The Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide
Lodgings, Eateries, Sights, History, Activities, and More, Third Edition
by Bob Lorentzen
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.
Now with 2017 updates.
256 pages, 5-½" x 8-½", full-color cover, 60 historical photographs, illustrations, 8 maps, index.
Originally published at $17.50 Now only $9.95
From the back cover:
The Mendocino Coast is among the world's most scenic coastlines.
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.”
“An elixir for the imagination... a long, deep breath of the remote and the beautiful.”
“It's the best guide book I have ever read... ever!”
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 16,000 COPIES SOLD
Bob Lorentzen has lived in Mendocino County for more than 43 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
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
2. GUALALA TO POINT ARENA 49
Anchor Bay 52
Point Arena 56
3. POINT ARENA TO ELK 63
4. ELK TO ALBION 79
5. ALBION TO MENDOCINO 93
MAP: Albion to Fort Bragg 95
Little River 96
MAP: Mendocino 115
6. MENDOCINO TO FORT BRAGG 137
Fort Bragg 143
MAP: Fort Bragg 145
7. FORT BRAGG TO WESTPORT 171
MAP: Fort Bragg to Leggett 173
8. WESTPORT TO LEGGETT 187
9. HIGHWAY 128 TO HIGHWAY ONE—58 MILES 199
MAP: Anderson Valley & Vicinity 201
ANDERSON VALLEY 204
10. HIGHWAY 20 TO HIGHWAY ONE—33 MILES 217
11. BACK ROADS OF THE MENDOCINO COAST 223
COAST MEDIA 229
CAMPGROUNDS SOUTH TO NORTH 230
VACATION HOME RENTALS 232
FURTHER READING 233
PHOTOGRAPH CREDITS 236
ABOUT BORED FEET 244
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