By Lee Foster
Resident authors disguise each corner and cranny, together with the Bay zone, the North Coast & Redwood state, Napa & Sonoma Valleys, Shasta, the Cascade quarter, Sierra, Gold kingdom, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Monterey, Santa Cruz and the massive Sur Coast. browsing, snowboarding, diving, horseback driving, kayaking and skydiving – a majority of these adventures and extra are given, in addition to the simplest neighborhood clothing stores who may also help plan your journey. areas to stick and devour go well with all tastes and pocketbooks. Over 50 city and nearby maps, in addition to colour photographs. listed.
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The Gold Country, celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the discovery of gold from 1998-2000, also hosts some special adventure travel opportunities, such as raft- Page 10 Page 11 ing. The South Fork of the American River is the busiest rafting river in the West. Chapter 7 covers the area south from San Francisco, Monterey/Santa Cruz and The Big Sur Coast. The coastal mountains of this region boast some of the loveliest state parks in California, outstanding for hiking and backpacking. The Big Sur Coast is one of America's most scenic drives, with backpacking access into the Ventana Wilderness.
On Water Rafting is a big part of the Northern California adventure experience, especially on the South Fork of the American River in the Gold Country. The South Fork of the American River is the busiest rafting river in the West. Other rivers to raft include the Klamath and the Trinity. Kayaking is popular at coastal locations, such as Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay. Canoeing takes place on the Russian River and the Big River in Mendocino. Boating and houseboating occur on the major reservoirs and lakes.
Sustainable Adventure Travel Maintaining the quality of the travel experience is the joint goal of providers and users in adventure travel. Several prudent trends have been on the rise resulting in more environmental responsibility. Watching wildlife and observing plantlife, rather than destroying them, is one of the most obvious examples. Viewing has replaced hunting and collecting as a non-consumptive pastime. Observing tidepools, rather than gathering samples from them, and leaving all the wildflowers for others to see is commendable, and is the law.