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Portland (Falcon Guides Best Hikes Near)by Fred Barstad
Synopses & Reviews
Essential gear for every adventure:
Outfit Your Mind™
Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home
to go on a great hike?
This guide describes forty-one of the best hikes within an hours drive of the Portland metropolitan area:
Coastal and Coast Range
Washingtons Southern CascadesMount St. Helens
Columbia River Gorge
Mount HoodSalmon Huckleberry Wilderness
From easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes, this guide offers something for every hiker—and all within easy reach of Greater Portland.
Each featured hike includes a route description; at-a-glance data including distance and difficulty level; thorough directions to the trailhead; directional cues; and a detailed, accurate trail map.
Inside youll find full-color photos and maps; information on approximate hiking time, canine compatibility, fees and permits required; and sidebars on local lore, points of interest, and area wildlife.
Book News Annotation:
From easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes, this guide describes hikes in the coastal and coast range, the Willamette Valley, Mount St. Helens and Washington's Southern Cascades, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Mount Hood and Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness region. Each hike includes color photos, a color route map, route description, at-a-glance data on distance and difficulty, directions to the trailhead and landmarks on the trial, and contact information for more detailed maps. A glossary is included. An introductory chapter gives advice on being prepared, wilderness regulations, and zero-impact hiking. Barstad has written many other hiking guides for the publisher. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Featuring more than 40 of the best hikes in the greater Portland metro area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of Portland, Oregon.
About the Author
Fred Barstad is an avid outdoorsperson, writer, and Oregon hiker. This is the tenth FalconGuides title Fred has written, all of them covering areas in Oregon, Washington and west central Idaho.
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