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Places We Swim California: The Best Beaches, Rock Pools, Waterfalls, Rivers, Gorges, Lakes, and Hot Springs (Hardcover)

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Places We Swim California: The Best Beaches, Rock Pools, Waterfalls, Rivers, Gorges, Lakes, and Hot Springs By Caroline Clements, Dillon Seitchik-Reardon Cover Image
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Being a California native, I wish I had thought of exploring our vast state in search of the best swimming spots. Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon have beat me to the punch and have done a wonderful job of it. I love the key information they include about each swimming location, like whether or not dogs are allowed, details about the closest towns and activities, and much more, including—what is rare in a book like this— information on whether the site is located on an ancestral homeland. Another thoughtful element is at the end of each of the six regions, the authors included a road trip itinerary that will take you through their recommended swimming spots and other local places of interest. A must-have for California road trippers.

— Kristina

Description


Places We Swim California is a travel guide that explores California's wilderness through swimming, documenting the state's best beaches, hot springs, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and canyons.

This beautiful book is divided into six distinct regions (Northern California, Sierra Nevada, Gold Country, Central California, Southern California, and The Bay Area) and covers more than 60 swimming locations, from river beaches in Mendocino to mountain lakes in Yosemite Valley, hot springs near Bishop and beaches on the south coast in San Diego. There's also a selection of road trip itineraries that combine favorite swimming spots with other pit stops along the way.

California possesses an incredible range of climates and is home to some of America’s most iconic landscapes. Places We Swim California leans into the relationship between swimming, hiking, road trips, and other attractions – nostalgic diners, local breweries and coffee shops, smokey BBQ joints, and picturesque campsites. In many ways, swimming is really the perfect way to discover these places and landscapes.

Some key locations include Torrey Pines in San Diego; Big Sur River Gorge; Muir Beach in Marin County; Highway 49's Hoyts Crossing on the Yuba River; the Grand Canyon of Tuolumne within Yosemite as well as Wild Willy's Hot Spring in Mammoth Lakes.

About the Author


Caroline Clements is an Australian writer and editor. She has produced cookbooks and travel guides with Australian publication Broadsheet, and has worked with global media brands such as The Guardian, The New York Times, Australian Traveller, Vogue and RUSSHDillon Seitchik-Reardon is originally from New Mexico, USA, and lived and worked in Yosemite for many years. An environmental scientist and photographer, Dillon has co-written gardening books for the Little Veggie Patch Co. which have been translated into three languages. Together, Caroline and Dillon have written and photographed two Australian best-selling books, Places We Swim (2018) and Places We Swim Sydney (2020). Places We Swim California (2023) will be their third title. 


Dillon Seitchik-Reardon is originally from New Mexico, USA, and lived and worked in Yosemite for many years. An environmental scientist and photographer, Dillon has co-written gardening books for the Little Veggie Patch Co. which have been translated into three languages. Together they have written and photographed two Australian best selling books, Places We Swim (2018), and  Places We Swim Sydney (2020). Places We Swim California (2023) will be their third title.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781741178296
ISBN-10: 1741178290
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 264
Language: English