By Ira Spring, Harvey Manning
•Full-color climbing guidebook with lush, hand-drawn path maps
•Written through Washington's godfathers of climbing guidebooks, Harvey Manning and Ira Spring
•In a kingdom wealthy with luscious trails, those hikes are those you can't pass over (or, at the very least, needs to commence with)
100 vintage Hikes in Washington is the progeny of Washington's first mountaineering guidebook, and is the best-selling guidebook of all time. There's a cause: it's lovely. The images of trails and vistas are breathtaking. those are hikes you'll want to hike, dream approximately mountain climbing, or either. according to their greater than a hundred years of mixed adventure in Washington's backcountry, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning selected their favourite trails for this compendium of vintage hikes.
Along with the pictures and hand-drawn maps, you'll get the authors' first-hand descriptions of the paths they hiked time and again over. that includes amazing perspectives, flower-filled alpine meadows, lakes and streams, old forests, animals and birds, and solitude, those trails will supply hikers a style of Washington's top. Infused with a powerful conservation message, this guidebook not just introduces hikers to Washington's gemstones yet encourages them to develop into energetic individuals so one can defend and, every so often, reclaim the remainder desert.
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A vast farmers’ market selling locally grown organic produce is held here three days a week, and the length of the building’s long, arched corridor brims with every food you’d ever want to sample. From Market and California Streets, the cable cars ride up and over the hills through the canyons of towering skyscrapers of the Financial District. I like to hop off at Powell Street at the very top of Nob Hill and change cars to whoosh back down past Victorians and hotels into Union Square, San Francisco’s shopping mecca.