Moon Spotlight Washington’s Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking
By Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard
First Edition, June 2010
Moon Spotlight Washington’s Northern Cascades Camping & Hiking is a 205-page compact guide covering the region’s best camping and hiking sights—including Alpine Lakes Wildnerness, Cendar River Municipal Watershed, and Mount Pilchuck State Park—perfect for campers or hikers looking for a back-country campsite or a place to pitch a tent. Each camp listing has at-a-glance icons that indicate nearby hiking or biking trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and hot springs. You’ll also learn what campsites and trails allow dogs. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and a rating for difficulty. Outdoors writers Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard provide easy-to-follow maps, and clear driving directions lead campers and hikers to the best of these wilderness spots.
This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Washington Camping and Moon Washington Hiking.
For over 30 years, Tom Stienstra's full-time job has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. He has hiked 25,000 miles, caught world-record fish, led dozens of expeditions, and is a certified pilot.
Tom is the nation's top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He is the outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and broadcasts a weekly radio show, Tom Stienstra's Outdoors Reports, on KCBS-San Francisco. Tom has been inducted into of the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, and received the President's Choice Award (Newspaper/Website) from the Outdoor Writers Association of America three times.
You can contact Tom directly via the website www.tomstienstra.com. His guidebooks include:
Moon California Camping
Moon California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown)
Moon California Fishing
Moon California Recreational Lakes & Rivers
Moon Northern California Cabins & Cottages
Moon Northern California Camping
Moon Northern California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown)
Moon Oregon Camping
Moon Pacific Northwest Camping
Moon Washington Camping
Moon West Coast RV Camping
Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation
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.
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