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100 CLASSIC HIKES Washington

– featuring Craig Romano


To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original guide, the new guide book written by Craig Romano and published by The Mountaineers Books features 100 of the best trails in all of Washington State.
While keeping many of the Legacy Hikes in Manning and Spring’s book, 100 Classic Hikes Washington now includes classic trails of eastern and central Washington.

Read article in The Seattle Times

CRAIG ROMANO

Growing up in rural New Hampshire I fell in love with the natural world. A former Boy Scout, backcountry ranger in NH’s White Mountain National Forest, and a ski bum in Vermont, the outdoors is my calling! I have traveled extensively, from Alaska to Argentina, Sicily to South Korea, seeking wild and spectacular landscapes. I rank Washington State, my home since 1989, among the most beautiful places on the planet  and I have thoroughly hiked it, over 19,000 miles worth from Cape Flattery in the NW to Puffer Butte in the SE; Cape Disappointment in the SW to the Salmo-Priest Wilderness in the NE.

A LOOK INSIDE

With a new inclusion of classic trails of eastern and central Washington this guide is a must have addition to any NW guidebook library.

Thirteen Mile

Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 17 Miles
Elevation gain: 4800 ft.
Directions: https://goo.gl/RYq4Wl
Trail Page: https://goo.gl/TyDPt1

EXPLORE!

Grand Valley

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.5 Miles
Elevation gain: 520 ft.
Directions: https://goo.gl/h8bKlg
Trail Page: http://goo.gl/fwH3OU
Go!

Turtlehead

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.5 Miles
Elevation gain: 520 ft.
Directions: https://goo.gl/h8bKlg
Trail Page: http://goo.gl/fwH3OU
Hike!

“Like classic rock, classic literature and classic film, a classic hike should be a superb representation – in this case of trails, capturing the full essence of our outdoors. It should be timeless, not replicated anywhere, and the experience should remain indelibly etched in your mind. Washington is a beautiful state with big mountains, big rivers, big lakes, a big coastline, big trees, big animals, and big tracts of public lands traversed by thousands of miles of trails.”

-Craig Romano
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