Backpacking Washington: From Volcanic Peaks to Rainforest Valleys

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Wilderness Press, Jan 15, 2011 - Travel - 288 pages
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Now completely updated for a second edition, Backpacking Washington remains the only comprehensive guide to all of the Evergreen State's best extended backpacking trips. Ranging from three days to two weeks, these 28 adventures visit every corner of the state, including the wild beaches of the Olympic Peninsula, the vast interior of the Pasayten Wilderness, Mt. Rainier's famous Wonderland Trail, the volcanic wasteland around Mt. St. Helens, and the little-known Salmo-Priest Wilderness, where hikers may glimpse grizzly bears.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
General Tips on Backpacking in Washington
7
Wild Areas of Washington
11
FEATURE TRIPS
21
1 Olympic CoastNorth
22
2 Olympic CoastSouth
30
3 High DivideHoh River Traverse
38
4 Enchanted ValleyLaCrosse Basin Loop
48
20 Chinook Pass Loop
198
21 Goat Rocks Circuit
206
22 Mount Adams Highline Trail
214
23 Juniper RidgeBoundary Trails
224
24 Northern Mount St Helens Loop
232
25 Mount St Helens Area Loops
238
26 Kettle Crest Trail
250
27 SalmoShedroof Traverse
258

5 Northeastern Olympics Loop
56
6 DungenessMarmot Pass Loop
64
7 Northern North Cascades Loop
72
8 Southern North Cascades Loop
80
9 Western PasaytenRoss Lake Loop
90
10 Larch PassHidden Lakes Loop
104
11 Eastern Pasayten Loop
112
12 Chelan Summit Trail Northern Section
120
13 Entiat River Loop
130
14 North Entiat Loop
138
15 Spider MeadowBuck Creek Pass Loop
144
16 Pacific Crest TrailHenry M Jackson Wilderness
154
17 ChiwaukumLadies Pass Loop
162
18 Central Alpine Lakes Loop
172
19 Mount RainierWonderland Trail Loop Western Half
180
28 WenahaTucannon Loop
266
OTHER BACKPACKING OPTIONS
275
29 ElwhaQuinault CrossOlympics Traverse
277
30 North QuinaultSkyline Trail Loop
278
31 Beaver Loop
279
32 Glacier Peak Loop
280
33 Northern Mount Rainier Loop
281
34 Indian Heaven Country
282
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
283
36 Mount Adams to White Pass
284
39 Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass
285
Index
287
About the Author
297
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