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Hiking Mt. Baker and the North Cascades: Selected Walks and Hikes Around Koma Kulshan (Mt. Baker) and the North Cascades

John D'Onofrio

This is not your typical hiking guide.

Complete with all the maps, access and local information you might need to navigate the trails, this book focuses on the inspiring beauty to be found on these extraordinary footpaths around Mt. Baker and the surrounding area.

Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs and detailed topographic maps, each hike is presented with an eye toward the exceptional scenic splendor of these carefully-selected destinations, allowing you to maximize your aesthetic experience in these glorious mountains.

More than a book to tell you how to get to these spectacular destinations, this book tells you why to go.

- John D'Onofrio

Book Details

  • Publisher: Hancock House
  • Publish Date: Apr 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.55in - 0.75in - 1.40lb
  • EAN: 9780888397607
  • Categories: HikingEcosystems & Habitats - MountainsUnited States - West - Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)

About the Author

D'Onofrio, John: - John D'Onofrio is a writer and photographer who has spent more than 30 years exploring the Mt. Baker area and the North Cascades.

He is the co-author (with Todd Warger) of Images of America: Mt. Baker (Arcadia Publishing). His essays on wilderness travel have been published in Foghorn, Trail Runner, Washington Trails, Cascadia Weekly, NW Runner, Northwest Men's Magazine and many other publications.

His photography has been exhibited throughout the United States and has been published in National Geographic Adventure and Outdoor Photography, featured on the NBC and ABC television networks, and utilized by the U.S. Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, The North Cascades Institute, Defenders of Wildlife and the National Parks Foundation. His work is highlighted in several books, including The Salish Sea (Cloud Ridge Publishing) and The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby (Braided River Press).

His film, Cascadia Dreams, a collaboration with Native American Flute Master Gary Stroutsos and photographer Lance Ekhart was released in 2018. A resident of Bellingham, WA, he has published and edited Adventures Northwest Magazine since 2012. He leads photography workshops across North America and Alaska.

Praise for this book

"We thought we loved the North Cascades. We hiked nearly every trail, tagged many summits, even wrote a guidebook on the range. But it was just a love affair, a mere fling compared to John D'Onofrio's enduring romance with these great mountains. His new guidebook--Hiking Mt. Baker & the North Cascades--is the offspring of a soulmate relationship with "the American Alps." You'll see it in his arresting photography. You'll be inspired by it as you read his descriptions. And you'll benefit from it, because his advice is that of a lifelong lover sharing intimacies you'd otherwise never know."

- Kathy & Craig Copeland, Authors of Hiking from Here to WOW: North Cascades

"It is no small feat to break new ground in the universe of guidebooks, but it looks as though you have done it."

- Rand Jack, Founder, Whatcom Land Trust

"Forty years of hiking with pack and camera have given John D'Onofrio an intimate understanding of place and time in the North Cascades. Outstanding images coupled with beautiful writing, and all the access, trail info and maps you need. This sets a new standard for trail guides. We're lucky to have this invitation to the neighborhood."

- Saul Weisberg, Executive Director Emeritus, North Cascades Institute, Author of North Cascades: The Story Behind the Scenery, and Headwaters: Poems and Field Notes

John D'Onofrio highlights with beautiful photos, maps, and solid information a selection of walks and hikes in one of the world's mountain beauty spots. How to get there, where to camp, how much "wow" one will enjoy - it's all here. Having done every walk and hike in this collection, some many times, I can vouch for the quality of the information in this beautifully illustrated guidebook along with much helpful advice and superb photographs.

- John C. Miles, author of Koma Kulshan: The Story of Mount Baker

"Noted photographer and outdoors/adventure magazine publisher John D'Onofrio has outdone himself with this gorgeously produced book concerning the many hikes in the Mount Baker and North Cascades area. The sublime photographs alone make this book worth having, but with its detailed maps and trail information it also is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to enjoy these places first hand."

- Tim Ahern, Author, 36 Ways of Looking at Mt. Rainier

"John's approach to this book is to be commended. He's respectful of the landscape while inviting us to experience the bliss of visiting the Mt. Baker area. The information about the trails themselves is excellent, giving the first-time visitor the perspective of a seasoned expert."

- Rebecca Boonstra, Executive Director, Mount Baker Visitor Center

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