Day Hike! North Cascades, 4th Edition: More than 55 Washington State Trails You Can Hike in a Day (Paperback)
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Discover the very best day hikes in North Cascades National Park and the wilderness around Washington State's scenic North Cascades.
From Mount Baker to Washington Pass and the Methow Valley, you'll find 59 of the best day hikes in this full-color hiking guide. Featuring the lush forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and alpine meadows of the North Cascades, each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving first-time or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more. Includes complete information for 59 great day hikes, including:
• Methow Valley
• Mount Baker
• North Cascades National Park
• Ross Lake
• Skagit River Loop
• Table Mountain
• and more!
The Day Hike! series of full-color hiking guides was written for people who want to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home. Other titles in the Day Hike! series include:
Day Hike! Central Cascades
Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula
Day Hike! Mount Rainier
Day Hike! Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Sandpoint
About the Author
Outdoor enthusiast and writer MIKE MCQUAIDE has been published in the Seattle Times, along with many other publications and websites. A longtime resident of Bellingham, Washington, he is an avid trail runner and triathlete, as well as hiker, snowboarder, and cyclist. McQuaide is also the author of another title in the Day Hike! series, Day Hike! Central Cascades.
"[Most guidebooks are by] backpackers who occasionally day hike. But most people are day-hikers, who occasionally backpack. And that's the key difference to this series."
—Ron C. Judd
"The series...earns points for rating each individual trip on a five-scale and for providing a comparative overview of all hikes in each book's introductory pages. For those of us who like to cherry-pick trails, ratings simplify our task."
"The presentation of basic facts (distance, elevation gain, maps, permits, etc.) is excellent and easy to follow. In addition to helpful topographical maps, the guides feature elevation profiles - an inspired addition!"
"The Day Hike! series, published by Sasquatch Books, is my favorite resource for finding a great hike to do with my girlfriends or family. The hikes are listed by location, with an overall rating, a rating for difficulty, the elevation gain, hike distance, best season and approximate hiking time. With colorful pictures and fun maps, even my six-year-old son loves looking at these books."
—Northwest Healthy Mama