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Author Neely, Nick, author.

Title Alta California : from San Diego to San Francisco, a journey on foot to rediscover the Golden State / Nick Neely.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  917.9404 NEE    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  917.94 NEE    AVAILABLE
Edition First hardcover edition.
Description xvii, 411 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Summary "In Alta California, Nick Neely chronicles his 650-mile trek on foot from San Diego to San Francisco, following the route of the first overland Spanish expedition into what was soon called Alta California. Led by Gaspar de Portolá in 1769, the expedition sketched a route that would become, in part, the famous El Camino Real. It laid the foundation for the Golden State we know today, a place that remains as mythical and captivating as any in the world. Neely grew up in California but realized how little he knew about its history. So he set off to learn it bodily, with just a backpack, trekking through stretches of California both lonely and urban. For twelve weeks, following the journal of expedition missionary Father Juan Crespí, Neely kept pace with the ghosts of the Portolá expedition--nearly 250 years later"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Neely, Nick -- Travel -- California.
Portolá's Expedition, Calif., 1769-1770.
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
California -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Travel writing.
ISBN 9781640091658 hardcover
1640091653 hardcover
Standard No. 40029555916

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