by Tracy Salcedo-Chourré, Globe Pequot Press, 2003, 318 pages, $16.95 (www.falcon.com).
This new book covers two of the Bay Area’s finest public open space treasures, where beaches, coves, undulating terrain, and dramatic seascapes provide oppor-tunities for discovery any time of the year. Tracy Salcedo-Chourré piques your adventurous spirit with trail descriptions and information on the cultural and natural histories of each park. Details on trail distance, permitted uses, parking, and directions are provided for 47 different trails. Separate sections discuss options for backcountry camping, horseback riding, road biking, and sea kayaking. Other sections describe park beaches, historically and culturally significant sites, and places for spotting wildlife, such as migrating whales, migrant and resident birds, or tule elk.
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In the "middle space" between protected and unprotected, a reporter finds a perfect place to camp.
Whale Watching: The Oceanic Society has offered naturalist-led whale-watching excursions in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1972. Excursions leave from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, and Bodega Bay, on weekends from late December through mid-May. Tours also visit the Farallon Islands and Cordell Bank, a submerged island mass northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge. […]
Habitats: Freshwater, Bay, Marine | Recreation | Wildlife: Birds, Mammals, Fish
Hipcamp, a company founded in 2013 to improve the reservation process for public parks nationwide, is now facilitating camping on private land.