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Smith Creek Butte–Going where no guidebook author has gone before!

October 26, 2013

One of the many things that I take in pride in my books-and a factor that many of you have told me that you appreciate-is the fact that I include many trails in my guides not found in any other books (and websites). Of course I include the popular trails–how could I not? But the…

Day Hiking Eastern Washington

May 25, 2013

Kettles-Selkirks – Columbia Plateau – Blue Mountains Authors: Craig Romano and Rich Landers| Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $18.95 The most comprehensive day-hiking guide to eastern Washington! Newest guide in the pack-friendly, bestselling Day Hiking series by Mountaineers Books for Washington State1% of sales are donated to trail maintenanceOffers many close-to-home trails near population centers like Spokane, Tri-Cities,…

Paddling the Hanford Reach

May 25, 2013

On May 19, 2013, I along with Jordan Youngs of the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, and a couple of happy paddlers from Seattle set out with two guides from Columbia Kayak Adventures for an amazing kayak trip down the Columbia River at the Hanford Reach National Monument. I have hiked the White Bluffs of the Hanford Reach…

It’s Island Time

May 1, 2013

Day Hiking the San Juans and Gulf Islands –  Anacortes – Victoria – Point Roberts – Saanich Peninsula Author: Craig Romano |  Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $18.95 New volume in Washington’s bestselling hiking guidebook seriesPackable size filled with maps, elevation profiles, 130 photos, at-a-glance trail selection table, and more from a beloved trails author1% of sales support…

Hikeoftheweek.com– New and Improved!

April 7, 2013

New and Improved! The long-awaited for relaunching of Hikeoftheweek.com has finally arrived! Thanks to Ashley Knecht of Mountaineers Books, Hikeoftheweek.com finally has the professional look and user-friendly features that it deserves. I started the site back in 2005 with Michael Fagin of Washington Online Weather. Two years ago I took complete control of the site but just didn’t…

Contributing to Seattle Met

December 13, 2012

I contribute monthly hiking articles to Seattle Met magazine. Check it out!

Winter Hikes of Western Washington Deck

December 13, 2012

Winter Hikes of Western Washington Deck: The 50 Best (Mostly) Snow-Free Trails Author: Craig Romano | Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $15.95 Find a card in the deck, slip it in a pocket and go — a smart and portable way to get to the trailhead all year long Cards include tips for side trips…

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge

December 13, 2012

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge: National Scenic Area/Silver Star Scenic Area/Portland–Vancouver to The Dalles Author: Craig Romano | Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $18.95 25 of these hikes are published here for the first time Caters to the greater Portland, Oregon–Vancouver, Washington metro area The Columbia River Gorge forms much of the long border between…

Backpacking Washington

December 13, 2012

Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multiday Routes Author: Craig Romano | Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $18.95 The most comprehensive backpacking guidebook to Washington state! Proceeds will support trail maintenance in Washington Features weekend and week-long backpacking trips, with info on how to extend most routes Guidebook covers the entire state of Washington from the Olympic Coast…

Best Wildflowers Hikes Washington

December 12, 2012

Authors: Ira Spring, Craig Romano, Arthur Kruckeberg, Karen Sykes | Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $18.95 A guidebook to wildflower hikes in Washington by a noted botanist, a local hiking columnist, a renowned outdoor photographer, and moi-an accomplished hiking guidebook author Guidebook to 50 wildflower species and the trails by which you can find them in…