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Walking California"s desert parks

John McKinney

Walking California"s desert parks

a day hiker"s guide

by John McKinney

  • 108 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by HarperSanFrancisco in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California
    • Subjects:
    • Hiking -- California -- Guidebooks.,
    • Deserts -- California -- Guidebooks.,
    • Parks -- California -- Guidebooks.,
    • California -- Guidebooks.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementJohn McKinney.
      SeriesWalking the West series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV199.42.C2 M357 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 210 p. :
      Number of Pages210
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL814206M
      ISBN 100062586378
      LC Control Number95051517
      OCLC/WorldCa33967359

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      Salton Sea State Recreation Area covers 14 miles of the northeastern shore and has long been a popular site for campers, boaters and anglers. Increasing salinity in the Salton Sea basin has limited the number of types of fish that can be found there, and most fish currently caught are Tilapia. Desert Destinations The Southwest and Its Deserts. National Parks, State Parks, Monuments, Cities, Towns and More. If you're planning a trip or would like to learn more about the parks, cities, recreation areas and points of interest in the desert, Desert Destinations is a great starting you can explore parks, discover ghost towns, navigate rivers, visit cities, and view historical.


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The maps in the book are adequate. There are some pictures. There is an instructive introduction to hiking in the desert. The book is easy to read, well researched, and covers some very interesting areas; geologically and historically interesting.

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Walking California's Desert Parks: A Day Walking Californias desert parks book Guide (Walking Manufacturer: HarprrCollins,   John McKinney is the author of a dozen books about walking, hiking and nature, including a series of day hiking guides to California. For 18 years he wrote a popular hiking column for the Los Angeles Times, and he now writes articles and commentaries about hiking for national publications, and promotes hiking and conservation on radio and television/5(3).

For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.

Hiking California’s Desert Parks features of the finest trails—from short day hikes to backcountry treks—in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Mojave National Preserve, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.4/5(6).

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xiii, pages: illustrations, maps ; 21 cm. Series Title: Walking the. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.

Series Title: Falcon guide. Responsibility. Get this from a library. California's desert parks: a day hiker's guide. [John McKinney] -- The details of over hikes in three national parklands, California's largest state park & nature preserves and federal wilderness areas.

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6 Unforgettable Desert Parks. Scroll to discover. Both vast and intimate, the California desert is a region that ranges from arid, barren expanses to oasis-like canyons with hidden waterfalls. Towering sand dunes rise above the desert floor, while Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park is the lowest point in North America at feet/ #59 of Nature & Parks in California Desert "The road in to the trailhead is about a mile of gravel, but the trail is a fairly easy (but unpaved) stroll." "The scenery is breathtaking and the babbling brook running through the desert wash was a delight.".

Discover these surprising California spots, listed north to south. A tranquil lake and an active volcano. Lake Almanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Where it is: miles north of Sacramento, in California’s Shasta Cascade. Tucked away in California’s northeast Shasta Cascade region are many secret finds, especially for outdoors. Top California Desert Historic Walking Areas: See reviews and photos of historic walking areas in California Desert, California on Tripadvisor.

"Nice walking destination to pick up on the neighbourhood vibe of Palm Springs, bring your tennis racket if you want to raise the heart rate or just your sneakers if you want a nice leisurely stroll." "The significant number of mature shade trees as well as picnic tables, BBQ pits and tennis courts speaks to the commitment of the city to support and maintain green spaces of this magnitude.".

In order to comply with the "Stay-At-Home" order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, Palm Desert City Hall is closed for in-person business until further notice.

However, City staff is available remotely to help you. If you have any questions related to the City’s parks and recreation during this time, please email [email protected]   Parks and trails are also open in Palm Desert, which includes the famed Cross Trail, a mile out and back trail that leads to a giant cross erected on.

Death Valley National Park holds the record for hottest temperature ever recorded (°F/54°C in ), while the deserts of Joshua Tree National Park have giant boulders and alien-like yucca plants. At Anza-Borrego, California’s largest state park, discover amazing springtime wildflowers.

The first destination on this epic spring road trip to the Southern California desert parks is the Anza-Borrego Desert. A two-hour drive northeast of San Diego—a bit longer from Los Angeles—, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park may not be among the best-known places in California.

Hikes in the California Desert. The California desert contains volcanic craters, sand dunes, oases, and some of the most fascinating geology in the United States.

The best way to see many of these features is on foot. Choose a trail from the list below and begin exploring the California desert. Four excellent parks combine to protect 8, The largest of Palm Desert's parks, Civic Center Park is the City's recreational showpiece that serves as a popular gathering place for a wide array of public activities and events including summer and fall concerts, the City's annual Veterans Day and Fourth of July celebrations, and much more!.

Hiking and walking in California is available all year round, and with the incredible Californian national parks to explore, how better to appreciate it than on foot.

From the stunning scenery of Yosemite National Park to the beautiful red woods forests of the North coast, walking in California offers something for all tastes. 10 Best State and National Parks Near Las Vegas, Nevada. While there are several of the greatest U.S. national parks near Las Vegas, you’ll notice that the nearest Las Vegas parks are state parks, conservation areas and other National Park Service (NPS) sites—not technically national parks.

However, they, too, are magnificent and make for a quick escape from the craziness of Vegas if you."this is a great place to hike, its also a great place to have a picnic which we have done several times with friends, a little stream runs from andreas canyon, they have picnic tables and its a quaint place to hik " "Went to Indian Canyons for a day hike with friends while visiting Palm Springs ~3 hour hike via Palm Canyon trail, cut off at the Victor Beautiful scenery - palm trees.