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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland: Including the Coast, Mounts Hood and St. Helens, and the Santiam River (4th Edition)by Paul Gerald
Whether you're looking for a quick jaunt through Forest Park or a five-hour trek in the Columbia River Gorge, Paul Gerald's updated guide provides everything you need to get to the trailhead and back. New maps, hikes, and photos ensure you'll find precisely the outdoor adventure you're looking for.
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Updated maps, new hikes, new photos, and useful backpacking options make Paul Gerald's authoritative guide to Portland's best day hikes even more useful than before.
Whether travelers want a convenient city bus ride to the flat and fascinating Washington Park, a bumpy drive to Lookout Mountain, or the thigh-burning experience that are Kings and Elk Mountains, this guide outlines what to bring, how to get to the trailhead, where to go on the trail, and what to look for while hiking.
Paul Gerald profiles 60 select trails that provide everything there is to enjoy around Portland — mountain views, forest solitude, picturesque streams, strenuous workouts, casual strolls, fascinating history, fields of flowers, awesome waterfalls, and ocean beaches.
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Gerald's writing style is highly engaging, full of personal observations and tips about each part of each hike, so that hikers get a sense of the terrain, what lies before them, and where the best scenery, best picnic spot, best waterfall, or best camping spot are found. Each of the 60 hikes includes a map, a table listing key information, directions, and things to do nearby, in addition to the detailed guide to the hike itself. Hikes are included for the city of Portland. Includes many b&w photos and a second table of contents organizing the hikes by type, such as 1-3 miles, good for runners, and hiking with children. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Paul Gerald grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and started his career in journalism at the Dallas Times Herald while in school at Southern Methodist University. He later worked for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Flyer before embarking on a freelance career, focusing on sports and travel articles. His work has appeared in newspapers around the country, as well as Northwest Airlines' WorldTraveler, Dish Magazine, Weissmann Travel Reports, and Nike's web site. A transplant from Tennessee, he moved to Portland in 1996 to be near the mountains, ocean, and big trees.
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