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Classic Hikes of North America:

25 Breathtaking Treks

Only a handful of routes in Classic Hikes of North America call for the local expertise and logistical support of a guide service, but for those few, the guide service becomes a critical element. Author Peter Potterfield personally endorses Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides as the choice for hikers who want to embark upon the famed Yosemite Grand Traverse.

The Yosemite Grand Traverse, an epic route, is one of those hikes that is tremendously enhanced by a local, knowledgeable guide service that can handle the troublesome transportation issues and hard-to-get permits for this route. And since the hike was discovered and refined by Ian Elman and his guides at Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides, author Peter Potterfield personally endorses Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides as the premier choice for hikers who want to embark upon this new classic week-long Sierra route.

Yosemite Grand Traverse: 8 days across the most famous National Park in the world.

  • 8 days/7 nights:

  • Moderate-Strenuous

  • TBD

Classic Hikes of the World covers the best routes through the most scenic landscapes. Peter Potterfield has written about the world's greatest hikes, and his first-hand information is as useful as it is fun to read.

- Ed Viesturs, climber and author of Himalayan Quest

Peter Potterfield is the ultimate guide; he steers us down wild trails in magic boots, lighting the hidden paths and secret sights, vividly illuminating in great detail the logistics, hazards and strategies to tramp among the wonders of the world. This is a dream book, a catalogue of classics, of all the walks to do before we die. I'm lacing up and stuffing this book in my pack to begin this delightful step down the finest paths, in the footsteps of the master.

- Richard Bangs
Co-founder of Mountain Travel Sobek and author of Mystery of the Nile

Potterfield brings savvy insights, practical planning tips, detailed route info and a refreshingly stoked, conversational tone. (Classic Hikes) can be hauled at least as far as the trail head . . . but far more transportable is the inspiration Classic Hikes evokes.

- Los Angeles Times