Fitness tips for getting your dog prepared and trained for the trailFido-friendly gear and detailed checklists outlining what to pack for your poochA helpful Trail finder identifying hikes by length, difficulty, and leash rules.Essential dog safety and preventative care information.
There is also updated trail information, text, maps, and/or photos, etc., for such hikes as Iron Goat Trail, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Dirty Harry's Peak, Flaming Geyser State Park, Mailbox Peak, Franklin Falls, and many others. In addition, the book covers Washington State's two newest Wilderness Areas, Wild Sky Wilderness (established 2008) and Alpine Lakes Wilderness (expanded in 2014).
This guide not only include the best cycling, hiking, and paddling, but also ziplining, rock climbing, and disc golf - perfect for families!
Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g. for particular attractions such as scenic views and if it’s suitable for families with kids)Full-color photos throughoutInformation on the area’s history, geology, flora, and faunaFull-color maps of each trail
50 Hikes Around Anchorage is your guide to exploring everything in this hub of cultural and outdoor life, from never-before-published wilderness routes to miles of mountain footpaths and National Recreation Trails. All hikes are within a 30-minute drive of the city and include such sites as the Iditarod Trail, Campbell Tract, Rendezvous Peak, Mount Baldy, and so much more. Routes pass over foothills and alongside streams, showcasing the region’s natural beauty and pristine wilderness areas.
You’ll find cultural and natural history on each of the routes, detailed directions to the trailheads, GPS coordinates, topographic maps, information on local rules and regulations, and details on Leave No Trace ethics.