Cities and Towns of the Central Cascades
National Wilderness Areas
The wilderness lies within the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, and is described on this USDA Forest Service web site.
Glacier Peak Wilderness
Description and photo. (On the Wilderness.net web site.)
The Glacier Peak Wilderness
GORP provides a brief description of the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Day Hike! Central Cascades: The Best Trails You Can Hike in a Day by Mike McQuaide. This revised edition contains 69 complete trail descriptions, crucial information estimated hiking time, permits required, special notes on dogs and kids, and double-checked driving directions. The book also contains easy-to-read USGS topographical maps, informative photographs and discusses all changes made to the trails, and who to contact about the most recent reconstructions. Order now...
Day Hiking: Central Cascades by Craig Romano, Author and Alan Baue, Photographer. This book includes 50% more hikes than other regional guidebooks and focuses on cream-of-the-crop trails in these areas. Compact in size, this is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highways and other travel corridors, with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less. Order now...
Washington's Central Cascades Fishing Guide by Dave Shorett. This comprehensive guidebook tells where, how and when to fish the area in detail, covering more than 25 streams and 200 lakes, with 14 maps and 40 photos. Trout populations are described in depth, along with fishing techniques, access and hiking directions. Order now...
Selected Climbs in the Cascades Volume II by Jim Nelson and Peter Potterfield. Features 100 routes, including top favorite sport and crag climbing areas. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, several with route overlays. Highlights fun, quality climbs for all skill levels. Order now...
Moon Washington, 9th Edition. by Ericka Chickowski. From urban cities to rural towns, this native gives an insider's perspective on everything the Evergreen State has to offer featuring great places to eat, scenic drives and volunteer vacations. Discover Seattle's arts and culture, climbing Mt. Rainier, sleeping in a train car near Elbe and much more. Order now...
Frommer's Washington State. by Karl Samson. In this detailed and completely up-to-date guide, you'll find great places to stay in every price range: sleek Seattle business hotels, romantic coastal inns, historic B&Bs, family-friendly motels, rustic cabins, and more. Order now...
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