Backpacking Arizona

Backpacking Arizona

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The world-famous Grand Canyon is only one of Arizona's spectacular natural features. Arizona encompasses over 90 wilderness areas, more than 15 national parks and monuments, and the largest national forest in the country. Expansive mesas, high peaks, and snaking canyons create a dynamic landscape and reflect a rich geologic and human history. qBackpacking Arizonaq is the only guide devoted to overnight trips in the state. You'll discover the maze of side canyons and hidden grottos in the Grand Canyon's untrammeled backcountry, historic pioneer trails on the Mogollon Rim, the little-traveled Blue Range, and the legendary Superstition Mountains in the Sonoran Desert.As in much of the West, early visitors named most of the summits in the canyon. ... of the Tonto Trail skirts the very brink of Granite Gorge above Grapevine Rapid and provides views of the Colorado River. ... the Tonto Trail rounds several major Redwall spurs radiating from Pattie Butte before reaching Cremation Creek.

Title:Backpacking Arizona
Author:Bruce Grubbs
Publisher:Wilderness Press - 2013-03-01


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