Top Trails Northern California s Redwood Coast

Author: Mike White
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899977522
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Travel

At last there is a definitive guidebook for the magnificent and beautifully mysterious hikers' paradise known as the Redwood Coast of Northern California. In this new title in the Top Trails series, veteran outdoors author Mike White leads day-trippers and backpackers into some of the most awe-inspiring terrain on earth. Step-by-step in his trail-worn boots, the author created a menu of 57 diverse routes, from a gentle half-mile morning loop to a 29-mile backpacking adventure. Winding through Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties, he guides readers into this landscape of lush, old-growth redwoods; picture-postcard vistas to Pacific Ocean sea stacks; winding descents to undisturbed beaches and mesmerizing tide-pool life; pathways to inland canyons; and untamed wilderness shy on humans but boisterous with herds of Roosevelt elk. For readers ready to hit the trail, this is the can't-do-without guide. For armchair travelers, it's 57 journeys into wonderland.

Best Coast Hikes of Northern California

Author: Marc Soares
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023040426
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Travel

Naturalist/photographer/author Marc J. Soares describes 75 scenic trails for people of all levels of hiking skill. Hikes range from gentle afternoon walks for the whole family to more strenuous full- and multi-day adventures. Each listing includes length of hike, degree of difficulty, directions, map, and more. 47 maps. 21 photos.

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California 3rd Edition

Author: John Soares
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594852480
Release Date: 2008-04-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles * Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities * All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.

Moon Northern California

Author: Elizabeth Linhart Veneman
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 9781631211546
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Travel

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Northern California residents Elizabeth Linhart Veneman and Christopher Arns cover the best that Northern California has to offer, from day hikes in awe-inspiring Yosemite Valley to rest and relaxation at the spas and vineyards of Wine Country. To help travelers plan their trip, Veneman and Arns also offer a number of unique itinerary ideas, such as as "Best Day Trips," "Best Road Trips," and "Best Outdoor Adventures." With expert advice on finding the tastiest food in the Bay Area, exploring the charming Monterey and Carmel, and getting to Gold Country ghost towns, Moon Northern California gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Northern California Hiking

Author: Tom Stienstra
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 9781631215490
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: Travel

Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in Northern California. This brand-new guidebook leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the northern part of the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon Northern California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

The Redwood Forest

Author: Reed F. Noss
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610913388
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Nature

Evidence is mounting that redwood forests, like many other ecosystems, cannot survive as small, isolated fragments in human-altered landscapes. Such fragments lose their diversity over time and, in the case of redwoods, may even lose the ability to grow new, giant trees.The Redwood Forest, written in support of Save-the-Redwood League's master plan, provides scientific guidance for saving the redwood forest by bringing together in a single volume the latest insights from conservation biology along with new information from data-gathering techniques such as GIS and remote sensing. It presents the most current findings on the geologic and cultural history, natural history, ecology, management, and conservation of the flora and fauna of the redwood ecosystem. Leading experts offer a comprehensive account of the redwoods ecosystem, with specific chapters examining the history of the redwood lineage; terrestrial flora and fauna, communities, and ecosystems; aquatic ecosystems; landscape-scale conservation planning; and management alternatives relating to forestry, restoration, and recreation; among other topics.The Redwood Forest offers a case study for ecosystem-level conservation and gives conservation organizations the information, technical tools, and broad perspective they need to evaluate redwood sites and landscapes for conservation. It contains the latest information from groundbreaking research on such topics as redwood canopy communities, the role of fog in sustaining redwood forests, and the function of redwood burls. It also presents sobering lessons from current research on the effects of forestry activities on the sensitive faunas of redwood forests and streams. The key to perpetuating the redwood forest is understanding how it functions; this book represents an important step in establishing such an understanding.

Day Hiking Los Angeles

Author: Casey Schreiner
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781680510096
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Nature is just around the corner in the City of Angels

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Ann Marie Brown
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 9781612387994
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Travel

Avid hiker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, from ocean-front and mountain trails to scenic walks through Wine Country. This fifth edition of Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area includes new hikes, as well as a handy trail map for Marsh and South Pasture Loop. With helpful icons indicating access to historic sites, trails that are appropriate for children, wheelchair-accessible trails, and trailheads that can be accessed via public transportation, this guide is perfect for inexperienced and expert hikers alike. Complete with difficulty levels from 1 to 5, Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area provides hikers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Moon California Camping

Author: Tom Stienstra
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 9781631215681
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Travel

Moon Travel Guides: Your Adventure Starts Here California has 20 million acres of forest, 1,200 miles of coast, and countless wilderness areas, but with Moon California Camping, you'll always find your perfect campsite. What's inside the 20th edition of Moon California Camping: A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds, from secluded Sierra hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers, including dog-friendly, family-friendly, and wheelchair accessible options Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated by scenery and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, white water rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sports Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground Skip the Crowds: Moon California Camping contains many secluded spots and campgrounds not in the online reservation system Curated Lists of Top RV and Tent Sites: Pick the right campsite for your travel style with lists like "Best for Families," "Scenic Campgrounds," and "Best Island Retreats" Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra knows his stuff; he's hiked 25,000 miles in and around these campgrounds for over 30 years Essential Information on Hiking the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail: includes campgrounds that offer trailhead access Tips and Tools: Information on equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, plus background on the climate, landscape, and history of the campsites Whether you're a veteran or a first-time camper, with Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice, you'll be ready to pitch your tent and enjoy the great outdoors. Narrowing your search? Try Moon Northern California Camping. Looking for some focused advice on outdoor recreation? Check out Moon California Hiking or Moon California Fishing. Full coverage of: Redwood Empire, Shasta and Trinity, Lassen and Modoc, Mendocino and Wine Country, Sacramento and Gold Country, Tahoe and the Northern Sierra, the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and Big Sur, the San Joaquin Valley, Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego (and their surrounding areas), and the California deserts, including Death Valley and Palm Desert

Best Coast Hikes of Northern California

Author: Marc Soares
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105023040426
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Travel

Naturalist/photographer/author Marc J. Soares describes 75 scenic trails for people of all levels of hiking skill. Hikes range from gentle afternoon walks for the whole family to more strenuous full- and multi-day adventures. Each listing includes length of hike, degree of difficulty, directions, map, and more. 47 maps. 21 photos.

Best Hikes with Children

Author: Bill McMillon
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898862779
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Hiking

Guides to day hikes and overnighters for families. Tips on hiking with kids, safety, and fostering a wilderness ethic.