NATURAL RESOURCES TOTAL TAHOE.``Tahoe''
By Ken Castle (Avalon Travel Publishing), 19.95
Veteran outdoors writer Ken Castle has spent more than 30 years exploring the greater Lake Tahoe region, and it would just about take that long to completely absorb his exhaustively researched handbook ``Tahoe.''
There is simply no subject left unreported in this guide that is a must- have for anyone pondering a trip to North America's largest Alpine lake Alpine Lake is a lake in Marin County, California. Notes
1. ^ Topozone map, USGS, September 17, 2007
Castle divides the 556-page book into categories covering every possible getaway: hiking (both short nature trails and longer trips), weddings, cycling, fishing (and guide services), boating (including ramp information, diving, kayaking Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking is differentiated from canoeing by the fact that a kayak has a closed cockpit and a canoe has an open cockpit. They also use a two bladed paddle. Another major difference is in the way the paddler sits in the boat. and canoeing), golf, aerial sports, skiing (downhill and cross country), snowmobiling and even dog sledding are among the subjects covered. Especially nifty is an 11-page chapter on activities for families with children.
This is a one-stop book, too. There is an extensive listing of nightlife activities, annual events and casinos, and transportation options. And the accommodations guide - which includes bed and breakfasts and campgrounds - is invaluable in itself.
In fact, there is so much information, readers need to be prepared to sit down with the handbook for a while to sift their way through it. Breakout boxes summarizing top choices for particular activities would be a big help to the harried traveler.
- Michael A. Anastasi
LAUNCH THE BOATS
A new Web site of interest to local boat aficionados is sponsored by the Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, Marine Association (www.scma.com). A nonprofit outfit ``dedicated to promoting recreational boating in Southern California'', the SCMA focuses much of its attention on putting on four local boat shows.
The next big event is the Orange County Boat Show, scheduled for April 18-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim Convention Center is a major convention center in Anaheim, California. It is located across from the Disneyland Resort on Katella Avenue. Much of the Anaheim Convention Center has been renovated in recent years with state-of-the-art facilities. .
The club's newsletter is available online via a PDF (Portable Document Format) The de facto standard for document publishing from Adobe. On the Web, there are countless brochures, data sheets, white papers and technical manuals in the PDF format. format. Information on joining the club is also available on the site.
--F.I.S.H. tale: Project F.I.S.H. is not the latest crime syndicate in the next James Bond movie but an acronym acronym: see abbreviation.
A word typically made up of the first letters of two or more words; for example, BASIC stands for "Beginners All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. for Friends Involved In Sportfishing sport·fish·ing
The sport of catching fish using a rod and reel.
Noun 1. sportfishing - the act of someone who fishes as a diversion
field sport, outdoor sport - a sport that is played outdoors Heritage. Information on this club is available on its Web site (www.projectfish.org).
The Michigan-based organization is dedicated to educating both adults and children about fishing. The group's vision shows it's serious about getting everyone from ``Michigan's many diverse populations'' involved in the sport.
``This will preserve a natural heritage that ensures the future of fishing, which includes natural resources and environmental awareness, ethical fishing practices, fisheries fisheries. From earliest times and in practically all countries, fisheries have been of industrial and commercial importance. In the large N Atlantic fishing grounds off Newfoundland and Labrador, for example, European and North American fishing fleets have long stewardship, and positive developmental activities for children, families and the community.''
- Chris Cocoles
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