Outdoor Adventure Guidebooks.
Winner. Grand Canyoneering: Exploring the Rugged Gorges and
Secret Slots of the Grand Canyon. By Todd Martin. Todd’s
Desert Hiking Guide, LLC., Phoenix. ISBN 9780978961435.
If you’re into canyoneeering,
Grand Canyoneering is a must-have. Handsomely
illustrated with color photographs throughout, this outstanding
guide includes thorough explanations of over 100 different trips
into the tributary drainages and ravines of the Grand Canyon.
Trip descriptions are supplemented with topographic maps, key GPS
coordinates, and information on water sources, specialized
equipment and natural history. Todd Martin writes in a
comfortable, conversational style which makes the guide a pleasure
to read; yet, at the same time, he is exacting when it comes to
describing canyon routes. The sheer volume of material alone is
impressive, and combined with the photos, maps, and text, it’s
decidedly a tour de force of outdoor guidebooks.
Canyon is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It
possesses one of the most visually powerful landscapes on the planet,
with expansive vistas, airy heights, plunging depths, towering
pinnacles, sheer-walled buttes, spires, mesas, temples, and the vast,
multihued, labyrinthine topography. But within the deepest corners of
the main Canyon itself, hidden away from the casual observer, are
seldom-visited, smaller tributary canyons that exhibit stunning
beauty, intimacy and opportunity for adventure.
This guidebook is somewhat
different from others in that the trips require the user to apply
skills from the varied disciplines of backpacking, climbing,
orienteering, rafting and technical canyoneering. The upside is that
those willing to expand their skill set will find that previously
inaccessible areas of the Canyon will become open to exploration. A
packraft removes the impenetrable barrier presented by the Colorado
River. Rope allows the descent of routes not otherwise possible for
the non-technical hiker. Orienteering allows hikers to explore
off-trail routes in the backcountry. As a result, this book should
appeal to backpackers who wish to put together new loops and routes
using a packraft, rafters who’d like to perform some canyon descents
as part of their river trip, canyoneers who are looking for remote
multi-day expeditions and more!
This comprehensive guide
Descriptions of over 100 canyons rated by technical and physical
Detailed first-hand descriptions supplemented by maps, photos, and
Essential equipment information
Locations of water sources
Natural History facts and low-impact canyoneering techniques
described in this book will guide the reader on some of the most
beautiful and remote backcountry adventures to be found within the
Table of Contents
Weight: 2.5 lbs
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Sewn and glued binding
500 pages full color!
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The author assumes no responsibility for accidents, injury or death
incurred as a result of the use or misuse of information contained in
this book. Canyoneering contains inherent risks which no amount of
care, caution or expertise can eliminate. Every canyoneer must assume
responsibility for his or her own safety and survival.