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One Night Wilderness Portland: Quick and Convenient Backcountry Getaways Within Three Hours of the City


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Surrounded by old-growth forests, volcanic peaks, and water in nearly all its forms--from the ocean to alpine lakes, glaciers to waterfalls--the Portland area is a short jaunt from boundless adventure opportunities, many of which can be taken in just one night. This book covers the best one- (and a few two-) night hikes within three hours of the city--perfect for hikers seeking a wilderness experience without the commitment of a lengthy backpacking trek. Trips take readers to the lush Olympic Mountains, eerie Mount St. Helens, the thundering Columbia River, and the quirky spires of Three Fingered Jack.

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Hikers of all levels will prize this volume by Lorain, which deserves to be kept in the car and used frequently. The volume contains engaging commentary on 64 hikes (plus more in an appendix) within 3 hours of Portland, Oregon. For each hike, Lorain indicates the level of difficulty, elevation gain, level of use, and provides precise directions of the hike itself, noting the wildflowers, trees, views, and geography along the way. He notes whether each hike will be appropriate for kids or dogs, where to camp, and where not to, so as to avoid imperilling delicate ecosystems. Illustrated in b&w, with photos and a map of each hike included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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williams.ron, May 16, 2013 (view all comments by williams.ron)
This is a really good guide book. It's got a lot of great overnight (or longer) trips in it. I like the scales it uses for scenery, difficulty and the all important solitude. It's got good, short descriptions of the hike and what you'll find along the way, as well as directions to get there. I'd love to give this book 5 stars, but I can't.

The problem with the book, and why it only gets 3, is that it lacks important info that's easily available, and would make using it so easy that it's ridiculous not to have it. All the trails it mentions are numbered by the forest service. You can use these numbers online or when talking to a ranger to find out more information, exact information, and to help plan your trip when you're doing research that's not this book. But you know what? This book makes no use of these trail numbers. Instead, you get, Go here, turn left at the junction, keep going straight... which does work to get you there, but does not work to help you research beforehand, or use the trail markers and signs along the way, or talk with other hikers on the trails to get immediate information.

Pretty insane not to have that info.
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Lorain, Doug
Wilderness Press
Lorain, Douglas
United States - West - Pacific (General)
United States - Pacific - Oregon
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Travel-US Western States
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One Night Wilderness
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8.5 x 5.5 in 12.5 oz

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