Have you ever tried to convey the majestic beauty of The Sinks to someone who has not set foot in Limestone Canyon? Have you said to a friend, "You should have been there!" after seeing deer prance through Weir Canyon?
Maybe you're not even the outdoorsy type, but would nonetheless enjoy exploring local open space and wilderness. One stunning book offers a solution: "Southern California Coastal Mountains to the Sea." For outdoor and photography enthusiasts alike, the book offers a visual tour of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks -- protected open space in the heart of Orange County designated as both a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service and California's first State Natural Landmark.
"Southern California Mountains to the Sea" includes perspectives on the land that are rarely seen, and proceeds from the book benefit the non-profit Irvine Ranch Conservancy. Published in 2011, the book is now available at a significant holiday discount. The perfect gift for nature lovers of all kinds is available through December 17 for $29.00, shipping included. To order this book for yourself or a friend, visit www.LetsGoOutside.org and click on the book cover. You can also look for upcoming activities held throughout the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks at www.LetsGoOutside.org/activities.