Andy Martin at the cohp group notes the arrival of Hiking Nevada’s County High Points
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(Press Release from the Publishers)
For Immediate Release:
New guide book Hiking Nevada’s County High Points describes the
adventure, beauty and solitude found on
Nevada’s highest county summits while also illuminating some of the
state’s lesser known wild places.
In his new book, Hiking Nevada’s County High Points, (published by
Spotted Dog Press, April 2010), Central Nevada resident
and author, Bob Sumner, has put his life-long love of the desert into
this historic adventure guidebook. Sumner shares his
favorite scenic hikes to the highest mountain summits in each of
Nevada’s 16 counties – Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda,
Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey,
Washoe, White Pine — and the state capital, Carson City.
Many readers will recognize the familiar summits of Charleston Peak near
Las Vegas and Mount Rose above Reno; however,
Hiking Nevada’s County High Points goes far beyond the known. Into the
most remote depths of Nevada’s rural counties,
Sumner’s routes cross the Great Basin where mountain ranges seem to
float like earthen islands above the desert valleys, to the
beautiful world of Nevada’s wilderness, remote and seldom visited, the
big sky country of sagebrush and pine.
Hiking Nevada’s County High Points trails meander through bristlecone
pines, the oldest trees on the planet, to the summits of
Boundary Peak (Nevada’s highest) and Wheeler Peak in Great Basin
National Park to the historic overlook of Mount Davidson
above Virginia City; along alpine lakes and cliffs to Ruby Dome; past
herds of pronghorn antelope to Mount Jefferson in Nye
County; around the old Pony Express trail in pursuit of Desatoya,
Churchill County’s high point.
Hiking Nevada’s County High Points is a comprehensive driving and hiking
guide to the summits of Nevada’s 16 counties and
Carson City. Author Sumner describes each backcountry adventure in
abundant detail with chapters that include:
• Driving and route instructions
• Camping and lodging locations
• A “bonus” peak which can be combined with the county high point
• A side trip to a nearby point of interest
• Historic background for each high point
Outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country will appreciate the
journeys contained in this “must have” guide to the state’s
diverse and challenging high points. Alpinesque scenery, towering limber
pines, lush riparian canyons, wind-sculpted
rock walls, and hundred mile vistas are here for the exploring in Hiking
Nevada’s County High Points.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Central Nevada resident and Hiking Nevada’s County
High Points author, Bob Sumner, has been
hiking and climbing throughout the West for more than 25 years and has
summited more than 1400 peaks. Editor of the
venerable Desert Peaks newsletter, The Desert Sage, Sumner has
contributed hiking articles for various publications. On any
given weekend, Bob can be found exploring the most remote regions of the
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