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

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The Mountaineers Books, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 354 pages



CLICK HERE to download author Craig Romano's favorite hike from the book, Bogachiel Peak


* 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.


**Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. Since launching this program, we've contributed more than $14,000 toward improving trails.

For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington's Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.

 

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Contents

Columbia River
40
2 Scarborough Hill
42
Cape Disappointment State Park
46
Dune Forest Loop
48
Leadbetter Point
50
Willapa Bay
52
Bear River
53
Long Island
55
65 Royal Basin
199
66 Baldy
201
67 Gray Wolf River
204
68 Ned Hill
206
69 Slab Camp Creek and Upper Gray Wolf River
208
70 Deer Ridge
210
Quimper Peninsula
213
72 Anderson Lake
216

8 Butte Creek Sitka Spr Grove
57
Chehalis River Valley
59
9 Rainbow Falls State Park
60
10 Lake Sylvia State Park
62
11 Chehalis River Sloughs
64
Grays Harbor
66
12 Johns River State Wildlife Area
67
13 Damon Point state Park
69
14 Copalis River Spit
71
Capitol State Forest
73
17 Mima Mounds
78
18 Sherman Creek
80
kitsap peninsula
85
Kitsap Peninsula
86
20 Twanoh State Park
88
21 Mary E Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve
90
22 Penrose Point State Park
92
23 Guillemot Cove
95
24 Green Mountain
97
25 Gazzam Lake and Close Beach
99
26 Hansville Greenway
102
south
105
Wynoochee River Valley
106
28 Spoon Creek Fall
109
29 Spider Lake
113
30 Lower South Fork Skokomish River
115
31 Upper South Fork Skokomish River
117
32 Church CreekSatsop Lakes
119
east
123
North Fork Skokomish River Valley
124
34 Mount Rose
126
35 Mount Ellinor
129
36 Dry Creek
131
37 Copper Creek
133
38 Wagonwheel Lake
135
39 Staircase Rapids
137
40 North Fork Skokomish River and Flapjack Lakes
138
Hamma Hamma River Valley
142
41 Elk Lakes
143
42 Lena Lake
145
43 Lake of the Angels
147
44 Mildred Lakes
150
Duckabush River Valley
152
45 Mount Jupiter
153
46 Ranger Hole
155
47 Murhut Falls
157
48 Duckabush River
158
Dosewallips River Valley
161
50 Lake Constance
163
51 West Fork Dosewallips River
166
52 Sunnybrook Meadows
168
Quilcene River Valley
172
55 Tunnel Creek
176
56 Notch Pass and Quilcene Ridge
178
57 Lower Big Quilcene River
180
northeast
185
The Rain Shadow
186
60 Silver Lakes
188
61 Mount Zion
190
62 Dirty Face Ridge
192
63 Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake
194
64 Upper Dungeness River
197
73 Fort Flagler
218
74 South Indian Island
220
north
223
Strait of Juan de Fuca
224
76 Dungeness Spit
226
77 Striped Peak
228
78 Clallam Bay Spit
231
Hurricane Ridge
233
79 Lake Angeles
234
80 Heather Park
236
81 Klahhane Ridge
238
82 Sunrise Ridge
240
83 Hurricane Hill
242
84 PJ Lake
245
85 Grand Ridge
247
86 Grand Valley
249
Elwha River Valley
252
88 Geyser Valley
254
89 Elwha Valley and Lillian River
256
90 Lake Mills
258
91 Happy Lake
261
92 Boulder Lake
263
93 Appleton Pass
265
Lake Cresent
267
94 Spruce Railroad Trail
268
95 Mount Storm King
271
96 Marymere Falls and Barnes Creek
272
97 Pyramid Mountain
274
Sol Due River Valley
276
99 Kloshe Nanitch
279
100 North Fork Sol Duc River
281
101 Sol Duc Falls
283
102 Mink Lake and Little Divide
285
103 Deer Lake and Bogachiel
287
west
291
The Rain Forests
292
105 Hoh RiverFive Mile Island
294
106 South Fork Hoh River Big Flat
296
107 Queets River
298
108 Sams River
300
109 Quinault National Recreation Trails
302
110 Fletcher Canyon
305
111 Graves Creek
307
112 Quinault RiverPony Bridge
309
113 North Fork Quinault RiverHalfway House
311
114 Irely Lake and Big Creek
314
115 Petes CreekColonel Bob Peak
316
116 West Fork Humptulips River
319
coast
323
Olympic Coast
324
118 Ruby Beach
326
119 Second Fish
329
120 Third Beach
331
121 HoleintheWall
333
122 Quillayute River Slough
336
123 Ozette Triangle
338
124 Shi Shi Beach and Point of the Arches
340
125 Cape Flatter
343
Conservation and Trail Organizations
348
Index
349
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Page 26 - ... 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 26 - sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Page 32 - 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 36 - ... 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 35 - 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 36 - 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 20 - 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 24 - 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 31 - 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 an avid hiker, runner, kayacker, and cyclist. He is the author of Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Northwest, Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington's Last Frontier, as well as Backpacking Washington, Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, Day Hiking Olympia Peninsula, Day Hiking: North Cascades, Day Hiking Central Cascades, and Winter Hikes of Western Washington Deck. Craig lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.

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