Adventure Speaker Series: Craig Romano - Day Hiking the Central Cascades

Come join the Olympia Branch on December 6 for our Adventure Speaker Series with award winning guidebook author, Craig Romano.
Mike Kretzler Mike Kretzler
25-year member, Key Instructor, & Super Volunteer
November 13, 2023
Adventure Speaker Series: Craig Romano - Day Hiking the Central Cascades
Colchuck Lake from Aasgard Pass. Photo by U.S. Forest Service PNW Region.

Take a slideshow hiking tour of Washington’s breathtaking Central Cascades with award winning guidebook author, Craig Romano. Drawing from his newly released Day Hiking Central Cascades, 2nd Edition, Craig will introduce you to a diverse array of trails along the Stevens Pass US 2 corridor, the Icicle River Valley, Lake Wenatchee area, Blewett Pass, Wenatchee Foothills, lightly-hiked Entiat River Valley, and Lake Chelan area, including the remote Stehekin Valley.

Craig hiked more than 2000 miles researching this book from easy nature trails to wilderness romps. This revised and updated volume contains 136 hikes, including many not found in other guidebooks. Many of the hikes from the previous edition have been greatly expanded providing even more hiking opportunities.

Romano is one of the most prolific trails writers in the Northwest, having penned more than two dozen books covering the region. His Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier, was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington’s cultural heritage. He has hiked more than 32,000 miles in Washington State alone.  He is also an avid runner and has completed more than 40 marathons and ultra runs including the White River 50 mile Adventure Run.


  • Date:  Dec 6, 2023
  • 6pm: Doors open. Meet The Mountaineers, check out our Mountaineers library, watch the audiovisual presentation, and pick up pamphlets on membership, activities, and classes.
  • 6:45pm: Branch announcements of upcoming classes and events.
  • 7pm: The speaker starts promptly at 7pm. Arrive early for parking and seating.
  • Location: Friends Meeting House, 3201 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia


There is no fee for the Adventure Speaker Series, but please RSVP for each series you plan to attend.  Non-members are welcome to sign up as a guest. Meeting changes are possible, so RSVP to receive updates.



Reach out to Carolyn Burreson for more information.

Thank you for all your many years of support!

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