The Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide

Lodgings, Eateries, Sights, History, Activities, and More, Third Edition

by Bob Lorentzenmendocino coast glovebox guide

Our bestselling guide to the scenic and cultural treasures of the Mendocino coast has been thoroughly revised and updated for the first time in six years in this authoritative new third edition.

The text weaves local history and anecdote with road notes to chronicle in loving detail the journey as well as the destinations. Each of the coast's dozen communities is richly described in its own section, providing everything visitors might want to know, with gateway towns also detailed.

No other book provides this depth of listings for lodgings and food, plus things to do and see. The third edition greatly expands the coverage of the Anderson Valley wine country and gateway towns as well as updates the multitude of changes to this wonderful travel destination.

256 pages, 5-½" x 8-½", full-color cover, 60 historical photographs, illustrations, 8 maps, index.
ISBN 0-939431-29-7 trade paper

Price: $17.50

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From the back cover:

The Mendocino Coast is among the world's most scenic coastlines.

mendocino coast glovebox guide

The Glove Box Guide leads you along this marvelous coast and through the Anderson Valley wine region and six gateway towns, sharing years of local knowledge. Can you afford to visit the Mendocino Coast without it?

“An indispensable companion to the heart and soul of Northern California.”
Bookpaper

“An elixir for the imagination... a long, deep breath of the remote and the beautiful.”
Wine Country Living Magazine (formerly Appellation)

“It's the best guide book I have ever read... ever!”
—Peter Fearey, lnnkeeper; The Inn at Schoolbouse Creek

The only complete guide to this exceptional destination. All accommodations plus fascinating history and lore, sightseeing tips and activities, all parks and campgrounds, performing arts, galleries and shops, museums and historic sites, gardens, guided tours, easy walks, back roads and more.

OVER 12,000 COPIES SOLD

Bob Lorentzen has lived in Mendocino County for more than 29 years. His Hiker's hip pocket Guides have set a new standard of excellence for trail guides. Bob began writing and publishing in 1986 because the regional books people wanted were not being done. The Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide, already a regional bestseller, is one of Lorentzen's eight books about the California Coast.

Cover photographs ©John Birchard

From the Table of Contents:

Preface to the Third Edition   11

INTRODUCTION

Wherever You Go On The Mendocino Coast, There You Are   13

How This Guide Works For You   14

MAP: The Mendocino Coast   15

Planning Your Visit   16

Getting to the Mendocino Coast   18

Public Transportation To and Around the Mendocino Coast   20

MAP: Northwestern California 21

Ancient History Of The Mendocino Coast   23

THE MENDOCINO COAST: Highway One

1. HIGHWAY ONE NORTH TO THE MENDOCINO COAST   27

MAP: Stewart's Point to Albion   35

Gualala   37

2. GUALALA TO POINT ARENA   49

Anchor Bay   52

Point Arena   56

3. POINT ARENA TO ELK   63

Manchester   65

Elk/Greenwood   72

4. ELK TO ALBION   79

Albion   87

5. ALBION TO MENDOCINO   93

MAP: Albion to Fort Bragg   95

Little River   96

Mendocino   105

MAP: Mendocino   115

6. MENDOCINO TO FORT BRAGG   137

Caspar   139

Fort Bragg   143

MAP: Fort Bragg   145

7. FORT BRAGG TO WESTPORT   171

MAP: Fort Bragg to Leggett   173

Cleone   175

Westport   182

8. WESTPORT TO LEGGETT   187

Leggett   195

9. HIGHWAY 128 TO HIGHWAY ONE—58 MILES   199

MAP: Anderson Valley & Vicinity   201

Yorkville   202

ANDERSON VALLEY   204

Boonville   204

Philo   209

Navarro   214

10. HIGHWAY 20 TO HIGHWAY ONE—33 MILES   217

Willits   218

11. BACK ROADS OF THE MENDOCINO COAST   223

APPENDICES

COAST MEDIA   229

CAMPGROUNDS SOUTH TO NORTH   230

VACATION HOME RENTALS   232

FURTHER READING   233

PHOTOGRAPH CREDITS   236

INDEX   238

ABOUT BORED FEET   244


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