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Backroads of Washington: Your Guide to Washington's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures (Pictorial Discovery Guide)
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Washington is a magnificent state criss-crossed with beckoning backroads, all waiting to be explored. Join us on a tour of thirty of Washington's most scenic drives, taking you from Puget Sound's marine parks to the many recreational opportunities and vineyards along the Columbia River; from the temperate rainforests and giant trees of the Olympic Peninsula to the live volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains and the miles of wheat in the dry lands. "Backroads of Washington"-written and photographed by local experts-takes you on routes that lead to the area's most secluded and overlooked natural areas and to sites that capture the state's colorful history. Whether you're planning a day trip, looking for unusual destinations, or simply want to learn more about the locale, "Backroads of Washington" will lead you deep into the soul of Washington-beyond the bustling cities and common tourist attractions. About the Author/Photographer: Diana Fairbanks is a native Washingtonian who teaches at Kirkland Art Center and exhibits paintings, drawings, and prints in the Pacific Northwest. She has been awarded grants for creative projects for the city of Seattle. For more than thirty years, Seattle-based photographer/designer Mike Sedam has traveled and photographed the world. Sedam has published six other books, including Voyageur Press's "Olympic Peninsula" and "Our Seattle".
Book News Annotation:
An artist who is a native of Washington offers an off the main highway tour of the state. Fairbanks provides directions and historical background for scenic areas from the Olympic Peninsula's rainforests and Puget Sound coastline to the North Cascades and interior wheatlands. Maps, inviting color photos, and suggested readings complement the text.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
8 1/2 x 11, 160 pages, approx. 120 color and 25 b&w photos, index, bibliography, 6 maps Backroads of Washington makes it easy for readers to get the most out of their limited time by suggesting trips that are perfect for the day or weekend getaways. Covering nearly all corners of the state — from Puget Sound's marine parks and vineyards to the endless recreational opportunities along the Columbia River; from the temperate rain forests and giant trees of the Olympic Peninsula to the live volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains and the miles of wheat in the dry lands, our local experts lead readers to thirty drives to the most scenic natural areas and sites that capture Washington's colorful history.
8 1/2 x 11, 160 pages, approx. 120 color & 25 b&w photos, index, bibliograp
8= x 11, 120-125 color & 20-25 b&w photos 1 + 5 chpt maps index bibliography
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