Wild Roads Washington: 80 Scenic Drives to Camping, Hiking Trails, and Adventures

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This choose-your-own-adventure guidebook is the first of its kind to take take the easy hike offroading--and up forest roads into the lush landscape of Washington State. Most forest roads in Washington climb almost as high as some of the trails, providing vistas almost as good as those reached by foot. Featuring 75 roads throughout the state, the author outlines hikes off of each route, whether you want to start by foot at the bottom or closer to the peak. Some of these roads are paved and designated Forest ...
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Overview

This choose-your-own-adventure guidebook is the first of its kind to take take the easy hike offroading--and up forest roads into the lush landscape of Washington State. Most forest roads in Washington climb almost as high as some of the trails, providing vistas almost as good as those reached by foot. Featuring 75 roads throughout the state, the author outlines hikes off of each route, whether you want to start by foot at the bottom or closer to the peak. Some of these roads are paved and designated Forest Highways, while others are rough, single-lane routes where wildlife and scenery outnumber vehicles.
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Detailed drives with ratings, distance and maps to the prettiest places in the state, from the best views of mountains and lakes to flower-filled meadows and sagebrush prairies.
The Seattle Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570618154
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 720,607
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Seabury Blair, Jr. is the former outdoor columnist for the Bremerton Sun newspaper. Blair is also a hardcore backcountry skier and hiker. He created the "R&R" section for the Sun several years ago, a prototype for most of the outdoor-travel sections you now find in all Puget Sound papers. One of his most popular regular features was the Hike O' the Month, and he has contributed to the website for Go West. He is the author of The Creaky Knees Guide Washington, The Creaky Knees Guide Oregon, and two guides in the Day Hike! series: Olympic Peninsula and Columbia Gorge. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and mapmaker, Marlene. The author lives in Spokane, Washington.
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Table of Contents

Drives at a Glance vii

Introduction xi

Using This Guide xiii

Driving Wild Roads xix

Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas

1 Lake Cushman Road 3

2 Forest Road 24 6

3 Mount Ellinor Road 9

4 Dosewallips River Road 11

5 Big Quilcene Road 14

6 Bon Jon Pass 17

7 Deer Park Road 20

8 Hurricane Ridge Road 23

9 Obstruction Point Road 26

10 Oil City Road 29

11 Upper Hoh Road 32

12 Lake Quinault Loop 34

13 Campbell Tree Grove 38

14 Green Mountain Road 41

15 Dewatto Loop 44

Mount Baker Highway

16 Mount Baker Highway 49

17 Hannegan Pass Road 52

18 Twin Lakes Road 54

19 Skyline. Divide Road 57

20 Mount Baker Vista 61

North Cascades Highway 20

21 Lake Shannon 65

22 Baker Lake Road 68

23 Hart's Pass Road 71

24 Banker Pass 75

25 Chewuch River Road 77

26 Nice Campground 81

27 Baldy Pass 83

Highway 97

28 Salmon Meadows 87

29 Tiffany Meadows 89

30 Sinlahekin Valley 92

Highway 2

31 Tonga Ridge 97

32 Beckler River Road 100

33 Lake Elizabeth 102

34 Miller River Road 105

35 Iron Goat Wayside 108

36 Old Cascade Highway: Stevens Pass to Wellington 111

37 Nason Ridge 113

38 Rainy Creek Road 115

39 Little Wenatchee River Road 119

40 White River Road 121

41 Chiwawa River Road 123

42 Icicle Creek Road 127

Highways 970 and 97

43 Teanaway River Road 133

44 Swauk Pass West 135

45 Haney Meadows 138

46 Old Blewett Pass Highway 141

47 Liberty to Swauk Pass 143

1-90 Corridor

48 Tacoma Pass 147

49 Lost Lake 149

50 Kachess Lake 151

51 East Kachess Lake Road 153

52 Tucquala Meadows 155

53 Cooper Lake Road 159

54 Taneum Creek Road 162

55 Yakima Canyon Road 165

Highway 410

56 Sun Top Road 171

57 Corral Pass 174

58 Sunrise Road 177

59 Raven Roost 180

60 Little Naches River 184

61 Boulder Cave 186

62 Canteen Flats 189

63 McDaniel Lake 191

Highway 12

64 Windy Ridge 197

65 Takhlakh Lake 200

66 South Fork Tieton River 203

67 Rimrock Lake Loop 207

68 Bethel Ridge Road 210

69 Oak Creek Wildlife Area 212

Mount Rainier

70 Skate Creek Road 217

71 Towhead Gap Loop 219

72 Mowich Lake 221

Eastern Washington

73 Crab Creek 227

74 Hanford Reach 229

75 Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge 232

76 Mount Spokane Road 235

77 Mystic Lake 238

78 Browns Lake 242

79 Flowery Trail Road 244

80 Salmo Mountain Lookout 246

Index 249

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