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Afoot & Afield Portland Vancouver: A Comprehensive Hiking Guideby Douglas Lorain
Synopses & Reviews
In nearly 200 trips, Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver covers every hike within a one-hour drive of this metropolitan area. Hit the trail through dense old-growth forests, walk beside waterfalls, climb to viewpoints above massive glaciers, or wander through the quiet forests of a 5000-acre park in metro Portland itself. The hikes range from simple strolls through urban preserves to rugged climbs in the Columbia River Gorge and on glacier-clad Mt. Hood. Hikes that are great in cloudy weather are labeled, and each hike is shown on an up-to-date map. Each hike includes at-a-glance essential information — distance, time, elevation change, and difficulty rating.
Book News Annotation:
A resident of the Pacific Northwest since 1969, Lorain delights in the spectacular outdoor offerings of his home region and has written several hiking and backpacking guidebooks. Originally published in 2003, his guide describes some 200 hikes accessible by a drive of one hour or less from Portland, Oregon, ranging in difficulty from simple strolls through urban preserves to rugged climbs in the Coast Range, in the Columbia Gorge, and on Mt. Hood. All hikes from the first edition have been updated, ten undergoing major revisions due to relocated trailheads and/or completely rerouted trails. The book's organizational format and numbering system have been streamlined, and every map updated and significantly improved to be more user friendly, with the addition of many more landmarks and details to help visitors follow the trail. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Douglas Lorain's family moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1969,and he has been obsessively hitting the trails of his home region ever since. Over the years he calculates that he has logged well over 30,000 trail miles in this corner of the continent, and despite a history that includes being bitten by a rattlesnake, shot at by a hunter, charged by a grizzly bear, and donating countless gallons of blood to "invertebrate vampires," he happily sees no end in sight.
Lorain is a photographer and recipient of the National Outdoor Book Award. His books cover only the best trips from the thousands of hikes and backpacking trips he has taken throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. His photographs have been featured in numerous magazines, calendars, and books. He is described by the Seattle Times as the "next great Northwest trail guide author."
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