By John H. Skinner, Retired Forest Supervisor of the Tahoe National Forest
Featuring: Over 200 trails, 100 lakes & 125 Camping and Picnic Areas, 14 Pages of Easy-to-Use Maps. Guides to over a dozen activities: Hiking, Camping, Picnicking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Scenic Driving, OHV Driving, Hunting, Boating, Underwater Diving, Fishing, Whitewater kayaking and rafting. Covering the public lands on the Tahoe National Forest, portions of the Plumas and Eldorado National Forests, plus 7 California State Parks, Recreation and Wildlife Areas.
Price: $9.95 + taxes (California Residents Only) Price includes Shipping and Handling.
Availability: Usually ships within 72 hours – unless the author is away hiking, fishing, or skiing.
Sierra Outdoors is a hiker’s and nature lover’s dream of an ideal recreation guide –lightweight and cram packed with versatile utility. The desire to have 14 useful, readable maps of large geographic areas, dictated the oversized, 10”x12.5” Atlas-sized format. Retired Forest Supervisor of the Tahoe National Forest author John H. Skinner provides brief descriptions, long on details, stuffed into a no-nonsense, nearly sparse presentation. With one exception: Skinner’s love of the area shows in wry comments or color commentary sharing his insight into unique locations.
Skinner has lived, worked, and played in the Central Sierra Nevada for years. It took him over 13 years to personally experience the adventures and places he enjoyed writing about in Sierra Outdoors. This totally practical publication is a down-to-earth, hands-on, decide-what-you want-to-do, then-go type of book. Purchase a copy of the original. Pack a lunch, fill your water bottle, toss Sierra Outdoors in your back seat and discover new places or a new look at old places.
Easy or challenging; tennies or sturdy boots; mountain bike seat or equestrian saddle; afoot, peddles, stirrups or motorized; whitewater or flatwater paddling; high-mountain lakes or expansive reservoirs; fishing, hunting or photography; underwater or atop lofty crags, each of these experiences reflect Skinner’s love of the outdoors and writing about it.
Covering spring, summer, fall, plus dozens of year-round outings, Sierra Outdoors is the most comprehensive outdoor recreation guide for over a million acres stretching south from the Lakes Basin to Auburn State Recreation Area. Skinner considers this his “backyard.” For each of 13 individual activities he shares over 215 trails and designated routes, 127 campgrounds and picnic areas, 110 high-country lakes and reservoirs, and more. Much more.