Blog– New and Improved!

April 7, 2013

New and Improved! The long-awaited for relaunching of has finally arrived! Thanks to Ashley Knecht of Mountaineers Books, 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…

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…

Best Hikes With Dogs Inland Northwest

December 12, 2012

Author: Craig Romano | Photographer: Alan Bauer | Publisher: Mountaineers Books | Price: $16.95 Hikes for you and your dog in Eastern Washington, BC’s Kootenay, the Idaho Panhandle and western Montana — all trails recommended as dog-friendly and dog-fun! Trails that are hazard-free and easy on the paws On most trails, no leashes required and no…

Columbia Highlands

December 12, 2012

Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier Released in the Spring of 2007, this award winning beautiful coffee table book (photographs by James Johnston and others) is being used by Conservation Northwest for outreach to protect wild lands in Eastern Washington. Columbia Highlands was a 2007 finalist in the Banff Mountain Book Festival and was awarded a Washington Reads Award in 2010.…

The Third Edition of Hiking in Snohomish County is now out!

December 12, 2012

Read all about it in this press release and get your copy now!   Hiking in Snohomish County, a new brochure that features 30 hikes from beach walks to wilderness explorations, is now available free from the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The guide describes 30 hikes in detail and includes driving directions, topographical maps and…

Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Correction

December 12, 2012

Important Correction for Grassy Knoll Driving Directions:   While I research every trail that I write about-walk every mile and map each hike-occasionally an error slips by me. Unfortunately ,one recently reared its ugly head in my new Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge book that has sent a few hikers in the wrong direction trying to…