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).
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* More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes
* Compact, easy-carry size
* Two color maps, charts and elevation profiles
This handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes.
There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with clear driving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides
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* 125 trails, each rated on an overall-quality scale of 1 to 5
* Full-color photo insert and overview map
* 1% of sales donated to the Washington Trails Association for trail maintenance
The Central Cascades offer some of the most accessible wilderness areas for urban Seattleites, with trails no less stunning or enjoyable than those in more remote regions. Day Hiking Central Cascades includes 50% more hikes than other regional guidebooks and focuses on cream-of-the-crop trails in these areas: Whidbey Island; Skykomish, Wenatchee, and Icicle River Valleys; the Entiat Mountains; the Lake Chelan area; and more. Compact in size, this is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highways and other travel corridors, and with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip, each of them hiked by the author.
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Scrambles are for people who need to be on a mountain top, but don’t need a rope to get there!
• An out-of-print guidebook completely redone and brought back by reader demand
• 80 challenging, but non-technical, ascents in Washington, plus 5 traverses
Alpine scrambling is a form of nontechnical mountaineering that falls somewhere between high altitude hiking and rock climbing. Ropes and other aids typically are not needed. This new, fully revised second edition features 85 routes, including 25 all-new scrambles not in the first edition, as well as a new chapter covering fi ve high-alpine traverses in the North Cascades.
All routes are displayed on maps, many of which indicate alternative routes to the primary way up. Keep stats? Then you’ll also appreciate the all-new “scramble statistics” table.
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* Guidebook of more than 80 hikes chosen specifically for dog owners and their four-legged trail companions
* In a national-park heavy region, Best Hikes with Dogs Western Washington, 2nd Ed. shows you where the dog-legal trails are
A great reference for everyone who enjoys hiking with their dog, Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington, Second Ed., adds twenty-five new hikes to the sixty in the first edition. Each trail is carefully selected for its scenic value, its lack of crowds, and its safety for dogs. Hikes range from easy 3-mile strolls to routes that require dogged determination, such as the 33-mile trek to Remmel Lake. These dynamic trails will leave your dog begging for more. Just don't forget to bring water!
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington, Second Ed. includes the Ten Canine Essentials and gives pointers for sharing the trail with others. Popular guidebook author Dan Nelson covers everything from first aid for dogs and guidelines for the leave-no-trace ethic to detailed directions and an at-a-glance comparison chart of the difficulty level, best season to go, and scenic highlights of every hike.
• The all-time best-selling hiking guidebook for Washington State—now better than ever
• All new hikes, all new maps, and full color throughout
• Updated by Washington's most prolific and popular hiking author
100 Classic Hikes: Washington has been an iconic state trails guidebook for decades. Initially written by the godfathers of Washington guidebooks, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning, 100 Classics has been fully revised and updated by their spiritual godson, Craig Romano. Author of more than a dozen books on Washington hiking, Craig brings his own energy, passion, and expertise to this new edition that’s every bit as gorgeous as its popular predecessor.
Featuring full-color photographs and maps, the guide covers the best, most challenging, and most beloved hikes across the entire state, with a full range of trail options—from easy to strenuous, day hikes to backpacking trips. Each hike showcases outstanding scenery, dynamic geologic features, or not-to-be-missed adventures.
This new edition features the following updates and changes:
• All hikes written in Craig’s own voice and based on his own current research
• Expanded geography to cover hikes throughout Washington—including eastern Washington and the San Juans
• New details such as trailhead GPS coordinates and permit and fee info for park and wilderness areas
• Features fifty “Legacy Hikes”—ones that Spring and Manning deemed “classic” all those years ago and that still make the grade!
*CLICK HERE to download sample hikes from Day Hiking Mount St. Helens*
•*80 day-hiking routes, summit routes, camping options, and more
•*General details on visitors’ centers and nature trails along each of the four major Monument access roads
•*Popular winter trails also included
Whether you just want to stretch your legs on a short interpretive trail near the visitors’ center or you’re looking for an uncrowded backcountry route on the side of an active volcano, Day Hiking: Mount St. Helens will help you select the adventure you’re looking for.
This newest addition in this popular Day Hiking series includes a new feature: hikes of less than 3 miles—nature and interpretive trails—that are featured in short write-ups, without a point by point description or map. They are a bonus to the meat of this collection of the best trails on Mount St. Helens and in the surrounding forests. The guide also includes photos, maps, descriptions, and driving directions to all the longer trails, indicating those with camping sites and opportunities to link hikes for multi-day adventures. The book is organized according to the mountain’s aspects—east side, west side, south side, or north side, which is how many people explore it.
**Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. Since launching this program, we’ve contributed more than $14,000 toward improving trails.
For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington’s Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.
CLICK HERE to download two rides from 75 Classic Rides Washington — Port Angeles-Lake Crescent Loop & Tonasket-Oroville-Palmer Lake Loop
* 75 truly classic cycling routes range from family-friendly paved bicycle paths to epic mountain pass climbs
* Full color with maps, photographs, and lively turn-by-turn descriptions
From a 50-mile route around Orcas Island or a family trip along Seattle’s flat Burke-Gilman Trail, to a breathtaking climb up to Washington Pass from Winthrop—if you’re seeking the best road biking The Evergreen State has to offer, you can bet your bottom bracket you’ll find it in 75 Classic Rides: Washington.
75 Classic Rides is a new Mountaineers Books series authored by passionate local cyclists who’ve put thousands of miles on their bikes to bring you the very best road cycling routes across their given state. The focus is on one-day rides (a mix of loops and one-way courses), but you’ll also find suggestions for link-ups and some inspiring, longer routes for touring, including at least one cross-state route. Terrain varies from flat paved trails to epic mountain challenges.
Each route description starts with the basic essentials to get you going: a brief overview, full-color map, elevation profile, difficulty level, round-trip distance, road conditions, and advice on the best season to ride. Full narrative descriptions tell what sights to expect, best towns for food or a cup of coffee, safety info on road shoulders and bike lanes, as well as turn-by-turn descriptions and mileage logs. Sample routes in 75 Classic Rides: Washington include:
* Packwood–Paradise–Stevens Canyon
* Skagit (Mostly) Flats
* Hurricane Ridge
* Yakima Canyon
* Walla Walla–Middle Waitsburg Loop
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