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The book is due for release in April 2023. We will be selling copies directly through this website. Freight costs are yet to be determined, but we expect the price per copy to be in the range of A$45 to $50 (including postage in Australia). If you are interested in purchasing a copy then please email us as that will help ensure we order enough. The guide has 224 pages and is printed in colour thoughout, (many US books are still only black and white inside) with full colour topographic maps.

The Sierra Grand Traverse is a 200 mile (320 kilometre) high-level traverse of the Sierra Nevada range in California. The traverse is primarily above treeline and the majority is off trail. This is an area of stunning scenery with hundreds of lakes and many impressive granite peaks. The generally warm summer weather of California makes this an unforgettable backpack. John Muir described the Sierra Nevada as the 'Range of Light' and it is indeed an apt description particularly at sunrise and sunset where glowing rock faces are reflected in the numerous lakes. The ideal time for walking this route is from mid-July through to mid-September. We suggest to allow between 25 and 45 days to walk the entire route. It is not necessary to walk all of it as we have described it in five sections with each being roughly a week in length. The traverse is recommended for experienced walkers as some route finding and navigation is required.

The book is published by The Mountaineers who are the premier US publishers of hiking guide books and other related outdoor books. They have published more than 1,000 titles. A basic description of most of the route on this web page.

An advance copy (sent by airmail instead if via a shippingcontainer) has arrived. If interested in purchasing a copy then please email us. Some sample pages are shown below

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Last updated : January 31st  2023