Best Hikes Near Seattle

Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014358
Size: 33.29 MB
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Best Hikes Near Seattle is more than a guidebook to trails 60 minutes or 60 miles from Seattle. The book also includes short natural history essays on topics as diverse as the sex life of banana slugs, to how plants get their names, and why you should respect but not fear bears and mountain lions. There is also an extensive section of weather, trail etiquette, hiking with dogs, what constitutes the “Ten Essentials,” why judging trail mileage is an art – not a science, the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest, and the value of hikers lobbying for wilderness. The author also presents a history, warts and all, of the drive to operate our hiking trails as profit points for land-use agencies. And of course, as with all of the books in the Best Hikes series, useful trail specs and hike summaries are accompanied by easy-to-read maps and stunning photos.

Best Hikes With Dogs Western Washington 2nd Edition

Author: Dan Nelson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594854064
Size: 18.79 MB
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CLICK HERE to download the backpacking trip to "Cathedral Rock" and the hike to "Scatter Lake" from Best Hikes with Dogs Western Washington, 2nd Edition * 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.

Beyond Mount Si

Author: John Zilly
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781881583080
Size: 31.69 MB
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In Beyond Mount Si You'll find 70 of the best hikes within 85 miles of Seattle. Sure, Mount Si is included -- after all, it's our backyard hike, the trail that made many of us hikers. But Mount Si is overrun, and the Cascades and foothills near Seattle are full of other beautiful trails for day hiking and backpacking. These are the hikes beyond Mount Si, not necessarily farther away or more difficult, just different and less crowded. Explore trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and the Issaquah Alps. Enjoy unparalleled scenery along the Pacific Crest Trail and in Mount Rainier National Park. Revel in awe at the rocky crags and crashing waterfalls of the Henry M. Jackson and Norse Peak Wilderness Areas. Zilly's precise maps and trail descriptions lead to pleasant creekside walks, stunning mountain lakes, and high peaks. With all the best trails in one guidebook, this is essential gear for Seattle-area hikers. Book jacket.

Best Hikes With Kids In Western Washington The Cascades

Author: Joan Burton
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898865660
Size: 80.33 MB
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* Nearly 200 short hikes and outdoor activities for kids and their families* Graphic, two-color layout provides key data at a glance* Includes environmental closeups on the trail to engage kids in the natural world Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. Best Hikes with Kids Western Washington includes these activiites for kids centered around trails that they can do and enjoy. Each outing in thisguidebook highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail. The hikes range in length from 1 to 6 miles round-trip, are rated easy to difficult for children, and feature optional turn-around points for tired feet. This guidebook highlights essential data at a glance, not only by use of the "About the Hike" and "Before You Go" information blocks but also by extensive use of icons in the margins to note type of hike (day hike or backpack trip), difficulty for children, hikeable seasons, and more.

100 Classic Hikes Washington

Author: Ira Spring
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853843
Size: 26.99 MB
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* Full-color coffee-table quality hiking guidebook with lush, hand-drawn trail maps * Written by Washington's godfathers of hiking guidebooks, Harvey Manning and Ira Spring * In a state rich with luscious trails, these hikes are the ones you can't miss (or, at least, must start with) 100 Classic Hikes in Washington is the progeny of Washington's first hiking guidebook, and is the best-selling guidebook of all time. There's a reason: it's gorgeous. The photos of trails and vistas are breathtaking. These are hikes you will want to hike, dream about hiking, or both. Based on their more than 100 years of combined experience in Washington's backcountry, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning chose their favorite trails for this compendium of classic hikes. Along with the images and hand-drawn maps, you'll get the authors' first-hand descriptions of the trails they hiked many times over. Featuring spectacular views, flower-filled alpine meadows, lakes and streams, ancient forests, animals and birds, and solitude, these trails will give hikers a taste of Washington's best. Infused with a strong conservation message, this guidebook not only introduces hikers to Washington's gems but encourages them to become active participants in an effort to preserve and, in some cases, reclaim the remaining wilderness.

Day Hiking Central Cascades

Author: Craig Romano
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853193
Size: 52.28 MB
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CLICK HERE to download three sample hikes from Day Hiking Central Cascades * 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.

Hiking Washington S History

Author: Judy Bentley
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805080
Size: 45.41 MB
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Hiking Washington�s History reveals the stories embedded in Washington�s landscape. This trail guide narrates forty historic trails, ranging from short day hikes to three- or four-day backpacking trips over mountain passes. Every region in the state is included, from the northwesternmost tip of the continental United States at Cape Flattery to the remote Blue Mountains in the southeast. Each chapter begins with a brief overview of the region�s history followed by individual trail narratives and historical highlights. Quotes from diaries, journals, letters, and reports, as well as contemporary and historic photographs, describe sites and trails from Washington�s past. Each trail description includes a map and provides directions, so hikers can follow the historic route. Judy Bentley tells readers how to get there, what to expect, and what to look for. Despite Washington State�s rapid growth, a remarkable number of historic trails have been preserved in national parks, restored by cities and towns, returned to public use by the railroads, or opened to hikers by Native American tribes. Some trails, such as the Iron Goat Trail, have been fully restored and interpreted. Others, such as the Naches Pass Trail, have been abused but survive. Some are easily accessible, such as the Duwamish River Trail in Seattle and the Spokane House trails near Spokane. Others, such as Chief Joseph�s Summer Trail, require a half-day journey just to reach the trailhead. Hiking Washington�s History is for hikers, amateur historians, newcomers unfamiliar with the state's history, and Northwest natives who know only part of that history. Savor the vicarious experience of a hike from a cozy chair on a rainy winter day, or put your boots on and hit the trail when the sun shines. Visit our Hiking Washington's History website: http://www.uwbooks.org/hiking-washingtons-history/

Take A Hike Seattle

Author: Scott Leonard
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1598803751
Size: 24.86 MB
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Let Moon show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From the Olympic Peninsula, across Puget Sound, and up to the Cascade Mountains, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Seattle. Suggested lists of hikes include Best Easy Hikes, Best Hikes to Lakes, Best Wildflower Hikes, Best Hikes to Waterfalls, Best Hikes to Summits, Best Hikes with Kids, and Best Hikes for Berry Picking.