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By Mike White

Backpacking California is a suite of greater than 70 of the main exciting backpacking adventures in desert Press's domestic territory of California. With contributions from greater than a dozen desolate tract Press authors, the ebook describes routes starting from one evening to at least one week. Backpacking newcomers in addition to "old hand" California hikers will locate expert-crafted journeys within the Coast levels, the Sierra, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains. multiplied assurance contains journeys in tremendous Sur, Anza-Borrego, demise Valley, and the White Mountains. a number of journeys were defined in print nowhere else. each one journey features a path map and crucial logistical info for journey making plans.

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Cowan, A Jewel in the Pacific Flyway: The Story of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area (Sacramento: California Waterfowl Association, 2002). Used with permission.  These numbers are conservative because the midwinter counts do not necessarily reflect peak populations of ducks and geese, nor do they reflect the total waterfowl population that utilizes the Central Valley during the winter. Birds en route to and from wintering grounds farther south in California’s Imperial Valley, western Mexico, and beyond utilize Central Valley waterfowl habitat as migration staging areas.

The enormous Mackenzie River system connects the Peace-Athabasca Delta to the Arctic Ocean. More than 2,600 miles long including its headstreams, the Mackenzie River is the longest river in North America, draining a basin of nearly 700,000 square miles.

Several species of sea ducks, arctic-adapted diving ducks, overwinter in the Central Valley, most notably the common goldeneye and the bufflehead. Unlike dabbling ducks and most other diving ducks, these sea ducks depend predominantly on animal sources of food, including crustaceans, mollusks, and other aquatic invertebrates. The common merganser, possessing a long, thin, serrated bill, adds fish to this diet as well. Common goldeneyes, buffleheads, and common mergansers all breed in riparian woodlands to the north, where they nest in tree cavities.

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