Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Longer Trails

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Lace up your boots, heft your backpack, and sample forty-three long hikes and overnight backpacking trips in Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness - one of the state's most spectacular and rugged wilderness areas. Veteran hiker and mountaineer Jeff Smoot introduces you to the area's most scenic and adventurous expeditions. Stroll among the Enchantment Lakes to Aasgard Pass; climb to Ladies and Frosty Passes high above Tumwater Gorge on Icicle Ridge; or hike to Spectacle Lake to find the headwaters of the Cooper ...
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Overview

Lace up your boots, heft your backpack, and sample forty-three long hikes and overnight backpacking trips in Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness - one of the state's most spectacular and rugged wilderness areas. Veteran hiker and mountaineer Jeff Smoot introduces you to the area's most scenic and adventurous expeditions. Stroll among the Enchantment Lakes to Aasgard Pass; climb to Ladies and Frosty Passes high above Tumwater Gorge on Icicle Ridge; or hike to Spectacle Lake to find the headwaters of the Cooper River. Wherever you go you will find deep glacial valleys, lofty alpine meadows filled with wildflowers, high jagged peaks, and an abundance of lakes in the heart of Washington's Cascades.

Look inside for:
• in-depth trail information
• detailed trail maps
• elevation profiles
• accurate directions from major access points
• difficulty ratings for each hike

Whether you're an old hand or novice at backpacking, you'll find trails suited to your ability and interest in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762730988
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Regional Hiking Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 951,292
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Smoot is a climber, hiker, and author based in Seattle, Washington. His other books include Hiking Washington's Alpine Lakes: Day Hikes and Easy Overnights, Adventure Guide to Mount Rainier,Rock Climbing Washington, and Climbing Washington's Mountains.
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