Friday, February 26, 2010

Book of Dreams

Back in the mid 1980s, I found this book at a thrift shop. Published in 1977, the 2nd edition coffee table book inspired me to point my VW Camper in the direction of anyplace wild, scenic and mostly under-explored. The back road trips include LA local deserts, the Coastal Mountain Corridor, the Central Valley, Sierra and the gold rush territory of Northern California.

Recently, I rediscovered this treasure and began thumbing through it's rustic, hand-written pages (very 70s). Inspiration struck again--I must hit the highway for another road trip! Photos to follow....

Back Roads of California by Earl Thollander
Publisher: Sunset Books, Incorporated
ISBN-13: 9780376050151


Connie Moreno said...

Woohoo! I look forward to the photos!

altadenahiker said...

I see in the library catalog, old Earl put out lots of books. I'm going to check one out.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

My favorite is "A Guide to Architecture in Southern California" for the Los Angeles Museum of Art by local legend Robert Winter and David Gebhard.

Creador: Santiago Flores said...

Good photos in the blog.

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