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Hiking the North Cascades, 2nd: A Guide to More Than 100 Great Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series Regional Hiking)

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Publisher Comments:

While few of the jagged, glacier-clad peaks east of Puget Sound exceed 9,000 feet, their vertical rise is on par with that of the Rockies. These are the Northern Cascades—a vast wilderness that is home to mountain lions, elk, mountain goats, and even a few grizzly bears. With hundreds of miles of pathways that penetrate deep into the forests and climb to the tundra of mountaintops, it is just waiting to be savored by hikers and backpackers. Hiking the North Cascades describes 105 of the regions best and most varied hikes, from a few choice short excursions to a whole host of day trips and overnight treks.

Whether you want to explore the regions gateway—the broad, green Skagit River—or enjoy panoramic vistas such as those atop McGregor Mountain, this comprehensive guide is your passport to one of the most beautiful and truly wild reaches of North America.

 
Look inside to find:

• Hikes suited to every ability

• Directions to the trailheads

• Comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues

• Trail locator maps

• Difficulty ratings

• Key regulations and tips on zero-impact hiking

• List of backcountry camps with comparative ratings

Book News Annotation:

A stalwart writer in the series, Molvar sets out hikes ranging from short to long and easy to strenuous in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State and southern British Columbia. They are arranged geographically in sections on the Skagit River, Ross Lake, Mount Baker and the Chilliwack watershed, the Canadian Cascades, the Pasayten Wilderness, Rainy Pass, the Stehekin Valley, and Lake Chelan and the Sawtooth Country. He considers length and difficulty, elevations, best seasons, what topographic maps to use, the jurisdiction, features of the hike and sights to watch for, a map, and a photograph. One of his appendices charts forest service backcountry camps. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Mile-by-mile descriptions, maps, and elevation profiles for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork, but not the challenge, of hiking in this mountain paradise.

Synopsis:

Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

Synopsis:

Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

About the Author

Veteran author and backcountry explorer Erik Molvar discovered backpacking while working on a volunteer trails crew in the North Cascades of Washington. He is the author of more than a dozen FalconGuides for such places as Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Olympic National Park, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park, as well as Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762741212
Author:
Molvar, Erik
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
Canada - Western Provinces
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Backpacking
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Hiking - North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Washington
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Regional Hiking Series
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photos, maps
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Mile-by-mile descriptions, maps, and elevation profiles for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork, but not the challenge, of hiking in this mountain paradise.

"Synopsis" by ,

Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

"Synopsis" by ,

Mile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

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