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Peninsula Tales and Trails: Commemorating the Thir (Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District) download ebook

by David Weintraub

Peninsula Tales and Trails: Commemorating the Thir (Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District) download ebook
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1558688501
ISBN13:
978-1558688506
Author:
David Weintraub
Publisher:
WestWinds Press (November 1, 2004)
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384 pages
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4.7

Peninsula Tales and Trails book.

Peninsula Tales and Trails book. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District currently has 25 preserves (24 of which are already open to the public) containing about 220 miles of traits open to the public. This book serves as a guide to and celebration of these 25 preserves.

One manifestation of this is that they downplay the importance of parking, often refusing to put in or expand parking lots even when the popularity of parks seems to demand it. They seem to feel that parking lots run counter to the part of their mission that deals with greenbelt preservation.

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District currently has 25 preserves (24 of which are already open to the public) containing about 220 miles of traits open .

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District currently has 25 preserves (24 of which are already open to the public) containing about 220 miles of traits open t. . ISBN13:9781558688506. Release Date:November 2004.

Preserving public land in 26 open space preserves where you can hike, bike, walk your dog and more. An independent special district in the San Francisco Bay Area that has preserved a regional greenbelt system of nearly 65,000 acres of public land and manages 26 open space preserves.

Formed in 1972 by voter initiative, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) is a non-enterprise special district in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has acquired and preserved a regional green belt of open space land and provides opportunities for ve public enjoyment and education.

Formed in 1972 by voter initiative, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) is a non-enterprise special district in the San .

Formed in 1972 by voter initiative, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) is a non-enterprise special district in the San Francisco Bay Area committed to the following mission: To acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity; protect and restore the natural environment; and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education

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Several of these massive peninsulas contain one or more entire countries upon their respective landmasses. A peninsula is an interesting land formation that juts out from a larger tract of land and into the nearby water. Almost an island but not quite, the water, be it sea, ocean, or river, surrounds the jutting land on 3 sides. Peninsulas include capes and promontories (large, raised pieces of land), and can belong to one or several countries. This article takes a look at some of the largest peninsulas in the world.

Kristi Britt worked for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for more than fifteen years and was its .

Kristi Britt worked for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for more than fifteen years and was its public affairs specialist for nearly ten of those.

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District currently has 25 preserves (24 of which are already open to the public) containing about 220 miles of traits open to the public. This book serves as a guide to and celebration of these 25 preserves.
Reviews:
  • Tholmeena
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District came into existence in 1972 as the result of an overwhelming vote in 1972 to preserve lands from rapid development. In 1976 the "open space" concept was extended into San Mateo county and in the nearly 30 years since the MROSD has come to manage almost 50,000 acres in an area where even small amounts of real estate command a huge premium. Divided among 24 separate "preserves" and managed for low impact recreation, MROSD lands protect much of the natural beauty of the bay area.

An accomplished hiking guide author, Weintraub's book does indeed list and describe one or more trails in each preserve. Distances covered range from short half-mile strolls in Foothill Open Space and Skyline Preserves to a 10+ mile jaunt through Purisima Creek Redwood Preserve. The vast majority of the hikes however are 5 miles or less and are more suitable for a contemplative walk than a strenuous workout. Accompanying the descriptions are some useful map sketches with mileage between key points carefully delineated.

The hikes, however, are not the centerpiece of the book. The real highlights are the local history selections. In addition to relating the history of MPOSD, Weintraub delves into the local history of each preserve. Old photos accompany Weintraub's descriptions of historical logging in the Purisima Creek area, wine making at Picchetti Ranch, and the former stables of Los Tracos Reserve. Better yet, Weintraub's talent as a professional photographer shows in the many beautiful plates and pictures that adorn this book and capture the beauty of the bay area. Finally, the book has numerous interesting sidebars that cover everything from wildlife in the area to the mechanics of trail building and maintenance.

Local history buffs and frequent hikers in the south bay area will certainly want to purchase this book. As a hiking guide it is a little limited. Unlike Weintraub's other guide books from Wilderness Press, this one is more narrowly focused. The reader is compensated by getting more wonderful prose and photos than the traditional guide book format allows. All factors considered, this is a wonderful book.
  • Gavinrage
Excellent guide to trails near my home.
  • Bulace
This is an excellent book for anyone interested in hiking the hills on the Peninsula. It is very well organized and easy to use. Good for everyone from a casual hiker to serious outdoors enthusiasts.
  • Уou ll never walk alone
I really don't think this should have been written as a guidebook. The idea of including at least one hike from each preserve works well in a few cases, but is almost laughable in others. However, the history and background given on each preserve makes up for this poor guidebooksmanship.

A good example is the Saratoga Gap OSP. Saratoga Gap has only one trail, with virtually no redeeming qualities except that it connects users of Long Ridge OSP and Upper Stevens Creek County Park to the plentiful parking at the summit of Hwy 9. The book recommends that hikers walk down the trail and enjoy the "feeling of seclusion" as cars whiz by 50 yards away on Hwy 35. Yet the section is redeemed by its archaeological and botanical notes. I was also interested to discover that the preserve contains wreckage from a 1959 plane crash, one which my local fire department responded to.

I recommend this book to anyone who uses these preserves, and wishes to know more about the stories behind them.
  • AfinaS
Having a group of friends whom I hike with everyday we run out of places to go, well we did before I got this book. It's very comprehensive, including descriptions of each area, map of the area, facilities available and a bit of history. Even the appendix has useful information, with websites for many organizations that can provide addt'l info. I recommend this for anyone in the bay area who wants to explore our beautiful preserves.