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:: Backpacking Nevada
Few people are aware of the vast expanse of natural beauty that lies outside the dizzying atmosphere of Nevada's Las Vegas and Reno metro areas. Venture outside the strip however, and discover untrammeled wilderness in the most mountainous state in the continental US. Explore the forests of the Carson Range, traverse the granite peaks and cascading creeks of the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness, or watch elk and antelope in the remote Jarbridge Mountains. Backpacking Nevada, the ultimate guide to backpacking trips in Nevada's basin and range, has 23 trips ranging from two days to two weeks. From the East Humboldt Wilderness to the Ruby Mountains and the Toiyabe Range, this guide describes the finest backpacking adventures in Nevada.
About Mike White
Mike was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He learned to hike in the Cascades and honed his outdoor skills while attending Seattle Pacific University. After college, Mike relocated to the high desert of Nevada, where he was drawn to the beautiful and sunny Sierra.
In the early 1990s Mike began writing about the outdoors full time. He expanded Wilderness Press'
(now in its 5th edition) and then wrote his first guide,
Nevada Wilderness Areas and Great Basin National Park
. Subsequent books included the Wilderness Press
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Afoot & Afield Reno & Tahoe
Top Trails Lake Tahoe
. He collaborated on updated versions of Sierra North and Sierra South and also contributed to
. He has written for
magazines and the
. He teaches hiking and snowshoeing classes at Truckee Meadows Community College and is a featured speaker for outdoor groups.
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