Explore! Joshua Tree National Park

On page 20, in the first paragraph under Geography and Geology, the second sentence should read "Most North American mountain ranges trend generally north and south, but the several ranges that are encompassed in Joshua Tree National Park run east to west, as do the ranges to the west, the San Bernadino and San Gabriel Mountains." (The San Jacinto Mountains are part of a north-south range that extends into Baja California.)


Wilson Mountain Trail, Hiking Northern Arizona

Hike 97, Wilson Mountain Trail, has been rerouted and is now 4.5 miles one-way, or 9.0 miles round-trip.


Exploring Great Basin National Park

Upper Lehman Campground is closed for renovation until summer 2017. Gray ClIffs Group Campground now has 11 tent campsites in addition to the group sites. You must reserve your site in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 444-6777. Thanks to reader Doug Bauder for this update.


Creaky Knees Guide Arizona

Although the book's subtitle is "The 80 Best Easy Hikes", the hikes actually range from very easy to very difficult. This is also true of the other books in this series. Early in the design of the book, it became clear that trying to cover the entire state with just easy hikes would mean that some great hiking areas would be left out. After I looked through another book in the series (by a different author), I asked my editor if a range of hike difficulty should be included, and she said "Yes." So the word "Easy" should be dropped from the subtitle.


Best Loop Hikes Arizona

Hike 53 Deer Creek Loop

The trail past Paddy's River may be closed due to fire damage. Check with the US Forest Service office before planning this hike.

Grand Canyon Guide

Grand Canyon Guide: Your Complete Guide to the Grand Canyon (print edition), page 7

Grand Canyon Guide: Your Complete Guide to the Grand Canyon (Kindle edition), location 118

Grand Canyon National Park entrance fees will increase on June 1, 2015:


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