Hiking Nevada's County High Points

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Hiking Nevada's County High Points

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Hiking Nevada's County High Points
By Bob Sumner

160 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″
ISBN 978-1-893343-19-1

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Though many readers are already familiar with Charleston Peak in the Spring Mountains high above Las Vegas and Mount Rose above Reno, Hiking Nevada’s County High Points goes far beyond the known, into the remote wild country of Nevada’s 16 counties: Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, White Pine—and the state capital, Carson City.  Author Bob Sumner guides us across the Great Basin into the beautiful world of Nevada’s wild lands, a remote and seldom visited backcountry of sagebrush and pine, landscapes of basin and range that touch the horizon.  Trails meander through bristlecone pines to the summits of Boundary Peak, Nevada’s highest, and Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, to the historic overlook of Mount Davidson above Virginia City. Wander along alpine lakes and cliffs to Ruby Dome; past herds of pronghorn antelope to Mount Jefferson in Nye County, and around the old Pony Express trail in the pursuit of Desatoya, Churchill County’s high point.  

Hiking Nevada’s County High Points includes: driving and route instructions, camping and lodging locations, a “bonus” peak which can be combined with the county high point and a side trip to a nearby point of interest.

Hikers from all over the country will appreciate the journeys contained in this guide to Nevada's diverse and challenging high points.  Alpinesque scenery, towering limber pines, lush riparian canyons, past wind-sculpted rock walls with hundred mile vistas are here for the exploring in Hiking Nevada’s County High Points. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Central Nevada resident and Hiking Nevada’s County High Points author, Bob Sumner, has been hiking and climbing throughout the West for more than 25 years and has summited more than 1400 peaks.  Editor of the venerable Desert Peaks newsletter, The Desert Sage, Sumner has contributed hiking articles for various publications. On any given weekend, Bob can be found exploring the most remote regions of the Silver State.