Item description for Backcountry Adventures Northern California: The Ultimate Guide to the Backcountry for Anyone with a Sport Utility Vehicle (Backcountry Adventures) by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson...
Backcountry Adventures Northern California navigates 2,717 miles of back roads from the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada, through volcanic regions of the Modoc Plateau, to majestic coastal redwood trees. Trail history comes to life through accounts of outlaws like Black Bart, explorers like Ewing Young and James Beckwourth, and the biggest mass migration in America's history-- the Gold Rush. Like the other guides in the Backcountry Adventures series, Backcountry Adventures Northern California provides a helpful, concise chart with each trail description, listing starting and finishing point, mileage, driving time, and elevation. Backcountry Adventures Northern California is the most comprehensive book of its kind and is indispensable for planning any kind of outdoor adventure in the Golden State. It will appeal to everyone who loves the backcountry: campers, anglers, four-wheelers, hikers, mountain bikers, snowmobilers, amateur prospectors, sightseers, and more...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.75" Height: 11" Weight: 4.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 24, 2006
Publisher Adler Publishing Co
ISBN 1930193254 ISBN13 9781930193253
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
Massey studied illustration at the Royal School of Art in London.
Peter Massey currently resides in Melbourne. Peter Massey was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Backcountry Adventures Northern California: The Ultimate Guide to the Backcountry for Anyone with a Sport Utility Vehicle (Backcountry Adventures)?
Great book Sep 20, 2008
Great book with lots of good info. It's geared more to the SUV owner who does not really do any serious offloading, but hey, thats ok. Leaves the really remote places for those willing to go out on their own. It is a great way to discover new areas and launch off on your own.
Excellent book -- buy the new edition Apr 18, 2008
I won't rehash how good this book is, you have all 9 other reviews to do it. Just a note of caution, make sure you buy the latest edition (from 2006). this site still lists the one from 2002 first in the search results.
I like the GPS coordinates, and the fact that it gives directions and mileage for each trail in both directions. So you have a lot more flexibility on how you plan your outing.
spectacular resource: lots of hard to find information Feb 9, 2008
this series is extremely useful. covers offroading options from beginner level to seriously advanced. each option is rated for difficulty, accompanied by maps and directions and, importantly, gps coordinates at each key junction on the route. hence one could make the trip without road signs using a gps if absolutely necessary. great photographs and good history regarding each trip make this a stimulating and priceless resource.
Great book! Mar 13, 2007
We have two other 4-wheel drive books for northern California, but neither one comes close to this! The color pages, descriptions, and added history and nature lessons are great. We enjoy the eastern Sierra and were glad to find so many trips for that area in this book. We can't wait for the snow to melt so we can try some trips out!
Fantastic book Aug 22, 2006
This is the top dog for off road books. I've driven several of these courses in my stock Chevrolet truck with zero problems. Beautiful lay-out, great descriptions and GPS coordinates. Get this book!