By Don Young, Marjorie Young
A phenomenal new advisor to the easiest open air enjoyable within the Pacific Northwest, masking Oregon, Washington, Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia and much northern California. This ever-popular zone deals limitless possibilities for the lively visitor, and this e-book indicates you the place, while and the way to discover them. Kayaking, mountain climbing, biking, hiking, horseback using, boating and extra to fill your days with event. Sightseeing, museums, galleries, theaters and picnicking will look after your "down time." Maps, photographs, index.
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Trinidad Beach State Park, north of town off Stage Coach Road, offers excellent beachcombing and an attractive natural rock arch. Big Lagoon County Park, seven miles north of town, also provides good beachcombing, camping, and a boat launch. Both beaches are wide, and driftwood and seashells are plentiful. , 707/677-3570, five miles north of Trinidad, beachcombers search for surf-polished agates. ) At King Range National Conservation Area, 707/825-2300, west of Garberville, the 54,200-acre wilderness contains the largest stretch of untouched beach on the northern Pacific Coast.
Washington Smaller in size than Oregon but more populous, Washington encompasses 66,582 square miles and has a 157-mile coastline. Its western regions receive some of the highest rainfall totals in the country, while the center of the state is dominated by the Cascade Mountain Range. The eastern two-thirds of the state, largely agricultural, contain vast areas of desert. It was Capt. George Vancouver of Britain who first explored the area while seeking a Northwest Passage. That was between 1792 and 1794.
Those who like to combine sightseeing with their walking will enjoy a visit to Shelter Cove, where the colorful Cape Mendocino Lighthouse (800/262-2683) is in the process of being relocated and where they can climb Kings Peak, the highest point on the shoreline of the continental United States (4,086 feet). Nearby Mal Coombs Park offers boat launching, rock fishing, and tide-pooling opportunities, along with a chance to dive for abalone and do a little surfing, swimming, or jetskiing. Battery Point Lighthouse, at the end of Front Street in Crescent City, has been called ''the best lighthouse in Northern California'' by Sunset magazine.
Adventure Guide to Pacific Northwest (Hunter Travel Guides) by Don Young, Marjorie Young