|Charlie Pike explored Suisun Marsh for the second edtion of "Paddling California"|
If you are serious about exploring Northern California by kayak, there are four essential items: a kayak, a paddle, a PFD – and Charlie Pike’s guidebook. His new, revised edition of “Paddling Northern California” is now available, and it comes highly recommended.
Charlie, a Newcastle resident well-known in area paddling circles, published his first edition of the guide in 2001. The new edition updates and expands that work, has a nice layout and is printed in full color. It’s a handsome, sturdy paperback chock full of detailed maps and info that I've found in no other guide.
Some time back, when Charlie was just getting started on the new edition, he took me