‘Tis the summer for backpacking. We have seen more people in the backcountry this year than ever before. We have also had more requests from friends and family as to where they should go backpacking that ever before. In this post we explore some epic destinations to get out, walk, and learn about ancient conifers.
In 2012, Michael Kauffmann published our first book Conifer Country. The book explores both the conifer diversity in the Klamath Mountains and places to go to see these wonderful plants. It includes 27 hikes with mile by mile descriptions available with a password in the book. It also describes the conifers of the Pacific Crest Trail and Bigfoot Trail. We, of course, recommend many other hikes but this is a good place to start!
Chris Valle-Riestra says
Great addition to the literature!
Some readers may be interested in my Web site that continuously monitors trail conditions in the areas administered by the Orleans Ranger District of the Six Rivers N.F. There is only minor overlap with the coverage of Backpacking in Conifer Country, and my trail descriptions don’t begin to rival Michael’s for interest or detail: