Synopses & Reviews
Golden Country is a traveler's guide to exploring and understanding California's visually stunning landscapesfrom the waterfalls and granite domes of Yosemite National Park to the rocky shores of the California Coastal Monument, from the soaring redwood forests of Redwood National and State Parks to the surreal sandscapes of Death Valley National Park. Author and award-winning photographer Susan M. Neider provides all the information you need to plan a tour of the states premier outdoor destinations and to come away with your own striking photographs to treasure forever.
*at-a-glance profiles of national and state parks, national and state preserves, national monuments, and national seashores
*stunning full-color photographs and maps
*expert photography tips
*geographic information and little-known facts
*best times to visit and suggested lengths of stay
California is a land of beautiful contrasting landscapes. In Golden Country, author and photographer Susan Neider has assembled a visually stunning and richly informative guide to the premier outdoor destinations in California. Highlights include the waterfalls and granite domes of Yosemite National Park; the tall redwood groves of Redwood National and State Parks; the surreal sand landscapes of Death Valley National Park; the rocky and sandy shores of the California Coastal Monument; and much more. Family vacationers, RVers, backpackers, and anyone who loves wild places will find in this book an indispensable trip planner and an extraordinary vision of the Golden State.
A full-color guide to California, from Redwood National Park to Death Valley National Park.
About the Author
Susan M. Neider
's career in writing and photography came naturally to her--her father was the prominent Mark Twain scholar and Antarctic explorer and photographer Charles Neider. She and her father were both fascinated with California.
Table of Contents
(1) Preface (2) How to Use This Book (3) The Geography of California (4) Traveling California (5) General Precautions (6) California Coastal National Monument (Central Coast) (7) Death Valley National Park (8) Joshua Tree National Park and Adjacent Desert Parks (9) Lassen Volcanic National Park (10) Mojave National Preserve (11) Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve (12) Muir Woods National Monument (13) Pinnacles National Monument (14) Point Reyes National Seashore (15) Redwood National and State Parks (16) Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (17) Yosemite National Park