California Summits guides readers to 50 beautiful, attainable peak hikes. Hikers can summit most in a day, and sometimes in just a few hours, with a minimum of experience and gear. Everyone from families to experienced peak-baggers will find something to love. Hike up scenic Mount Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco Bay, Yosemite National Park’s grand Clouds Rest with its incomparable view of Half Dome, and snowcapped Mount Shasta, the state’s northern jewel, among others. Stunning color photography and detailed hike descriptions provide inspiration and information for hikers of all ages and experience levels.
Matt Johanson writes about the outdoors for numerous California newspapers and magazines. California Summits is his sixth book. Matt’s writing has won awards from the International Center for Journalists, California News Publishers Association and National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation. He lives in Castro Valley, California with his wife Karen.
More Mountains in the Bay Area: Redwood Peak, Fremont Peak, Mount Livermore
More Mountains in SoCal: Throop Peak, Sandstone Peak, Keller Peak
More Mountains in the Sierra Nevada: Sierra Buttes, Ellis Peak, Lookout Peak
More Mountains in the Eastside: Dante Peak, Trail Peak, Mount Gould
More Mountains in the North State: Herd Peak, Gray Butte, Mount Bradley