Book Buzz: Outdoor Book Reviews

Books to guide you this summer!

By Diane Rudholm

The Day Hike! Series from Sasquatch Books . . .

includes Day Hike! Central Cascades ($19.95) and Day Hike! North Cascades ($18.95), both written by Mike McQuaide; Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula ($19.95) by Seabury Blair Jr.; and, Day Hike! Mount Rainier ($18.95) by Ron C. Judd. We enjoy the detailed maps, colored photos and clear directions provided in all four books.

Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands

Mountaineers Books is equipping outdoors enthusiasts for adventure this hiking season. Among its newest titles, you’ll find Craig Romano’s
Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands ($18.95), which features 136 hikes near the Salish Sea. Thorough and precise, this pocket-sized guidebook rates trails for quality and difficulty, suggests kid- and dog-friendly trails, and provides tips for making the most of wildlife viewing.

Top Trails: Olympic National Park & Vicinity

New from Wilderness Press this summer, Top Trails: Olympic National Park & Vicinity ($18.95) by Doug Lorain offers useful guidance for adventurers who would like to fully experience the scenery and wildlife of Olympic National Park. It also offers detailed GPS coordinates for each hike—geocaching, anyone?


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