100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington

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Authors and expert cross-country skiers Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall have carefully selected the best 100 cross-country ski trails in the state. The authors offer advice on technique, equipment, camping areas, sno-parks and huts, and outdoor safety. Trail descriptions include types of uses, surface descriptions, difficulty ratings, mileage and skiing time, elevation gain, best time to go, and map suggestions. The access to each trail is described in detail, as are the trails ...

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Overview

Authors and expert cross-country skiers Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall have carefully selected the best 100 cross-country ski trails in the state. The authors offer advice on technique, equipment, camping areas, sno-parks and huts, and outdoor safety. Trail descriptions include types of uses, surface descriptions, difficulty ratings, mileage and skiing time, elevation gain, best time to go, and map suggestions. The access to each trail is described in detail, as are the trails themselves.

From an easy three-mile tour on Hurricane Hill in the Olympics to Echo Valley, a difficult five-mile trail near Chelan, to terrific overnighters, there's something for everyone in this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898868067
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 285
  • Sales rank: 1,016,710
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
North Cascades: West Side Region 27
1. Heliotrope Ridge 28
2. North Fork Nooksack 30
3. Salmon Ridge Sno-Park 32
4. Artist Point and Coleman Pinnacle 34
5. Herman Saddle 37
6. Park Butte 39
7. Kennedy Hot Springs 41
8. Schweitzer Creek Loop 43
9. Deer Creek Road 46
10. Big Four and Coal Lake 48
11. Miller River 50
12. Skyline Ridge 52
North Cascades: East Side Region 55
13. Smith Brook and Lake Valhalla 56
14. Stevens Pass Cross-Country 59
15. Lanham Lake and Jim Hill 61
16. Chiwaukum Mountains (Scottish Lakes) 64
17. Lake Wenatchee State Park 67
18. Chiwawa Sno-Park 70
19. Little Wenatchee River Road 72
20. Leavenworth 74
21. Icicle Creek Road 76
22. Van Creek Loop 78
23. Tronson Meadow Loops 80
24. Wenatchee Ridge 82
25. Haney Meadow 84
26. Pipe Creek Sno-Park 86
27. Old Blewett Pass Highway 89
28. Iron Creek 92
29. Stehekin Valley Trails 94
30. Stehekin River Road 96
31. Echo Valley 98
32. The Outback 100
33. Echo Ridge 102
34. Loup Loup--South Summit Sno-Park 105
35. Loup Loup Ski Area--Bear Mountain 107
36. Methow Valley Community Trail 110
37. Sun Mountain 113
38. Pipestone Canyon 115
39. Blue Buck Mountain 117
40. Rendezvous Pass Hut 119
41. Heifer Hut 122
42. Buck Lake 124
43. Fawn Hut and Beyond 126
44. Goat Mountain Road 128
45. Mazama and Wilson Ranch 130
46. Early Winters--Base Camp 133
The Inland Region 137
47. Highlands Sno-Park 138
48. Sherman Pass Sno-Park 140
49. Boulder Deer Creek Summit Sno-Park 142
50. Upper Wolf Trail System 145
51. Geophysical Sno-Park 147
52. Mount Spokane State Park 149
53. Spokane's Sno-Parks 151
54. Fields Spring State Park 153
1-90 Corridor: Central Cascades Region 157
55. Salmon La Sac Sno-Park 158
56. Lake Easton Sno-Park 161
57. Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area 163
58. Amabilis Mountain 165
59. Stampede Pass 167
60. That Dam Loop 170
61. Kendall--Knobs, Lakes, and Loops 172
62. The Iron Horse Trail 175
63. Mount Catherine Loop 178
64. Summit Nordic Center 181
South Cascade and Olympic Regions 185
65. Suntop Mountain Sno-Park 186
66. Grand Park 189
67. Corral Pass 191
68. Silver Creek Ski Route 193
69. Chinook Pass and Naches Peak 196
70. Mowich Lake 198
71. DNR Road 92 Sno-Park (Copper Creek Hut) 200
72. Road 1 Sno-Park (Snow Bowl and High Huts) 202
73. Copper Pass 205
74. Reflection Lakes 207
75. Tatoosh Range 209
76. Mazama Ridge 211
77. Glacier Vista and Camp Muir 214
78. Burley Mountain Lookout 216
79. Horseshoe Lake 218
80. White Road Sno-Park 220
81. White Pass--Pacific Crest Trail 222
82. White Pass Cross-Country Touring Center 224
83. Round Mountain Road 226
84. North Fork Tieton River 228
85. Lost Lake 231
86. Pleasant Valley Loop 233
87. Big Tree Loop 235
88. Pine Side Loops 237
89. Gotchen Creek 240
90. Atkisson Sno-Park: Ice Cave/Natural Bridges/Peterson Ridge 242
91. McClellan Meadows Loop 246
92. Hardtime Loop 248
93. Cougar Sno-Park 250
94. Marble Mountain 253
95. June Lake Loop 255
96. Sasquatch Loops 257
97. Lahar Viewpoint 260
98. Mount St. Helens 262
99. Obstruction Point 265
100. Hurricane Hill 267
Appendixes 269
Appendix A Handy List of Addresses and Suggested Reading 269
Appendix B Tours Organized by Ski Area 272
Appendix C Trail Comparison Chart 276
Index 283
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