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by Dan A. Nelson


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DAN NELSON is the author of numerous guidebooks, and creator of three best-selling national series: Snowshoe Routes series, Best Hikes with Dogs series and new Day Hiking series

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Snowshoeing-the hottest winter sport that everyone can master. The must-have guide for Washington is Dan Nelson's Snowshoe Routes: Washington. Adds twenty new routes. - Western Journey

This authoritative guide provides complete details on a prime selection of 81 diverse snowshoe routes.

With today's high-tech equipment, snowshoeing can be just like walking. But finding a safe, rewarding route in all that snow requires a little help. This authoritative guide provides complete details on a prime selection of 81 diverse snowshoe routes. Choices range from easy, relatively level routes for beginners or families, on up to backcountry, less-defined routes that often include steep elevation gains or require winter-survival and basic mountaineering skills.

In addition, routes have been reorganized into 9 regions. Mountaineers Books, .

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Washington hikers are fast discovering that there's no reason to stop hiking when snow falls. Since 1990, the number of snowshoers has increased by more than 300 percent. Covering 81 routes ranging from beginner-level to hard-core backcountry, Nelson provides much-needed access information for finding the best winter trails. Introductory material discusses basic techniques, equipment and clothing, winter camping tips, route selection, safety, and maps.

Comments: (7)

Jelar
As a recent convert to snowshoeing, I was looking for recommendations on places to go. This book appeared to be the only real source out there, and certainly its better than nothing but I found it lacking.
1) the "maps" in the book are crap. Yes, hiking book maps aren't navigational, but I find them helpful to give me something to tie the trail description too, and its helpful when they include a landmark or trail detail that might not get caputured on a Green Trails map. Craig Romano's books exemplify this. This book's maps look like someone drew them on a cocktail napkin.
2) The trail ratings/grading system is oversimplified and not helpful: "easiest" "more difficult" "most diffilcult" and "backcountry". (How about 1-4, so I don't have to think?) Worse, lots of trails are helpfully labeled things like "easiest-backcountry".

To be fair, we've only used this guide exclusively for one trip--on other trips we had descriptions from friends or other resources to help. But, the trip we relied solely on this book was NOT AWESOME. The route description was out of date (we ran into a house!), there were snowmobiles where we were promised none, and the length was off. (I'm basing this on our GPS).

I'll give this book another try, taking everything in it with a grain of salt.
Qwne
I got this book in the fall of 09 as my Girlfriend and I wanted to start Snowshoeing. We like to stick to day hikes that are within 4-11 miles round trip with moderate elevation. Many of the hikes within the Snowshoe routes book where fantastic but we ran out of hikes that met our preferences quickly. After about 10-12 outings we had pretty much exhausted the good trails off I-90 and Hwy. 2. From then on, we pretty much went off word-of-mouth and have found some really great snowshoe trails that were not even mentioned in this book. If you live in the Bellevue/Seattle/Everett Vicinity you may run out quality day hikes quickly if you just stick to whats in this book. Also, I noticed that the information in the book was exactly the same that was listed in [...]. The reason why I gave it 4 stars is because it really helped me get started in snowshoeing. Knowing where to go, as well as an active website that was updated frequently on hike details and conditions.
Kiutondyl
we've made extensive use of our new Snowshoe Routes Washington book so far taking 5-6 routes. Dan Nelson does a great job outlining the routes, location, how to prepare and overall makes for a much more enjoyable trip. it's like having our own personal referral for all the different places to snowshoe - love it !
nadness
This must be the definitive mass-market guide for snowshoeing in Washington, which is great. Tons of great hikes and useful info.

My only wish is that compared to recent guides, it's a bit outdated with hand-drawn maps and it could use a little bit better structure. Fortunately a lot of the content is up on wta.org, too!

Don't hesitate to buy this book if you're serious about snowshoeing in Washington -- it doesn't get much better!
Blackseeker
The avalanche considerations could be emphasized. The Northwest Avalanche Center (nwac.us) provides a new avalanche, snow pack and weather analysis every day at 6:00PM. This information should be referenced and used to provide cautions about the routes that should be avoided for different levels of avalanche danger.
Otiel
The books is informative to let me know nice places to snowshoe but the maps were useless. When hiking in snow though you are pretty much left to your own devices anyway. It is worth having just to give you a good idea what general area to snowshoe.
Ferri - My name
This is a great guide with a nice description about the sport in the introduction. The routes that are covered feature everything from casual day hikes to extreme outdoor winter camping excursions. They also cover the whole state. I highly recommend this guide to any snowshoe fan!
I like Mr. Nelson's other books. I truly appreciate his seriousness, well written, and uncallous. His advices are notoriously correct.
Snowshoe Routes: Washington download epub
United States
Author: Dan A. Nelson
ISBN: 0898865859
Category: Travel
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 1st edition (June 2003)
Pages: 256 pages