Mountaineers Books included in Washington State Time Capsule

We are happy to announce Mountaineers Books now has several titles included as part of the Washington Centennial Time Capsule.
Placeholder Contact Profile Emily White
October 16, 2014

Thirteen Mountaineers Books have been selected for inclusion in the Washington Centennial Time Capsule.

The books were published between 1989 and 2014, and were chosen because of their representation of Washington State culture.

This project was started in 1989 with the goal of having the time capsules opened in 2389, the state’s 500th birthday. Every 25 years the project swears in a new generation of youth as “capsule keepers” with a ceremony at the Capitol; if you know a youth who might be interested in being a guardian of WA history and culture, sign them up! http://www.capsulekeepers.org/news.php.

Learn more about the Washington Centennial Time Capsule here.

Books included

  •  Elwha: A River Reborn, by Lynda V. Mapes, 2013  (this book was the foundation for a  museum exhibit with the Burke, and is currently touring the state)
  • A Life on the Edge, Jim Whittaker, special anniversary edition 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Everest
  • Freedom of the Hills, 8th edition, 2010
  • Backpacking Washington, Craig Romano, 2011
  • Cascade Alpine Guide: Rainy Pass to Fraser River, by Fred Beckey, 3rd edition in 2009
  • A Long Trek Home, written by Erin McKittrick after she graduated with her master’s from the UW and traveled by foot, ski, and packraft to the Aleutian Islands with her husband Hig (also a UW graduate), 2009
  • Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes Washington by Martin Volken, 2014
  • Pacific Feast by Jennifer Hahn, 2010
  • Paddling the Columbia, John Roskelley, 2014
  • 100 Classic Hikes in Washington by Harvey Manning and Ira Spring (a classic, of course!), 1998
  • Challenge of Rainier, by Dee Molenaar, special anniversary edition 2011
  • The North Cascades, by William Dietrich, Craig Romano, and Christian Martin, 2014
  • The Urban Farm Handbook, by Annette Cottrell and Joshua McNichols (great overview of current PNW sustainable food systems and policy), 2011
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