The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby

The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby


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The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby by William Dietrich

Experience a magnificent region through the words and images of accomplished writers and photographers and local residents.

• Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Dietrich presents the rich history and challenges facing this rugged habitat just hours from Seattle.

• In his foreword, Richard Louv examines the importance of preserving our local wilderness areas for generations to come.

• Poet Gary Snyder shares musings from his time spent as a fire lookout in the region.

• Guidebook author Craig Romano encourages boots-on-the-ground exploration, from day hikes to more ambitious backcountry travel.

• Christian Martin, of North Cascades Institute, profiles leaders dedicated to protecting this landscape.

• Twenty photographers, including Art Wolfe, Ethan Welty, Benj Drummond, Paul Bannick, Amy Gulick, and Steven Gnam, bring the North Cascades to stunning visual life.

From the summit of Mount Baker to the sandy bottom of the Skagit River, Washington's North Cascades hold some of the most sublime mountain summits, lowland old growth forests, and pristine rivers on the planet. Some of these features are safely contained within national park boundaries or federally designated wilderness areas, but few people realize how many acres remain unprotected to this day. With a growing regional population, and development putting more pressure on this region, The North Cascades draws our attention to the many reasons that the integrity of this rich ecosystem must remain intact.

Released in 2014 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act, and the 50th anniversary of the original North Cascades photo book by The Mountaineers that helped inspire the creation of North Cascades National Park. More than twenty conservation and recreation organizations working in the North Cascades lent their perspective to this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594857713
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 189
Sales rank: 1,235,383
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William Dietrich is the New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer-winning journalist of fifteen books, including award-winning Northwest environmental texts. His popular historical thrillers have been translated into thirty-one languages. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with a daily view of the North Cascades.

Craig Romano is an avid hiker, runner, kayacker, and cyclist. He is the author of Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Northwest, Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington's Last Frontier, as well as Backpacking Washington,Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge,Day Hiking Olympia Peninsula, Day Hiking: North Cascades, Day Hiking Central Cascades, and Winter Hikes of Western Washington Deck. Craig lives in Mount Vernon, Washington.

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