New This Month: June 2021 Book Releases

Now available: "Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home" by Lynda V. Mapes, "Backpacking Washington, 2nd Edition" by Craig Romano, and "Discovering Portland Parks" by Owen Wozniak.
Mountaineers Books Mountaineers Books
May 31, 2021

There's a lot to be excited about in June. It's orca month, the weather is warming up, and people are getting outside again. Get the most out of June - dive into Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home to learn all about the southern resident group of orca whales, head into the wild with Backpacking Washington, 2nd Edition, and explore Portland, Oregon with Discovering Portland Parks.  

ORCA: SHARED WATERS, SHARED HOME BY LYNDA V. MAPES

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Taken under NOAA permit 21348

In Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home journalist Lynda V. Mapes explores the natural history of the orca and the unique challenges for survival of the southern resident group that frequents Puget Sound.

This special project, co-published with the Pulitzer Prize winning Seattle Times newspaper, features stunning imagery by Times photographer Steve Ringman, as well as from partner organizations including The Whale Museum, NOAA, and Center for Whale Research.

BACKPACKING WASHINGTON, 2ND EDITION BY CRAIG ROMANO

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For expert and novice backpackers alike, this new backpacking guidebook for Washington includes routes for weekend trips and weeklong treks, alike, with options for extending some trips. 

This updated version of our popular Backpacking Washington book includes:

  • Detailed route descriptions with up-to-date maps
  • All-new photographs
  • Mileage logs featuring campgrounds, water, and other highlights
  • Icons for family- and dog-friendly trips
  • Recommended nearby day hikes
  • Information about the Pacific Crest, Pacific Northwest, and Wonderland Trails

1% of sales of this book goes to Washington Trails Association (WTA)

DISCOVERING PORTLAND PARKS: A LOCAL'S GUIDE BY OWEN WOZNIAK

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Whether you're visiting Portland, Oregon on vacation or have lived there for years, this family-friendly guidebook to the local parks is a must-have. It includes details on just over 100 parks throughout Portland, Hillsboro, Wilsonville, Gresham, Troutdale, Clark County, and Vancouver, WA.

Park listings include:

  • Quick-reference icons: accessible, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, views, historic significance, public art, gardens, unpaved trails, paved trails, beach/waterfront, spray park/wading pool
  • Major amenities: restrooms, shelters, playgrounds
  • Public transportation, driving, parking, and biking directions
  • Park history and size
  • Easy add-on walks, bike rides, and nearby parks or attractions

Check out the other books in our Discovering series: Seattle Parks, Griffith Park, Denver Parks