Allan W. Eckert
A compelling, accessible, historically accurate new narrative about the Donner-Reed Party's traumatic journey west. Eckert digested all the available documents — books, journals, letters and more — then produced a comprehensive yet poignant and dramatic account of what is known about this tormented journey.
A Novel by Bill Bradd
Poet and now novelist Bill Bradd worked in the outlaw culture of outdoor marijuana cultivation. He tells the inside story of a unique bunch of characters, honoring their lives and their places in an enthralling book full of paranoia, passion, and insight about humans and nature.
Illustrations by Christopher Hampson
Foreword by Jim Moynier
Twenty-four well known Sierra adventurers share some of their most exciting true stories. Author Johanson interviewed these adventurers about their challenging trials in the Sierra Nevada, then crafted these tight, suspenseful tales in the adventurers' own words.
In the first full revision in 12 years of this classic guide, the 50 original hikes have been fully updated and revised. Eleven completely new hikes in Sonoma County’s State, County and City Parks have been added to bring the total of fully described hikes to 60.
Beautiful new map spans the coastline from the town of Pescadero in the north to Andrew Molera State Park in the south.
Enjoy a clear view of the USA with this handsome map, perhaps the best and most representative map ever published of our country.
Mary F. Willson & Katherine M. Hocker
This fascinating and concise book invites readers into the world of these fascinating aquatic songbirds. How do dippers keep warm in the frigid water? What do they eat? What do their nests look like? This natural history of one of North America's most charming songbirds answers these questions, and many more.
This handsome and handy guide covers thirteen dramatic eastside Sierra Canyons. Starting around the spectacular forks of Bishop Canyon, Sharon divulges a wealth of hikes both popular and obscure, then continues south to include hikes near Mount Whitney.
A love letter to honeybees and beekeeping, this detailed and fascinating, extremely accessible book begins with solitary bees sharing earth with T. rex, then traces their evolution to modern times.
Our bestselling guide to the scenic and cultural treasures of the Mendocino coast has been thoroughly revised and updated in this new third edition. The text weaves local history and anecdote with road notes to chronicle the journey.
Discover the hidden beauty of the Eastern Sierra's wondrous canyons with Sierra native Sharon Giacomazzi as your guide. She details local history, campgrounds, resorts, where to find the best wildflower blooms, autumn color displays and waterfalls, and more
GeoGraphics Maps & Photos
This great new map by longtime Mendo coast resident Rixanne Wehren provides extensive information about the wide range of recreational activities on the Mendocino coast.
Doug Thompson & Elisabeth Newbold
A Collection of Stories, Trail Tips, History, Recipes and More
from the Whitney Portal Store, est. 1935. No book has more detail and inside information about the various routes to the top of Mt. Whitney, their requirements, and the choices involved than this one.
This beautiful and detailed, full-color map covers the Sierra Nevada Range from Lassen National Park in the north to Tehachapi Pass in the south.
Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols
Now both volumes covering the northern and southern halves of California's Coastal Trail, are available in this handsome set.
Redwood Hikes Press
The only comprehensive trail map of this parks- and trails-rich area in the Berkeley Hills and northern Contra Costa County
Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols
This 2nd Edition updates the many changes on the CCT's north half with revised maps and text.
This thorough guide details 600 CCT miles in 85 accessible sections, most offering easy day hikes, plus 12 great for backpacking.
Ray Raphael & Freeman House
In this fascinating account by two acclaimed and accomplished authors, the reader views what happened when Euro-Americans and Native Americans competed for a place they both relished. This book details Humboldt's native peoples and their contact with the newcomers.
Cecilia Garcia & James D. Adams, Jr.
This informative guide covers the traditional healing uses and modern pharmacological data on 115 native plants found in California and the West. While western plants have been used in healing for thousands of years, this book carefully explains the uses of each plant for healing and the spiritual dimension of that healing process.
Bob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols
This southern volume of the series describes more than 600 miles of California's now official Coastal Trail (CCT), America's most diverse long distance trail.
Volume Two covers from Monterey to the Mexico in 83 accessible sections.
Solo backpacker Amy Racina fell sixty feet onto solid granite during a 16-day solo hiking trip. In this gripping account, Amy tells how she survived in the wilderness with both legs broken, her rescue, and her recovery. Now in paperback
What happens when two city slickers leave their urban footprints behind and move to the country? Anyone who has ever dreamed of chucking it all and moving to the country will find Women Gone Wild to be a funny, provocative and engaging story. And itís all true!
This classic, award-winning people's history of California's north coast is an evocative blend of oral history and narrative. These stories resonate with truth for anyone who has ever visited the area. As the subtitle says, "Being the true story of Indians, deer, homesteaders, potatoes, loggers, trees, fishermen, salmon, and other living things in the back woods of Northern California."
Images & Words by Vern Clevenger
Second Edition, more gorgeous than ever!
Vern Clevenger has been exploring the High Sierra for 35 years, first as a climber with many first ascents, more recently as an accomplished photographer who now uses large format cameras almost exclusively.
We've added many new trails to this edition, which details the most spectacular coast in our series. The only trail guide covering popular Redwood National Park, many fine state and county parks and the famous King Range/Lost Coast.
Redwood Hikes Press
This map covers the the main body of Redwood National Park and part of Humboldt Lagoons State Park.
Photography by Larry Ulrich
Essay by Roy Parvin
Preface by Donna Bacon Ulrich
North of the Golden Gate Bridge the legendary coastal route, Highway 1, veers left from suburbia to enter the unique world of California's North Coast. Ulrich's brilliant, evocative photos and Parvin's lively text inspires both visitors and residents.
This spectacular map covers the coastline from Marin County, to San Mateo County. It includes all of San Francisco city and County and Alameda County plus portions of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.
Gerald H. Robinson,
Introduction by Archie Miyatake
In 1942 the United States government declared 110,000 American Japanese residents of the U.S. threat to national security and incarcerated them in eleven relocation camps around the country. This book tells the story of one such camp, Manzanar.
Redwood Hikes Press
This map covers all of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Redwoods State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.
The foothills and rivers of California's Sierra Nevada are the backdrop for this suspenseful novel. The novel unfolds as a compelling legal drama, but at its core is a love story full of passion and grace.
Photography by John Dittli, Essays by Mark Schlenz
This gorgeous book is the first color photography book in more than forty years about the renowned John Muir Trail of California's Sierra Nevada. This stunning collection of photographs will inspire all. The essays describe the history of the trail, the surrounding terrain, and more.
Our most popular book, now with 29,000 copies in print, details all the public trails on and near the coast between Gualala and Whale Gulch. This is the only guide that details all the trails of Sinkyone Wilderness State Park on the famed Lost Coast.
Redwood Hikes Press
Big Basin is the Bay Area's largest and most scenic redwood park, with large areas of old-growth forest.
by Richard P. Blair & Kathleen P. Goodwin
This is a book about real California — from the era of peace and love and protest marches to the freedom of the open road and the highs of California's wild places. It offers an uncensored look at California that captures its freewheeling spirit and beauty.
Tom Slater and Chris Summit
This hefty road reference for climbers is an ideal guidebook for any climber traveling in Northern California. Coverage ranges from Lone Pine in the southern Sierra to Big Sur in the SW to Lassen National Park in the NE to Redwood National Park in the NW.
Peter Thomas and Donna Thomas
This book includes three books in one. It's a guidebook for a walking/cycling route across California. It's an adventure book that tells of the authors' ramble across California to discover that route. And finally it is a history book, presenting the story of John Muir's first trip to Yosemite.
This unique look at the 1846-47 winter of entrapment the Donner Party suffered in the snowbound Sierra Nevada focuses on the extremely harsh conditions of that long and legendary winter.
West Los Angeles County and east Ventura County trails just beyond Malibu and in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Includes Circle X Ranch, Rocky Oaks, Arroyo Sequit, Backbone Trail, Malibu Springs, Leo Carrillo State Park, Zuma-Trancas Canyons, Malibu Nature Preserve and Charmlee Wilderness Park.
George J. Williams III
How Mark Twain's humorous frog story launched his legendary career. On a prospecting trip to Angel's Camp, Twain first heard the tales of the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Twain's version of the tale became an international success and launched his legendary career.
California is a great place for wild birds and the people who enjoy watching them! Over 600 bird species inhabit, migrate, or visit here. This lavishly photographed volume features usual and unusual birds in their wildland homes throughout California.
California Coastal Commission Staff
This easy-to-use, up-to-date, comprehensive guidebook, packed with information, tells you where to go in coastal Northern California, how to get there, what facilities to expect, and what you can do at each location.
George Williams III
Rosa May worked as a prostitute and madam in the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s in towns of Virginia City, Carson City and Bodie. Rosa May died in Bodie while nursing sick miners. Despite her efforts to save lives, she was banished to Bodie's outcast cemetery.
These two populous counties include more than 130 miles of coastline. Even in this populous region miles of gorgeous beaches, both popular and uncrowded, combine with dramatic geographical features like the wild Santa Monica Mountains
This map covers California's famed Lost Coast, Humboldt Bay, the cities of Eureka, Arcata, and Garberville, the Avenue of the Giants, and much more.
Composed, Compiled, and Edited by Irene D. Thomas
This compelling memoir provides a moving introduction to this extraordinarily versatile and prolific artist. Included are numerous examples of his exquisite paintings of artists, craftspeople and musicians at work; Europe; Western art of cowboys and Indians; and his works of fantasy.
Covers the entire vast, justly famous park plus adjacent areas.
This handsome and easy-to-read map includes beaches from Davenport to Aptos, plus all the trails at Wilder Ranch, Henry Cowell Redwoods, Forest of Nisene Marks S.P., and UC Santa Cruz
This 76-mile coast has miles of beaches, both popular and uncrowded, nine major coastal wetlands and two bays.
Sharon Giacomazzi loves to tell history tales and she loves to hike. She combines these passions in an enthralling guide to the glorious Central Sierra, presenting more than 60 fun excursions.
Searles R. Boynton
This hardbound coffee table style book chronicles the life of Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937), the acclaimed artist famous for her images of the Pomo people.
Peter Croft, Foreword by Galen Rowell
Climbing guide Croft covers the best alpine rock climbing found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This map covers not only Sonoma and Marin Counties, but also the western half of Napa County and the southern portion of Lake County as well as about two-thirds of San Francisco, the north half of SF Bay and the urban East Bay from Oakland north.
This handsome map covers the spectacular coastline from just north of Purisima Point (north of Point Conception) to Port Hueneme in Ventura County.
Written and Illustrated by John Muir Laws
The astonishing natural diversity of the Sierra Nevada comes alive in this great field guide, at once comprehensive and yet small enough to fit in your pocket or pack.
Philip A. Munz, Edited by Dianne Lake and Phyllis M. Faber
Describes 268 species with each illustrated by a new color photograph, a precise line drawing, or both. Includes native and introduced species of wildflowers, common trees, and shrubs.
Redwood Hikes Press
Humboldt Redwoods State Park is home to both Avenue of the Giants and to the largest contiguous stand of old-growth redwoods in existence today. The front shows the main body of the park; the back shows the north and south extensions that encompass several smaller parks.
One side covers the entire Santa Barbara Wine Country. The other side has a complete guide to Santa Ynez Valley wineries and other things to see and do there.
Written & Illustrated by Hermann Heinzel
With over 300 species of birds depicted realistically in their natural environment — poking at the ground or pecking at pinecones — organized by species as well as by season and region, this guide has everything for the experienced or novice birder
Redwood Hikes Press
These two parks are adjacent to each other in the mountains of the San Francisco Peninsula. Also includes Memorial County Park, Sam McDonald County Park, and descriptions of six hikes.
Katherine Hocker & Mary Willson, Illustrations by Katherine Hocker
This handsome picture book, written and illustrated by two dipper researchers, introduces readers to these charming birds and their watery world. Here you will discover what dippers eat and how they get it, where and how they nest, where they go in winter, and much more.
The latest information on this immense and gorgeous 229,000-acre Sierra Nevada Wilderness, which covers much of the Eastern Sierra south of Tuolumne Meadows.
Kathleen Goodwin & Richard Blair
This concise little guidebook distills years of local knowledge about the remarkable 53,000-acre Point Reyes National Seashore and nearby nature attractions and recreational choices in West Marin County.
Nancy E. Loe
This definitive book tells the story of Hearst's vision for his coastal California "ranch" and his creative collaboration with architect Julia Morgan to create San Simeon, an intriguing blend of natural beauty, architecture, art, and history.
Peter Croft and Marty Lewis
This long-awaited new edition of the Climbing Guide to the Eastern Sierra — South covers climbs in and around Whitney Portal and the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, and closer to Bishop, Cardinal Pinnacle, Buttermilk Country bouldering, Tablelands bouldering, Pine Creek Canyon and much more.
Redwood Hikes Press
This map covers the Santa Cruz Mountains from the outskirts of Saratoga and Los Gatos to the Pacific coastline around Point Ano Nuevo.
Written for the non-geologist, this user-friendly book leads readers on fascinating field trips to Bay Area landmarks.
Written & Illustrated by John Muir Laws
This book is a brilliantly illustrated, thoroughly annotated, and uniquely arranged guide that anyone — with or without formal training — can use to identify birds in the Sierra Nevada, from Lassen National Forest in the north through Sequoia National Park in the south.
Kathy Biggs, Color Photos by Rav Bruun
This first and only dragonfly field guide for California has been updated and expanded in a second edition. It provides clear, concise identification information and stunningly clear color photos of 100 species of dragonflies and damselflies.
The author takes readers on rambles through the gorgeous rolling hills and twisting valleys of Sonoma County's famed wine country, exploring the back roads and finding the best wineries for tastings and picnics, or finding that classic unforgettable spot.
Covers California's northern coast, north of Arcata to Oregon border: Redwood National Park, 6 state parks, 3 state beaches, 3 county parks, 305,000-acre Smith River National Recreation Area.
This 7-color map shows virgin forests and wild, scenic rivers. Text covers camps, trails, fishing, tidepools, info sources.
Detailed map to the popular backpacking and climbing area in Kings Canyon National Park's backcountry, primarily accessible from the east side via Bishop Canyon and Big Pine Canyon east of the park.
The Mendocino Coast map covers the coastline from Shelter Cove just across the Humboldt County line in the north to Gualala beside the Sonoma County line in the south, plus inland areas such as the 101 corridor and Round Valley.
This map covers from Brookings, just north of the Oregon border in the north to Patrick's Point in the south (including the northernmost 30 miles of Humboldt County) and inland to Orleans and the Siskiyou and Klamath Mountains.
Gorgeous map shows the high mountains of miles of the northern Sierra Nevada Range anchored by the Tahoe Basin and the vivid azure depths of Lake Tahoe.
Redwood Hikes Press
This map covers the extensive network of hiking trails in the hills above Woodside, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos, and Cupertino. Popular parks covered include Purisima Creek, El Corte de Madera, Windy Hill, Palo Alto's Arastradero and Foothills Park, and Rancho San Antonio.
Colorful map covers the trails and bikeways of southern San Diego County from the glorious coast — Del Mar to Imperial Beach — to about twenty miles inland.
This delightful little guidebook will help you transform your own backyard, patio or community site into a healthy home for a wondrous array of fascinating and beneficial creatures.
Colorful map covers the trails and bikeways of northern San Diego County from the glorious coast — Oceanside to Solana Beach — to about twenty miles inland
If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of the Sierra Nevada were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the geologic attractions of the Sierra
It covers everything about Mt. St. Helena, from its explosive geologic origins to its rich history, both natural and human. Includes updated, in depth info about today's popular hiking, biking and climbing destinations.
Jack Burton and Ken Stanton
This insider’s guide to the famous, much visited center of the California Wine Country highlights the best that Napa Valley has to offer.
Ken Stanton has fully expanded and updated his popular guide to trails around Napa Valley. His captivating,detailed trail reports, featuring many little known hikes, include entertaining tales of Napa's colorful past.
A history of Gualala, bordering Mendocino and Sonoma Counties on the California Pacific west coast from the early 1800s to the mid 20th century. 160 pages illuminated with over 50 historical photographs, 8 original maps.
Includes Marin County's Pipeline Trail, Ben Johnson Trail, Coast View Trail, Matt Davis Trail, Old Mill Park, Mountain Home, Muir Woods National Monument, Steep Ravine, Cardiac Hill, Mt. Tamalpais, and more .
Map spans from Big Basin State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the northwest and east to the Diablo Range, Gabilan Range, and Gilroy. Southern edge spans from Point Sur on the coast and Ventana Double Cone Peak in Ventana Wilderness.
This map covers the 30,000-acre wilderness near
Huntington Lake east of Fresno. Covers 16 small lakes and two prominent peaks.
Most information about this vast national forest west and south of Yosemite Park that is available on one map. Includes large portions of vast Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Trails, campgrounds, and roads are shown.
Gary Griggs, Kiki Patsch & Lauret Savoy
This authoritative and easy-to-use book, a geological profile of the California coast, describes the landforms and processes that shape the coastline and beaches, documents how erosion has affected development, and discusses the options available for dealing with coastal hazards and geologic instability.
In this new reprint of this rowdy California Gold Rush account, originally published in 1980, Zauner captures the fury and color of the days of Ď49, and even Ď48. Using the letters of gold rush miners, diaries and newspaper accounts, this books reveals the crazy times of Gold Rush California, fueled by one of the largest human migrations the world has known. Zauner describes many California Gold Rush towns in their early days and some of what remains.
Marin's most populous quadrant still has ample public spaces to explore, as this map shows. Includes China Camp State Park, Barbier Memorial Park, McNears Beach County Park, Corte Madera Marsh, and the following Open Space Preserves: Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow, San Rafael, Sun Valley, Baltimore Canyon, Blithedale Summit, King Mountain, and more.
This detailed and witty guide offers a wealth of spectacular mountain bike trails along the Pacific Coast from Santa Barbara to British Columbia.
Dorothy Kupcha Leland, Illustrations by Diane Wilde
In 1858, twelve-year-old Sallie Fox and her family leave Iowa in a wagon train, dreaming of California. This true story offers a child’s-eye view of life on the Santa Fe Trail and Arizona’s Beale Wagon Road.
This up-to-date guide features the best itineraries for coast, mountains, Wine Country, Mendocino, redwoods, San Francisco, Monterey, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
In the vacationer’s paradise called Lake Tahoe Basin, Big Chief is the premier sport climbing crag.
Detailed topographic map covers the entire 16,222-acre park in the Gabilan Mountains east of Soledad and the Salinas Valley. Includes East Entrance, West Entrance, all hiking trails and trailheads, park campground and part of the San Andrea Rift Zone.
Redwood Hikes Press
Handsome map features Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The map shows both the main park and the Fall Creek unit, and also includes three smaller parks.
Phyllis Whetstone Taper
With her first novel published at age 90, Taper vividly illuminates the thoughts, feelings, and hearts of her characters lives in the summer of 1927 in Lake County, California.
New topo map covers the western portion of Yosemite National Park.
Covers entire Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding access points.
This classic covers over 325 miles of trails in 50 inland hikes exploring diverse terrain in six counties. Longer hikes cover all of Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel and Snow Mountain wilderness areas.
Detailed map includes Olompali State Park, Stafford Lake County Park, Petaluma Marsh, and the following Open Space Preserves: Mount Burdell, Rush Creek, Deer Island, Indian Tree, Little Mountain, Verissimo Hills, and more.
Finally there is one map for tavelers visiting the old ghost town of Bodie.
Title areas plus Limestone-Whiting Widerness Park,
Chino Hills, wildlife, and more.
Fred and Randi Hirschmann
In this eye-catching book, 106 color photographs celebrate much loved desert scenes as well as newly protected areas in this historic California park, now the largest national park in the United States outside of Alaska.
Introductory Essay by Mark A. Schlenz
This fine photographic essay portrays in colorful grandeur eastern California 's unique inland sea, now protected as a National Scenic Area, and the gorgeous Sierra landscape that overlooks it.
Louie Anderson, Foreword by John Long
This lavishly illustrated book covers the well known cragging area of Malibu Canyon along with new discoveries like Echo Cliffs, Boney Bluff and Black Flower as well as Conejo Mountain and Tick Rock.
Together these three maps (this, San Rafael-Central Marin and Novato-North Marin) complete Harrison's coverage of Marin County. This north central Marin map covers the popular Big Rock Trail, McInnis County Park, and the following Open Space Preserve lands: Marinwood, Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Divide,Lucas Valley, Ignacio Valley, Loma Alta, Loma Verde, Pacheco Valle, Indian Valley, San PedroMountain, and more.
This historic memoir is Luzena Stanley Wilson's classic account of her family's 1849 overland journey to California and their experiences there during and after the Gold Rush.
More than 700 routes are covered in this comprehensive guide to one of California's premier climbing areas
This handsome, easy-to-read map shows trails for hiking,bicycling and equestrians in China Camp State Park, Olompali State Park, 17 Marin Open Space Preserves, four county parks, the Big Rock Ridge Area of Marin Open Space District, and more. Text describes trails, parks, areas open to dogs, and public transit available.
Redwood Hikes Press
Muir Woods is the world's most-visited redwood park and a favorite destination for visitors to San Francisco. Map also includes adjacent portions of Mount Tamalpais State Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, plus a detail map of nearby Stinson Beach.
Covers 219,000-acre wilderness near Ojai, including Pine Mtn., Piedra Blanca, Sespe Hot Springs, Lake Piru, Wheeler Gorge, Topatopa Mountains, Rose Valley, and more.
Map includes Verdugo Mountains Parks and Open Space, Stough Park, La Tuna Canyon, Henderson Canyon, the abandoned Skyline Motorway, plus Verdugo Motorway, Whiting Woods Motorway, Brace Canyon Park, and more.
Complete map and guide of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers for boaters, fisherpeople, and everyone who loves the Delta.
Dorothy Kupcha Leland
Based on a true story and extensive research by the author, this book paints a colorful, evocative and accurate picture of daily life in San Francisco five years after the discovery of gold.
Detailed coverage of this state park includes Cuyamaca Peak, Green Valley, Stonewall Peak, Lake Cuyamaca, Sweetwater River, Paso Picacho, and more.
This inviting book features over 80 of Kevin Milligan's evocative paintings of Mendocino village. His historical text examines the days as a bustling redwood lumber port, as well the evolution into an artist's community.
This easy-to-read map covers trails from south San Francisco to south Half Moon Bay. It more than doubles the coverage of Pease's Pacific Map which it will eventually replace (both are available now).
The attractive, well-designed map shows where hiking, biking, horses and dogs are allowed, and describes public transit options. Includes seven state beaches, San Bruno Mountain, B. H. Murray Ranch State Park, many county and city parks, parts of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and more.
Covers the popular high country in and around Tuolumne Meadows in detail, including the entire High Sierra Camps Loop.
Covers the entire Tahoe Basin and adjacent lands, including entire Tahoe Rim Trail.
This trail map covers all official Valley trails and more with information in five languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese.
Completely covers both parks plus adjacent areas in Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo National Forests plus parts of Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Popular Eastern Sierra trailheads outside Bishop at North Lake, South Lake and Lake Sabrina lead into Kings Canyon high country...
Detailed map covers the heart of this vast park, including Merced Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Pass, Vogelsang, Bridalveil Creek, Hall Research Natural Area, and more.
Sir Henry Huntley
British nobelman Huntley spent most of his life in the New World. This is a reprint of his memoirs of travels and adventures in northern California during the Gold Rush, first published in the 19th century.
Mark A. Schlenz, Photography by Dennis Flaherty
Experience the beauty of the Mammoth Lakes region with this colorful and informative new guidebook.
Rachel Laurgaard, Illustrations by Elizabeth Sykes Michaels
Skillfully pieced together from letters, journals, and memoirs of Donner Party survivors, the story of Patty Reed and her little wooden doll gives a good picture of the true life experiences of real pioneer children.
This handy, compact book covers all the cool places to ride along the Mendocino coast, with accurate maps, descriptions and mileage for more than 1500 miles of bike rides.
Covers public lands of south Marin County southeast of the Mt. Tam Map.
Eastern Sierra's Onion Valley trailhead leading to John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon high country...
This handsome, easy-to-read map shows trails for hiking, bicycling and equestrians in the splendid coastal area immediately south of San Francisco. Includes Sweeney Ridge and Milagra Ridge areas of Golden Gate NRA, Montara Mountain, McNee Ranch State Park, five state beaches, county and city parks and more. Back of map describes parks, areas open to dogs, and public transit available.
Lowell "Ben" Bennion and Jerry Rohde
This handsome travel guide covers the National Scenic Byway along Highway 299 between Redding and Arcata, providing practical travel information and a coffee-table memento of the trip.
by Greg Goodman & Pam Geisel, Illustrated by Andrea Goodman, Foreword by Gene Rose
Covers the pleasant Sierra country around Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake, parts of Kaiser Wilderness and Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, plus Florence Lake area in the John Muir Wilderness.
Lani Ah Tye Farkas
One of the few published histories of a Chinese family in America, this book provides a rare glimpse of a chinese-american family, through the Gold Rush, Tong Wars, early San Francisco, the 1906 Earthquake, opium dens, and international diplomacy.
Cover the entire National Seashore plus Tomales Bay State Park, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Bolinas Ridge, Audubon Canyon Ranch, and Bolinas.
David Powdrell & Hugh Margerum
This attractive book opens the door to the mysterious world of backyard botany and natural history with its captivating color photographs and fascinating research of the wildflowers of the Santa Barbara area.
Covers entire 63,475-acre Desolation Wilderness, plus Echo Lakes, Loon Lake, Wrights Lake, Emerald Bay, and Lake Tahoe's southwest shore.
This folksy and personal account describes a solo woman hiker’s successful effort to hike the entire 2638-mile Pacific Crest Trail over twenty summers in a 25-year span.
Ingenious package for the John Muir Trail hiker! These 13 maps cover the entire JMT.
This innovative guide, created for beginners and people unfamiliar with taxonomic language, uses thousands of small color photos and 52 icons along with brief text to clearly organize more than 520 species of plants.
Photography Larry Ulrich
Interpretive text by Susan Lamb
Ulrich presents a gorgeous array of images, from desert to seashore,interior valley to mountain meadow, showing the delicate beauty of Golden State wildflowers in their myriad forms. The interpretive text by Susan Lamb brings us inside the natural world, and gives a lucid and fascinating lesson in botany.
Eastside access from Lee Vining and Highway 120 (Tioga Pass Road) south to McGee Creek. Includes Minarets, Ritter Range, Devils Postpile, Mammoth Lakes, eastern Ansel Adams Wilderness, northern John Muir Wilderness, and more.
Westside access via Silver City and Mineral King to Sawtooth Pass, Farewell Gap,Franklin Pass, Little Five Lakes, Bearpaw Meadow, High Sierra Trail...
Covers entire Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, adjacent Cuyamaca Rancho State Park plus nearby public lands — Laguna Recreation Area, Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness, Carrizo Gorge Wilderness, and more.
Peter Palmquist; Researched and edited by Susan Herzig and Paul Hertzmann
This beautiful book is the first about an influential, superb California photographer widely published in his day and the winner of numerous prizes and honors.
Photography by Robert Holmes and Joanne Bolton
This little keepsake book has 67 full-color images of the sights visitors want of the City by the Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, North Beach, Chinatown, cable cars, crooked Lombard Street.
Includes entire park plus surrounding areas: Skidoo, Badwater, Shoshone, Eureka Dunes, Furnace Creek, Zabriskie Point, Scotty's Castle, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Valley, Teakettle Junction, Inyo Mountains Wilderness, other wilderness areas,...
Map covers Ventura County's west end of the Santa Monica Mountains NRA including Backbone Trail, Pt. Mugu State Park, Sycamore Canyon, Boney Mtn. State Wilderness and Leo Carrillo State Park.
Detailed map of Cucamonga Wilderness and eastern Sheep Mtn. Wilderness and vicinity includes Mt. San Antonio, Thunder Mtn., Timber Mtn., Cucamonga Peak, and more.
Covers the area between the Mt. Tam and Pt. Reyes in Marin County.
Great scale for field use, lots of useful info in this 5-color map. Locator grid finds features easily. Text on permit systems for Lassen Park, 1000 Lakes, Caribou Wilderness, trail mileage, winter trips, volcanoes.
A forty-niner and photographer spins his true life Gold Rush story. Edited by renowned photo historian Peter Palmquist.
Urban playground map includes Topanga State Park and Will Rogers State Park, Redrock Canyon, Temescal Gateway Park, and Westridge Canyonback Park.
Covers public lands of south Marin County: Muir Woods National Monument, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area...
Twenty great images by Dennis Flaherty of this mysterious inland sea, plus a short introductory essay.
Eastern Sierra access via Mammoth Lakes, Agnew Meadows, and June Lakes Loop to Ansel Adams Wilderness and Devils Postpile National Monument, including Thousand Island Lake and the Minarets.
More urban playgrounds to the west of Topanga: includes Malibu Creek State Park, Castro Crest, and Udell Gorge Natural Preserves, Liberty Canyon Park, Las Virgenes View Park and more.
Detailed map to this 308,000-acre wilderness in the southern Sierra includes Kern and Little Kern Rivers, Mineral King, Mountain Home State Forest, and more.
Covers these large and small islands in the heart of San Francisco Bay.
Ideal map for the popular hike to top of Half Dome includes Little Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Yosemite Creek, Tenaya Lake, and more.
Covers Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests north of Monrovia and Alta Loma, including San Gabriel Wilderness, Cucamonga Wilderness, Crystal Lake Rereation Area, and more.
Ultimate 6-color map to San Diego County's vast, diverse backcountry: Anza-Borrego and Cuyamaca Rancho State Parks, Laguna Mountain and Pine Creek Wilderness in Cleveland National Forest, Ocotillo Wells S.V.R.A., southern section of Pacific Crest Trail, more. Text on camps, trails, natural and human history.
Covers the ancient lake due east of Yosemite Park, including Mono Basin Scenic Area, Lee Vining, Mono Lake County Park, Panum Crater, and more.
Mary Ruth Casebeer
Illustrations by Peggy Edwards-Carkeet
This concise yet detailed field guide by two California Native Plant Society members covers 48 widespread annual wildflowers in the order they bloom. It is presented in clear, readable style, simple enough for school-age plant enthusiasts.
Twenty powerful color images of the remarkable landscape on the steep side of one of the world 's great mountain ranges.
Covers all trailheads and trails plus major climbing routes on Mt. Shasta.
Eastside access around Bridgeport, west of Highway 395 from Highway 108 south to Conway Summit. Includes Twin Lakes, Leavitt Meadows, and Yosemite North Boundary area. Includes 2009 wilderness additions.
Map covers Angeles National Forest north of Pasadena and Tujunga, including Tujunga Canyon, Eaton Canyon, Pacifico Mountains, Mt. Wilson, Mendenhall Ridge, plus Verdugo Mountains, Vasquez Rocks County Park...
Covers entire vast preserve, plus Kelso Dunes Wilderness, Bristol Mountains Wilderness and several more small surrounding wildernesses.
In this book Jonah Raskin examines thirty northern California writers (fifteen of them women) and their work in the context of the region in which they live and the literary community there.
This lively history, describes life in a small northern Sierra town. It begins with the native Maidu village, then documents the fur traders, the early mines, through years of resorts, stagecoaches and stage robbers, and lumbering.
Sequoia Park westside trailheads plus eastside Whitney Portal trailhead lead to Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness...
Only topo map covering each lake in northern California's top watersport recreation area, 5-color map has Whiskeytown, Shasta, Trinity and Lewiston Lakes. Text covers boating, camping, natural history.
Detailed map of Mt. Whitney and vicinity includes Whitney Portal, Crabtree, Rock Creek, and Cottonwood Lakes.
Detailed map of Angeles National Forest Front Country north of Altadena includes Gabrileno Trail, Mt. Wilson Trail, Arroyo Seco, Mt. Lowe, Red Box, Colby Canyon, Josephine Peak, and more.
Twenty gorgeous images from the award-winning book on ready-to-send postcards, plus a short introductory essay.
Detailed map covers the heart of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park's famed backcountry and adjacent areas outside the park.
Covers portions of John Muir, Ansel Adams and Dinkey Lakes Wilderness areas, accessed via Bishop Pass, Pine Creek and Rock Creek trailheads on the eastside, plus Piute Pass, Silver Pass, Mono Hot Springs, and more.
San Jacinto Mountains between Palm Springs and Idyllwild also includes Mt. San Jacinto State Park Wilderness, Long Valley, Round Valley, Tahquitz Peak, Fuller Ridge, and more.
San Bernardino Mountains north of namesake town covered in detail: Barton Flats, Heart Bar, Forest Falls, Fish Creek, Vivian Creek, Aspen Grove, Oak Glen, and more.
Covers entire 113,000-acre Emigrant Wilderness, northwest portion of Yosemite Park, and Cherry Lake area west of Yosemite.
Fred and Randi Hirschmann
Twenty striking images of this diverse park by some of the West's best nature photographers, plus a short introductory essay.
Details the area in and north of the Santa Monica Mountains that is north of Zuma-Trancas Canyons Trail Map and Malibu Creek Trail Map.
Not currently available from Bored Feet. New edition due Summer, 2014
Not available at Bored Feet... temporarily(?)