Moon Oregon Hiking
The Complete Guide to More Than 490 Hikes
By Sean Patrick Hill
Second Edition, May 2010
Price: $17.95 USD
Avid hiker and freelance writer Sean Patrick Hill covers the hiking possibilities of Oregon, including notable trails along the Oregon Coast, Portland, Willamette Valley, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mount Hood. Packed with useful information, Moon Oregon Hiking covers a wide selection of hiking trails that will not only inspire a wonderful walk on the wild side, but will also provide an appreciative understanding of the unique landscape that is Oregon. Hill provides lists that appeal to a variety of hikers’ interests, such as Best Beach and Coastal Walks, Best Bird-Watching, Best Desert Hikes, and Best Self-Guided Nature Walks and Wildflower Trails. Complete with details on what to pack and wear as well as hiking ethics, Moon Oregon Hiking gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable hiking experience.
Sean Patrick Hill is a freelance writer, poet, and teacher who has spent many weekends and summers exploring the best of Oregon’s mountains, deserts, and coastlines. Born and raised in upstate New York, Hill moved to Oregon after graduating from the University of Buffalo. He lived in Eugene, Bend, and then Portland, graduating with a master’s in writing from Portland State. For two summers he worked with the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, leading teenage crews into the Cascade Mountains to do everything from maintaining trails to building bridges to counting frogs. Later, as an AmeriCorps volunteer, he organized tree plantings in local parks, clean-ups of riverside environments, and field trips into the wilderness for high school students.
Hill has written outdoor travel articles for The Oregonian, The Source Weekly, Columbia Gorge Magazine, and Oregon Coast. His poetry appears widely in online and print journals, and his first book of poems, The Imagined Fields, will be published this year.