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Inhaltsangabe: Arizona Superstition Wilderness Topo Atlas The Superstition Wilderness has been a sentimental favorite place for Joe Berardi ever since he drove cross country from New York to Arizona in 1975. Near Apache Junction, Arizona, he noticed the towering mountains protruding out of the Sonoran desert on his way to his new college home in Tempe. For Spring break 1976, he organized and led a week long backpacking excursion deep into the wilderness. He prepared for that trip in 1976 by going to the campus library map collection and copying the USGS maps for the Superstitions using a B&W 8.5x11 inch copier. He then taped over 20 sheets together to produce his hiking map and along with his compass guided his hiking group through the wilderness. In those days there were no housing developments and only one paved road within sight of this remote area. Ever since then he has been drawn back to this desert wonderland numerous times exploring the many trailheads that provide entry into this preserved desert. There are no roads going into the wilderness. Photographing the Flat Irons at sunset is a favorite for many photographers. There are legends of hidden gold mines that have brought people from around the world looking for the treasures. This book is a compilation of topographical maps that are required by any hiker attempting to hike the remote and rugged Superstition Wilderness. The custom detailed maps make hiking this wilderness much easier and the maps have key GPS coordinates for finding the trailheads and major trail junctions. This book of maps eliminates the anxiety of trial and error hiking for hiking some of the most pristine desert in the United States. This atlas eliminates the need to buy multiple 7.5x7.5 quad maps for a single hike and pays for itself by not having to buy multiple high resolution maps. The author has wrestled with large maps on a windy day and has produced an atlas that is a pleasure to use out on the trail. The western boundary of this wilderness has be encroached on by civilization with the Lost Dutchman State Park providing easy access and several housing communities including Gold Canyon hiding some of the trailheads but regardless once you get a few miles past this encroachment or enter the wilderness elsewhere you will be immersed into a truly Sonoran desert experience. Prepare for your journey today and purchase the Arizona Superstition Wilderness Topo Atlas.
About the Author: Joe Berardi, Photographer and Adventurer The author started his 2nd career in 2003 after 24 years in electronic engineering. As a college student on Spring Break in 1976 he led his first backpacking excursions into the Arizona Superstition Wilderness. Ever since then he has been hiking and photographing the slot and Anasazi canyons of the southwest from Escalante, Cedar Mesa to the San Rafael Swell. His adventures in Arizona include the Red Rocks of Coconino NF, Grand Canyon NP, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly NM, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Petrified Forest NP, Saguaro NP and the historic mining towns and adobe structures of the old southwest. Among his favorite wildlife adventures is the elk rut of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado where he returns every other year for the past 2 decades. He has explored from Yellowstone NP to all of the National Parks in Utah to the missions of New Mexico. He continues to sell his photography at art shows throughout Arizona today. Joe Berardi has been a prolific book author of hiking and photography books. Arizona Superstition Wilderness Topo Atlas Cedar Mesa 2014 Canyon Atlas Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge 2014 Canyon Atlas Cedar Mesa Hiking Guide Escalante Hike-N-Maps Escalante River 2015 Canyon Atlas Hiking Guide to Cedar Mesa / Comb Ridge Hiking Slot Canyons 60 by 60 Challenge Paria River 2015 Canyon Atlas Photographing Northern Arizona 2 Photographing Southern Utah 2 Photographing Slot Canyons 4 San Rafael Swell 2014 Canyon Atlas Sedona Red Rock Country Hiking Guide Slot Canyon Hikes & Adventures 3 Upper Lake Powell Slots 2015 Canyon Atlas Utah Slot Canyons 38 Days Hiking Southern Utah http://www.slotcanyonsutah.com http://joeberardiphotos.wordpress.com
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 1st edition. 112 pages. 10.00x8.00x0.27 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1507681399