Synopses & Reviews
The Creaky Knees Guide Washington is a day-hiking guidebook filled with kinder, gentler trails. Written in a style that will appeal to aging boomers and anyone who — regardless of age — can't or doesn't want to walk as far as they once could or would like to. The book covers 100 of the best easy-to-walk hikes throughout the state. Trails are divided into 11 regions, including the Olympic Peninsula, Mount Rainier National Park, and Southeastern Washington. There's also a section on urban hikes and walks. For each trail, information is provided on elevation gains, including a topographical map, clear, up-to-date driving directions, mileage and estimated hiking time, trail conditions, effort level, best season, map references, exploring options, access, permits required, and where to find more information. In addition, a chart at the front of the book compiles the hikes per effort level required, overall hike rating, and best season(s) to hit the trail.?? Written in a wry but informative tone by outdoors expert and Day Hike! author Seabury Blair Jr., the Creaky Knees Guide is a perfect resource anyone can use to explore the beauty of the Northwest, without breaking too much of a sweat.
For the aging baby boomer who likes to walk but not too much, this day-hiking guide is filled with kinder, gentler trails throughout Washington State. The books 100 trails are divided into 11 regions, including the Olympic Peninsula, Mount Rainier National Park, and Southeastern Washington. Theres also a section on urban strolls. Each trail is profiled with elevation gains (including a topographical map); photographs; current driving directions; mileage and estimated hiking time; trail conditions; effort level; exploring options; best season; map references; permits required; and more. This guide is useful not only for boomers and seniors but for families with small children, people who are less physically inclined, and travelers with just a few extra hours available. Ideal for older hikers, its the perfect resource for those who want to explore this beautiful region without breaking too much of a sweat.
About the Author
Seabury Blair Jr. lives in Spokane, WA.