A Recreational Guide to Washington's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Updated and Revised edition. There is a tremendous amount of outdoor activities and recreational opportunities in the great state of Washington. John Kruse, a lifetime resident of the state, covers the fishing, hiking, camping, climbing, rafting, hunting, biking, snow sports and paddlesports in Washington. John explores and writes about all of the recreational opportunities in Washington. From the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, to the Olympic Peninsula, down through the Columbia Gorge and Yakima River Country along the Columbia River, and back up to the Blue Mountains, and across the Okanogan Highlands and the Cascades and the rest of northeast Washington. Washington’s stunning scenery and ample public lands offer a bounty of fun for the entire family.
John covers the wildlife, birding, and a full umbrella of outdoor activities in Washington, and lists outfitters, guides, and lodges. He also covers the state parks, national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and major historical sites. There is a vast amount of public land in Washington where people can engage in their favorite outdoor activity on their own. There are over 120 outstanding color photos along with many detailed maps. Great Places Washington is the only book that gives you all of the information on the great places to visit and enjoy.
Over 230 color photos of birds, animals, landscapes and places, plus 13 detailed color maps make this guide a joy to read while traveling around the state. Also included are detailed listings of the lodgings, guide services, boat tours, museums, interpretive centers, nature trails and everything else you'll need to enjoy Washington's outdoors to the fullest.