Day Hiking Mount Hood: A Year-Round Guide

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Anyone looking for a good hiking guide for the Mount Hood area need look no further. This handy little (five by seven inch) guide is chock full of all the information one might need to choose just the right trail to take.

The book opens with a good overall map and a list of all 85 hikes covered in it. The list includes the distance, rating, elevation gain, difficulty, whether or not there are views and waterfalls, and more. An extensive introduction follows, with information about permits and fees, the weather, trail etiquette, wildlife, foraging for food, the apparel and gear needed, trail safety tips, and more.

Each of the 85 trails has its own section of a few pages in length that includes good, clear directions to the trailhead, the rating and length of the trail, the elevation gain, photographs of the views, an excellent map with plenty of detail, the best season to access the trail, and more.

The writing is lively and interesting to read. Highlighted sections for some of the trails provide interesting history about the names of features, changes in the trails, things that happened at the sites, and other facts. It really is a perfect hiking companion.


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Author Eli Boschetto
Star Count /5
Format Other
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Publish Date 5/26/2020
ISBN 9781680511246 Buy this Book
Issue September 2020
Category Sports & Outdoors


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