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Alta California

From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State

Alta California

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Alta California

Alta California

From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State

Audio CD

04/14/2020

14 Audio CD

1057 minutes

9781690593751

Audio Library Digital

04/14/2020

1057 minutes

9781690593775

Audio Retail Digital

04/14/2020

1057 minutes

9781690593782

Audio MP3 CD

04/14/2020

2 Audio MP3 CD

1057 minutes

9781690593799

Playaway

04/14/2020

1057 minutes

9781690593805

Description:

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 and a tent, 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. Weaving together natural and human history, Alta California relives his adventure, tells a story of Native cultures and the Spanish missions that soon devastated them, and explores the evolution of California and its landscape. The result is a collage of historical and contemporary California, of lyricism and pedestrian serendipity, and of the biggest issues facing California today?water, agriculture, oil and gas, immigration, and development?all of it one step at a time.

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