Discover the best trails for day hiking in Washington State’s Central Cascades. Now updated and redesigned with full-color photography, the Day Hike! series was written for people who want to spend their days in the mountains and their nights at home. From Snoqualmie Pass to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness to Stevens Pass, the 69 incredible hikes in this popular guidebook feature the lush forests, mountain vistas, waterfalls, and alpine meadows unique to Washington State. Each trail is rated from easy to extreme, giving first-time or veteran hikers the variety they want, as well as topographical maps, trail descriptions, and more.
About Mike McQuaide
Mike McQuaide is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to The Seattle Times. His articles have been published in Runner's World, Outside, USA Today, Adventure Cyclist, Trail Runner, and many other publications and websites. Mike is an avid trail runner and triathlete, as well as a mountaineer, snowboarder, and cyclist. He's been hiking and running Northwest trails for 20 years and is the author of Day Hike! Central Cascades. The author lives in Bellingham, WA.
"[Most guidebooks are by] backpackers who occasionally day hike. But most people are day-hikers, who occasionally backpack. And that's the key difference to this series." -Ron C. Judd
"The series...earns points for rating each individual trip on a five-scale and for providing a comparative overview of all hikes in each book's introductory pages. For those of us who like to cherry-pick trails, ratings simplify our task." - Seattle Times
"The presentation of basic facts (distance, elevation gain, maps, permits, etc.) is excellent and easy to follow. In addition to helpful topographical maps, the guides feature elevation profiles - an inspired addition!" -The Olympian
Day Hike! Central Cascades, 3rd Edition by Mike McQuaide