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Hiking Death Valley National Park

A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures, 2nd Edition

Bill Cunningham and Polly Cunningham

Hiking Death Valley National Park contains detailed information about 57 of the best day hikes and extended backpacking trips in the largest national park outside of Alaska. Supplemented with GPS coordinates for the trailheads, mile-by-mile directional cues, rich narratives, and beautiful photographs, this is the only book you'll need for this land of extremes.

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Globe Pequot Press / Falcon Guides
Pages: 240Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4930-1653-2 • Paperback • October 2016 • $22.95 • (£15.95)
978-1-4930-2825-2 • eBook • October 2016 • $21.99 • (£14.95)
Polly and Bill Cunningham are married partners in the long trail of life. Polly Burke, formerly a history teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, now makes her home with Bill in Choteau, Montana. She is pursuing multiple careers as a freelance writer and wilderness guide and working with the elderly. Polly has hiked and backpacked extensively throughout many parts of the country.

Bill is a lifelong "Wildernut," as a conservation activist, backpacking outfitter, and former wilderness field studies instructor. During the 1970s and '80s he was a field rep for The Wilderness Society and Montana Wilderness Association. Bill has written several books, including Wild Montana, published by Falcon Publishing in 1995, along with numerous articles about wilderness areas based on his extensive personal exploration.

In addition to Hiking California's Desert Parks, Polly and Bill have coauthored several other FalconGuide books, including Wild Utah (1998), Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness (1999), and Hiking New Mexico's Aldo Leopold Wilderness (2002).

Decades ago both Bill and Polly lived in California close to the desert-Bill in Bakersfield and Polly in San Diego. They enjoyed renewing their ties with California while exploring the state's desert regions for this book. Months of driving, camping, and hiking, with laptop and camera, have increased their enthusiasm for California's desert wilderness. They want others to have as much fun exploring this fabulously wide-open country as they did.

Ashford Canyon 3.0 miles
Badwater 1.5 miles
Dante's View 1.0 mile
Darwin Falls 3.0 miles
Lower Falls 2.0 miles
Upper Falls 3.0 miles
Desolation Canyon 3.0 miles
Eureka Dunes 3.0 miles
Fall Canyon 16.0 miles
Golden/Gower Gulch Loop 6.5 miles
Grotto Canyon 4.0 miles
Harmony Borax 1.0 mile
Hummingbird Spring 3.0 miles
Hungry Bill's Ranch 3.8 miles
Keane Wonder Mine 4.0 miles
Keane Wonder Spring 2.0 miles
Little Bridge Canyon 7.0 miles
Marble Canyon 9.6 miles
Monarch Canyon/Mine 3.0 miles
Mosaic Canyon 3.6 miles
Natural Bridge 2.0 miles
Nemo Canyon 3.6 miles
Panamint Dunes 9.0 miles
Pyramid Canyon 4.0 miles
Red Wall Canyon 7.0 miles
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail 0.5 mile
Sidewinder Canyon 4.6 miles
So.Fk.Hanaupah Canyon 6.0 miles
Surprise Canyon 13.0 miles
Telescope Peak 14.0 miles
Through-Granite Canyons 15.0 miles
Titus Canyon Narrows 4.2 miles
Klare Spring 12.0 miles
Ubehebe/Little Hebe Craters 1.5 miles
Ubehebe Mine/Corridor Canyon 6.0 miles
Ubehebe Peak 6.2 miles
Upper Hole-in-the-Wall 11.0 miles
Wildrose Peak 8.4 miles
Willow Canyon 5.0 miles

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Southeastern California