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Top Trails San Francisco Bay Area e-book

Author:

Joseph Walowski,David Weintraub

Language:

English

Category:

Travel

Subcategory:

United States

ePub size:

1434 kb

Other formats:

lrf doc lrf txt

Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Wilderness Pr (May 1, 2004)

Pages:

294

ISBN:

0899973485

Top Trails San Francisco Bay Area e-book

by Joseph Walowski,David Weintraub


Benjamin Pease is a cartographer and trail advocate based in San Francisco

His other Wilderness Press titles are North Bay Trails, Monterey Bay Trails, Top Trails: San Francisco Bay Area, Afoot & Afield San Francisco Bay Area, and Adventure Kayaking Cape Cod and Martha's Vinyard. Benjamin Pease is a cartographer and trail advocate based in San Francisco. He has explored Bay Area parks and trails for more than 30 years. Ben has created countless maps for Wilderness Press books, and he publishes a series of Pease Press trail maps, which champion lesser-known Bay Area parks.

Discover the ridgetop view of the San Francisco Bay that inspired the explorer Portola. You'll find vistas galore atop the Bay Area's mountains, ridges, volcanoes, and hills. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub and Ben Pease have selected 44. .Discover the ridgetop view of the San Francisco Bay that inspired the explorer Portola.

Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub and Ben Pease have selected 44 ?must-do trips for hiking, running, and bicycling.

Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub an.Trails range from easy strolls to all-­day treks, from 2 to 12 miles, covering the most scenic parks and preserves between Santa Rosa and San Jose.

Bay Area day hikers, take note - and take a look at one of the first releases of Wilderness Press’s newest series of trail guides. In a region where hikers have hundreds of miles of diverse trails to choose from, author David Weintraub makes choosing the right location for your day hike a breeze. This well-organized guide features 44 of the Bay Area’s finest hikes, divided into four regions: North Bay, South Bay, East Bay, and Peninsula.

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Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub and Ben Pease have selected 44 "must-do" trips for hiking, running, and bicycling.

The book also features more remote parks and preserves, from the rugged Sonoma coast to hidden canyons south of San Jose, as well as regional open spaces and . Books related to Afoot and Afield: San Francisco Bay Area.

The book also features more remote parks and preserves, from the rugged Sonoma coast to hidden canyons south of San Jose, as well as regional open spaces and country parks from the East Bay hills to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Lifestyle & Sports Self-Help Popular Medicine Outdoor Recreation. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

TRIP 3 Presidio of San Francisco: Ecology Trail. HIGHLIGHTS The Presidio was established in 1776 as a Spanish colonial outpost on a windy sand dune near San Francisco Bay. It later served as a Mexican fort and a . military base before being turned over in 1994 to the National Park Service. The Americans built forts, housing, and coastal gun batteries, and planted trees that transformed the landscape.

From fog-shrouded coastal hills and stately redwood groves to the windy summits of Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. St. Helena, and the pastoral East Bay Hills, the San Francisco Bay Area abounds with natural beauty, wildlife, and scenic vistas--and thousands of miles of well-maintained trails. Top Trails San Francisco Bay Area is your portable guide to the very best trails in the Bay Area. Longtime San Francisco residents and intrepid hikers David Weintraub and Ben Pease have selected 44 "must-do" trips for hiking, running, and bicycling. Trails range from easy strolls to all-day treks, from 2 to 12 miles, covering the most scenic parks and preserves between Santa Rosa and San Jose. The second edition features new hikes in Muir Woods and the Presidio, more elevation profiles, and fully-revised maps. At-a-glance information helps you find the best wildflowers, fall color, bird-watching, camping, historic sites, and cool hikes for hot days.
Zeli
I think one could plausibly argue that San Francisco and the surrounding Bay area offers more immediately accessible outdoor recreation than any other metropolis in the country. Between the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, numerous state parks, Point Reyes National Seashore, and perhaps the best regional park system in the country, the Bay Area offers the best in hiking. Several years ago, David Weintraub wrote the first edition of Top Trails San Francisco and it quickly became one of the most sought after guides to the region. Now Ben Pease, a local cartographer, has updeated the original Weintraub book and the result is even better than the first edition.

Like all books in the Top Trails series, this guide is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of trails in the Bay Area. Instead, this book aims to describe the best routes and introduce hikers to as many ecosystems found within the Bay Area as possible. The book, like most Bay Area hiking guides, is divided into 4 chapters: Marin and North Bay, Peninsula, East Bay and South Bay. Each chapter begins with a short snapshot of hikes covered so one can quickly find a route that suits ability and interest. All 44 trail descriptions found in this book can be done in a single day though a few (Sky Trail in Point Reyes, Frog Lake in Henry Coe State Park) allow for overnight options. Each trail then receives an extensive write up followed by a two color map, elevation profile, and list of significant milestones.

Of the 44 hikes listed, I have taken five exactly as described in this book. However, I have also explored several portions of other routes. Based on what I have seen, the authors succeeded in identifying some truly choice trails in the Bay Area. The maps and mileage are accurate and the black and white photos complement the text nicely. I plan to take this book with me on my next vacation to the Bay Area. Highly recommended.
Winawel
Who knew a major urban area such as San Francisco had so many opportunities for hiking. David Weintraub and Ben Pease apparently did, as they lay out in their well-organized "Top Trails: San Francisco Bay Area." This compact book, recently updated, identifies 44 different hikes, spread across a variety of terrain conditions, each with something different to offer the hiker and recreational walker.

Preliminary chapters explain how the book is organized and the rating system used to describe the trails. The authors discuss the flora and fauna of the Bay area, along with some common hazards, safety precautions, and trail etiquette. Subsequent chapters break out the trails by area. North Bay covers Marin County and the areas north of the Golden Gate Bridge. East Bay describes the extensive network of regional parks behind Oakland and Richmond. South Bay includes the county parks and open spaces around the south end of San Francisco Bay. The Peninsula includes the open spaces south of San Francisco, and the city itself.

The entry for each trail includes a map, description, elevation guide, and a narrative on what to expect. This reviewer wishes the maps had included contour lines, but the entries should have enough information to allow experienced walkers and hikers to find trailheads and navigate the trails. With year-round hiking and walking available, "Top Trails: San Francisco Bay Area" provides motive and opportunity to get and explore, and is highly recommended.
TheMoonix
Wilderness Press Hiking guides are my absolute favorite. Descriptions of trails are always very detailed and easy to follow. Outstanding features in this book (and other guides I own from The Wilderness Press) include detailed maps with easy to locate trail key, trail grid (making it easy to compare trails) describing features such as dog allowance; biking accessibility; viewpoints; difficulty; length; altitude change; wildlife patterns; terrain type; waterfall and stream features; altitude track, landmarks for on-the-trail quick references, alternate route options, and seasonal descriptions about various parts of each hike. Bottom line: this is a great tool for both novice and beginner hikers or anyone else wanting to get out and explore the SF bay area's beautiful natural landscape and wildlife. Enjoy!
Zieryn
I've gone on at least 10 hikes that I've read about in this book I absolutely love it. One of the best out there
Ishnjurus
Could have given it 5 stars but I've only tried a few of the trails so far. However, it covers trails I know comprehensively and lists a lot I never knew about. Exactly what I wanted.
The Sinners from Mitar
Some trails grossly misrated for difficulty and some very popular hikes omitted. Though there is some good info I wish I did not purchase.
Gogal
As advertised.
Lot of good information in these book. Give you a good idea about trails near the area.

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