Day Hiking San Juans & Gulf Islands

Day Hiking San Juans & Gulf Islands
by Craig Romano
The Mountaineers Books
Retail Price $18.85
Amazon Price: $12.64

Book Description: 

The most comprehensive guide to one of the most popular activities in one of the most amazing playgrounds on Earth!
As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries; Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations; and the magical southern Gulf Islands.
Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansion of San Juan Island National Historic Park on San Juan Island and the recently created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, spanning several of the southern Gulf Islands, both of which are not yet familiar to many hikers. While the star attractions are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano also features several of the larger islands that don’t have ferry service (e.g., Stuart Island) making this guide of interest to paddlers and boaters who are looking for hikes too!



If you are an avid hiker, than you can’t going by purchasing a Day Hiking book by this publisher.  This one is about small hiking trips in the San Juans & Gulf Islands.  You will find dozens of ideas on the best places to hike with all the information you need to get to your destination and how to enjoy it once you are there.  You will find trails to follow in National Parks as well as lesser known County Parks and everything in between.  For the serious hiker wanting to explore this area, this book is a “must have”.

~Reviewed by Kayle H.


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