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