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.

Lonely Planet West Africa

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9781787012462
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Travel

Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet West Africa Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, religion, arts, cuisine, environment, sport, arts and crafts, culture Over 80 maps Covers Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet West Africa, our most comprehensive guide to West Africa, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Wild Trees

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588366030
Release Date: 2007-04-10
Genre: Science

Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature. The biggest redwoods have trunks up to thirty feet wide and can rise more than thirty-five stories above the ground, forming cathedral-like structures in the air. Until recently, redwoods were thought to be virtually impossible to ascend, and the canopy at the tops of these majestic trees was undiscovered. In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists that found a lost world above California, a world that is dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored. The canopy voyagers are young–just college students when they start their quest–and they share a passion for these trees, persevering in spite of sometimes crushing personal obstacles and failings. They take big risks, they ignore common wisdom (such as the notion that there’s nothing left to discover in North America), and they even make love in hammocks stretched between branches three hundred feet in the air. The deep redwood canopy is a vertical Eden filled with mosses, lichens, spotted salamanders, hanging gardens of ferns, and thickets of huckleberry bushes, all growing out of massive trunk systems that have fused and formed flying buttresses, sometimes carved into blackened chambers, hollowed out by fire, called “fire caves.” Thick layers of soil sitting on limbs harbor animal and plant life that is unknown to science. Humans move through the deep canopy suspended on ropes, far out of sight of the ground, knowing that the price of a small mistake can be a plunge to one’s death. Preston’s account of this amazing world, by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating, is an adventure story told in novelistic detail by a master of nonfiction narrative. The author shares his protagonists’ passion for tall trees, and he mastered the techniques of tall-tree climbing to tell the story in The Wild Trees–the story of the fate of the world’s most splendid forests and of the imperiled biosphere itself. From the Hardcover edition.

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.

The Best in Tent Camping Northern California

Author: Cindy Coloma
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897326742
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Travel

From Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park, from the coastal bluffs to the Nevada border, Northern California is a spectacular location for tent camping. With such a staggering list of possibilities, a guide like The Best in Tent Camping: Northern California is a must-have. Offering at-a-glance information organized with a five-star rating system, the book lets outdoor enthusiasts quickly gauge the beauty, site privacy, and security of each listing. In addition, each write-up includes suggestions on the right time of year to visit, local amenities, and natural attractions. Whether pitching that tent in sandy beaches or the mountainous Sierra Nevada, this is the guide to consult.

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.

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.

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.

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