By Bill Bryson
Un appassionante vagabondaggio according to le strade di un’America minore, dentro il cuore delle piccole città che sono l’anima segreta degli Stati Uniti, luoghi in cui l. a. vita sembra rimasta ferma agli anni cinquanta. Un viaggio attraverso un presente rimasto passato, in una provincia rurale che sembra non voler lasciare spazio al futuro. invoice Bryson, americano di nascita ma inglese d’adozione, percorre a bordo di una vecchia Chevrolet 22.500 chilometri all’inseguimento di un ricordo. Restituendoci un pace cristallizzato, l. a. canzone di uno sterminato paese che continua a credere, a immaginare, a vivere fra le pieghe di un sogno domestico e provinciale.
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Was founded by a bunch of fun-loving 'comrades' with the sole purpose of bringing friends together for great outdoor adventures. E. is ready to expand its membership with a series of guidebooks by Hunter called Extreme Adventures. Each book details 'radical' excursions, complete with an adrenaline and risk meter for each one. Some of the adventures featured in this book are operated by outfitters, some are free in national and state parks and some are 'locals-only' secrets. Most of these adventures require a certain degree of physical fitness, so it is necessary for the reader to first understand the disclaimer, then train to get into top physical shape.
Page vii CONTENTS Introduction 1 Lame Excuses 2 Environmental Impact 6 Preparation 8 Transportation 9 The Thrill Of It! 12 The Northern Mountains 15 Lava Beds National Monument 18 Lava Bed Lava Tubes 19 Mount Shasta 20 Climbing & Boarding Mt. Shasta 21 South Face Mount Shasta Climb 22 North Face Mount Shasta Climb 23 Shasta Area Side-Trips 25 Lake Shasta Caverns 26 Diving Whiskeytown 27 Whiskeytown Lake Dives 27 Mountain Biking Whiskeytown 29 Shasta Bally Mountain to Shasta Mine 30 Mr. Toad's Wild Wall Ride 30 Whiskeytown Downhill 31 Ghost Towns 32 Lassen Volcanic National Park 34 Lassen Peak Speed-Hike 35 Page viii Camping In The Outback 36 Worthwhile Trips 37 Outfitters & Resources 38 The North Coast 39 Redwood National Forest 41 Stout Grove Mountain Bike Ridge Ride 42 Damnation Creek Trek & Surf 42 Dolason Prairie & Tall Trees Trek 43 Pick A Park 45 Reggae On The River 47 Reggae On The River 47 Sea Kayaking The Lost Coast 48 Sea Kayaking The Lost Coast 49 Scuba Diving Locations 50 Scuba Diving The Mendocino Headlands 50 Surfing The Hidden Breaks 51 Whitewater Rafting In Indian Country 53 Burnt Ranch Gorge 55 Outfitters & Resources 57 Wine Country 59 Touring the Wineries 61 Horseback Riding 62 Air Time Over Wine Country 63 Paragliding Off Mount St.
Be prepared with all food supplies, a tank of gas, warm clothes and spelunking gear (helmet, knee pads and two flashlights). There is a day-use fee to enter the Lava Beds National Monument, as well as a fee for camping at Indian Wells Park Headquarters. Lava Bed Lava Tubes RISK: 3 ADRENALINE: 5 Today you are a Modoc tribal elder. You know there are over 300 lava tubes in your homeland. Many are too small for human beings, but not too small for the spirits of your ancestors. The pahoehoe, as you would call the lava tubes, are cylindrical caves, often only a few feet underground.