By Don Young, Marjorie Young
A beautiful new advisor to the easiest outdoors enjoyable within the Pacific Northwest, masking Oregon, Washington, Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia and much northern California. This ever-popular area bargains limitless possibilities for the lively vacationer, and this e-book exhibits you the place, while and the way to discover them. Kayaking, mountaineering, biking, hiking, horseback driving, boating and extra to fill your days with experience. Sightseeing, museums, galleries, theaters and picnicking will look after your "down time." Maps, images, index.
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Two miles south of town, the Visitors Center contains a natural history museum, provides valuable maps, and furnishes useful camping and hiking information. ) Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, 707/777-3683, is 18 miles east of Alton on Route 36 between Carlotta and Bridgeville, where Grizzly Creek meets the Van Duzen River. A 388-acre park, it encompasses five miles of hiking trails and offers camping, fishing, and swimming. Nature programs are often conducted, and the museum and a visitors center are open daily, 9-7, during the summer.
British Columbia Canada's westernmost province, British Columbia was one of the last regions in North America to be explored and settled. Eventual control of the region was a major campaign issue in the election of 1844, when America's 'manifest destiny' was a dominant campaign issue. Having wrested California and much of the Southwest from Mexico in a short-lived 'war,' President James Polk turned his attention to the British, who controlled Canada. Polk's campaign slogan, ''54-40 or Fight," proclaimed that he would settle for nothing less than a borderline above the 54th parallel, but negotiations ultimately placed it at the 49th parallel, thus ceding Vancouver to the British.
LimpetA crustacean with a low conical shell that clings tenaciously to rocks or timbers when disturbed. Moon SnailA large snail that eats clams. Nudibranch (noo-de-brank)Sometimes called sea slugs, these gastropods are found in shallow waters, where they feed primarily on sea anemones. Often brightly colored, they lack both a shell and gills. OctopusIn Puget Sound, these creatures can grow up to 30 feet from arm-tip to arm-tip. OysterIn this region, the most common varieties are the Pacific oyster, which carries a daily harvest limit of 18, and the Olympia oyster, a mottled gray variety that grows no larger than a silver dollar and is not to be harvested.
Adventure Guide to Pacific Northwest (Hunter Travel Guides) by Don Young, Marjorie Young