60 Hikes Within 60 Miles

Phoenix: Including Tempe, Scottsdale, and Glendale

By Charles Liu
(Menasha Ridge Press, Paperback, 9780897326889, 328pp.)

Publication Date: January 2009

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With more than 4 million people, the Phoenix metropolitan area is one of the country's largest. Surprisingly, it's also one of the most diverse and dramatic for hikers, with scenic destinations ranging from area parks, greenbelts, and preserves to high and low deserts and breathtaking mountains. This easy-to-use guide features the best scenic day hikes, determined by author Charles Liu using state-of-the-art GPS technology. These hikes are geared to every skill level, whether it's a comfortable stroll for the family or a tricky trek for the more fearless hiker. Stretching from Hidden Valley to the south to the Superstition Wilderness to the north, the book contains clear trail maps and profiles complemented by detailed descriptions and useful at-a-glance information. All roughly within an hour's drive of the Valley of the Sun, the trails highlighted in this updated edition begin right inside the city limits with popular Camelback Mountain.

About the Author
Charles Liu immigrated to the United States from China in 1980. Spending his formative years attending Arizona State University, he grew increasingly fond of the Grand Canyon State's diverse outdoor offerings. Hiking quickly became his passion. Now a software engineer by trade, Charles spends much of his spare time exploring mountains, leading hiking trips, photographing and writing about trails around Arizona and throughout the Southwest.

Praise For 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles

Liu leads hikers and walkers through a diverse collection of superb trails perfect for hikers of all experience levels.” NorthCentralNews.net

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