Marin County has the finest urban park system in the world, with three national parks, six state parks, and 20 open space areas. Hiking Marin describes in detail 141 hikes, rated for both beauty and difficulty, through these scenic areas, from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the awe-inspiring redwoods. Each hike notes mileage to each junction and attraction, and includes a 3-D shaded relief map showing roads, trails, features, and elevations. The book contains suggestions for seasonal hikes as well as appendices that describe plants, animals, and local resources.
Marin County has long been known for its beautiful woodlands, seashores, and hills, but its towns, people, and architecture tell an equally compelling story. The largest of the Bay Area's nine counties, Marin has an amazingly varied makeup in both its populace and its natural setting. From the sparse, rocky seascapes and sandy beaches along the Point Reyes Peninsula, Bolinas, and Stinson Beach, to the suburban tracts of San Rafael, Corte Madera, and Novato, this county runs the gamut of California lifestyles and landscapes.
Visions of Marin is in the proud lineage of other local books by Kathleen Goodwin and Richard Blair, the talented couple who have set a new standard for exhibit format books. Years of picture taking, painstaking graphic design and the finest materials and print technology combine to create books that are masterpieces of the publishers' art. Their new book captures the beauty of Marin from its shores on the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay to the rural countryside and organic farms that Prince Charles marveled over. The images leap from the pages with dazzling saturated colors and detail. This book is a must for lovers of Marin and those who seek the finest in books.
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