Frommer's Great Outdoor Guide to Washington & Oregon (Frommer's Great Outdoors)

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9780028633091: Frommer's Great Outdoor Guide to Washington & Oregon (Frommer's Great Outdoors)

If you like to spend your free time outside, this four-season guide will get you there—whether you want a hiking trail through High Cascades meadows, a Puget Sound sea-kayak route, a slope to telemark ski, or a path through a rain forest. Look inside for all the information you need to explore the Pacific Northwest at its finest. Everything You Need to Enjoy the Outdoors:

  • Evocative descriptions of hundreds of outings—with estimated times, difficulty ratings, and detailed directions
  • The best outfitters, from major adventure-tour operators to local backcountry guides
  • Where to find gear, services, and topo maps
  • How to escape the crowds at Washington and Oregon's national parks and wilderness areas
  • Where to pitch your tent, from car-accessible campsites to backcountry spots—plus wilderness lodges, B&Bs, and inns
  • Detailed regional maps that direct you to the trailheads
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Turn to Frommers for the ultimate guides to active outdoor vacations and weekend trips! These regional, all-inclusive directories of trip-planning and in-the-field information offer a unique one-stop shopping approach to outdoor recreation for every age group and skill level.

Readers can rely on listings of the best outfitters, rental shops, ski slopes and cross-country centers, horseback-riding stables, and more, with complete details on difficulty levels, mileage, cost, and equipment. Our authors reveal their favorite beaches, lakes, fishing streams, picnic areas, hiking trails, swimming holes, bike routes, campsites, and state parksmany of them hidden gems where you can experience unspoiled nature and avoid the crowds. Whether youre a serious outdoorsman, a weekend warrior, or a parent who wants to burn off the kids excess energy, youll find the adventure thats right for you in the pages of Frommers Great Outdoor Guides.

About the Author:

Karl Samson, who now lives in Oregon, first started backpacking at age 12, canoeing at 14, surfing at 15, sailboarding at 24, and snowboarding at age 34 (you can teach an old dog new tricks). He got his start in travel-book writing more than a decade ago when he wrote about Nepal for a guidebook to India and Nepal. Since then he has authored Frommer's Nepal and numerous other guidebooks and travel articles that have taken him all over the world. Being chased by a sea snake in the Andaman Sea, struck at by a fer-de-lance in Costa Rica, stalking stinking corpse lilies in Sumatra, riding a camel across India's Thar Desert, and being eyeballed by sharks in Belize are past adventures that sometimes make Northwest outings seem tame by comparison. However, it is still the Northwest, his own backyard, that he finds offers the greatest variety of adventures in the smallest space.

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