Backroads of the California Coast

Backroads of the California Coast

Your Guide to Scenic Gateways & Adventures

Book - 2009
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Grand Central Pub

From sprawling beaches to dramatic cliffs, the landscapes carved out by the mighty Pacific Ocean have been a destination for adventure and discovery since the earliest Spanish explorers arrived in the 1600s. While here and there the coastal wilderness has given way to California’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities, the backroads and mountain lanes afford countless opportunities to experience the quiet of nature or explore the history of centuries-old communities. Visit sleepy fishing villages and historic landmarks of the Old West; hike through lush wilderness and fish in clear mountain streams; or catch some waves at one of the many pristine beaches along California’s glorious coastline.

With glorious color photography and detailed descriptions, maps, and directions, Backroads of the California Coast offers two dozen fascinating and scenic journeys through some of the nation's most glorious landscapes.

Book News
San Francisco-based photographer Gary Crabbe provided the vibrant illustrations of the sites along the 24 lesser-known routes along the California Coast described here by Misuraca. Each route receives about 10 pages, and they are divided about evenly among the state's Northern, Central, and Southern Coasts. Directions to and maps of each scenic drive supplement the text, which details the landscape and the most noteworthy sites. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Mbi Pub Co

Glorious photographs and detailed descriptions offer journeys through exquisite coastal landscapes, from sleepy fishing villages to historic landmarks, fabulous fishing streams to pristine beaches.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780760333433
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Crabbe, Gary


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