[A Hiker's Guide to Native California Places]
A Hiker's Guide to Native California Places: Interpretive Trails, Reconstructed Villages, Rock-Art Sites and the Indigenous Cultures They Invoke, Nancy Salcedo
1999, Wilderness Press, Berkeley, paper
282 pages, 62 b/w photos, 14 maps, glossary, appendices, recommended reading, index, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"

This guide will take you to places throughout California that resonate with strong overtones of Native cultures in their natural state before encroachment of the modern world.

The 105 walks include both long and short dayhikes and highlight interpretive trails, reconstructed villages, and rock-art sites.

Archaeological and ethnographic background is provided for major cultural and/or linguistic areas in the state. Detailed descriptions of regional material culture include technologies, foods, basketry, and the use of plant materials. Local myths, stories, and legends are retold, lending an intangible yet significant dimension to what you're seeing.

Hike descriptions include driving instructions, hiking distances, and walking directions. Guided walks are also listed -- some of which are led by Native American docents. Also mentioned are contact information for museums, visitor centers, and classes that pertain to Native California. Clear regional maps alert you to points of interest as they pinpoint your trailhead destinations.

  1. Bayside Trail
    Cabrillo National Monument
  2. Tecolote Canyon Trail
    Tecolote Natural Park
  3. Morteros Trail
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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