Desert Summits covers Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, Mojave National Preserve, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Red Rock National Conservation Area, Lake Mead and Spring Mountains National Recreation Areas, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, the White-Inyo Range, and the peaks surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada including:
The Excelsior Mountains, Gold Butte area, Sweetwater Mountains, Bodie Hills, Mormon Mountains, Eldorado Mountains, Sliver Peak Range, Cady Mountains, and Providence Mountains.
Obscure mountains include: Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Coffin Peak, Scattered Bone Peak, Saline Peak, Last Chance Mountain, Devil Peak, Corkscrew, Gold Butte, Muddy Mountains, Hamblin Mountain, Frenchman Mountain, Van Winkle Mountain (Providence), Tortoise Shell Mountain (Woods Mountains), and Old Woman Mountain.
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Author and professional geologist, Andy Zdon, a graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, provides interesting anecdotes about the geology, history, and natural history of these desert mountains. Andy Zdon currently lives and works in the Owens Valley on the east side of the Sierra Nevada.Review:
"An excellent guide!" -- Barbara Lilley, 2003 Recipient of the Francis Farquhar Mountaineering Award
"Desert Summits" is to the desert what "High Sierra Peaks, Passes. . ." is to the Sierra!" -- Scott Bogan, San Diego
"Killer book! Everything for the desert fanatic!" -- Mark Cross, San Diego
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