Day Hiking: North Cascades Guide Book

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
Day Hiking North Cascades  by Craig Romano

356pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1594850488

A fresh approach to the beloved San Juans and North Cascades regions, here you’ll find more day hiking choices, convenient organization, options to take it further or hike year-round, crystal-clear directions, and much, much more. Includes: 125 trails, each rated on a scale of 1 to 5 stars; difficulty ratings and detailed route descriptions; nearby camping options and how to extend your hike; easy-to-use topographic maps and elevation profiles; quick-reference icons for kids, dogs, wildflowers, and more; info on flora and fauna, historical trails, and trail advocacy; full-color photos and overview map; organized by major highways for easier planning; hikes-at-a-glance chart for choosing a route; and 1% of sales benefits our Washington trails. Day Hiking: North Cascades features the San Juan Islands, Bellingham area, Mount Baker, the Highway 20 corridor, North Cascades National Park, Winthrop and the Pasayten Wilderness area, portions of Glacier Peak Wilderness, & the Mountain Loop Hwy.

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Trails from the "Day Hiking: North Cascades" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 125.
... Preview: Beautiful backcountry lakes, bountiful berry patches, glimpses of glaciers, and the option of hoofing to an old lookout site overlooking Baker and peaks and valleys north and south—no wonder this area ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Van Horn, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Surrounded by sphagnum bogs and primeval forest tucked in a quiet corner behind bustling Mount Pilchuck, the Ashland Lakes are the showpiece to the Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources’ ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Verlot, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Man-made Baker Lake, with its stump flats, isn’t anything spectacular. But that’s not the real draw of this trail. The free-flowing Baker River, cascading tributaries, groves of old-growth giants, vie ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Boundary, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Saunter along a pristine waterway birthed by massive ice fields and glaciers in the heart of the North Cascades wilderness. Explore wide gravel banks ideal for siestas and peering up at the towering a ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Boundary, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Good views, good fishing, good berry picking, good hiking—all on a trail without a good amount of use! This gem of a trail exists because of the goodwill of Walt Bailey and his Civilian Conservation C ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Silverton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: An easy hike on an old railroad bed, this oft-overlooked trail serves up plenty of surprises. Travel alongside the Wild and Scenic Sauk River, admiring eagles, mergansers, and kingfishers. Watch dippe ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Bedal, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Enjoy an easy hike to a pretty little lake in the little-known Loup Loup region of the Okanogan. The only sizeable body of water in the 28,000-acre Granite Mountain Roadless Area, Beaver sits in a sma ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Mowich Illahee, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: One of the loneliest trails off of the Mountain Loop Highway, that is, if you don’t count the resident marmots. Follow an old mining trail deep into magnificent primeval forest to a boulder-strewn bas ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Bedal, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Hikers have been marveling at these frozen spectacles of nature for over a century. Reached by one of the most manicured trails in the Cascades, Big Four’s famed ice caves can be enjoyed by hikers of ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Silverton, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Enjoy a gentle hike along a babbling creek to a pretty lake within the sprawling Pasayten Wilderness. Though Black Lake is named for its deep, dark waters, “black” also describes much of the surroundi ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Vanderpool Crossing, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: An uninspiring name for a pretty tarn tucked beneath the impressive Early Winters Spires. Short and sweet, this trail will leave you sitting by Blue’s shimmering waters in no time. From a shoreline ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Gilbert, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Two short hikes that can be served together or enjoyed à la carte. The azure waters of Blue Lake sitting pretty in a talus- and meadow-ringed cirque will wash your blues away. Or see what’s up, Dock. ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Grassmere, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The hike to big, beautiful Boardman Lake is one of the easiest off of the Mountain Loop Highway. Just under a mile and gaining a mere 250 feet of elevation along the way (and 50 on the way back), this ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Verlot, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: A good hike any time of year, the trail is perfect for beating summer heat, enjoying winter rain, savoring autumn color, or being wooed by waterfalls that are swollen with spring rain. One thing about ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Hazel, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: Burch Mountain sits in the center of a rugged region riddled with old mines. Fortune seekers and strike-it-rich schemers once scampered and clambered all over this harsh landscape. Few found any lucre ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Vanderpool Crossing, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: Long before State Route 20 delivered throngs of tourists to the Methow Valley, the Chancellor Road provided passage to the Okanogan. Up the deep and forbidding Canyon Creek valley, prospectors and pro ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Cedar Crossing, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Wander on a high and lonely ridge just south of the 49th parallel. Stare out at a seemingly infinite array of imposing peaks—snowcapped and stone-faced, both here in America and over there in Canada. ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Glacier, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: With its three campgrounds, shaded picnic area, paddleboat concession, and inviting beaches, Cascade Lake is the hub of outdoor activity in Orcas Island’s sprawling Moran State Park. And an attractive ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Rosario, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This is one of the most scenic, most accessible (including for kids, at least to the pass), and not surprisingly the most crowded high-country romps in the North Cascades—and the only trailhead in the ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Diablo, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Marvel at Cedar Creek careening down a series of rapids and crashing over a twin-tiered cataract into a deep narrow chasm. On a lightly traveled trail off of the busy North Cascades Highway, Cedar Fal ... From the guidebook "Day Hiking: North Cascades"
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5

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