Best Summit Hikes in Colorado: An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known Peaks from 8,144 to 14,433 feet by James DziezynskiBest Summit Hikes in Colorado: An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known Peaks from 8,144 to 14,433 feet by James Dziezynski

Best Summit Hikes in Colorado: An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known…

byJames Dziezynski

Paperback | September 28, 2012

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Colorado has 53 14ers, more than 600 13ers, and hundreds of other peaks that can be reached without special equipment or expertise. Numerous guides dryly catalog these trails, but Best Summit Hikes in Colorado stands out from them all. Author James Dziezynski has meticulously selected 80+ of the state's absolute best peaks in more than 50 superlative hikes, and his opinionated narrative brings each route to life. Each summit is included because of a notable feature - whether it's the site of a ghost mine or airplane wreckage, has thundering waterfalls or colorful floral meadows, is the best summit for spotting wildlife or bringing out-of-town friends, or is very accessible. Some peaks offer uniqueopportunities, such as a trailhead accessible only via a steam-powered railroad. Several summits are described in no other publication. Covering all Colorado's major mountain ranges, including the well-known Sangre De Cristo, Gore, Sawatch, Indian Peaks, and Maroon Bell wilderness areas to the lesser-known Grenadiers, Medicine Bow, and Outer San Juan peaks, this distinctive guide makes it easy to select exactly the right hike for the right day, the right mood, and the right companions.
Title:Best Summit Hikes in Colorado: An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:September 28, 2012Publisher:Wilderness PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:089997712X

ISBN - 13:9780899977126

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The new edition of Best Summit Hikes in Colorado details non-technical scrambles up 14ers in every Colorado Mountain Range. Each route Dziezynski selected sets itself apart with notable features including: the site of a ghost town, a waterfall, an airplane wreck, a great meadow for wildflowers or wildlife spotting." - Boulder Weekly, October 2012"This great book covers some of Colorado's unsung hikes. I appreciate the lively detail and stories about natural and human history. I'd even read it sitting in my armchair!" - Susan LeFever, former director, Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter"There is so much of Colorado that is still wild and lonely, and James Dziezynski takes you there in this book. And because he has spent so much time figures these trips out from a logistical standpoint, it's an easy guidebook to follow." - Doug Schnitzsahn, editor-in-chief, Elevation Outdoors "