Michel Digonnet

Digonnet is the author of four of the most comprehensive hiking trail-guides ever written about Death Valley and the Mojave desert. “Hiking Death Valley” , “Hiking Western Death Valley”, "Hiking the Mojave Desert" and "Mojave Desert Peaks" provide information and opportunities for hikers to discover new parts of the famous park and the Mojave desert. The guidebooks include hiking trail descriptions, maps, mining history and information about the natural wonders found there.

 

  1. Hiking Death Valley
    Hiking Death Valley National Park
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    A Guide to Its Natural Wonders and Mining Past

    WITH ELEVATIONS RANGING from 282 feet below sea level to 11,049 feet above it, a world-famdv mapous climate, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the North American desert, Death Valley National Park is a year-round hiker's paradise. Hundreds of miles of trails and cross-country routes lead to countless canyons, springs, and abandoned mines, most of them infrequently visited. Whether you want to stroll on salt flats, hike a lonesome canyon, climb a rugged peak, visit a remote gold mine, or simply explore the backcountry by car, this comprehensive guidebook provides dozens of destinations suited to your interests.

    Illustrated with original topographic maps, this book will guide you to Death Valley's most popular sites and many spectacular, out-of-the-way places, illustrating the remarkable diversity of its terrain, geology, flora and fauna. Many of the region's historic mines, camps, and ghost towns are also described, including accounts of their fascinating and colorful past. 546 pages.

    Recreation Map of Death Valley National Park. The map has color-coded symbols and trails, mileages between trail junctions, latitude/longitude, UTM grids, contour lines, vegetation, up-to-date elevation.

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  2. Hiking Western Death Valley
    Hiking Western Death Valley
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    Panamint, Saline & Eureka Valleys - A hiking and four-wheeling paradise

    Lost between the rugged High Sierras and sunbaked Death Valley, bypassed by most visitors on their way somewhere else, this sumptuous alignment of low desert valleys trapped between mountains reaching over 11,000 feet is a little-known paradise waiting to be discovered. This is Death Valley one hundred years ago, a hiker's mecca filled with salt flats and sand dunes, old mines and ghost towns, awesome canyons, breathtaking summits, delightful springs and unexpected streams, and more miles of unspoiled desert than one can explore in a lifetime.

    This is the first comprehensive guidebook dedicated to this fascinating region. Illustrated with hand-drawn topographic maps, filled with information about the area's rich human and mining history, geology, and botany, it will take hikers and four-wheelers to more than 200 destinations covering a wide range of interests and difficulties. 553 pages.

    Recreation Map of the Mojave National Preserve. The map has color-coded symbols and trails, mileages between trail junctions, latitude/longitude, UTM grids, contour lines, vegetation, up-to-date elevation. If you don't need the map you can just order the book.

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    Mojave Desert Peaks
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    mapWith a total protected area of 9.1 million acres, the Mojave Desert is one of the best-preserved ecosystems in the United States and a formidable playground for hiking, mountaineering, and backpacking. Mojave Desert Peaks describes 130 peak climbs selected among 41 mountain ranges to celebrate this region’s remarkable geological, botanical, and historical diversity, and its breathtaking landscapes. The hikes range from easy to strenuous and appeal to both beginners and seasoned hikers. Each description emphasizes the area’s scenic beauty and provides information on road access, navigational directions, distances and elevations to key waypoints, and natural and human history. This guidebook also gives valuable tips on desert hiking. Illustrated with 100 computer-generated topographic maps, five general maps for regional orientation, and 160 photographs, it covers Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Mojave Trails National Monument, Castle Mountains National Monument, and 12 designated wilderness areas. 600 pages.

    Recreation Map of the Mojave National Preserve. The map has color-coded symbols and trails, mileages between trail junctions, latitude/longitude, UTM grids, contour lines, vegetation, up-to-date elevation.

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  4. Hiking the Mojave Desert
    Hiking the Mojave Desert
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    The Mojave National Preserve protects 1.6 million acres of spectacular arid lands at the heart of the Mojave Desert. Par of the celebrated Great Basin province, it is a spellbinding region of mighty mountain ranges rising thousands of feet above vast inland basins. Famous for majestic Kelso Dunes, the Devils Playground, and the worlds largest Joshua tree forest, the preserve also holds considerable natural and cultural wealth, including a wild range of landscapes, striking plant communities, and rich mining past. Above all, it is a land of contrasts, alternatively forlorn and vibrant with life, stark and colorful, blanketed in snow in the winter, awash with wildflowers in the spring, and scorching hot in the summer. Being high-desert country and generally a little cooler than Death Valley, topographically less rugged, and far less visited, it offers a tremendous potential for comparatively easier hiking in complete solitude.

    mapThis book is an invitation to desert lovers to explore this little-known gem. Meticulously researched, it provides valuable information about the geology, mining history, wildlife, and botany of the beautiful region. Illustrated with plenty of custom topographic maps, photographs, and hand drawings, it describes more than 80 hiking destinations and varied as rugged canyons and lofty summits, salt flats and eerie volcanic plateaus, lush springs and pine forests, cactus gardens, rock art, and a healthy collection of mines, camps, and ghost towns. 435 pages.

    Recreation Map of the Mojave National Preserve. The map has color-coded symbols and trails, mileages between trail junctions, latitude/longitude, UTM grids, contour lines, vegetation, up-to-date elevation.

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