The Central Cascades offer some of the most accessible wilderness areas for urban Seattleites, with trails no less stunning or enjoyable than those in more remote regions. Day Hiking Central Cascades includes 50% more hikes than other regional guidebooks and focuses on cream-of-the-crop trails in these areas: Whidbey Island; Skykomish, Wenatchee, and Icicle River Valleys; the Entiat Mountains; the Lake Chelan area; and more. Compact in size, this is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highways and other travel corridors, and with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip, each of them hiked by the author.
||Craig Romano and Alan L. Bauer
||Day Hiking Central Cascades: Stevens Pass/ Alpine Lakes/ Lake Wenatchee
||May 1, 2009
The Mountaineers Day Hiking guidebooks cover the Northwest's most popular hiking destinations, and each guidebook provides at-a-glace charts so you can quickly find the distance, difficulty and trail highlight you're looking for in your next hike. Hikes are rated for families or pets, and include easy to follow directions to get you right to the trail head.
“Hot new series.” (The Daily News, Longview WA)
“The Mountaineers Books’ new Day Hiking series of guidebooks is a worthy successor to the classic Washington hiking guides authored by the late Harvey Manning and Ira Spring… [The] Day Hiking series was designed and written with the needs of hikers in mind.” (About.com)
“Day Hiking: Mount Rainier and Day Hiking: North Cascades, both from The Mountaineers Books, are strong additions to their expanding day hike series.” (Klamath Falls Herald and News)
“Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands has been hugely popular with our members. We’ve had more requests for it than any other membership premium we’ve offered in the past.” (San Juan Preservation Trust)
“The 100 Hikes series had two missions: to educate people about the amazing places to hike in this state, and to build a community of people willing to speak up for and protect those places. After reading through some of the new Day Hiking guide, it's clear that the mission continues.” (Andrew Engelson, Washington Trails Association)