Two New Hiking Guides for the Wonderland Trail in 2012


For many years the go-to guide-book for The Wonderland Trail was Discovering the Wonders of the Wonderland Trail: Encircling Mount Rainier. It, along with a map or two, and you were ready to go.   Bette’s book took me on my many Wonderland adventures and is still on my guidebook shelf. I have recommended this book to 100’s, […]

Book Review: Mt. Rainier Trails


It was mid-September 2009. I knew I was hiking on borrowed time – if I were to see a set of lakes I lusted after, it was go then, or wait maybe years to get back. I was also a couple of months pregnant and on my slope to anemia-ville. It wasn’t a long hike but it […]

Cheapie Book Finds


A great way to find hiking books (and many other books!) on the cheap is to find out if your local library has book sales. Many libraries have a “Friends of the Library” program that goes to pay for special activities/programs. Where we live our library is in the massive King County Library System (busiest […]

Book Review: Backpacking Washington


A few weeks ago I had the chance to finally meet author Craig Romano in person – I was lucky enough to attend one of his presentations and as it turned out it was his first one for his latest book: Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes To put it lightly it has been far […]