Less expensive than a tank of gas, this book describes 50 backcountry routes for you and your family to explore along California's magnificent mountainous spine. Clear directions and locator maps for each trip are provided, along with tips for refining your backcountry driving skills, locations for campgrounds and amenities, and the best pull-outs for great views.Among the featured adventures in this book are trips that let you:
Whether you have only a few hours or a few weeks, Sierra Nevada Byways takes you down roads pioneered by the forty-niners and the Golden State's earliest emigrants.
Twenty-five years after writing the groundbreaking Roadside Geology of Northern California, David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman have written an entirely new book--with expanded coverage, new photos and maps, and the latest interpretations of California's turbulent rocks. Geologic road guides include tours of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the San Francisco Bay area. Learn about earthquake prediction, gold mining, pillow basalts, cinder cones, and more with this book as your guide.
Here are the Cascade volcanoes from one end of the range to the other. Harris carefully portrays each of the big Cascade volcanoes, reviews its history, and appraises its prospects for future eruption.
From the back cover: "The 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens provided a deadly reminder of the tremendous forces that continue to shape North America's western landscape. Fire Mountains of the West tells the geologic stories of each of the Cascade and Mono Lake volcanoes... Engaging and nontechnical, this generously illustrated guide includes information on how to explore each volcanic peak--from Mammoth Mountain in California to Garibaldi in British Columbia--and describes the specific hazards we face while living in the Pacific's 'Ring of Fire.'"
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