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101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, by Matt Heid

By Matt Heid

One hundred and one Hikes in Northern California encompasses the entire spectrum of the region’s brilliant common diversity—the jagged granite of the excessive Sierra, crashing surf of the Pacific Coast, marvelous redwoods of the North Coast, extraordinary perspectives of the Bay quarter, and masses extra. All journeys were completely up to date for the second one version, and 26 journeys were considerably elevated or transformed. every one hike description comprises an easy-to-use header outlining the journey fundamentals, riding instructions, an in-depth path description, up to date map, and the destinations of the closest customer middle and campground.

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A miscellany of other governing agencies occurs as well, including the Bureau of Land Management and various city and county parks. 16 101 Hikes in Northern California Oh, the seas of possibilities! National Parks Run by the federal government (Department of the Interior), national parks are designated to preserve and protect unique natural features and wilderness. Generally very user-friendly, they tend to draw the largest crowds and often have amenities like small stores, hot showers, and wellmaintained campgrounds.

Taking this as a bad omen, Frémont departed and left behind this unrivaled panorama of Monterey Bay. The Hike is a quick and easy ascent of Fremont Peak (3169´), a prominent summit located due east from the center of Monterey Bay. Unparalleled views are the reason to come here, making it critical to correctly time your visit. The air is cleanest and the grass greenest immediately following winter storms, but air quality rapidly declines without rain and will usually begin to deteriorate within 24 hours.

Be aware, however, that snow can blanket the mountain at higher elevations after winter storms. Summer brings an onslaught of flies, scalding temperatures, and blankets of fog that obscure coastal views. To Reach the Trailhead: Take Hwy. 101 to the Jolon Road exit, located 10 miles south of Greenfield and a mile north of the Salinas River crossing. Follow Jolon Rd. (County Rd. 2 mile to the Hunter Liggett Military Reservation gate (expect to show your driver’s license and vehicle registration to enter).

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