Weekend Wilderness: California, Oregon, Washington: A Complete Outdoor Recreation Guide to America's Pocket Wilderness Areas pdf epub fb2

Weekend Wilderness: California, Oregon, Washington: A Complete Outdoor Recreation Guide to America's Pocket Wilderness Areas by Martin Tessmer pdf epub fb2

Weekend Wilderness: California, Oregon, Washington: A Complete Outdoor Recreation Guide to America's Pocket Wilderness Areas Author: Martin Tessmer
Title: Weekend Wilderness: California, Oregon, Washington: A Complete Outdoor Recreation Guide to America's Pocket Wilderness Areas
ISBN: 088150565X
ISBN13: 978-0881505658
Other Formats: azw lrf lrf txt
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Countryman Press; 1 edition (June 2003)
Language: English
Category: Travel
Size PDF version: 1415 kb
Size EPUB version: 1518 kb
Subcategory: United States




This complete guide to outdoor recreation describes dozens of outdoor activities at 20 "pocket" wilderness areas in California, Oregon, and Washington including hiking, bicycling, fishing, running, skiing, climbing, birding, horseback riding, and more in the first and only book to focus on these small, easily accessible "pocket" wildernesses.

Of America's 680 designated wilderness areas, 200 are "pocket" wildernesses of fewer than 12,000 acres. These small wonders are wilder than most parks and forests, yet their size makes them more intimate and approachable than their larger counterparts. They are small enough to be thoroughly explored over a long weekend, but large enough to offer varied terrain and activities. And these pocket wildernesses are free from vehicular distractions, making the outdoor experience more pristine than that of a forest or park. This comprehensive guide provides complete recreational information for 20 pocket wildernesses in California, Oregon, and Washington. Each chapter has detailed trail information and descriptions of wilderness geology, flora, and fauna, as well as signature outdoor activities that surround the wildland, such as mountain biking, paddling, rock hounding, even whale watching! Each chapter will include an activity table with information on what is available, as well as recommending family activities, nearby attractions, and lodging options. 50 black & white photographs, 20 maps, index.