Best Easy Day Hikes Redwood National And State Parks

Author: Daniel Brett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762765966
Size: 24.80 MB
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Redwood National and State Parks are home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods, living to be 2000 years old and growing to over 300 feet tall. Author and hiker Dan Brett includes trail descriptions and maps of nearly 22 easy day hikes within these spectacular parks. This indispensible guide provides accurate hike descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, and concise trail information for the author's favorite trails.

Best Short Hikes In Redwood National And State Parks

Author: Gisela Rohde
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594851476
Size: 71.15 MB
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* More than 60 short hikes in the Redwoods -- from half-hour to half-day -- with camping and park facilities information * Handy quick-guide for selecting hikes by difficulty, mileage and features (flowers, water, views, etc.) * Little-known Redwood Park gems as well as world-famous Founders Grove and Fern Canyon trails A stand of towering old-growth redwoods, where sounds are dampened to near silence, where only the dimmest rays of light penetrate...or are you looking for redwood hikes with beaches? Redwood hikes known for wildflowers? You'll find those, too, in this guide devoted to the best hikes in Redwood National Park and the state parks-Prairie Creek, Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith and Humbolt Redwoods State Parks. Most trailheads are adjacent to paved roads, accessible within five miles of Pacific Coast Highway 101. This guidebook includes many short hikes off Avenue of the Giants and Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway. It will take you to the Boy Scout Tree and to the Tallest Tree, a 367.8-foot skyscraper. But it also includes trails for solitude even at the height of the tourist season. Background information on redwood biology rounds out your experience.

The Wild Trees

Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141918802
Size: 59.29 MB
Format: PDF
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When Steve Sillett was 19 years old, he free-climbed – with no safety equipment and no training – one of the tallest trees on earth, in the redwood forests of Prairie Creek, California. 30 storeys above the ground he glimpsed an undiscovered ecosystem, and his passion for that astonishing world would transform the rest of his life. Over the next twenty years, Sillett and a close group of friends charted this system, discovering mosses and lichen never seen before, and travelling among branches so densely interwoven they form incredible sky-high walkways. There are only twenty people on earth who have climbed the world’s tallest trees and who know their location. In writing The Wild Trees, Richard Preston not only managed to gain access to this group, but began to climb these hidden giants himself, putting his life in danger in order to understand the powerful connection between the massive trees and the world’s last great explorers.

National Parks Of The West

Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 9780679030522
Size: 17.50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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- The only guide you'll need to visit the best parks in the West ("Indispensable," according to the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution), covering 31 of the best-loved national parks in western North America, with complete travel information on each: - Driving tours with the most spectacular scenery. - Nature trails and backcountry hikes. - Detailed information on geology, flora, fauna, and weather. - Tips on biking, fishing, swimming, boating, rock climbing, ski touring, seasonal events, and more. - Itineraries for people with only one day to spend. - Extensive reviews of hotels and restaurants both inside and outside the parks. - Detailed campground information, with charts to help you compare facilities. - All text in the book reviewed for accuracy by National Park Service and National Forest Service personnel.

Natural Places Of The Northwest

Author: Fraser Bridges
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Size: 58.42 MB
Format: PDF
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In this handbook to experiencing and appreciating the great outdoors, author Fraser Bridges explores the wondrous essence—including history, geology, and ecology—of nine amazing Northwest destinations: • Redwood National Park • Oregon Coast • San Juan Islands • Northern Cascades • Southern Cascades • Olympic National Park • Vancouver Island • Southeast Alaska • Salmon River Country How to get there and where to stay are just the beginning. Natural Places of the Northwest reveals the secret if of our most beautiful wilderness areas, from sleeping volcanoes to lush, misty islands. With this guide for thoughtful travelers, you can discover an ancient riverbed, name the trees and wildflowers, identify a tide pool?s inhabitants, and learn the ways of indigenous birds. Whether you pack your back pack or your RV, Natural Places of the Northwest will bring you closer to the wonders of nature. Revel in the spectacular trails, lakes, rivers, mountains, beaches, and panoramic vistas that most visitors never find!