Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking
The Complete Guide to More Than 900 of the Best Hikes in Washington and Oregon
By Scott Leonard and Sean Patrick Hill
Sixth Edition, June 2010
Price: $23.95 USD
Outdoorsmen Sean Patrick Hill and Scott Leonard know the best hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Coast, Puget Sound, and the Columbia River Gorge. Hill and Leonard provide easy-to-follow maps, driving directions, as well as difficulty and scenic ratings for each hiking trail. Complete with details on what to pack and wear as well as hiking ethics and safety tips, Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable hiking experience.
What’s inside Moon Pacific Northwest Hiking
Enjoy the very best of Pacific Northwest Hiking with these itineraries:
- Best Beach and Coastal Walks
- Best Hikes for Kids
- Best Hikes for Views
- Best Hikes Through Old-Growth Forests
- Best Self-Guided Nature Walks
- Best Hikes for Waterfalls
- Best Wheelchair-Accessible Trails
Discover the best hiking spots in:
- Washington including The Olympic Peninsula and Coastal Washington, Seattle and the Puget Sound, The Northern Cascades, Northeastern Washington, Mount Rainier and The Southern Cascades, and Southeastern Washington
- Oregon including The Oregon Coast, Portland and the Willamette Valley, The Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood, Northeastern Oregon, The Southern Cascades, and Southeastern Oregon
Scott Leonard spent his childhood summers and falls fishing, skiing, and hunting in the Oregon outdoors. He began hiking and backpacking when he started college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He fell in love with the wilderness areas of Washington—and has never grown tired of pounding out miles of trail.
After college, Scott spent several years building and maintaining trails, and teaching others to do the same. He spent a year researching and hiking for Moon Washington Hiking, and yet another summer on Moon Take a Hike Seattle—never has a job been so easy to get up for each morning.
In addition to writing, Scott works as an attorney in Portland, Oregon, where he has a successful criminal defense practice.
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.
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