Selected Grand Canyon Area Hiking Routes, Including the Little Colorado River and Great Thumb
List Price: 14.95
Available: June 2014
Have you ever hiked Grand Canyon area routes in the Little Colorado gorge or on Great Thumb Mesa? If you want to avoid crowds, explore new terrain, revel in the silence and see extraordinary terrain let this book guide your hiking. After over thirty-five years of hiking the canyon Bob Audretsch has picked out twenty of his most favorite routes. Many are for the most experienced and adventurous. But a few, such as the Sheep Trail, can be attempted by beginners. Each of the routes has detailed instructions to reach the trailhead and a complete description and topographic map of the route. And read some of his ‘insider’ comments about getting hiking permits in Grand Canyon National Park, the Havasupai and the Navajo. His historical books have been reviewed as “meticulously researched” and “well-organized.” He has been described as “an excellent storyteller” and “passionate” about his writing. Audretsch draws on all those skills for this authoritative guide.
Robert W. “Bob” Audretsch started hiking the Grand Canyon in 1977. He has hiked many of the canyon’s more obscure trails and routes amassing over 10,000 miles of hiking and running below the rim. He retired as a National Park Service ranger at Grand Canyon in 2009 after nearly 20 years of service. Since then, he has devoted himself full time to research and writing about the Civilian Conservations Corps (CCC).