The Creaky Knees Guide Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments: The 75 Best Easy Hikes

The Creaky Knees Guide Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments: The 75 Best Easy Hikes

by Seabury Blair Jr.

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Overview

Timed perfectly with the National Park Service centennial celebration in 2016, this guidebook features the 75 best day hikes in national parks and monuments throughout Washington and Oregon including:
 
North Cascades National Park
San Juan Islands National Monument
Olympic National Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount St. Helens National Monument
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Crater Lake National Park
Oregon Caves National Monument
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
 
Written in an informative style that will appeal to anyone, regardless of age, each trail description includes elevation gains, including a topographical map; clear, up-to-date driving directions; mileage and estimated hiking time; trail conditions; and more. Creaky Knees hiking guides are perfect for aging baby boomers, seniors, those traveling with small children, and anyone else interested more in a stroll than a climb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632170118
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Series: Creaky Knees Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 532,551
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

SEABURY BLAIR JR. spent many years as the outdoor columnist for The Bremerton Sun, where one of his most popular features was the “Hike o’ the Month.” He is an avid backcountry skier and hiker, and lives in Spokane, WA.

He is also the author of Wild Roads Washington; the Creaky Knees Guide series of easy hiking books (titles cover Washington, Oregon, and Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments); the Day Hike! series of easy hikes that you can do in a day (titles cover the Central Cascades, the North Cascades, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Peninsula, the Columbia Gorge, and Spokane/Coeur d'Alene).

Table of Contents

Hikes at a Glance viii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Using This Guide xv

Be Careful xix

North Cascades National Park 1

1 River Loop Trail 3

2 Thunder Knob 7

3 East Bank Trail 10

4 Rainy and Ann Lakes 13

5 Cutthroat Pass 17

San Juan Islands National Monument 23

6 Iceberg Point 25

Olympic National Park 31

7 South Fork, Skokomish River 33

8 North Fork, Skokomish River 37

9 Shady Lane Trail 41

10 Big Hump 44

11 Dosewallips Road 48

12 Lower Big Quilcene Trail 51

13 Camp Handy 55

14 Royal Lake Trail 59

15 Lower Gray Wolf Trail 63

16 Dungeness Spit 66

17 Hurricane Hill 70

18 Elk Mountain 74

19 Elwha Loop 78

20 Spruce Railroad Trail 82

21 Pacific Ocean Beaches 86

Mount Rainier National Park 91

22 Mount Fremont Lookout 93

23 Emmons Glacier 97

24 Grove of the Patriarchs 101

25 Silver Falls 104

26 Bench and Snow Lakes 107

27 Nisqually Vista 111

28 Skyline Trail 115

29 Comet Falls 119

30 Trail of the Shadows 122

31 Rampart Ridge 125

32 Westside Road 128

33 Carbon River Road 132

34 Naches Peak Loop 135

35 Pinnacle Saddle 139

36 Mazama Ridge 142

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument 147

37 Harmony Falls 149

38 Norway Pass 152

39 Smith Creek Trail 155

40 Windy Ridge 158

41 Hummocks Trail 161

42 Coldwater Lake Trail 164

43 Boundary Trail 167

44 Ape Caves 170

45 Lava Canyon 174

46 Ape Canyon Trail 178

Newberry National Volcanic Monument 183

47 Benham Falls Trail 185

48 Lava Cast Forest 189

49 Paulina Falls 192

50 Paulina Creek Trail 195

51 Little Crater Trail 198

52 Paulina Lakeshore Loop 201

53 Silica and Big Obsidian Flow Trails 204

54 Newberry Crater Trail 207

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument 213

55 Blue Basin Overlook Trail 215

56 Geologic Time-Clamo Arch Trail 218

Crater Lake National Park 223

57 Pacific Crest Trad North 225

58 Annie Spring-Pacific Crest Trail 228

59 Godfrey Glen 231

60 Lady of the Woods and Castle Crest Wildflower Loops 234

61 Garfield Peak Trail 237

62 Discovery Point Trail 240

63 Watchman Peak 243

64 Crater Rim Trail 246

65 Pacific Crest Trail-Red Cone Spring 249

66 Pacific Crest Trail-Pumice Desert 252

67 Cleetwood Cove 256

68 Mount Scott 259

69 Crater Peak 262

70 Sun Notch 265

71 Plaikni Falls 268

Oregon Caves National Monument 273

72 Oregon Cave Tour 275

73 Big Tree 278

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument 283

74 Pacific Crest Trail-Pilot Rock 285

75 Pacific Crest Trail-Hyatt Meadows 288

Index 292

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