Best Hikes Near Seattle

Best Hikes Near Seattle

by Peter Stekel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493008247
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Series: Best Hikes Near Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 671,846
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter Stekel began walking at an early age and plans to continue walking right up until the moment he stops moving. He prefers backpacking because there is nothing like ten days in the wilderness to make you humble and appreciative of the powers of simplicity. He has hiked throughout the intermountain West, the West Coast, the Pacific Northwest, and has flown west with the night. He has hiked the AT in eastern US, over a few tracks in eastern Australia and a bunch of places in the north of England. Obviously, he always carries a compass. Author of the mystery book, The Flower Lover, Peter Stekel has over 700 feature magazine and newspaper stories. He specializes in science, natural history, Olympic canoe and kayak racing, river running, Americana, and human interest. His writing specialty covers the Sierra Nevada mountains of California with a deep focus on Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. His publications appear in Sierra Heritage, American Forests, High Country News, Canoe&Kayak, Paddler, American Whitewater Journal, Sea Kayaker, Wild West, Appalachia Trailway News, AAA TravelChoices, E The Environmental Journal, EarthFirst! and others. Peter Stekel currently resides in Seattle, WA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Introduction 1

Weather 3

Trail Etiquette 5

Dogs 5

What to Bring 7

More on Maps 10

The "Art" of Mileage 11

Getting More Information on Where to Hike 12

Flora and Fauna 13

Restrictions and Regulations 14

A Plethora of Trail Passes: Which One Do You Need? 17

Continuing Effects of the November 7, 2006, Storm 20

How to Use This Book 22

Trail Finder 23

Map Legend 25

Overview Map 26

Urban Walks 27

1 Alki Beach Trail 29

2 Alki Stair Climb and College Street Ravine 34

3 Fort Lawton-Discovery Park 40

4 Meadowdale Beach Park 47

5 O.O. Denny Park 52

Skykomish River Valley 58

6 Wallace Falls State Park 60

7 Lake Serene 65

8 Barclay and Eagle Lakes 69

9 Deception Falls 73

10 Surprise Lake 77

11 Boulder Lake 82

12 Iron Goat Trail-Martin Creek to Wellington 87

Mountain Loop Highway 94

13 Robe Canyon Historic Park-Lime Kiln Trail 96

14 Robe Canyon 101

15 Heather Lake 106

16 Lake Twenty-two 111

"Issaquah Alps" & Snoqualmie Valley Lowlands 116

17 De Leo Wall 118

18 Cougar Mountain 124

19 Wilderness Peak 130

20 South Tiger Mountain 135

21 Tiger Mountain-High Point Trail 139

22 Cedar Butte 143

23 Rattlesnake Mountain-East Peak 148

24 Weeks Falls 152

25 Twin Falls 156

26 Little Si 160

27 Mount Si 165

Snoqualmie Valley Highlands 171

28 Myrtle Lake 174

29 Taylor River 178

30 Snoqualmie Lake-Lake Dorothy 182

31 Dirty Harry's Peak 189

32 Bandera Mountain 193

33 McClellan Butte 199

34 Mason Lake and Mount Defiance 204

35 Annette Lake 208

36 Melakwa Lakes 212

37 Olallie Lake 217

38 Snow Lake 221

39 Lake Lillian 225

40 Margaret Lake 230

White River Valley 234

41 Skookum Falls 235

42 Snoquera Falls 240

Appendix A Resources 244

Appendix B Further Reading 247

Hike Index 249

About the Author 251

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