60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Salt Lake City: Including Ogden, Provo, and the Uintas (Paperback)

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    Greg Witt has lived the adventures he writes about and shares with audiences around the world. His journeys have taken him to every corner of the globe. He has guided mountaineering expeditions in the Alps and Andes and paddled wild rivers in the Americas. He has dropped teams of adventurers into golden slot canyons, trudged through deep jungles in Africa, Central America, and Asia, and guided archeological expeditions across the parched Arabian Peninsula. His passion for adventure has always focused on sharing his experience with others

    Following degrees from the University of California and Brigham Young University, he had an early career in human resources management; but Greg prefers high-adventure to the high-rise, so decades ago he traded his wingtips for hiking boots, and has never looked back.

    Some weeks, Greg hikes more miles than he drives, which means he wears out his boots faster than he wears out his tires. He has crossed the Grand Canyon on foot many times, climbed Colorado’s three highest peaks in three days, and in a recent summer in the Alps he hiked over 700 miles and gained nearly 100,000 vertical feet of elevation the equivalent of climbing Everest 9 times.

    Greg's other titles include Exploring Havasupai: A Guide to the Heart of the Grand Canyon andUltimate Adventures: A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel. He is the US Editor ofOff the Tourist Trail: 1000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives (DK Eyewitness Travel) and a contributing editor ofMake the Most of Your Time on Earth, A Rough Guide to the World.
    60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City is the only guidebook that pinpoints the most exceptional hikes in the area. It contains meticulous trail descriptions that range from comfortable strolls for families to difficult treks for those looking for a challenging workout. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it easier to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, or scenery. A helpful list of hikes in the front of the book highlights those with special interests best hikes for children, scenic hikes, hikes good for wildlife viewing, best hikes for runners, and more. Each hike report includes commentary on trailside geology, flowers, and wildlife. Historical notes provide fascinating details about early miners, trailblazers, the Pony Express, and Mormon pioneers.

    Nestled in the western flank of the Rockies, Salt Lake City provides ready access to a stunning array of hiking options amid alpine lakes, snow-draped mountain peaks, fragrant evergreen forests, deep canyon waterfalls, granite towers, and flowered cirques. Within 60 miles of Salt Lake City there are thousands of square miles of national forest, National Wilderness Areas, state parks and designated recreation areas to explore.

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    ISBN 9780897329422
    Genre TRAVEL / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 277
    Publisher Date 2012-06-19 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Menasha Ridge Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Including Ogden, Provo, and the Uintas
    Series Name 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles
    Edition Number 2
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Witt, Greg
    Country of Origin United States

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      Bought the book for my husband and he loves it. He wants to do all 60 hikes! The book is descriptive and gives all sorts of inside information that only someone who has done the hike would know.

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