Moon Outdoors authors know their stuff—devoted campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, bikers, and golfers agree. These local recreation gurus have hiked the trails, fished the rivers, and pitched their tents, all to provide you with the complete lowdown on every outdoor location and activity.
Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort, two self-described “beach bums,” have written nearly a million words on the subject of beaches and boast that they have “visited more beaches more often in the continental United States than anyone else.” It is very fitting then that the two have collaborated on this new edition of Moon California Beaches, covering all aspects of enjoying the Golden States’ famous coastline, including where to eat, play, tan, and even—should it ever happen—what to do on a rainy day. Puterbaugh and Bishort leave no stretch of sand uncovered, from the warm beaches of San Diego to the rugged, tree-lines coves of the Lost Coast. With straightforward advice, a large dose of humor, and revealing first-hand encounters with California culture at its finest, Moon California Beaches gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon California Camping. Extremely comprehensive and packed with useful information, Moon California Camping covers more than 1,400 camping options throughout the state, from sites nestled among towering redwoods to remote backcountry destinations in the High Sierra to sun-drenched, beach-side campgrounds. Detailed descriptions, directions, contact information, and Stienstra’s signature scenic rating are provided for each site. Stienstra also includes lists of the best campgrounds, such as Best for Hikes with Views and Best Family Destinations, as well as sixty pages of helpful camping tips. With Moon California Camping, seasoned outdoors enthusiasts and camping novices alike can experience the best of the great outdoors in the Golden State.
Best-selling travel authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown offer readers their informed advice on exploring California's deserts, from climbing Death Valley's towering Telescope Peak to surveying Joshua Tree's sweeping landscape and namesake vegetation. Comprehensive and easy to use, Moon California Deserts Camping and Hiking also provides best-of campground and trail lists—including Best for Kids, Best for Wildflowers, and Best for Waterskiiing—leading novice and expert outdoors adventurers alike to a wide range of camping and hiking options throughout California's dry places. Complete with clear directions to each location, detailed destination descriptions, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, and helpful maps, Moon California Deserts Camping and Hiking provides campers and hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
Acclaimed outdoors author and experienced fisherman Tom Stienstra knows the best fishing spots in the Golden State, from the crystal-clear lakes dotting the Sierra Nevada to the open waters located just off the coast of San Francisco. Offering detailed descriptions of more than 2,000 fishing locations and including more than 70 pages of fishing tips and advice, Moon California Fishing leads both beginner and expert anglers to the best lakes, rivers, and coasts that the state has to offer. Complete with helpful regional maps as well as directions and ratings for each location, Moon California Fishing provides all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in the Golden State, from breathtaking coastal walks north of Los Angeles to challenging backcountry treks in the Sierra Nevadas. Including 21 new hikes and unique best-of lists—including Best Hikes to Waterfalls and Best Hikes to See Wildlife—Moon California Hiking leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
Acclaimed outdoors author Tom Stienstra knows where to find the best of California’s lakes and rivers, from the wild and pristine Smith River in the Redwood Empire to the clear waters of Big Bear Lake, only two hours from Los Angeles. Moon California Recreational Lakes & Rivers leads outdoor enthusiasts to the best spots for boating, fishing, and water sports in the Golden State. The fourth edition of this definitive guidebook includes detailed descriptions of nearly 400 lakes and rivers, as well as many top-10 lists, such as the Top 10 Places for Water-Skiing.
Complete with detailed regional maps as well as directions and ratings for each location, Moon California Recreational Lakes & Rivers provides readers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
California outdoor enthusiast Ann Marie Brown covers the best of California’s waterfalls from all areas of the state: Cascade Falls in Lake Tahoe, Limekiln Falls in Big Sur, and South Fork Kaweah Falls in Sequoia National Park, among others. Brown highlights various travel strategies, including Top 5 Unusual Waterfalls and Top 5 Waterfalls at Family Campgrounds. Complete with expert tips such as which waterfalls are best accessed by foot, car, or bike, Moon California Waterfalls gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Natives and newcomers can agree on one thing: Colorado is a superlative state. It has more Fourteeners than any other state, more microbreweries per capita than any other state, the highest suspension bridge in the world, the world’s largest natural hot springs pool, the tallest sand dunes in the United States, and the largest city park system in the country. If you are looking for the perfect place to camp in Colorado, your trip starts with Moon Colorado Camping. It's the ideal resource for finding campsites—from secluded alpine hike-in spots to convenient roadside stopovers—throughout the entire state. Join expert author Sarah Ryan as she brings you: