The spectacular Yosemite National Park stands in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. 

It is famed for the vast granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome as well as the giant sequoias, Bridalveil falls, the incredible views of Taft Point. The valley is a centre for adventure tourism now, with climbers and hikers flocking to the National Park. Perhaps on of its most famous “sons” was Ansel Adams, famed for his iconic black and white photographic images of Yosemite. 

  • If you are looking for outdoor adventure; day hikes, long-distance hiking or climbing Yosemite provides a unique backdrop of the most famous and stunning mountain wilderness.
  • Wherever possible the links to classicshiking guidesclimbing guides or general guides sould lead to pages giving the option of Hardcover / Paperback / Kindle Edition.

It was here that John Muir led a campaign to expand the borders of the park beyond the Yosemite Valley, which ultimately led to th eUnited States national park system. Beyond its borders lies the huge expanse of wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Classics & History

John Muir Yosemite
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In his classic text, John Muir, the greatest American naturalist describes the Yosemite valley's geography and its flora and fauna.

Yosemite History
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Comprehensive look at scientific & cultural history of Yosemite from its geological origins to the political will it took to preserve it.

Alex Honnold
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The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.

Ansel Adams Yosemite
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The finest images from the camera of Ansel Adams. Here he captures the place closest to his heart, Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite and High Sierra
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This superb new collection presents the finest selection of Adams' photographs and writings ever published on this "vast edifice of stone and space."

Ansel Adams Postcards
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A perfect gift item for Ansel Adams of Yosemite fans. Beautifully produced postcard images from the master.

General Guidebooks

Complete Guidebook Yosemite
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Standard reference for park visitors, now in a revised and expanded edition including tips, hikes, numbers, accommodation, restaurants...

Compass Yosemite
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Another great American Guidebook to the principal National Parks of California's Sierra Nevada.

Lonely Planet yosemite
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Classic guide to the main national parks in California's Sierra Nevada.

Hiking Guidebooks

Hiking yosemite
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A guide to 61 of Yosemite's greatest walking Adventures. Updated with maps and colour pictures.

Day Hikes Yosemite
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Lace up your boots and sample sixty-one of the finest trails Yosemite National Park has to offer.

Must do hikes Yosemite
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46 “must-do” Yosemite hikes from scenic strolls to full-day adventures, or even spectacular backpacking trips.

Climbing Guidebooks

Yosemite Free Climbs
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From 16-pitch trad climbs to one-pitch sport routes. More than 230 of the best routes in Yosemite Valley, with detailed topos to topropes, cragging & multi-pitch climbs in the 5.4 to 5.9 range.

Yosemite Climbing Guide
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A Guide incl. 200+ of the best sport climbs and top ropes in Yosemite Valley ranging from 5.1 to 5.14. Includes colour photos and GPS coordinates.