Synopses & Reviews
Lace up your boots and sample fifty of the best trails in the Goat Rocks region of Washington's Southern Cascades, from the semidesert of the Tieton River Canyon to the crest of Old Snowy Mountain, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. Scramble past rocks and boulders as you trek to Glacier Lake; hike through meadows of yellow buttercups before you ascend Bear Creek Mountain; or enjoy a spectacular waterfall as you enter Camp Creek Canyon. Veteran hiker Fred Barstad introduces you to the sights and sounds of this unique region as he leads you on short nature walks and challenging mountain climbs.
Inside you'll find:
• in-depth trail information
• detailed trail maps
• elevation profiles
• accurate directions from major points
• difficulty ratings for each hike
Whether you're a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, youll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Washington's Goat Rocks Wilderness and the surrounding region.
This richly detailed hiking guide to the Goat Rocks Country in Washington's Gifford Pinchot National Forest offers nearly 50 detailed hike descriptions from the semi-desert of the Tieton River Canyon to the crest of Old Snowy Mountain, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. Additional information on geology, history, and wildlife round out this superb guidebook.
A comprehensive guide to nearly 50 of the best hikes in the Goat Rocks Country in southwest Washington.
About the Author
A native Oregonian, Fred Barstad
began hiking and climbing Oregon and Washington's mountains as a boy. He is an accomplished climber who has climbed extensively in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Mexico. Other hiking guides to his credit are Hiking Hell's Canyon and Idaho's Seven Devils, Hiking Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, Hiking Mount St. Helens, and Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country
. He lives in Enterprise, Oregon.
Table of Contents
1) Goat Rocks East Region
2) Goat Rocks West Region