Click here to download author craig romanos favorite hike from the book, bogachiel peak more than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes compact, easycarry size two color maps, charts and elevation profiles this handsome guide is full of charts and easytofind information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. Olympic peninsula, 4th edition sasquatch books discover the best trails for day hiking in washington states olympic peninsula. Our group shuttles include service to oil city, third beach, rialto beach, lake ozette, shi shi beach, the sol duc, and hoh rain forest. With a rugged and undeveloped coastline one of the largest wilderness coastlines in the continental united states, some of the largest tracts of unbroken oldgrowth forest in the pacific northwest. From the pacific coast to scenic hurricane ridge, the 73 incredible hikes in this guidebook feature the wild ocean beaches, lush rain forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and high meadows unique to the olympic peninsula. Day hiking olympic peninsula, 2nd edition by craig romano. Camping in olympic lets you experience several different olympic peninsula landscapes. Trust me, youll find there are more great things to do on the olympic peninsula than youll ever have time for on a 3day road trip.
Pacific coastline, alpine tundra, temperate rainforest, and drier forest. This is incredibly a unique national park that can help you find a perfect adventure. Olympic peninsula is easily the best of the lotthe book is compact, easy to use and comprehensive. The olympic peninsula is washington states premier destination for nonmotorized touring.
Besides the big sights found at olympic national park hurricane ridge and hoh rain forest, the peninsula offers much more for families, couples, and travelers. The olympic peninsula is home to incredible biological diversity. He is the author of more than a dozen falconguides for such places as glacier national park, the bob marshall wilderness, olympic national park, zion and bryce canyon national park, as well as colorados maroon bellssnowmass wilderness. Boasting scenic lakes, icecapped mountains, glaciers, rugged coastlines, and a temperate rainforest, the park is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and scientists alike. Stormy winter waves crash along the coastline, the hiking trails provide peace and solitude, the air is crisp, and the forests are replenished and showcase a vibrant green with the return of much needed precipitation. This gorgeous corner of the united states boasts a wild coastline, lush temperate rainforests, and glacierclad peaks that tower over it all. We provide guided hiking tours throughout the top destinations on the olympic peninsula. Since the family vacations cant come to the olympic peninsula soon, were here to help you experience our read more. Written by guestblogger and local bibliophile, mary brelsford. Embracing the rain on seven stunning olympic day hikes. Ive been patiently waiting for this season on the olympic peninsula, as it is arguably my favorite to get out and explore.
On this tour, we will take you to some of the iconic locations on the peninsula and michael will teach you about photography and his photo taking process. Hiking is a natural way to explore the olympic peninsula. The coastal, the alpine areas, the western rain forest area, and the dry eastern area. From full day group tours to customizable private tours, were confident we can create a memorable experience for all types of travelers, group sizes, ages, and abilities. We offer customizable private tours throughout the olympic peninsula as well. National park coastal beaches southwest washington paperback november 4, 2016. This updated edition of hiking olympic national park features 66 of the finest. Craig romano has 26 books on goodreads with 927 ratings. There are a number of lively and interesting towns such as sequim, port angeles, port townsend. If you are looking for more mainstream and easy hikes, this is probably your best choice. Custom shuttles are available throughout other hiking areas on the olympic peninsula.
Spend a day in olympic national park, named a unesco world heritage site due to the widelyvaried ecosystems within its borders. The day hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides available for washington state. In the heart of the peninsula, olympic national park encompasses nearly a million acres. Washington trails association 705 2nd ave, suite 300 seattle, wa 98104 206 62567. Youll find a handful of coast, river and mountain hikes below to get you started. For the latest information about hiking in the olympic national park, along with updated maps, visit the national park service website. Books about olympic peninsula in washington go northwest. This guide features 73 day hikes in the peninsula with trails rated from easy to difficult. A pet peeve of mine is wasting valuable outdoors time trying to navigate my way in a car to a trailhead. Starting in the victorian seaport of port townsend, and ending on the shores of the pacific ocean. The map below shows broadly where each region is located.
Seeing the olympic peninsula with dogs do more together. Packed with 52 favorite hiking trails in olympic national park and olympic national forest, the book is 296 pages in length and is 5x8in in size, letting you tuck it in your day pack and bring it with you on your hikes. From the pacific coast to scenic hurricane ridge, the 73 incredible hikes in this popular guidebook feature the wild ocean beaches, lush rain. Jan 24, 2019 the olympic peninsula is home to some great hot springs, including the sol duc hot springs and the olympic hot springs. Liz and roy are thrilled to offer this amazing olympic national park adventure for the second time.
Between hiking along mountain peaks to wildlife spotting in rainforests, theres something for every nature lover here. Best easy day hikes olympic national park features concise descriptions and easytofollow maps for thirtyone short, manageable hikes. Day hiking olympic peninsula done in a day by craig romano. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to washington trails association wta.
West of here and other olympic peninsula books olympic rain. The olympic peninsula guide has hikes in and outside of the olympic national park including buckhorn wilderness and the olympic national forest. Most of this peninsula is the olympic national park, which is spectacular and filled with wonderful hikes to waterfalls and other things such as the hoh rainforest. Covering 4000 square meters in the olympic peninsula, the olympic national park is the jewel of washington state, concealing a rich cultural and natural heritage. Day hiking, olympic peninsula, 2nd edition mountaineers book by craig romano november 2016 paperback, 364 pages. All sit in the shadow if mount olympus, the snowcapped peak at the heart of it all. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. The absolute best hikes in olympic national park the.
Each trail has a description, topographical map, photographs and more. Olympic national park encompasses nearly one million acres of washington wilderness, making it a perfect choice for many backcountry adventures. This is the olympic national park entry in the extensive falcon guides series. Bookstore best selection of books on the northwest. All hikes in this book are accessible to residents in the metropolitan seattle area, making it the perfect companion for anyone wanting to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home.
From the pacific coast to scenic hurricane ridge, the 73 incredible hikes in this popular guidebook feature the wild ocean beaches, lush rain forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and high meadows unique to the olympic peninsula. This handsome guide is full of charts and easytofind information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. Perfect to take out any tension from a day of driving. National park coastal beaches southwest washington books the mountaineers. Many of us are aware of the unique climate and beauty of the olympic peninsula.
The bestselling guide to the olympic peninsula now fully revised, updated, and expanded. Books by craig romano author of day hiking olympic peninsula. Moon olympic peninsula, 2nd edition moon handbooks by jeff burlingame. Luckily, i wrote the book on the place, and want to share a few of mine that are best seen during the rain. National park coastal beaches southwest washington books. Craig romanos most popular book is day hiking olympic peninsula.
Epic olympic peninsula hikes with experienceolympic in the. Mar 19, 2019 discover the best trails for day hiking in washington states olympic peninsula. Aug 07, 2019 olympic national park is located on the olympic peninsula, west of the city of seattle. Olympic peninsula loop drive olympic national park 2020. This is a great hiking guide that covers the entire olympic peninsula. National park coastal beaches southwest washington romano, craig on. The ultimate 3day olympic peninsula road trip guide. Olympic peninsula is a good, concise, easytouse guide that provides perfectly useable directions to trailheads. The olympic hiking company, founded in 2016, provides guided hiking tours, backpacker trailhead shuttles, and customizable private tours throughout olympic national park. The best olympic national park hikes showcase its four distinct environments. We liked hiking in olympic national park so much that we moved to port angles, the gateway to the park, back in 1999. These seven day hikes are amazing, so pack your waterproof gear and a change of clothes and explore a rainy day in and around olympic national park. Short or long, leisurely or invigorating, youll find a great variety of hikes here. Olympic peninsula offers many hiking opportunities join to connect with others.
We are hikers, not campers, so we do day hikes that get us back to our car in time to get home for dinner. Hiking the beaches here requires checking tide tables and timing your hike accordingly. Find complete info such as elevation, directions, and needed passes on over hikes. All of the olympic peninsula is a multiday destination. And dont forget to instagram the sea stacks along the pacific coastline, which are among the tallest anywhere in washington state. We have several hikes per week open to members and prospective members. Created out of love for the region, which we call our home, douglas and mathias have poured their heart and soul into creating an instant classic for hikers and adventurers hoping to get to know the olympic peninsula even better. Olympic national park hikes best olympic hiking trails. Veteran author and hiker erik molvar describes the best routes for those who have limited time or abilities, without missing out on the areas scenic splendors. Hiking the wilderness coast olympic national park u. Olympic national park hikes and backpacking trails. From the wild coast to gentle river hikes, wildlifepacked meadows to lofty views of snowcapped mountains, the olympic peninsula has some incredible summertime hiking and backpacking. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Click here to download author craig romanos favorite h.
Book a guided hiking tour of olympic national park today. We are ready to help you plan your next trip to the olympic peninsula. Written by a washington native and author, this guide book details touring small towns, exploring the coast and hiking through the rain forests of olympic np. Of course, most of the peninsula is part of the national park, so most of this book is about the park. Find new places to explore by clicking on files or use this link. I first met him on the trail in 1974, in the middle of the olympic mountains he loved so much. For your first trip to the olympic peninsula, start by getting the lay of the land. Hiking in olympic national park is a dream come true come and discover this remarkable wilderness. This trip includes hiking, meditations walking and sitting, forest bathing soak up prana from the rainforest, beach yoga, yoga in a studio in port angeles, camping, swimming, and community. Go outside hiking by season regional great summer hikes on the olympic peninsula great summer hikes on the olympic peninsula from the wild coast to gentle river hikes, wildlifepacked meadows to lofty views of snowcapped mountains, the olympic peninsula has some incredible summertime hiking and backpacking. The book provides a visual map with hikes broken down by the pacific coast, kitsap peninsula and zones by general compass point areas in the olympic peninsula e. Day hikers day hiking olympic peninsula is my definitive choice for the best day hiking guide. Voice of the wild olympics the mountaineers books new day hiking series of guide books is a worthy successor to the classic washington hiking guides authored by the late harvey manning and ira spring. Olympic peninsula washington 2020 all you need to know.
Towns and travel routes skirt the edges, abiding on. This guidebook to hiking the best trails in the olympic peninsula features 73 unforgettable day hikes in the olympic peninsula, from hoodsport to hurricane ridge to the pacific coast. Olympic national park books and guides national parked. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving firsttime or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as. The outdoor society is pleased to announce the release of our brand new book, 52 olympic peninsula hikes. The olympic peninsula s authentic past well, were you inspired to do some baking after our last blog. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. The book provides a visual map with hikes broken down by the pacific coast, kitsap peninsula and zones by general compass point areas in the olympic. On the beach, the hiking surface varies from soft to hard sand, gravel, cobble stones, boulders, and large drift logs.
Here ive collected 31 free highresolution olympic national park maps to view and download. The olympic national park is most famous for the hoh rainforest, a dense temperature rainforest through which flows the mighty hoh river. The bestselling guide to the olympic peninsulanow fully revised, updated, and expanded. Explore hurricane ridge, the hoh rain forest, sol duc falls, lake crescent, the pacific coast, and much more.
Great summer hikes on the olympic peninsula washington. Mountaineers books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our day hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. Now fully updated and featuring fullcolor photography, the day hike. The olympic mountains and the olympic mountains trail guide, which i think are the nations most lyric and authoritative books about wilderness pathways. Discover the best trails for day hiking in washington states olympic peninsula. But, not so many are aware that this area has served as the setting for a number of very good books, some of which have hit the new york times best seller list, and all of which are rich with references to local landmarks and lore. Welcome to the olympic discovery trail the pathway to the. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Reservations are strongly recommended for overnight hikes in the ozette area between may 1 and september 30.
With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of olympic national. Epic olympic peninsula hikes with experienceolympic in the olympic mountains what is an epic hike hiking 810 miles 16 km through the stunning olympic backcountry as accessed from hurricane ridge is an exhilarating challenge. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Welcome to the online store of the outdoor society. Mountaineers books designates1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our day hiking. Kindle, 245448 kb, 539 pages fully updated, revised and expanded guide featuring new photos, hikes and trails in the olympic peninsula. With nearly 1 million acres of beautiful wilderness to explore, there is an adventure for everyone in olympic national park.1513 24 1442 860 934 1026 1551 999 834 1407 389 1199 86 492 618 851 340 99 981 344 812 1012 1528 943 352 914 267 1211 652 1389 414 769 841 1395 1422 1176 558 157 503 121 1215 1423 90 1386 293 1439 932