Arcadia Publishing Wildsam Field Guide: Grand Canyon


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Wildsam: Grand Canyon ventures into America's most iconic landscape with guidance and insight from leading experts on geology, flora, fauna, history, culture and outdoor pursuits of all kinds. Contributors include the scientists solving the Canyon's enduring riddles, modern Native leaders and veteran hiking, backpacking and river rafting guides. With original writing from acclaimed poet Sherwin Bitsui, novelist Ann Cummins, and journalist James Pogue, we explore many dimensions of this stunning region's beauty and complexity. Topics range from key trails and overlooks to ancient animals; from contemporary issues to timeless Canyon lore.
PublisherArcadia Publishing SC
Publication Date7/6/2020
  • Insights on geology, flora, fauna, history and culture
  • Historic trading posts
  • Intel from Native leaders and veteran hiking, backpacking and river guides
  • Names of river rapids and their origins
  • A broadcast transcript of one daredevil's gorge-braving tightrope escapade
  • Profiles of surrounding Southwestern towns
  • A master canyoneer's go-to sources for backcountry knowledge
  • Essential list of base camps, trails, road trips and overlooks for each quadrant of the park
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