On the way to work, I stopped at the Sonoma County Regional Park Office to look for maps of Sea Ranch, and other county parks. When I called to ask directions, a nice woman on the phone recommended that I wait until April if I was coming in to buy a yearly pass to the $3.00 parking lots: They are going to do a promotion in April, sell them at a discount, throw in a few free overnight camping passes, and discount coupons from local merchants. ($20.00 at Marin Outdoor). But what I really wanted were maps. When I got there, the rack of little folders was practically empty: there was a map of the entire county, and one of Spring Lake Park, but that was it. I asked someone behind the counter if there were more maps, and particularly of Sea Ranch or Gualala Point. The first person I asked looked confused, and turned me over to someone behind a desk. She didn't seem to know anything either, but knew someone who might and gave him a call. "He'll be with you in just a few minutes". I waited 5 minutes or so, examining the county wide map. Finally, a young man dashed in holding the original vellum map of Sea Ranch and Gualala Point: The one that all the roadside information signs were made from. Before I could say much, he offered to make me a copy of this, and I said, "That would be great". He ran out before I could ask for any other maps, or explain what I really expected. I wondered if he was going to jamb it into a copier piece at a time and mess up the scale, but he came back with a full sized blueprint! It's tall and narrow: about one meter by half a meter. It's a nice map with the lengths of the access trails called out and a reasonable amount of detail about the coastline. Finally, my benefactor slowed down enough for me to ask him if they had little folders with maps of all the parks and trails. He said no, but I got the impression that this was something he has tried to get the bureaucracy to do, and I was supplying him ammunition just by coming in and asking. I explained about kayaking up the coast and writing it up, and we exchanged business cards. He told me to call if I needed any more help, and I threatened to come in once a month and con another blueprint out of him.