By Craig Romano
- •New quantity in Washington’s bestselling climbing guidebook series
- •Packable measurement packed with maps, elevation profiles, a hundred thirty images, at-a-glance path choice desk, and extra from a loved trails author
- •1% of revenues help path upkeep in Washington
As a mountain climbing vacation spot, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north provide rankings of parks and preserves, enormous quantities of miles of trails catering to hikers of all degrees, and year-round accessibility. Day climbing: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is split into approximately 4 sections: Anacortes, for lots of the gateway to the sector; the San Juan Islands themselves, together with a few key islands now not served via Washington nation Ferries; Victoria, Canada, offering quick access to the Gulf Islands, in addition to different particular locations; and the mystical southern Gulf Islands.
Author Craig Romano explores country parks, county parks, and provincial parks in addition to a few municipal and nearby parks. He additionally good points the hot enlargement of San Juan Island nationwide ancient Park on San Juan Island and the lately created Gulf Islands nationwide Park Reserve, spanning numerous of the southern Gulf Islands, either one of which aren't but accepted to many hikers. whereas the celebrity sights are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano additionally positive factors numerous of the bigger islands that don’t have ferry carrier (e.g., Stuart Island)——making this consultant of curiosity to paddlers and boaters who're searching for hikes too!
Key gains of this guide:
- •136 hikes (approximately 50% American, 50% Canadian locations)
- •Ferry shuttle tips
- •Car-camping recommendations
- •Border-crossing details
- •All distances and elevations in either English and metric units
- •Overview maps for either the San Juans and Gulf Islands
**Mountaineers Books designates 1 percentage of the sales of decide on guidebooks in our Day mountaineering sequence towards volunteer path upkeep. in view that launching this application, we’ve contributed greater than $14,000 towards bettering trails.
For this publication, our 1 percentage of revenues goes to Washington Trails organization (WTA). WTA hosts greater than 750 paintings events all through Washington’s Cascades and Olympics every year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, slicing away brush, retreading worn stretches of path, and construction bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are necessary to the land managers who keep hundreds of thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.
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