John Soares, author of the books “Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions” and “100 Classic Hikes: Northern California, 4th edition”, and the just released “Hike the Parks: Redwood National and State Parks” will be available to meet visitors, sign books, and answer questions at the park’s visitor center located on State Highway 299 and Kennedy Memorial Drive on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
“Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions” offers readers 125 day hikes aimed at a variety of skill levels. The book includes 11 trails in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, another 14 trails near Redding, and 100 more in the surrounding mountains. “100 Classic Hikes: Northern California” explores isolated beaches, rolling foothills, old-growth forests, mountain lakes, and rugged peaks of Northern California and contains a mix of day hikes and epic backpacking trips. “Hike the Parks: Redwood National & State Parks” is an all-color guide to the best redwood and coast hikes and activities from Arcata, CA to the Oregon border.
John Soares is an outdoors book author and freelance writer who has lived nearly his entire life in Northern California. He began walking the hills near his Redding birthplace at the age of 5, later expanding his scope to the mountains and coast. Along with the three books described here, he has written over 100 newspaper and magazine articles about outdoors travel. His extensive website, NorthernCaliforniaHikingTrails.com, contains detailed hike descriptions, photos, and maps, along with articles about safety and enjoyment in the outdoors.