Synopses & Reviews
The Central Cascades offer some of the most accessible wilderness areas for urban Seattleites, with trails no less stunning or enjoyable than those in more remote regions.
Day Hiking: Central Cascades includes 50% more hikes than other regional guidebooks and focuses on cream-of-the-crop trails in these areas: Whidbey Island; Skykomish, Wenatchee, and Icicle River Valleys; the Entiat Mountains; the Lake Chelan area; and more.
Compact in size, this is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highways and other travel corridors, and with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip, each of them hiked by the author.
- 125 trails, each rated on an overall-quality scale of 1 to 5
- Full-color photo insert and overview map
- 1% of sales donated to the WTA, benefiting our Washington trails
About the Author
Craig Romano is an avid hiker, runner, kayacker, and cyclist. He is the author of Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Northwest
, Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington's Last Frontier
, as well as Day Hiking Olympia Peninsula
, Day Hiking: North Cascades
, Day Hiking Central Cascades
, and Winter Hikes of Western Washington Deck
. Craig lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Alan L. Bauer is a professional freelance photographer specializing in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest and coverage of local history. His work has been published in Backpacker, Northwest Runner, SportsEtc, Northwest Outdoors, Northwest Travel, and Oregon Coast magazines as well as The Tacoma News Tribune, The Bellingham Herald, and the Getaways weekly outdoor recreation magazine insert for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Alan also contributed photographs for the Washington titles in the new series Day Hiking.