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55 Hikes Around Snoqualmie Pass: Mountains to Sound Greenway (100 Hikes In...) Paperback – April, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: 100 Hikes In...
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2 edition (April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898867770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898867770
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,083,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is great for showing you the local hikes along the I-90 corridor.
Carol E. Whitaker
The trail maps are very basic (and sometime misleading because of lack of details) and the directions to get to trail head are sometime just not enough.
Sytelus
I get my huckleberries from this area (also Thorp Mountain hike has nice berries too) Good jam and pancake syrup.
Tanis

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Clifton Cooper on June 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
I must strongly disagree with the previous reviewer. He gives this book the lowest possible rating because of what he thinks are unclear directions to trailheads. I have read the book in detail, and only find a handful of the problems he describes. For instance, as far as I can tell, only one hike description (#2, Squak Mt.) fails to give directions from an I-90 exit. I agree that this trailhead may thus be difficult for some people to find. However, all of the others should be easily found as long as a person has either a normal state highway map or a rudimentary knowledge of the I-90 corridor between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass.
Also, I don't particularly mind being referred to other hikes for parts of the driving directions. For a group of ten Middle Fork Snoqualmie hikes that all rely on I-90 exit #34, it makes sense to spell out the shared directions in the first trip, and then repeatedly refer to that trip in the descriptions of the others. Saves paper, cost and trees. Occasionally, the authors overdo it with the cross-references, and things are not as clear as they should be. However, on the whole, they do a great job. Written directions are almost always completely understandable, and are supplemented by good maps for both the driving and hiking portions.
I feel well qualified to judge the book, because I have hiked extensively in the area of coverage with friends and with four outdoor clubs. I have personally done 40 of these 55 hikes, and know other people who have done most of the rest. I find the trips to be well described, and think that just about all of them are worthwhile. I am glad that the Mountaineers have put out a book highlighting the I-90 hikes, which are some of the most convenient to Seattle.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol E. Whitaker on August 2, 2005
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We moved to the Snoqualmie valley area last year. This book is great for showing you the local hikes along the I-90 corridor. Easy to read maps, good descriptions of what to expect and up to date. Slim, yet crammed with information, making it handy for having in your backpack or in the side pocket of the car door. A "worth it" buy for anyone who lives in the area, or those serious about exploring the area when visiting Seattle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tanis on August 29, 2007
Format: Paperback
Long before Interstate 90 was designated a National Scenic byway, Harvey Manning envisioned a preserved natural greenway from the Cascades to Puget Sound. A place where the over-worked city-dweller could rediscover nature, still close to home but able to experience the beauty of the Mountains-to-Sound Greenway.
The guide has the witty, insightful interpretation of Spring's exceptional photography and Manning's great influence in the hiking community.
**My favorites:
Little Si-easy
Mount Si-brutal
Green Mountain-moderate
Mailbox Peak-brutal
Taylor River-very easy
Snow Lake-easy and very pretty
Dirty Harry's Peak-brutal
Mason Lake-moderate
Bandera Mountain-moderate hike, a leg lifter with view of Mason Lake at top
Talapus and Olallie Lakes-easy, great for snow-shoeing
Pratt Lake Saddle-long and moderate, kinda creepy way deep in the forest
Melakwa Lake-long and a bit creepy too, but Lake is pretty
McClellan Butte-the day after I couldn't feel my bum.....
Annette Lake-easy, saw my first brown bear here.
Kendall Katwalk-moderate and beautiful
Rachel Lake-moderate and pretty lake, good for packing overnight
Margaret Lake-little lake, but the solitude is nice.
Gold Creek-long hike, moderate, can be used in the winter for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing
Mirror Lake-pretty, pretty---have done this hike 10 times. Very easy first hike. On the hike you actually see two lakes, Cottonwood and Mirror. Very short, 2 miles, full hike.
Mount Catherine-easy to moderate hike. Three hour hike, total of 1300 ft.
I get my huckleberries from this area (also Thorp Mountain hike has nice berries too) Good jam and pancake syrup.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Noah Fitterer on February 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
... theres a map , thats easy to read, for each hiking spot, so if you ... dont need dumby directions to get to a hiking spot, and can easy read the map!
MOST OF THE HIKES ARE WITHIN 15 MILES of each other, ...! i mean thers a map that has I-90 by each hike, and it DOES HAVE EXIT NUMER, and the road to get to the parking lot of the beging of the hike, the full milage of the hike, elevation gain/loss, land marks on the way up, other hikes that cut cross and connect, u get a picture of where each hike goes, months open, what more could you want!
even for someone whos an outta stater could easily find the hikes, its so simple! ...
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We bought this book because now we live in the area and wanted to see what's out there. This book provides pretty good idea and listing and has all essential details but its also outdated and unstructured when compared to books like 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle: Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma (60 Hikes - Menasha Ridge).

The trail maps are very basic (and sometime misleading because of lack of details) and the directions to get to trail head are sometime just not enough. The book doesn't have GPS coordinates but fortunately the authors have created waypoints in Google Maps ([...]
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