* Completely redesigned for easier use
* Includes five new hikes, more photos, and expanded route descriptions
* "The best book for trail descriptions in the Olympics." - The San Francisco Chronicle
With its moss-draped rain forests, alpine meadows brimming with wildflowers, and snow-capped mountains, the Olympic Peninsula is a hiker's paradise. Explore the Cat Creek Way Trail, a high-country route to a view of Oyster Lake, or trek along the Appleton Pass Trail where you might spy a fat marmot perched on one of the boulders along the path. This new edition of a tried-and-true classic to hiking the Olympic Peninsula contains all the facts for both day hikes and overnight backpack trips.
You'll find information on 177 hikes in the Olympic Mountains and extensive material on history, geology, native plants, and wildlife. Also find in this hiking guidebook numbered hikes for quick reference; detailed information blocks for each trail; and weather information for each section of the Olympic Mountains.
And soon departed a band of men into the mountains during one of the worst winters in recorded history...
Catharsis: A Poetic Purge
by Robert Wood
Catharsis: A Poetic Purge is just that: a cathartic purging of emotions through poetry. The poems themselves utilize unique and creative methods to convey their meaning, such as stream of consciousness or internal conversations between the author and his inner voice, while utilizing both free form and rhyming meter.
The meaning of the poems cover a wide array of topics from the author’s life, including alienation, depression, rage, grief, loss – and yes, even joy. The poems explore these themes out of necessity, as the author has lived a life marred by mental illness, substance abuse and pain. Hopefully this cathartic expression offers similar relief to others who experience the same.