Day Hike Books Day Hikes Monterey and Carmel - 2nd Edition

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Filled with 128 great hikes along some of the most spectacular coastline in California, Day Hikes Around Monterey and Carmel lets you experience all the beauty firsthand and on foot.

  • Features

    • Revised and updated 2nd edition features 128 great day hikes from north end of Monterey Bay to Big Sur along the coast and through interior mountains and hillsides
    • Detailed hike descriptions accompanied by maps, mileage, elevation gain and other stats, as well as directions to and from the trailhead and accessibility info for dogs
    • 1-hour to all-day hikes cover excursions along beaches, old growth forests, wilderness areas, canyons, residential paths and panoramic overlooks

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    From the publisher: Monterey County lies along an incredibly beautiful and scenic coastal stretch of the Pacific Ocean in Central California. The rugged, weathered shoreline is fronted by the Santa Lucia Mountains, separating the coast from the rich agricultural land. Carmel, Pacific Grove, Monterey, and other picturesque communities dot a landscape abundant with green valleys, woodlands, beaches, parks, natural preserves and secluded bays along the oceanfront.

    This completely updated edition of Day Hikes Around Monterey and Carmel includes 128 hikes from the north end of Monterey Bay to the Big Sur coastline. Many hikes are found along the amazing coastline; other hikes explore the interior mountains and hillsides. The routes have been chosen to offer a great selection of shoreline excursions, beaches, residential paths, wilderness hikes, cool canyons, and panoramic overlooks while including a range of hiking levels. Coastal walks include blufftop terraces, tidepools, coves, massive sand dunes, whale-watching locations, tidal marshes along the Pacific Flyway, and breath-taking hillside routes along dramatic headlands carved by the pounding surf. Scenic neighborhood walks link piers, boardwalks, and natural areas. Some trails include atmospheric forests of old-growth redwoods, rare stands of Monterey cypress, or California condor nesting sites amongst craggy rock pinnacles. Other highlights include lighthouses, historic sites, long-spanning bridges, ridgetop overlooks, sweeping coastal views, and paths alongside the Monterey Bay Aquarium and marine refuge.

    Hikes take from one hour to all day. A range of hikes is included to accommodate every level of experience. All trails can be accessed from Highway 1, including many beach access points.
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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Hiking

    Dimensions

    8.5 x 5.5 inches

    Author(s)

    Robert Stone

    Number of Pages

    384

    Format

    Paperback

    ISBN-13

    9781573420679

    Publisher

    Day Hike Books

    Copyright Year

    2013

    State / Province

    California

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