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Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide [Paperback]

Brian Beffort

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Oct. 1 2010 Afoot and Afield
Beyond the bright lights of one of the city's fastest growing metropolitan areas is some of the most rugged, beautiful, and remote country around. Popular destinations such as Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, and Mt. Charles are covered, plus lesser-known areas such as Anniversary Narrows, Arrow Canyon, Bowl of Fire, and the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness. Each trip showcases the diversity of this region, from the geological wonders and rare life forms surviving in Mojave National Preserve to ancient petroglyphs. The hikes range from easy strolls to challenging treks and include distance, time, elevation change, difficulty, and trail-use notes. A custom map accompanies every description, and GPS waypoints are given for key locations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best guide to southern Nevada June 2 2005
By Susan D. Potts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is definitely the best guide available for hiking in the southern Nevada region. This book includes a wide variety of hikes with great descriptions of the areas and how to get to them. It has ideas for hikes of various lengths and difficulties and as well as information on conservation and safety. It includes great maps and photos and lists areas not found in most other guides. If you want to explore areas within a 3 hour drive of Las Vegas, this is the most comprehensive book I have found. I highly recommend it!
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use June 24 2005
By William E. James - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have a long shelf full of southwest guidebooks. For the Las Vegas area, Beffort's book is the best choice for people unfamiliar with the desert. It has a good mix of easy and difficult hikes.

My sister and her husband recently visited Vegas while I was out of town. He was at a convention; she wanted to see something other than casinos. I turned her loose with a few suggestions and Beffort's book. She did three of the trips in the Spring Mountains and didn't get lost, uncharacteristic for her. The credit goes to good directions in the book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Awesome Book April 14 2008
By Jordan J. Gruenwald - Published on Amazon.com
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One hell of a book. Great descriptions of hikes in around the vegas area. As well as a few extra bonuses with Death Valley and what not. Even has some Mojave action in there. Well This is a definate must if headin to the Vegas region and need a little something more than the usual Vegas experience.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada Jan. 7 2010
By Barbara Drzal - Published on Amazon.com
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I am new to hiking in the Vegas area and have found this book to be the most complete reference guide out there. I was glad to see such a detailed explanation of each area as well as the trails. Definite thumbs up.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Afoot & Afield Jan. 12 2009
By Hiker Girl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Intersting and informative. Divided into regions (north, south, east west) for easy selection. Includes highlights about each hike and info on the trailhead. Altho we live in the area, had no idea there were so many hiking trails. A very useful book.

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