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99 Dives from the San Juan Islands in Washington to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island in British Columbia
by Betty Pratt-Johnson
September 1997, Paperback, 320 pages, (non-fiction)
Suitable for divers at all levels.

Bear Aware: Hiking and Camping in Bear Country
by Bill Schneider
November 1996, Paperback, 128 pages, (guidebook)
Essential tips you need to reduce the risk of being injured by a bear. Covers both black bears and grizzly bears.

Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest
by Todd Litman, Suzanne Kort
March 1996, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)
Fifty rides in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Biking the Great Northwest: 20 Tours in Washington Oregon Idaho & Montana
by Jean Henderson
April 1995, Paperback, 238 pages, (guidebook)
Detailed directions for 20 tours (mostly loops) along scenic byways and back roads. Covers terrain, scenic and historic sights, public transport, and advice on planning for the trip.

Diving and Snorkeling Guide to the Pacific Northwest: Includes Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and Vancouver Island
by Edward Weber
March 1993, Paperback, 92 pages, (guidebook)

Golf Courses of the Pacific Northwest
by Jeff Shelley
June 1997, Paperback, 3rd edition, 800 pages, (guidebook)

Great Walks of North America: The Pacific Northwest
by John McKinney
September 1997, Paperback, 1st edition, 256 pages, (guidebook)
How to view both natural and urban landscapes on foot, in Washington, Oregon and western Canada.

Hiking the Ancient Forests of British Columbia & Washington
by Randy Stoltmann
July 1996, Paperback, 192 pages, (guidebook)

Hiking the Great Northwest: 55 Greatest Trails in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Northern California, British Columbia, and the canadia
by Harvey Manning, Vicky Spring, Ira Spring, Vicki Spring, Ara Spring
December 1998, Paperback, 2nd edition, 208 pages, (guidebook)
Showcasing the best of the spectacular, unspoiled Northwest.

Jeff Renner's Mountain Weather Field Guide
by Jeff Renner
April 2000, Mountaineers Book, Pamphlet, 1 page, (guidebook)
Pulling key information from his book Northwest Mountain Weather, Seattle's KING-5 TV meteorologist Jeff Renner has created this laminated, take-along guide chock-full of essential weather information to help mountain travelers assess conditions in the field.

Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Peter McGee
April 1998, Mountaineers Book, Paperback, 284 pages, (guidebook)
Expert kayakers offer several trip descriptions for areas from Puget Sound to the Queen Charlotte Islands.  Also information on camping sites, directions, weather hazards, emergency contacts, outfitters, and environmental considerations.

Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Gulf Islands: 50 Trips on the Northwest's Inland Waters
by Randel Washburne, R. Carey Gersten (Editor)
May 1999, Paperback, 2nd edition, 256 pages, (guidebook)
The extensive inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest are among the best in the world for sea kayaking. These are 50 of the best kayaking daytrips and overnighters. Each trip includes safety tips and guidelines for kayaking and camping with minimal impact on the environment. Also includes information on using the Cascadia Marine Trail, the only Marine National Recreation Trail in the country.

Moon Pacific Northwest HikingMoon Pacific Northwest Hiking: The Complete Guide to More Than 900 of the Best Hikes in Washington and Oregon
by Scott Leonard and Sean Patrick Hill
June 2010, Paperback, 752 pages
Easy-to-follow maps, driving directions, as well as difficulty and scenic ratings for each hiking trail. Complete with details on what to pack and wear as well as hiking ethics and safety tips.

Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest, 2nd EditionMotorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest, 2nd Edition
August 2010, paperback, 288 pages
by Bruce Hansen
Designed from top to bottom for motorcyclists, this new second edition includes topographical maps for each trip, specific directions, and tips on the best places to eat, sleep, and visit.

Motorcycle Touring in the Pacific Northwest: The Region's Best RidesMotorcycle Touring in the Pacific Northwest: The Region's Best Rides
by Christy Karras and Stephen Zusy
September 2010, paperback, 400 pages
Now bikers have an unparalleled guide describing forty classic rides across the quintessential landscapes of Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver/British Columbia-from the rugged Pacific coast to breathtaking islands, from rain forests to deserts, from the Cascades to the Rockies.

Northwest Golfer: A Guide to Every Golf Course Where the Public is Welcome in OR & WA
by Kiki Canniff
April 1996, Paperback, 4th edition, 256 pages, (guidebook)

Northwest Walks
by Gary Ferguson
March 1995, Paperback, 268 pages, (guidebook)
75 walks through Washington, Oregon, and Idaho's diverse ecosystems, from rain forests, alpine meadows, and volcanic regions to sand dunes and estuaries.

Pacific Northwest TripsPacific Northwest Trips
by Danny Palmerlee, Mariella Krause and Bradley Mayhew
February 2009, paperback, 352 pages
Within these chapters is a compendium of short (and some not-so-short) trips exploring the quirkiest, most vibrant, most epic and iconic trips - all guaranteed to show you a new Pacific Northwest - whether you know it already or not.

 

Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest: 50 Flatwater and Whitewater Trips for Canoe & Kayak
by Rich Landers, Dan Hansen
March 1998, Mountaineers Book, Paperback, 256 pages, (guidebook)
Floats that all can enjoy, in Washington and Idaho.

Foghorn Outdoors: Pacific Northwest Camping
by Tom Stienstra
June 2000, a Foghorn Outdoors book, Paperback, 840 pages, 7th edition

Ski and Snow Country: The Golden Years of Skiing in the West, 1930S - 1950s
by Ray Atkeson (Photographer), Warren Miller
November 2000An era of fun and elegance was captured on film by famed outdoor photographer Ray Atkeson and ski moviemaker Warren Miller.

Whale Watching

Killer Whales: The Natural History and Genealogy of Orcinus Orca in British Columbia and Washington State
by John K. B. Ford, Graeme M. Ellis, Kenneth C., III Balcomb
Paperback: 104 pages, University of Washington Press, ISBN: 0295979585. Updated edition, June 15, 2000.

The Whale Watcher's Guide : Whale-Watching Trips in North America.
by Patricia Corrigan, Roger Payne
Paperback, 328 pages, NorthWord Press, ISBN: 1559716835, Updated edition, March 1999.

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