50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests provides hikers the chance to explore and experience the ever-changing environments of these forests through the studied eyes of the Sierra Club. This updated edition contains current trail information, path descriptions, driving directions, and regional history on some of Oregon’s lushest yet unexplored trails. 50 Hikes includes a new introduction written by Daniel O'Neil, which details the history of this wondrous region; a foreword by Robert Kentta, cultural resources director of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians; original illustrations of its plant life; and photographs collected by Sierra Club members. Readers will be imbued with a full sense of wonder for these forests. From coastal plains to canopied forests, 50 Hikes celebrates the adventurous landscapes of Northwest Oregon by revisiting the Sierra Club’s iconic 2001 guidebook.
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About the Author
With more than two million supporters nationwide, the Sierra Club is the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. The Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club (the authors of this guidebook) has been committed to protecting the beauty, biodiversity, and accessibility of the recovering Tillamook and Clatsop State Forest ecosystems for three decades. Their need to make people aware of these temperate coastal rain forestsand in effect, promote their protectionis a major impetus of this book.
50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests takes on the environmental protection characteristics of the Sierra Club to lead a conservation effort by using their vast network of millions of volunteers. The contributors to this book encourage people to visit these adventurous regions, and in doing so, hope that others will join them in protecting these forests. For more information on the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, follow this link to their website or connect with them online via Facebook, Twitter, or Wordpress.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I didn't start hiking seriously until I moved to Portland, and have never had my own hiking guide. As someone with little experience, I was impressed by everything about 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests from the level of detail used to describe the hikes to the obvious love and dedication to preserving and sharing these forests on the part of the writers. The book itself is perfectly travel sized, with beautiful illustrations and photographs from the various hikes. It is organized, concise, and every hike that I've done has been accurate to the expectations presented by the book. The instructions for how to get to the trailhead were clear, and I appreciated the brief breakdown of each of the hikes. Also, I'm just completely enamored with the plant list in the back, because I've been seeing Fairy Slippers everywhere and now I know what they're called! Seriously love this book, 10/10, would recommend!