A guide written just for people who want to spend their days in the mountains and their nights back at home. DAY HIKE uncovers the best trails for the day tripper, whether you're a newbie hiker or a veteran with hundreds of miles on your boots. Northwest trail expert Mike McQuaide leads us to more than 60 of the best day hike trails in the Central Cascades from the Olallie Lake Scenic Area and Mount Jefferson Wilderness in the north to the Mount Thielsen Wilderness in the south. Day Hike Central Cascades describes classic routes--from easy to moderate to extreme--giving hikers the choices they want. Entertaining, accurate, and contemporary writing make this guide the one to keep near the water bottles.
About the Author
Mike McQuaide has written outdoor, travel, and lifestyle stories for Adventure Cyclist, Sunset, and Outside, and he is a frequent contributor to The Seattle Times "NW Weekend." The author of five other guidebooks on outdoor travel, McQuaide is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker, with a few Ironman triathlons under his bike chain, as well as a finish of the 200-mile "Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic" in a single day. Check out his adventures at www.mcqview.blogspot.com. McQuaide lives with his family in Bellingham, Washington.
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