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Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country (Falcon Guide)by Fred Barstad
Synopses & Reviews
Lace up your boots and sample forty-seven hikes in the Mount Adams, Indian Paradise, and Trapper Creek Wilderness Areas. Connected by the Pacific Crest Trail, these rugged areas offer very different environments and hiking experiences. Climb the glaciated slopes of Mount Adams along the South Climb Route or the North Cleaver; hike through old-growth forest where Native Americans collected huckleberries each summer; or take in views of the Cascade Range as far north as Mount Rainier and as far south as the Three Sisters in central Oregon. Veteran hiker Fred Barstad introduces you to these beautiful sights and many more.
Inside youll find:
• in-depth trail information
• detailed trail maps
• elevation profiles
• accurate directions from major access points
• difficulty ratings for each hike
Whether youre a day hiker or backcountry camper, old hand or novice, youll find trails suited to your ability and interest in Mount Adams Country.
Book News Annotation:
An Oregonian who has climbed many of the Cascade volcanoes and other peaks presents 47 hikes offering diverse hiking experiences. With an overview map, Barstad introduces the geology, climate, human history, wildlife, and hazards of the Mount Adams region. Trail descriptions include maps, b&w photos, directions, distances, difficulty ratings, contact information, and special considerations (e.g., mosquito season). The glossary includes logging and rock-climbing terms.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A comprehensive guide to nearly 50 of the best hikes in the Mount Adams Wilderness Area, Indian Heaven, and Trapper Creek Wilderness in southwest Washington.
About the Author
A native Oregonian, Fred Barstad began hiking and climbing Oregon and Washington's mountains as a boy. He is an accomplished climber who has climbed extensively in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Mexico. Other hiking guides to his credit are Hiking Hell's Canyon and Idaho's Seven Devils, Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, Hiking Mount St. Helens, and Hiking the Goat Rocks Wilderness. He lives in Enterprise, Oregon.
Table of Contents
1) Mount Adams Region
2) Indian Heaven Region
3) Trapper Creek Wilderness and the Region near the Columbia River Gorge
4) Lewis River-Cispus River Region
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