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By Mike McQuaide

A consultant written only for those that are looking to spend their days within the mountains and their nights again at domestic. Day Hike! uncovers the simplest trails for the day tripper, even if you're a beginner hiker or a veteran with 1000s of miles in your boots.

Northwest path specialist Mike McQuaide leads us to greater than 60 of the easiest day hike trails within the imperative Cascades from the Olallie Lake Scenic sector and Mount Jefferson barren region within the north to the Mount Thielsen barren region within the south. Day Hike! vital Cascades describes vintage routes—from effortless to reasonable to extreme—giving hikers the alternatives they need. unique, actual, and modern writing make this consultant the single to maintain close to the water bottles.

FEATURES:

69 whole path descriptions
Easy-to-read USGS topographical maps, together with elevation profiles
Clear, up to date riding directions
Overall path ratings
Each path contains mileage and expected climbing time, elevation achieve, path stipulations, trouble point, top season, map references, exploring innovations, entry, allows required, unique notes on canine, motorcycles, and youngsters, and the place to discover extra information
Organized by way of significant highways and roads for simple path finding
Quick-reference chart to season and trouble level
More than 70 sharp, modern black-and-white photographs
Thorough informative entrance matter
Hike records "At a Glance"
NEW during this up to date EDITION:

Given the tough winters of 2005-06 and 2006-07, many trails coated within the earlier version have suffered from harm and feature replaced dramatically. This up to date version discusses all adjustments made to the paths, in addition to details on who to name for the newest reconstructions.
New preface discussing alterations to the edition.
New hide and sequence glance.

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The first fire lookout on the site was built in 1932 and rebuilt in the early 1960s, when an extra 20 feet was added to its tower. In the early 1970s the lookout was retired and the structure fell into disrepair. After some nifty renovations by the Everett Mountaineers, however, the tower opened again in 2003. 20 Foothills 6. 4 miles round-trip 2 hours 450 feet 2,422 feet Easy Early spring through late fall; sometimes open year-round Permits/Contact Northwest Forest Pass required/Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, Skykomish Ranger District, (360) 677-2414 Maps USGS Baring; Green Trails Monte Cristo 143 Trail Notes Leashed dogs okay; stunning lake and Mount Baring views; kid-friendly The bunny ears of Mount Baring.

Like a ski lift, the road climbs fairly quickly (although not at the rate of a high-speed quad), with views of surrounding peaks opening up. Open ski slopes mean open meadows, which means midsummer wildflower mania. You know the saying: Take some time to stop and smell the Indian paintbrush. Views expand the higher you go, and Stevens Pass—where east meets west—shrinks smaller and smaller both in sight and sound. Because much of the trail is in the open, in midsummer it can be hot. Be sure to take plenty of water, especially if there are young ones along.

Throw in a line. Take a load off. You’ll want to stay a while. 8 miles farther and 1,500 feet higher. Along with the lake, you’ll find wildflower meadows and Alaska cedars more than three hundred years old. Lakeside camping is allowed at Barclay and Eagle lakes, and at Money Creek Campground just off Highway 2, near milepost 45. 24 stevens pass/ nason ridge 7 Deception Falls Nature Trail, 27 8 Iron Goat Trail, 30 9 Grace Lakes, 34 10 Bygone Byways Interpretive Trail, 37 11 Rock Mountain, 40 12 Merritt Lake, 44 13 Round Mountain–Alpine Lookout, 47 14 Nason Ridge, 51 25 Stevens Pass/Nason Ridge 7.

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