San Francisco

San Francisco Author Jane Huber
ISBN-10 9780897329729
Year 2007
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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Bay Area parks and preserves offer a dramatic variety of landscapes, from fern-lined canyons to rugged beaches, grassy meadows to sunny chaparral-coated hillsides. Well-known destinations such as Point Reyes National Seashore, Mount Diablo State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and many other more obscure jewels of the Bay Area park system are just a short drive from the heart of San Francisco. Completely updated and including five new hikes, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco guides readers to a splendid assortment of trails in the Bay Area's nine counties (a population of over 6 million people). Expertly drawn trail maps and trail profiles complement the detailed trail descriptions and useful at-a-glance information.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles San Francisco

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles  San Francisco Author Jane Huber
ISBN-10 9780897325097
Year 2013-07-22
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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Bay Area parks and preserves offer a dramatic variety of landscapes, from rugged redwood-forested canyons to breezy coastal bluffs, grassy rolling hills to sunny chaparral-coated hillsides. Well-known destinations such as Point Reyes National Seashore, Mount Diablo State Park, Mount Tamalpais State Park, and many other more obscure jewels of the Bay Area park system are just a short drive from the heart of San Francisco. Completely updated and including several new hikes and a complete new map set, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Francisco guides readers to a splendid assortment of trails in the nine counties surrounding one of the world's most beautiful cities. Whether hikers crave a quick and easy get-out-of-town stroll or a challenging day-long trek through wilderness, this book is the perfect trailblazer, for city natives and first-time visitors alike Consider yourself warned: Hiking in the Bay Area can be an intense and addictive experience. Sure, other areas of California are home to more esteemed landforms and parks--Yosemite is one of many world-class parks within a day's drive, and backpackers traverse the state as they trek one of the country's longest routes, the Pacific Crest Trail. Throughout the Bay Area there are many "destination" parks, where people from all over the world flock to walk among giant redwoods or whale-watch from a wildflower-dotted coastal bluff. But there are hundreds of smaller parks unknown to most tourists and even lifelong residents, and short drives (or in some cases bus trips, walks, or bike rides) lead to numerous parks and preserves with stunning views, bountiful wildlife, and quiet trails. These "backyard" preserves are especially beneficial to the residents of the Bay Area's most densely packed cities, San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. Local parks provide close-to-home outlets for exercise and nature exploration on a daily basis--thousands of people living in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais can literally walk from their front doors for miles, all the way to the top of the mountain if they like. Locals hike parks and open-space preserves bordering the towns of Berkeley, Mill Valley, and Woodside daily, and they take active roles in maintaining the trails. Getting to know your backyard means getting to love your backyard--and we fight for what we love. This dedication to open space has led many ordinary citizens in rallies to save some of our most cherished Bay Area spots. The campaign to preserve open space began in the era of John Muir, and the list of protected parklands is long and impressive. Battles continue, and development still threatens many special areas. As you make your way over trails throughout the Bay Area, think of what we could have lost and have already preserved: old growth redwoods in Muir Woods saved from logging, Point Reyes National Seashore and the Marin Headlands saved from huge housing complexes, various small parks including Edgewood saved from development as golf courses, as well as many other "common" plots of land preserved to make life a little better for the surrounding community.

East Bay Trails

East Bay Trails Author David Weintraub
ISBN-10 0899972136
Year 1998
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher
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The most complete, up-to-date guide for Alameda and Contra Costa counties with over 50 trips in 31 parks, and photos and maps throughout.

100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area

100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area Author Marc J. Soares
ISBN-10 0898867797
Year 2001
Pages 239
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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* Most hikes within a one-hour drive from San Francisco and other Bay Area cities* Thorough trailhead directions and maps for each hike, plus over 100 black and white and color photos* Bonus high-country trails near Lake Tahoe* Outings from family hikes to challenging backpacking trails* Lists trail distance, hiking time, difficulty level, optimum season, and moreHidden within and around the congested San Francisco Bay Area is a diverse array of often surprisingly remote hiking regions. Discover ridge-top trails with spectacular views or secluded scenic creek and lakeside strolls. Wander through majestic redwoods or along the ocean's edge. 100 Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area is the most comprehensive hiking guide to the area, featuring a variety of hikes for all energy levels.

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area Author Ann Marie Brown
ISBN-10 9781612387994
Year 2014-09-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Moon Travel
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Avid hiker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, from ocean-front and mountain trails to scenic walks through Wine Country. This fifth edition of Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area includes new hikes, as well as a handy trail map for Marsh and South Pasture Loop. With helpful icons indicating access to historic sites, trails that are appropriate for children, wheelchair-accessible trails, and trailheads that can be accessed via public transportation, this guide is perfect for inexperienced and expert hikers alike. Complete with difficulty levels from 1 to 5, Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area provides hikers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Secret Stairs East Bay

Secret Stairs  East Bay Author Charles Fleming
ISBN-10 9781595808790
Year 2011-05-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Santa Monica Press
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The hills of the East Bay contain one of the finest and densest urban hiking environments in the state of California—more than 400 paved pathways and public staircases lattice up and down the slopes of Berkeley and Oakland alone. Rising high above the city centers, with towering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco itself, these elegant civic walking trails—many of them shaded in oaks and redwoods, and many unknown even to local resi dents—present a unique land scape for both the casual walker and dedicated hiker. Charles Fleming, the Southern California author whose bestselling 2010 walking guide Secret Stairs turned the hidden public staircases of Los Angeles into popular hiking trails, now turns his eyes north ward. For Secret Stairs: East Bay, Fleming has designed more than 30 individual hiking loops. Linking multiple staircases into one-to two-hour self-guided strolls, these urban treks will delight the tourist, newly arrived Berkeley undergraduate, and veteran Bay Area resident alike. The circular walks, each calibrated by length, difficulty, and duration—and each accompanied by a detailed, easy-to-follow map—are sprinkled with fascinating facts about the his toric staircases, the historic homes around them, and the famous Bay Area characters who gave them their names. Walk the walks of Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and John Muir! Climb Berkeley’s massive Fred Herbert and Tamalpais Paths, hike Easter Way, and summit Sunset Trail! Mount Oakland’s Oakmore stairs, then tackle the hills of Upper Rockridge and Crocker Highlands via the public staircases. And do it all within easy walking distance from BART or bus stops, free parking, and excellent Bay Area cafés.

Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco Bay Area

Best Hikes with Kids  San Francisco Bay Area Author Laure Latham
ISBN-10 9781594854972
Year 2011-07-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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CLICK HERE to download two sample hikes from Best Hikes with Kids San Francisco * Features more than 100 kid-friendly trails * A comprehensive guide for families hiking in the Bay Area! In this colorful guidebook to the best family trails in the entire Bay Area -- including Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties -- author Laure Latham developed her list of hikes not just through personal experience, but also by interviewing local parent groups to hear what families really want when they hike with kids. Beyond detailed trail descriptions, Best Hikes with Kids: San Francisco Bay Area features: * Info on junior ranger/kid recognition programs * Guidebook section on environmental awareness for kids * Trail safety and how to easily identify poison oak and poison hemlock * Stroller-friendly and dog-friendly hikes * Trails near campgrounds, playgrounds, or quality picnic areas * Best hikes accessible via Bay Area public transit * Best hikes with nearby farms or nature museums —

Top Trails San Francisco Bay Area

Top Trails  San Francisco Bay Area Author David Weintraub
ISBN-10 0899975712
Year 2010-12-10
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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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. 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 at-a-glance information helps you find the best wildflowers, fall color, bird-watching, camping, historic sites, and cool hikes for hot days.

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California 3rd Edition

100 Classic Hikes in Northern California  3rd Edition Author John Soares
ISBN-10 1594852480
Year 2008-04-02
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California * Full-color photos, trail maps, and elevation trail profiles * Northern California hikes for all ages and hiking abilities * All facts, access, and route information is up-to-date and accurate This third edition brings the Soares' brothers classic guidebook to the 100 best of Northern California's hikes thoroughly up to date and adds elevation profiles for most of the 100 hikes. New color photos have been added and all facts, trail, and map details have been reviewed by rangers and trail supervisors. Appendices now include web contact information. A handy trails-at-a-glance chart indicates distance, level of difficulty, and seasonal considerations.

Hiking Marin

Hiking Marin Author Don Martin
ISBN-10 0961704497
Year 2005-10-18
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Martin Press
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Marin County has the finest urban park system in the world, with three national parks, six state parks, and 20 open space areas. Hiking Marin describes in detail 141 hikes, rated for both beauty and difficulty, through these scenic areas, from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the awe-inspiring redwoods. Each hike notes mileage to each junction and attraction, and includes a 3-D shaded relief map showing roads, trails, features, and elevations. The book contains suggestions for seasonal hikes as well as appendices that describe plants, animals, and local resources.

Stairway Walks in San Francisco

Stairway Walks in San Francisco Author Adah Bakalinsky
ISBN-10 9780899977508
Year 2014-09-22
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco's 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful, unique neighborhoods -- veteran guide Adah Bakalinsky loves them all. Her updated Stairway Walks in San Francisco explores well-known and clandestine corridors from Lands End to Bernal Heights while sharing captivating architectural, historical, pop culture, and horticultural notes along the way. A comprehensive appendix lists every one of the city's 600-plus public stairways. Long-term residents and tourists alike have used the book for over 25 years to adventurously uncover San Francisco's unexpected details.

Russian Phrases For Dummies

Russian Phrases For Dummies Author Andrew Kaufman
ISBN-10 1118068319
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. Russian Phrases For Dummies is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier. This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals up front, the Words to Know section helps you find the right word fast, and the easy-to-use pronunciation key helps other people understand what you're trying to say. You'll learn how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, and time Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies Pronounce familiar English words and phrases in Russian and English Beware of words that sound to English but don't mean the same thing Read signs that use the Russian alphabet Follow the conventions of Russian pronunciation Use basic Russian grammar correctly Keep ten commonly used Russian phrases on the tip of your tongue Use basic telephone vocabulary and send letters, emails, and faxes Don't have time to study the language before you get to Russia? No worries. Just flip through Russian Phrases For Dummies, find the section that fits your needs, and start talking!