Synopses & Reviews
It's time to take a hike! No more excuses like "there's nowhere to go around here," "the woods are too far from the city," or "I don't have time to wander the trails." With 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland as your guide, you have dozens of places to hike to your heart's content, and all within an hour's drive or less. Trailblazers scour the earth for the best places to explore, and yet they often overlook their own backyards. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland blows the lid off the myth that you can't have a great hike close to home. The Portland area may be an ever-expanding metropolis, but there are still plenty of super hiking options, including short hikes, long hikes, hikes for kids, urban hikes, rural hikes, wildlife hikes, historic hikes, and many others. Whether you live in Portland or the surrounding area,, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland provides you with the information you need to choose the perfect day hike, including maps, directions, trail lengths, hiking times, and a wealth of detail about the trail itself. So lace up those boots, sling that pack, and hit the trail! (6 X 9, 240 pages, b&w photos, maps)
About the Author
Paul Gerald grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and started his career in journalism at the Dallas Times Herald while in school at Southern Methodist University. He later worked for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Flyer before embarking on a freelance career, focusing on sports and travel articles. His work has appeared in newspapers around the country, as well as Northwest Airlines' WorldTraveler, Dish Magazine, Weissmann Travel Reports, and Nike's web site. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles is his first book. Along the way, since writing seldom pays the bills, he has also worked in social work, commercial fishing in Alaska, restaurants, and at the YMCA. He's never quite settled on anything, because as soon he has some extra money in his pocket, he tends to go hiking or leave town - especially when the Grateful Dead was still touring. His love of travel and the outdoors has taken him to Asia, Europe, South America, and most of the 50 states. He moved to Portland, Oregon in 1996, because it's a great city, and because it's an hour from the Cascade Mountains and an hour from the Pacific Ocean. Now, he gets to go hiking around 30 times a year. He has yet to find a finer place to live, but he does enjoy looking around.
Table of Contents
Marquam Trail//Oaks Bottom//Tryon Creek State Park//Macleay Trail//Washington Park/Hoyt Arboretum//Forest Park//Oak Island//Warrior Rock//Siouxon//Mount Mitchell//Sheep Canyon//Ape Cave//Ape Canyon//Lava Canyon//Lewis River//Angel's Rest//Larch Mountain//Wahkeena/Multnomah//Triple Falls//Table Mountain//Beacon Rock State Park//Eagle Creek//Dog Mountain//Mount Defiance//Historic Columbia River Highway//McCall Preserve//Lost Lake//Cooper Spur//Tamanawas Falls//Lookout Mountain//Elk Meadows//Barlow Pass//Vista Ridge//McNeil Point//Ramona Falls//Salmon River//Salmon Butte//Wildwood//Laurel Hill//Mirror Lake//Timberline Lodge//Trillium Lake//Timothy Lake//Memaloose Lake//Clackamas River//Bagby Hot Springs//Bull of the Woods//Rock Lakes//Whetstone Mountain//Breitenbush//Opal Creek//Silver Falls//Cascade Head//Cape Lookout//Cape Meares//Neahkahnie Mountain//Cape Falcon//Tillamook Head//Kings Mountain//Saddle Mountain