Day Hike! Mount Rainier, 4th Edition: More than 50 Washington State Trails You Can Hike in a Day (Paperback)
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Discover the very best day hiking trails in Mount Rainier National Park—whether you wan to experience old-growth forests, glacier views, alpine lakes, or high meadows.
From Paradise to Stevens Canyon or Cougar Rock, you'll the 50 best day hikes around Mount Rainier in this full-color hiking guide. Featuring the lush forests, mountain vistas, and alpine meadows, each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving first-time or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as topographical maps, trail descriptions, and the best camping options in and near the park. Includes complete information for 50 great day hikes within driving distance from Seattle, including:
• Chinook Pass
• High Lakes Loop
• Naches Peak Loop
• Panorama Point
• Pinnacle Saddle
• Stevens Creek
• Upper Paradise Valley
• and more!
The Day Hike! series of full-color hiking guides was written for people who want to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home. Other titles in the Day Hike! series include:
Day Hike! Central Cascades
Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula
Day Hike! North Cascades;
Day Hike! Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Sandpoint
About the Author
Washington-state native RON C. JUDD, a veteran columnist and reporter at the Seattle Times, has spent most of his life exploring the trails, campgrounds, forest, streams, and beaches of the Pacific Northwest. The author of a half dozen best-selling guidebooks, two humor books, and a fan's guide to the Winter Olympics, he lives in Bellingham, Washington.
"The series...earns points for rating each individual trip on a five-scale and for providing a comparative overview of all hikes in each book's introductory pages. For those of us who like to cherry-pick trails, ratings simplify our task."
"The presentation of basic facts (distance, elevation gain, maps, permits, etc.) is excellent and easy to follow. In addition to helpful topographical maps, the guides feature elevation profiles - an inspired addition!"
"The Day Hike! series, published by Sasquatch Books, is my favorite resource for finding a great hike to do with my girlfriends or family. The hikes are listed by location, with an overall rating, a rating for difficulty, the elevation gain, hike distance, best season and approximate hiking time. With colorful pictures and fun maps, even my six-year-old son loves looking at these books."
—Northwest Healthy Mama