Articles by: Katherine Rooks

One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

One Best Hike Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail Book Review

If you’ve ever wondered how best to enjoy Mount Rainier, Douglas Lorain’s got a trail for you. “One Best Hike: Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail” is[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Skills, Trails
Lookouts: Firewatchers of the Cascades and the Olympics Book Review

Lookouts: Firewatchers of the Cascades and the Olympics Book Review

Lookouts covers the history of individual lookouts in Washington State in meticulous detail. Included in the book are photographs of the towers—whose shape, size and situation varied greatly—and colorful stories about the rangers who manned the lookouts, their trials and tribulations.

by August 15, 2012 0 comments Gear
The Art of Rough Travel – Book Review

The Art of Rough Travel – Book Review

One look at the Contents page of this book reveals the comprehensive nature of this guide: Outfit, Clothing, Beasts of Burden, Climbing and Mountaineering, Swimming, Rafts and Boats, Fire, Bedding, Bivouac, Tents, Bush Remedies, Measurements, Wayfinding, Signals, Fords and Bridges, Water for Drinking, Food, Game, Fishing, Caches, Miscellany.

by July 5, 2012 0 comments Gear, Skills