Adventure Guide to Northern California (Hunter Travel by Lee Foster

By Lee Foster

Resident authors conceal each corner and cranny, together with the Bay region, the North Coast & Redwood kingdom, Napa & Sonoma Valleys, Shasta, the Cascade quarter, Sierra, Gold kingdom, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Monterey, Santa Cruz and the large Sur Coast. browsing, snowboarding, diving, horseback using, kayaking and skydiving – these types of adventures and extra are given, in addition to the easiest neighborhood clothing stores who may also help plan your journey. locations to stick and consume go well with all tastes and pocketbooks. Over 50 city and nearby maps, in addition to colour images. listed.

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There is relatively strong bi-partisan support for the main issues that affect the adventure traveler. The electorate has invested heavily in national parks, state parks, and special regional parks, like the East Bay Regional Parks in the Alameda/Contra Costa county area east of San Francisco. The conservation and heritage ethic is widespread, from recycling to regulating toxic dumping. John Muir started his Sierra club, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the natural environment, in Northern California.

To witness this early American era in San Francisco's history you can visit the brick fortification called Fort Point, located immediately below the south anchor of the Golden Gate Bridge. This was where Juan Bautista de Anza first planted a cross in 1776 and the Spaniards erected a crude stockade by 1794. Today the Civil War-era fort remains as a prime example of 19th-century military architecture. The Great Earthquake shook San Francisco on April 18, 1906, but the Great Fire that followed caused the most damage.

Shasta Cascade is the main houseboating place in Northern California and the West, primarily on Shasta Lake. If you are a hiker or backpacker, you will also enjoy one of our lesser-known national parks, Lassen. Chapter 6 takes you east from San Francisco into the mountains, The Sierra and Gold Country: Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. This is the great downhill and cross-country ski area of California, especially around Lake Tahoe. The Gold Country, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the discovery of gold from 1998-2000, also hosts some special adventure travel opportunities, such as raft- Page 10 Page 11 ing.

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