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Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula: National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington (Done in a Day)
by Craig Romano
True tales from wild places Cliff Jacobson's collection of camping experiences.
Paperback, 354 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Mountaineers Books
(first published April 30th 2007)
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Obviously didn't read this cover to cover but this book got us through nearly a week of hikes using Port Angeles as a home base. My wife and I tend to look for hikes that Craig described as being "off the beaten path," "hard," or "solitary." On every one of these, we found his reviews spot on and ended up doing 3 of the greatest hikes we've ever been on: (1) 18.5 mile Bogachiel Peak loop past Deer and Heart Lakes (AMAZING but quite a go in one day--we were the only people we saw doing it in a da ...more
Apr 19, 2008 Aimee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: hikers, visitors to ONP
I went on some of these hikes during a recent trip to Olympic National Park. Gives information on how to get there, difficulty, length of hike, whether its dog friendly, and other features, as well as what you can do if you want to "extend" your hike. The snapshots of the various places would motivate the most entrenched couch potato to get moving. This is a must take for those interested in visiting any part of the peninsula.
Needing something to read while flying to Seattle...when I can't read my Kindle...this was interesting. I read about several hikes and some of the extra information and advice given by this author. I am the owner of several of this author's book. If you want some good suggestions for hiking in Washington...this is the book to get!