Get psyched and ready and inspired for the 2023 backpacking season! Join award-winning outdoor writer and guidebook author Craig Romano as he shares photos and information about 0vernight/weekend and longer backpack trips from the Olympic Coast to the Blue Mountains.
  • Wed, May 3, 2023 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • Foothills Branch
  • Foothills
  • iCal
60 ( 130 capacity)

Veteran guidebook author Craig Romano hits the trail again to uncover amazing backpacking opportunities all over Washington’s wilderness. The second edition of Backpacking Washington details 80 routes, from the lush Hoh River Valley to breathtaking vistas in the North Cascades to the open ridges of the Columbia Highlands and beyond. With an emphasis on weekend trips, routes range from overnights to weeklong treks with suggested campsites and often include options for extending your trip. Book features include:

  • 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

Before and after the event, Craig will have copies of his books for purchase.  CASH ONLY SALES!!

You can get a ticket for free, but if you have appreciated all of our efforts to keep your outdoor dreams alive during the Covid-19 pandemic and on into the future, we'd love it if you'd offer even a small gift to help our hiking and backpacking programs and our amazing volunteer leaders thrive and grow!   Get your ticket at the link below, and if you're willing to contribute you can purchase a $10, $15 or $20 ticket or choose the free option. We look forward to seeing you there!

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