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Moon Washington Hiking

The Complete Guide to More Than 400 Hikes

Second Edition, May 2010
Pages: 360

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781598800272

Writer and avid outdoorsman Scott Leonard covers the best hiking adventures in Washington State, including those in Olympic Peninsula, Mount Rainier, the San Juan Islands, and the Northern Cascades. Leonard also offers his picks of the Top 10 Easy Hikes, Top 10 Weekend Backpacking Trips, and Top 10 Lake Hikes, along with easy-to-follow maps, driving directions, and difficulty and scenic ratings for each hiking trail. Complete with details on what to pack and what to wear, as well as hiking ethics and safety tips, Moon Washington Hiking gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable hiking experience.

What’s inside Moon Washington Hiking

Enjoy the very best of Washington Hiking with these itineraries:
    • Best for Berry Picking
    • Best Easy Hikes
    • Best Lake Hikes
    • Best for Kids
    • Best for Summit Views
    • Best Weekend Backpacking
    • Best for Wildflowers
Discover the best hiking spots in:
    • The Olympic Peninsula and Coastal Washington
    • Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands
    • The Northern Cascades
    • Northeastern Washington
    • Mount Rainier and The Southern Cascades
    • Southeastern Washington

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.