Explore the North Cascades National Park and the wilderness around Washington State’s scenic North Cascades using this guidebook to the 59 best day hikes in the region. Each trail is rated, and ranges from easy to moderate to extreme—giving newbie hikers or veterans with hundreds of miles on their boots the choices they want. The relaunch of this popular series now includes full-color photographs of every hike in addition to 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! North Cascades, 3rd Edition by Mike McQuaide