Day Hiking Mount Rainier: National Park Trails

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Mountaineers Books, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 227 pages
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The tallest mountain in the Cascade Range has long beckoned hikers to its many trails. Compact, portable, and beautifully packaged, this brand new guide to Washington's iconic peak is for the modern hiker, presenting more convenient organization along the mountain's travel corridors, with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip. Day Hiking Mount Rainier provides the most thorough coverage of Mount Rainier National Park to date, including the park's four main entrances?Nisqually, Carbon River, White River/Sunrise, and Stevens Canyon/Ohanapecosh?as well as Cayuse Pass and Highway 123, the Grove of the Patriarchs, Camp Muir, parts of the Wonderland Trail, Longmire, and Paradise. The Hikes-at-a-Glance chart helps hikers choose a route quickly based on trail features. Nearby camping options are included, plus info on how to extend your hike, a full-color photo insert and overview map, quick-reference icons for kids, dogs, views, and much more.

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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.Alan L. Bauer is a professional freelance photographer specializing in the natural history of the Pacific Northwest and coverage of local history. His work has been published in Backpacker, Northwest Runner, SportsEtc, Northwest Outdoors, Northwest Travel, and Oregon Coast magazines as well as The Tacoma News Tribune, The Bellingham Herald, and the Getaways weekly outdoor recreation magazine insert for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Alan also contributed photographs for the Washington titles in the new series Day Hiking. Learn more about Alan at, www.alanbauer.com

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