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Deep Culture Travel:

Backroads of the California Coast:
Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures

Format: Softbound
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9780760333433

Nearby the California coastline, quiet backroads and mountain lanes lead to historic ranches of the Old West, to state, county and national parks, to cozy lodges and inns, and lakes and rivers for fishing, camping, hiking and picnicking. Karen has done it again in her fourth title for Voyageur Press, laying out easy daytrips for travelers hankering to get away from the madding crowd. From the Green Valley Wine Road in Sonoma County to the cliffs and coves of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, a bird's eye view of Santa Barbara and tracing the Tiburon Peninsula, from the redwoods in the north to Point Loma in the south, Backroads of the California Coast is chocked with more than two dozen scenic and rewarding driving trips, along with maps and directions. And as in the other travel books they've done together, these 256 pages are vivid with the spectacular photography of Gary Crabbe.

You'll find backroads you never knew existed, and discover off-the-beaten-track places to enjoy the glories of California while others are battling traffic and crowds. And, Backroads of the California Coast makes a perfect gift for friends who are traveling the coast, especially if they've been to California before and are up for new adventures.

Table of Contents

North Coast:

    1   Marshlands, Rainforests and a Rocky Seacoast: Arcata to Prairie Creek
         Sidebar: Tallest Living Things: Redwoods National Park
    2   Victorian Ferndale, Loleta and Humboldt Bay
         Sidebar: Avenue of the Giants
         Sidebar: The Lost Coast
    3   Along the Navarro: Anderson Valley
         Sidebar: The Victorian Town of Mendocino
    4   Russian River Roundabout: Jenner to Korbel
         Sidebar: Green Valley Wine Roads
         Sidebar: Redwood Magic
    5   Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and a Mount Tamalpais Loop
         Sidebar: Point Reyes National Seashore
    6   Golden Gate North: the Marin Headlands
    7   Tracing the Tiburon Peninsula: Tiburon to China Beach
         Sidebar: Island Idyll
    8   Where the Bay Meets the Pacific: San Francisco Bay to Land's End
         Sidebar: The Presidio of San Francisco

Central Coast:

    9   Seaside Village of Pescadero: Marshlands, Farms and Beaches of the San Mateo Coastline
         Sidebar: Cruising Around Santa Cruz
         Sidebar: The California Coastal Trail
    10  Foggy Vineyards, Sunny Riverbanks in the Santa Cruz Mountains
         Sidebar: Roaring Camp
    11  Cowboys and Cabernet: Carmel Valley to the Coast along the Carmel River
         Sidebar: Architectural Icons in Carmel-by-the-Sea
    12  Tracing the Monterey Peninsula: Cannery Row to Carmel
         Sidebar: Steinbeck's World
    13  Big Sur, the Wild Coast
         Sidebar: The Lions
    14  Moonstones and Elephants: the Cambria Coast
         Sidebar: Mr. Hearst's Place
    15  The Seven Sisters: Morro Bay and the Edna Valley
         Sidebar: Born Again: Avila Beach

South Coast:

    16  The Gaviota Coast: Guadalupe to Gaviota
         Sidebar: La Purisima
    17  Circling Santa Barbara
         Sidebar: Seeing Santa Barbara: Bird's Eye View
         Sidebar: Sideways in Santa Ynez
    18  High Valley Shangri-la: Ojai Valley
    19  Cliffs and Coves of the Palos Verdes Peninsula
    20  Island Days: Sailing Away to Catalina
    21  Secrets of Newport Beach and Crystal Cove
         Sidebar: Balboa Island
    22  Dana's Pilgrim and Las Golondrinas
         Sidebar: Endless Summer in Laguna Beach
    23  North County Getaway: Flower Fields, Bulrushes and a Rancho
    24  The Treasures of Torrey Pines
         Sidebar: Los Peñasquitos Canyon
         Sidebar: The Spanish at Point Loma
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