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Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands: National Parks, Anacortes, Victoria

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As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries; Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands,...

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Day Hiking San Juans & Gulf Islands: National Parks * Anacortes * Victoria

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As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries; Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations; and the magical southern Gulf Islands.

Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansion of San Juan Island National Historic Park on San Juan Island and the recently created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, spanning several of the southern Gulf Islands, both of which are not yet familiar to many hikers. While the star attractions are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano also features several of the larger islands that don't have ferry service (e.g., Stuart Island)——making this guide of interest to paddlers and boaters who are looking for hikes too!

Key features of this guide:

  • 136 hikes (approximately 50% American, 50% Canadian locations)
  • Ferry travel tips
  • Car-camping recommendations
  • Border-crossing details
  • All distances and elevations in both English and metric units
  • Overview maps for both the San Juans and Gulf Islands
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594857584
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 528,344
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Writing about the outdoors is clearly Craig Romano's calling. The New Hampshire native moved west in 1989 and has made Washington State his home ever since. An avid hiker, runner, kayaker, and cyclist, Romano has written about these passions for over two dozen publications, including Seattle Met, Backpacker, Paddler, Adventures NW, Northwest Runner, AMC Outdoors, Northwest Travel, Washington Trails, and Outdoors NW. He is also co-creator of Hikeoftheweek.com, author or co-author of 11 books, and is currently working on Day Hiking: Mount St. Helens (with Aaron Theisen and scheduled for release in 2015). He lives in Skagit County close to the North Cascades and the San Juan Islands.

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