Afoot and Afield: San Francisco Bay Area: A Comprehensive by David Weintraub

By David Weintraub

This name within the acclaimed Afoot & Afield sequence comprises greater than a hundred conscientiously defined journeys within the nine-county zone. incorporated are all of the recognized favorites: Mt. Tamalpais, element Reyes nationwide beach, Henry W. Coe and Mt. Diablo country parks, and Rancho San Antonio Open house guard. The publication additionally gains extra distant parks and preserves, from the rugged Sonoma coast to hidden canyons south of San Jose, in addition to local open areas and nation parks from the East Bay hills to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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