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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.

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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)

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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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Avalanche, December 1, 2012 (view all comments by Avalanche)
After 8 years of working thru Lorain's A Foot & A Field Portland/Vancouver hiking book (First Edition), I have finally completed all 148 hikes. I have written in this book as a journal, logging dates, weather, who I hiked with, and notes from each and every hike.

As a new hiker back in 2004, the book was an excellent guide and got me out into areas I've never been in. My two good hiking buddies loved working thru the book with me. I fell in love with hiking and have since summited 11 peaks in the area.

My first hike in the book was Herman Creek and my last hike was Huffman Peak Loop. My favorite hikes were Silver Star, Siouxon Creek and Central Gales Creek. The hikes in Lorain's book gave me some of the best lunch spots in the NW, fabulous huck and blueberry patches, spectacular wildflowers, awesome scenery and many miles of tromping.

I want to thank Douglas Lorain for his book and the many great memories those hikes gave me. I want to thank him for the amazing adventures I was able to experience.


~Lori Bennis
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matt.jolley, July 1, 2012 (view all comments by matt.jolley)
For you urban hikers this trail guide is truly awesome and totally useful! For you urban hikers who need to get out and about--beautiful! It's totally comprehensive for trails that are driveable within an hour and a half, and for those walkable and around town...totally worth the buy. If you like to get out and be alone on a hike, or with friends, this will be a very useful tool...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780899974682
Author:
Lorain, Douglas
Publisher:
Wilderness Press
Author:
Lorain, Doug
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
Canada - Western Provinces
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Afoot and Afield
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 26.5 oz

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