Adventure Guide to Pacific Northwest (Hunter Travel Guides) by Don Young, Marjorie Young

By Don Young, Marjorie Young

An exquisite new consultant to the easiest open air enjoyable within the Pacific Northwest, masking Oregon, Washington, Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia and much northern California. This ever-popular zone bargains limitless possibilities for the energetic vacationer, and this e-book exhibits you the place, whilst and the way to discover them. Kayaking, climbing, biking, hiking, horseback using, boating and extra to fill your days with experience. Sightseeing, museums, galleries, theaters and picnicking will look after your "down time." Maps, pictures, index.

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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. Pacific spiny lumpsuckerA tiny fish that can stick to rocks or seaweed. PipefishA green-to-brown fish that looks like eelgrass and is related to the sea horse.

The 33-mile-long Avenue of the Redwoods, west of US 101 and two miles south of Weott, leads to Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the largest of California's several redwood state parks. Encompassing 51,315 acres, the park offers 100 miles of hiking trails, as well as fishing and swimming along the Eel River, horseback riding and mountain biking along the fire roads, and three campgrounds. Two miles south of town, the Visitors Center contains a natural history museum, provides valuable maps, and furnishes useful camping and hiking information.

Along the Pacific coast, be aware of bad weather approaching. Keep a safe distance from logs in the surf. Stay away from cliffs that are collapsing. VExceptionally DifficultRapids are long, loud, narrow, and violent, following one after the other without interruption. MARINE LIFE If you are not familiar with the marine life found along the coast in the Pacific Northwest, you might want to familiarize yourself with these creatures: BarnacleA crustacean that ''cements" itself to rocks and other surfaces.

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