100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington

100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington

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100 Best Cross-Country Ski Trails in Washington by Tom Kirkendall, Vicky Spring

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898868067
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 285
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

TOM KIRKENDALL has published a wide variety of books for Mountaineers Books on topics such as long distance bicycling, outdoor family activities and hiking in the Alps. He is also a talented photographer.

The daughter of Washington state conservation icon Ira Spring, VICKY SPRING grew up on the trails of the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of numerous hiking and cycling guidebooks for the Western U.S. and Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction11
North Cascades: West Side Region27
1.Heliotrope Ridge28
2.North Fork Nooksack30
3.Salmon Ridge Sno-Park32
4.Artist Point and Coleman Pinnacle34
5.Herman Saddle37
6.Park Butte39
7.Kennedy Hot Springs41
8.Schweitzer Creek Loop43
9.Deer Creek Road46
10.Big Four and Coal Lake48
11.Miller River50
12.Skyline Ridge52
North Cascades: East Side Region55
13.Smith Brook and Lake Valhalla56
14.Stevens Pass Cross-Country59
15.Lanham Lake and Jim Hill61
16.Chiwaukum Mountains (Scottish Lakes)64
17.Lake Wenatchee State Park67
18.Chiwawa Sno-Park70
19.Little Wenatchee River Road72
20.Leavenworth74
21.Icicle Creek Road76
22.Van Creek Loop78
23.Tronson Meadow Loops80
24.Wenatchee Ridge82
25.Haney Meadow84
26.Pipe Creek Sno-Park86
27.Old Blewett Pass Highway89
28.Iron Creek92
29.Stehekin Valley Trails94
30.Stehekin River Road96
31.Echo Valley98
32.The Outback100
33.Echo Ridge102
34.Loup Loup--South Summit Sno-Park105
35.Loup Loup Ski Area--Bear Mountain107
36.Methow Valley Community Trail110
37.Sun Mountain113
38.Pipestone Canyon115
39.Blue Buck Mountain117
40.Rendezvous Pass Hut119
41.Heifer Hut122
42.Buck Lake124
43.Fawn Hut and Beyond126
44.Goat Mountain Road128
45.Mazama and Wilson Ranch130
46.Early Winters--Base Camp133
The Inland Region137
47.Highlands Sno-Park138
48.Sherman Pass Sno-Park140
49.Boulder Deer Creek Summit Sno-Park142
50.Upper Wolf Trail System145
51.Geophysical Sno-Park147
52.Mount Spokane State Park149
53.Spokane's Sno-Parks151
54.Fields Spring State Park153
1-90 Corridor: Central Cascades Region157
55.Salmon La Sac Sno-Park158
56.Lake Easton Sno-Park161
57.Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area163
58.Amabilis Mountain165
59.Stampede Pass167
60.That Dam Loop170
61.Kendall--Knobs, Lakes, and Loops172
62.The Iron Horse Trail175
63.Mount Catherine Loop178
64.Summit Nordic Center181
South Cascade and Olympic Regions185
65.Suntop Mountain Sno-Park186
66.Grand Park189
67.Corral Pass191
68.Silver Creek Ski Route193
69.Chinook Pass and Naches Peak196
70.Mowich Lake198
71.DNR Road 92 Sno-Park (Copper Creek Hut)200
72.Road 1 Sno-Park (Snow Bowl and High Huts)202
73.Copper Pass205
74.Reflection Lakes207
75.Tatoosh Range209
76.Mazama Ridge211
77.Glacier Vista and Camp Muir214
78.Burley Mountain Lookout216
79.Horseshoe Lake218
80.White Road Sno-Park220
81.White Pass--Pacific Crest Trail222
82.White Pass Cross-Country Touring Center224
83.Round Mountain Road226
84.North Fork Tieton River228
85.Lost Lake231
86.Pleasant Valley Loop233
87.Big Tree Loop235
88.Pine Side Loops237
89.Gotchen Creek240
90.Atkisson Sno-Park: Ice Cave/Natural Bridges/Peterson Ridge242
91.McClellan Meadows Loop246
92.Hardtime Loop248
93.Cougar Sno-Park250
94.Marble Mountain253
95.June Lake Loop255
96.Sasquatch Loops257
97.Lahar Viewpoint260
98.Mount St. Helens262
99.Obstruction Point265
100.Hurricane Hill267
Appendixes269
Appendix AHandy List of Addresses and Suggested Reading269
Appendix BTours Organized by Ski Area272
Appendix CTrail Comparison Chart276
Index283

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