This lithograph from 1874 illustrates the enduring popularity of Monterey Bay. No wonder the Monterey Bay is now one of only 13 US National Marine Sanctuaries, protected in perpetuity for all generations to explore and enjoy. Check out the rest of these magical places at

Prior to offering Walk the Bay to the general (and paying) public, I enlisted wonderful friends to walk every inch of the trail. All walkers had assignments, including: check all restrooms and water faucets, make directions and maps totally accurate, locate hot spots for birds, photography, or food. I am forever indebted to these intrepid walkers.