Plan and Enjoy Self-Guided Inn-to-Inn Hikes
Leave the car behind, and go on a multiday hiking adventure in Northern California. Cross the Sierra in the footsteps of pioneers, staying in cabins beside clear mountain lakes. Take a romantic stroll along the beautiful Mendocino Coast, and sample gourmet cuisine at inns overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Explore the hydrothermal landscapes in Lassen Volcanic National Park, where you can relax with a muscle-soothing soak in hot springs. Walkabout Northern California gives you the information you need to create a wilderness vacation that lets you end each day with a comfortable bed, a great meal, and perhaps even a hot tub.
This fully updated, full-color edition describes 14 walks (or walkabouts) in the wilds of Northern California: along the Pacific Coast, through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the Cascades, and around the parklands of the San Francisco Bay. Each entry includes all the necessary details to create a memorable and invigorating vacation—with a map, mile-by-mile details of the route, logistical tips on places to stay and eat, and inspirational ideas to simplify your travel and reconnect with nature’s rhythm. Some hikes can take a week, but many can be enjoyed in a weekend. Some are challenging, but many are perfect for the casual hiker. With a light day pack and a few reservations, you can travel for days along California’s breathtaking coastline or over its vast mountain ranges. Follow author Tom Courtney on a northern California walkabout, so you can create a human-powered vacation in wilderness and in comfort.