Desert Summits: A Climbing & Hiking Guide to California and Southern Nevada written by geologist Andy Zdon is the definitive guide to more than three hundred remote and diverse desert mountains in California and Southern Nevada.

Along alpine lakes and cliffs, past the bristlecone pines and herds of pronghorn antelope, across the old Pony Express trail, Nevada resident and author Bob Sumner shares his favorite scenic hikes to the highest mountain summit in each of Nevada’s 16 counties and Carson City.

“It’s hot! Take a look a this gem of a book and begin planning at least a year’s worth of day or weekend trips in and around Nevada. I can guarantee you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

Nancy Gott, freelance writer/adjunct professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The classic book about fabulous Death Valley mining booms, of men and women who braved remote, wild and desolate country in the name of gold!

Ansel Adams’ story and collection of photographs about Americans interned at Manzanar War Relocation Center in Inyo County, California. Signed editions available.

    Mt. Grant Finally Opens to Hikers

    This morning, Hiking Nevada’s County High Points author, Bob Sumner, sent along a link from the Reno Gazette Journal reporting that the Hawthorne Army base is finally going to make Mt. Grant (11,270-ft.), high point of Mineral County, accessible to hikers. One of the problems with the peak is that hiking access is through the […]

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    Close Ups of the High Sierra

    Close Ups of the High Sierra

    Close Ups of the High Sierra, Norman Clyde’s collection of stories about his backcountry adventures in the Sierra Nevada, is now available in a new printing with easy to read ivory pages. Norman Clyde, a name as legendary as that of Fremont or Muir. Norman Clyde, a man to whom the entire High Sierra was […]

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    Born Free and Equal 2015

    For a person like Ansel Adams to come to an internment camp to photograph camp life, where people are pretty bitter for being there, I thought, this man is sympathetic to the situation, to the Japanese American people. —Archie Miyatake Written and photographed by Ansel Adams at Manzanar in 1943, Born Free and Equal was […]

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    Climbing Mt. Whitney

    New Climbing Mt. Whitney ebook on Amazon

    We’ve finally added a new ebook edition of Climbing Mt. Whitney to Amazon’s Kindle program, exclusive for three months. Anyone who purchased a hard copy of the book from Amazon can get the Kindle edition FREE! It’s not often that a guidebook author is both an expert and actually fun to read but Peter Croft […]

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