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Lightweight Sleeping Bags

[Note - this page is seriously outdated. The images were straight from the vendor sites and those are all broken, so the links are probably all broken too.

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Climbing Guides to Yosemite and the High Sierra

Before getting into the guides to the climbing routes of Yosemite, I do want to mention one instructional book that may prove useful to people coming from home areas where they're not used to climb

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Wildflower Field Guides

Yosemite is home to over 1300 species of flowering plants and over 1400 "taxa". Only a handful of these are non-native and most of those are found only below 6,000 feet.

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Photographer's Guides to Yosemite

Michael Frye, Photographer's Guide to Yosemite

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Maps for Hikers

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My Top Two Picks: Laws and Medley

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Trail Guides

There is no shortage of hiking guidebooks to Yosemite, that's for certain. Again, picking one is somewhat a matter of taste.

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Recommended Books on Yosemite

I've picked some of my favorite books.

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Unsweetened Whey Protein Powders

So Hans and Yuji got me all psyched up to get back in climbing shape and I find that the easiest way for me, as a vegetarian and lazy cook, to get protein, is from protein powders.

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More Half Dome Deaths and the Death in Yosemite Book (Off the Wall by Ghiglieri & Farabee)

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