Alpine Lakes Wilderness Release Party

Alpine Lakes Wilderness Release Party

Join brothers and co-authors of "Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Complete Hiking Guide" Nathan and Jeremy Barnes in celebration of this beloved wilderness and the many hiking opportunities it offers.
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  • Thu, Jun 13, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Pro Ski and Mountain Service
  • Marissa Litak
  • Mountaineers Books
  • The Mountaineers
  • vCal / iCal

Celebrate the release of the new Alpine Lakes Wilderness guidebook! Co-authors Nathan and Jeremy Barnes will share tips and advice for exploring this unique place along with spectacular photography for inspiration and historical vignettes for context. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period and an opportunity to purchase a copy of the book and have it signed by the authors.

About the book:

A sprawling wonderland, Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness harbors old-growth forest, glacier-dredged creek valleys, ice-sharpened peaks, wildflower-studded hillsides, glassy tarns, rocky crags, and so much more. With more than 600 miles of trails and more than 700 sparkling alpine lakes and ponds, this treasured wilderness encompasses a lifetime’s worth of mountain landscapes. Alpine Lakes Wilderness: The Complete Hiking Guide features routes across the spectrum: longtime favorites like the fabled Enchantments, such lesser-known and lightly traveled trails as the peaceful Deception Lakes, and ambitious backpacks like the striking tour of lake basins in the Chiwaukum Mountains. Hikers of all ages and skill levels will find trails to suit their taste.

About the authors:

Nathan Barnes and Jeremy Barnes founded the popular website and blog in 2008 as a resource for hikers. Nathan graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in history and political science and later returned to the UW School of Law to earn his Juris Doctor. Jeremy also graduated from the UW with a degree in industrial engineering. They both live in West Seattle. Learn more at

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.