Take a Photo Tour of the San Juans and Gulf Islands with Craig Romano

Join guidebook author Craig Romano on Tuesday, February 17 at 7pm at Issaquah Town Hall.
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
January 29, 2015
Take a Photo Tour of the San Juans and Gulf Islands with Craig Romano

Foothills Branch brings you another fascinating photo journey with prolific traveler and guidebook author Craig Romano!

Drawing from his new release Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands Craig will be spotlighting some of the best hiking destinations within the Salish Sea. The San Juan and Gulf Islands are a one-of-a-kind natural landmark. A region divided by two countries, but sharing a common human, cultural and natural history. Yet each island also retains its own identity—its own distinct atmosphere. 

 Craig hiked nearly a thousand miles on 28 islands researching this, his 12th book. Encompassing all of the ferry-accessible islands, Craig also includes trails on Anacortes/ Fidalgo Island, Tsawwassen/ Point Roberts, and Victoria/ Saanich Peninsula—the islands’ gateways. Come learn about fascinating trails within the new San Juan National Monument and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Discover trails on undeveloped islands; trails to secluded beaches, bays and coves; trails on rugged coastal ledges and bluffs; and trails through magnificent old-growth forests that were old even when George Vancouver sailed into the Salish Sea. Explore state and provincial parks, nature preserves, historic sites, lighthouses, hill tops, and open bluffs that burst with wildflowers. 

Craig looks forward to sharing with you some of his favorite trails and wild places within the San Juan and Gulf islands.

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Author Bio: Craig Romano is one of the most prolific trails writers in the Northwest having penned over a dozen books covering the Olympic Peninsula, North Cascades, Eastern Washington, Idaho, and the Columbia River Gorge. 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.

Craig is currently working on several other books including a guide to Mount St Helens. His writings can also be regularly found in several magazines and websites including, Seattle Met, Northwest Runner, Outdoors NW, Mountaineers Magazine, Washington Trails, VisitRainier.com, ScenicWA.com and Hikeoftheweek.com. He lives with his wife, Heather and cats, Giuseppe and Mazie in Skagit County, WA, close to the San Juans.