Guidebook references

There are other sources of trail information out there. I always find second and third opinions about various locations informative — even when they are basically wrong. Sometimes it seems like details don't quite match up with the actual location, as if the author was repeating second-hand information. Other times, they are right, but it is no longer so obvious because the degradation has been so rapid and pervasive, leaving the poor guidebooks no chance of staying current.

In order to be cited, guidebooks must have specific coverage. "Also connects to" is not sufficient.

On this site, references to these books are by means of the local reference code shown in the table below.

Disclaimers and warnings!

  • The list is not comprehensive!
  • Mention here does not constitute an endorsement.
  • Lack of mention here does not imply condemnation.
  • Order of mention does not imply preference.
  • Sources tend to be old, along with the trails forgotten.
     

(Authors, if you want to have your books listed, discussed, or in general more gently treated here — maybe even recommended, no promises! — you will have to find a way to provide a copy.)

 


 

Reference code Title Authors Publisher Year
  100Alp 100 Hikes in Washington's Alpine Lakes Vicky Spring, Ira Spring, Harvey Manning The Mountaineers Books 1993 (10)
  100SC 100 Hikes in South Cascades and Olympics Ira Spring, Harvey Manning The Mountaineers Books 1985
  100GP 100 Hikes in the Glacier Peak Region Ira Spring, Harvey Manning The Mountaineers Books 1988 (9)
  100NC 100 Hikes in the North Cascades Ira Spring, Harvey Manning The Mountaineers Books 1985 (9)
  100NCNP 100 Hikes in the North Cascades National Park Ira Spring, Harvey Manning The Mountaineers Books 1988 (7)
  DNSnoq Day Hiking Snowqualmie Region:
Cascade Foothills/I-90 Corridor/Alpine Lakes
Dan A. Nelson Globe Pequot
(Falcon Guides)
????
  ALWsm Hiking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness Jeff Smoot Globe Pequot
(Falcon Guides)
????
  JSbpa Backpacking Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness:
The Longer Trails
Jeff Smoot Globe Pequot
(Falcon Guides)
????
  CRcc Day Hiking Central Cascades:
Stevens Pass/ Alpine Lakes/ Lake Wenatchee
Craig Romano, Alan Bauer The Mountaineers Books 2009
  CRbpw Backpacking Washington
Overnight and Multiday Routes
Craig Romano The Mountaineers Books 2011
  KShh Hidden Hikes in Western Washington Karen Sykes The Mountaineers Books 2002