Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula: National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington

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The Mountaineers Books, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 354 pages
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* More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes * Compact, easy-carry size * Two color maps, charts and elevation profiles This handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes. There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with clear driving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides available for Washington state.
  

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Contents

Columbia River
42
2 Scarborough Hill
44
Long Beach Peninsula
47
Cape Disappointment State Park
48
Dune Forest Loop
50
Leadbetter Point
52
Willapa Bay
54
Bear River
55
63 Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake
196
64 Upper Dungeness River
199
65 Royal Basin
201
66 Baldy
203
67 Gray Wolf River
206
68 Ned Hill
208
69 Slab Camp Creek and Upper Gray Wolf River
210
70 Deer Ridge
212

Long Island
57
8 Butte Creek Sitka Spr Grove
59
Chehalis River Valley
61
9 Rainbow Falls State Park
62
10 Lake Sylvia State Park
64
11 Chehalis River Sloughs
66
Grays Harbor
68
12 Johns River State Wildlife Area
69
13 Damon Point state Park
71
14 Copalis River Spit
73
Capitol State Forest
75
16 Capitol Peak
78
17 Mima Mounds
80
18 Sherman Creek
82
kitsap peninsula
87
Kitsap Peninsula
88
20 Twanoh State Park
90
21 Mary E Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve
92
22 Penrose Point State Park
94
23 Guillemot Cove
97
24 Green Mountain
99
25 Gazzam Lake and Close Beach
101
26 Hansville Greenway
104
south
107
Wynoochee River Valley
108
28 Spoon Creek Fall
111
South Fork Skokomish River Valley
114
29 Spider Lake
115
30 Lower South Fork Skokomish River
117
31 Upper South Fork Skokomish River
119
32 Church CreekSatsop Lakes
121
east
125
North Fork Skokomish River Valley
126
34 Mount Rose
128
35 Mount Ellinor
131
36 Dry Creek
133
37 Copper Creek
135
38 Wagonwheel Lake
137
39 Staircase Rapids
139
40 North Fork Skokomish River and Flapjack Lakes
140
Hamma Hamma River Valley
144
41 Elk Lakes
145
42 Lena Lake
147
43 Lake of the Angels
149
44 Mildred Lakes
152
Duckabush River Valley
154
45 Mount Jupiter
155
46 Ranger Hole
157
47 Murhut Falls
159
48 Duckabush River
160
Dosewallips River Valley
163
50 Lake Constance
165
51 West Fork Dosewallips River
168
52 Sunnybrook Meadows
170
Quilcene River Valley
174
55 Tunnel Creek
178
56 Notch Pass and Quilcene Ridge
180
57 Lower Big Quilcene River
182
58 Marmot Pass
185
northeast
187
The Rain Shadow
188
60 Silver Lakes
190
61 Mount Zion
192
62 Dirty Face Ridge
194
Quimper Peninsula
215
72 Anderson Lake
218
73 Fort Flagler
220
74 South Indian Island
222
north
225
Strait of Juan de Fuca
226
76 Dungeness Spit
228
77 Striped Peak
230
78 Clallam Bay Spit
233
Hurricane Ridge
235
79 Lake Angeles
236
80 Heather Park
238
81 Klahhane Ridge
240
82 Sunrise Ridge
242
83 Hurricane Hill
244
84 PJ Lake
247
85 Grand Ridge
249
86 Grand Valley
251
Elwha River Valley
254
88 Geyser Valley
256
89 Elwha Valley and Lillian River
258
90 Lake Mills
260
91 Happy Lake
263
92 Boulder Lake
265
93 Appleton Pass
267
Lake Cresent
269
94 Spruce Railroad Trail
270
95 Mount Storm King
273
96 Marymere Falls and Barnes Creek
274
97 Pyramid Mountain
276
Sol Due River Valley
278
99 Kloshe Nanitch
281
100 North Fork Sol Duc River
283
101 Sol Duc Falls
285
102 Mink Lake and Little Divide
287
103 Deer Lake and Bogachiel
289
The Rain Forests
294
105 Hoh RiverFive Mile Island
296
106 South Fork Hoh River Big Flat
298
107 Queets River
300
108 Sams River
302
109 Quinault National Recreation Trails
304
110 Fletcher Canyon
307
111 Graves Creek
309
112 Quinault RiverPony Bridge
311
113 North Fork Quinault RiverHalfway House
313
114 Irely Lake and Big Creek
316
115 Petes CreekColonel Bob Peak
318
116 West Fork Humptulips River
321
coast
325
Olympic Coast
326
118 Ruby Beach
328
119 Second Fish
331
120 Third Beach
333
121 HoleintheWall
335
122 Quillayute River Slough
338
123 Ozette Triangle
340
124 Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches
342
125 Cape Flatter
345
Recommended Reading
349
Conservation and Trail Organizations
350
Index
351
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Page 28 - ... to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Page 28 - sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Page 34 - You risk endangering lives below you. These are just a few of the things you can do to maintain a safe and harmonious trail environment. And while not every situation is addressed by these rules, you can avoid problems by always remembering that common sense ond courtesy ore in order.
Page 38 - ... the authorities. Don't confront the person. Leave and go to another trail. While most car break-ins are crimes of opportunity, organized bands intent on stealing IDs have also been known to target parked cars at trailheads. While some trailheads are regularly targeted and others rarely if at all, there's no sure way of preventing this from happening to you other than being dropped off at the trailhead or taking the bus (rarely an option, either way). But you can make your car less of a target...
Page 37 - But by and large our hiking trails are safe places far safer than most city streets. Common sense and vigilance, however, are still in order. This is true for all hikers, but particularly so for solo hikers. (Solo hiking sparks much debate over whether it is prudent or not. I hike solo 90 percent of the time, reaping rewards of deep reflection, self-determination, and a complete wilderness experience. You must decide for yourself) Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Leave your itinerary...
Page 38 - Crime busted window by not giving criminals a reason to clout your car. If you arrive at a trailhead and someone looks suspicious, don't discount your intuition. Take notes on the person and his or her vehicle. Record the license plate and report the behavior to the authorities. Do not confront the person. Leave and go to another trail. While most car break-ins are crimes of opportunity by drug addicts looking for loot to support their fix, organized bands intent on stealing IDs have also been known...
Page 22 - In addition to my trusty pick-up and several (now well-worn) pairs of hiking shoes, writing this book would not have been possible without the help and support of the following people.
Page 26 - USING THIS BOOK These Day Hiking guidebooks strike a fine balance. They were developed to be as easy to use as possible while still providing enough detail to help you explore a region. As a result, these guidebooks include all the information you need to find and enjoy the hikes, but leave enough room for you to make your own discoveries as you venture into areas new to you.
Page 33 - When meeting other hikers, the uphill group has the right-ofway. There are two general reasons for this. First, on steep ascents hikers may be watching the trail and not notice the approach of descending hikers until they are face-to-face. More importantly, it is easier for descending hikers to break their stride and step off the trail than it is for those who have gotten into a good, climbing rhythm. But by all means if you are the uphill trekker and you wish to grant passage to oncoming hikers,...

About the author (2007)

CRAIG ROMANO is the trails editor for Outdoors Northwest and writes for Washington Trails and Backpacker magazines. He is also the author of Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula and coauthor of the forthcoming Day Hiking: Central Cascades (spring 2009).

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