Nevada offers some of the most diverse and beautiful hiking areas in North America - landscapes of verdant wetlands, snow-covered peaks, mysterious petroglyphs, historic ruins, austere deserts, colorful rock formations, and much, much more. Yet many of these natural treasures are unfamiliar to all but the most adventurous and experienced outdoors enthusiasts. Mike White, renowned outdoors writer and instructor, has now compiled a guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes, ranging across the entire state from the Mojave Desert to the Sierra Nevada, from the basin-and-range sagebrush country to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains. There are hikes for every taste and level of fitness, including outings suitable for families with small children and full-scale assaults on challenging peaks. Some are close to major cities, others are far from any settlement centers. Each hike is described in terms of its route and special features, along with a map and elevation profile, basic information about distance and difficulty, directions for reaching the trailhead, and information relevant to the territory, flora, and fauna encountered.
In addition, the book offers useful information about the geology, wildlife, plants, history, and weather features of Nevada, as well as helpful directions to ensure safe and comfortable travel in Nevada's rugged and isolated backcountry.