-to-river trails (Havasu Canyou Trai) to gentle, half-day rim walks (Red Butte Trail) to rugged and remote multi-day backpack trips (Lava Falls Route).
A guide unlocking the mysteries of the landscape, step by step.
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