Best Hikes Near Seattle

Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014358
Size: 36.66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5632
Download Read Online

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.

100 Classic Hikes Washington

Author: Ira Spring
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853843
Size: 38.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 3857
Download Read Online

* 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.

Snowshoe Routes Washington

Author: Dan Nelson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594853770
Size: 74.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5397
Download Read Online

* A backcountry primer for winter hiking * Wide variety of locales and trips of various lengths throughout the state * 80+ diverse snowshoe trips for all levels of expertise * Most trips keyed to state-maintained Sno-Park lots No need to stop hiking when the snow flies-just switch to snowshoes and enjoy your favorite areas with fewer crowds. With today's high-tech equipment, snowshoeing can be just like walking. But finding a safe, rewarding route in all that snow requires a little help. This authoritative guide provides complete details on a prime selection of 81 diverse snowshoe routes. Choices range from easy, relatively level routes for beginners or families, on up to backcountry, less-defined routes that often include steep elevation gains or require winter-survival and basic mountaineering skills. Each route description includes vital access information, plus estimated time, elevation gain and loss, best time to go, and maps to carry. Introductory material includes information on equipment, technique, clothing, camping, avalanche awareness, and winter safety.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Seattle

Author: Andrew Weber
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897328128
Size: 34.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4890
Download Read Online

In addition to the Cascade Range and Puget Sound, this authoritative guide also leads to lesser-known destinations, including high bluffs and tide pools along the Pacific, abandoned mines and railways, and stands of old-growth forest inside the city limits.

Best Desert Hikes Washington

Author: Dan Nelson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898869293
Size: 25.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4977
Download Read Online

* Prime hiking for fall, winter, and spring * Organized by quick access from Spokane, the TriCities, Yakima-Ellensburg, and Wenatchee-Chelan * 100 hikes, from short half-day trips (1-5 miles) to overnighters If you're used to tight, tree-lined trails through (often-dripping) evergreens, it's time for a guidebook to an entirely different world: the high desert of central and eastern Washington. It's desert, yes -- but not the Lawrence of Arabia kind. This landscape of sagebrush and rimrock canyons is starkly beautiful and rich in plant and animal life. It offers mild temperatures in fall, prime wildlife viewing in winter, and an explosion of wildflowers in spring. Best Desert Hikes: Washington is a great way to extend your hiking through three-seasons -- a Hikes at a Glance chart in the front of the book lists best time to go for each trail. Some of these hikes follow designated trails; others guide you along the contours of the land for a more individual experience. There are tips on hiking in desert conditions, too.

Day Hiking South Cascades

Author: Dan Nelson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594852553
Size: 28.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 2466
Download Read Online

CLICK HERE to download the 8 mile round trip hike called "Tatoosh Ridge" as well as the easy 4 mile hike called "Crofton Butte" from Day Hiking South Cascades * 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 available for Washington state.

Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington

Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493018698
Size: 51.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7443
Download Read Online

Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington combines the best aspects of hiking and wildflowers into one guide. The Best Wildflower Hikes series features 40 hikes with honorable mentions throughout that focus on the best wildflowers in western Washington.

Best Places Seattle

Author: Giselle Smith
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 13.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 6664
Download Read Online

Seattle Best Places is the smartest guide to one of the hottest cities in America. Whether it's a romantic dinner a deux or a hike along Puget Sound, you'll find the best the city has to offer. Expert opinions, inside information, and honest advice--from the most respected travel series in the Northwest. Book jacket.

Hiking Colorado

Author: Maryann Gaug
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762768800
Size: 70.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 782
Download Read Online

Lace up your boots and sample fifty of the finest trails Colorado has to offer. This hiker's paradise offers not only rugged peaks and crystal clear alpine lakes, but also historic ruins and magnificent canyons. View the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, journey to Colorado's highest point at the top of Mount Elbert, hike beneath immense sandstone cliffs in Devils Canyon, or step back in time to North America's largest dinosaur track site. Veteran hiker, Master of Leave No Trace, and outdoor writer Maryann Gaug will introduce you to these trails and more. Inside you'll find: detailed shaded relief maps, GPS waypoint coordinates for each hike, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, and hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, come explore the wonders of our nation's highest state -- on foot!