Explore! Big Sur Country

A Guide To Exploring The Coastline, Byways, Mountains, Trails, And Lore

Book Description

From the Carmel River to Hearst's Castle, author Barry Parr describes the region along spectacular Highway One--a region well known to motorists, who comprise the majority of the likely readers of this book. Aside from describing the parks, lore, history, and scenic riches, the author gives strong emphasis to the many day-hikes both from the coast and interior roads, and lesser emphasis on selected backpacking routes mainly in the Ventana Wilderness. There are sections on the best beaches, biking routes, equestrian opportunities, wildlife viewing (especially condors and marine mammals), kayaking and scuba, and some four-wheeling on the interior mountain roads.

About Parr, Barry

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barry Parr is well situated to enjoy the best of Northern California's outdoor and urban riches. The Sierra Nevada, Big Sur, San Francisco, and the California Coast are among the favorite subjects of his many books and magazine articles. Now a high school English teacher in the East Bay Area, Parr still enjoys backpack trips in the wilds of California.