From mountain heights to canyon depths, Arizona offers more opportunities for adventure than most people would contemplate in a lifetime. John Annerino has experienced more Arizona adventures than most, and he shares them in this book. It features 50 excursions -- canyoneering, trekking, climbing, river-running, and even car touring -- plus an overview of geology, ecology, and climate, and an introduction to Native American tribes and state history. Maps, travel notes, and planning essentials such as water sources and supply points help make this an indispensable guide for outdoor excitement.
This latest volume in The Mountaineers' popular Exploring Wild Areas series takes a look at the year-round recreational opportunities available in the Grand Canyon State. Whether you're a hiker, cross-country skier, climber, paddler, or back-packer, this handy guide will show you the best ways to explore these diverse wilderness areas. With detailed profiles on the state's forests, deserts, canyons, and meadows. Exploring Arizona's Wild Areas includes 84 area and trail maps, information on terrain and elevation, historical background, special tips for "keeping your cool" in warmer temperatures, and more.--Cover