California Summits

California Summits

A Guide to the 50 Best Accessible Peak Experiences in the Golden State

Matt Johanson


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California Summits guides readers to 50 beautiful, attainable peak hikes. Hikers can summit most in a day, and sometimes in just a few hours, with a minimum of experience and gear. Everyone from families to experienced peak-baggers will find something to love. Hike up scenic Mount Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco Bay, Yosemite National Park’s grand Clouds Rest with its incomparable view of Half Dome, and snowcapped Mount Shasta, the state’s northern jewel, among others. Stunning color photography and detailed hike descriptions provide inspiration and information for hikers of all ages and experience levels.


Matt Johanson:

Matt Johanson writes about the outdoors for numerous California newspapers and magazines. California Summits is his sixth book. Matt’s writing has won awards from the International Center for Journalists, California News Publishers Association and National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation. He lives in Castro Valley, California with his wife Karen.