Moon Washington Hiking
The Complete Guide to More Than 400 Hikes
By Scott Leonard
Second Edition, May 2010
Price: $19.99 USD
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.
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.