Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes Guide Book

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
 Backpacking Washington Overnight and Multi-Day Routes  by Craig Romano

288pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1594851107

The most comprehensive backpacking guide to Washington State! Veteran guidebook author Craig Romano hits the trail again - this time to uncover amazing backpacking opportunities all over Washington's wilderness. BACKPACKING WASHINGTON details 70 routes, from the lush Hoh River Glacier Meadows to the open ridges of the Columbia Highlands and beyond. With an emphasis on weekend trips, routes range from overnight to weeklong treks and often include options for extending trips and choosing campsites.

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Trails from the " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 70.
... Preview: Named for the American River in California that prompted a gold rush and made millionaires overnight, Washington’s American River never provided a mother lode, but its lofty ridge is rich in wildlife ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
American Ridge, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.3
... Preview: This delightful hike takes you to the base of one of the largest glaciers in the Olympics, where you can explore moraine heaps being colonized by pioneer plants and a large sparkling lake fed by glaci ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Mount Constance, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 33.2
... Preview: Here’s a grand loop in the Norse Peak Wilderness, long on splendid scenery and alpine meadows—and short on crowds. Most visitors to these parts congregate on the 6856-foot peak that lends its name to ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Chinook Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.7
... Preview: This amazing loop follows two long ridges exploding with wildfl owers and teeming with jaw-dropping views, all centered on a deep blue lake set in a deep rocky cirque where summer comes late—if at all ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Monte Cristo Peak, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 27.3
... Preview: Make an easy and gentle climb to a high pass overlooking Washington’s fourth-highest summit and most remote volcano, 10,541-foot Glacier Peak. Be mesmerized watching incredible sunsets over the glacia ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Whittier Peak, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.2
... Preview: Trek to fi ve remote sparkling lakes occupying two granite cirques within the shadows of the 6807-foot Bulls Tooth, one of the most distinct landmarks in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. A long approach, ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Scenic, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: Cooney Lake is one of the famed Golden Lakes, so dubbed by pioneer guidebook authors Harvey Manning and Ira Spring because of the larches that set these alpine bodies of water aglow come autumn. Nestl ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Sawtooth Ridge, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Trek up a wide open valley of avalanche chutes awash in resplendent wildfl owers, fl anked by snowy crags, and pulsing with the sound of crashing water. Under the ever-watchful eye of snow-draped Ruth ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Mount Shuksan, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 20.4
... Preview: A long forested approach to a gorgeous larch-ringed lake tucked in a deep cirque beneath windswept ridges carpeted with alpine tundra— all in the center of one of the largest and wildest roadless area ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Mount Lago, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 33.4
... Preview: Hike the Pacific Crest Trail along Mount Rainer National Park’s eastern border to lakes and viewpoints seldom visited by the park’s millions of annual visitors. Explore quiet meadows and high basins f ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Tatoosh Range, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 23.4
... Preview: A sprawling, shallow, grassringed lake better suited for waterfowl and sipping quadrupeds than feetsoaking hikers, Crow Creek Lake is a wildlife lover’s paradise. And a hunter’s paradise too—so if it’ ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
American Ridge, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Waterfall-fed and tucked in a deep cirque on the snow-clad giant, Mount Daniel, Deep Lake may not be that deep in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, but the depth of its beautiful setting will touch you dee ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Mount Daniel, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: Challenging but highly scenic, this is a classic ridgeline hike around 9066-foot Jack Mountain and 8128- foot Crater Mountain. Journey across windswept alpine tundra, wildlife-rich parkland meadows, a ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Ross Lake, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 28.1
... Preview: Follow a tumbling waterway to the Cascade crest, where miles of mile-high alpine-meadow roaming await. Cross three passes, amble by one sparkling lake snug in its rocky cirque, and roam through boundl ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Monte Cristo Peak, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: There is nothing desolate about this peak or the long and winding lakeside trail leading to it. Au contraire mon frère (et ma soeur)! Desolation is alive with color—shrouded in dazzling alpine fl ower ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Ross Lake, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 45.6
... Preview: Hike around and along an emerald wedge lodged beneath the massive Tahoma Glacier and set between two deep canyons of glacier-fed, cloudy, milky, and turbulent creeks. Flowers sway above the moraine an ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Longmire, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: Enchanting? Dearly! Follow the East Fork Quinault River through ancient and towering cathedral rain forest to a deep open valley in the heart of the Olympics, where waterfalls plunge down sheer walls ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Quinault, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 26.4
... Preview: One of the legendary nooks of Washington’s Cascades, the Enchantment Lakes basin is a magical place of mystical names tucked in a high tiered valley within the craggy, cloud-piercing, glacier-topped S ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Leavenworth, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: This set of subalpine lakes is perched along a high divide separating Olympic National Park and the Mount Skokomish Wilderness. The Flapjacks are served with a good heaping of oldgrowth timber set ben ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
Mount Skokomish, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 18.3
... Preview: The William O. Douglas Wilderness consists of countless small lakes among pumice fl ats and ancient cinder-cone volcanoes. A gentle landscape of bear grass meadows, small peaks, and plenty of sunshine ... From the guidebook " Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes"
White Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 14.6

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