Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Washington: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks in the Evergreen State (Explorer's 50 Hikes) (Paperback)
A guide to the best walks, hikes, and backpacks the Evergreen State has to offer.
This comprehensive guide describes more than 50 of the best day and overnight hikes across the state of Washington. The author has organized the book by region and has handpicked hikes from the shores of the Olympic Peninsula to the Columbia Basin of eastern Washington that highlight the varied terrain, ecosystems, and flora and fauna Washington has to offer. He also includes interesting insights into the geography and history of each place that only 15-plus years of firsthand experience can provide. Hike to a high mountain pass in the Northern Cascades or trace the landscape of a volcano at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument; discover why they call it the Evergreen State as you roam through fabled groves of mammoth Douglas firs and wildflower-filled fields in Mount Rainier National Park. Let this book be your guide to experiencing all the beauty and breathtaking imagery of Washington State.
Kai Huschke, the author of 50 Hikes in Washington and Washington's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide, has hiked, biked, climbed, fished, kayaked, and skied throughout the Western US for more than 15 years. An avid outdoorsman and member of American Trails, he lives in Potlatch, Idaho.