By Lee Foster
Resident authors hide each corner and cranny, together with the Bay zone, the North Coast & Redwood kingdom, Napa & Sonoma Valleys, Shasta, the Cascade zone, Sierra, Gold state, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Monterey, Santa Cruz and the large Sur Coast. browsing, snowboarding, diving, horseback driving, kayaking and skydiving – a lot of these adventures and extra are given, besides the simplest neighborhood clothes shops who might be useful plan your journey. areas to stick and consume swimsuit all tastes and pocketbooks. Over 50 city and nearby maps, in addition to colour images. listed.
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The fantasy involved Amazons, voluptuous and self-reliant women, in a terrestrial paradise. To the Miwok and other Native Americans, Northern California was indeed such a paradise. Food was abundant and it is said that the Miwoks had no word for war. Salmon choked the streams in the spawning season. Fairly tame herds of deer and tule elk awaited the bow-and-arrow harvester. Oak trees invariably yielded copious amounts of acorns, a reliable element in the daily diet. When Europeans first encountered Northern California, the element of adventure was strong.
Topographical maps, obtainable at outdoor gear stores, such as REI, are useful if you are hiking or backpacking. Be sure to carry a compass and a whistle if you are hiking in remote areas. ·Packing water is critical. It's amazing how much you can sweat doing adventure travel activities, and drinking from lakes, streams, and rivers without purifying the water is generally unwise. ·Sunscreen is important at sea level, but even more so in the mountains, where elevation allows greater penetration of UV rays.
John Muir started his Sierra club, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural environment, in Northern California. You can make a pilgrimage to Muir's house in Martinez. If you were a bird flying over or a fish swimming in San Francisco Bay, chances are your life would be happier in the 1990s than in the 1970s. While the struggles against further environmental degradation continue, Northern California is a world leader in environmental awareness and protection. Humboldt State University at Arcata recently set before its students the question of determining whether the school mascot, the Lumberjack, should be replaced by the name of an endangered species, the marble murrelet.
Adventure Guide to Northern California (Hunter Travel Guides) by Lee Foster