Veteran guidebook author Craig Romano hits the trail again to uncover amazing backpacking opportunities all over Washington’s wilderness. This second edition of Backpacking Washington details 80 routes, from the lush Hoh River Valley to breathtaking vistas in the North Cascades to the open ridges of the Columbia Highlands and beyond. With an emphasis on weekend trips, routes range from overnights to weeklong treks with suggested campsites and often include options for extending your trip. Features include:
**Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks toward volunteer trail maintenance. Since launching this program, we’ve contributed more than $14,000 toward improving trails.
- Detailed route descriptions with up-to-date maps
- All-new photographs
- Mileage logs featuring campgrounds, water, and other highlights
- Icons for family- and dog-friendly trips
- Recommended nearby day hikes
- Information about the Pacific Crest, Pacific Northwest, and Wonderland Trails
For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington’s Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.