Monday, March 24, 2008

Magic Juan!
All of this snow got you down this year? From Maine to Mississippi to Washington State it seems like it has just been one heck of a winter this year! You can go head to your nearest coffee shop and argue whether global warming is real, an illusion, an occurance that only happens during leap years and election years, something that is real only in the Democrat's headquarters or something that is on the order of the tooth fairy in the Republican's headquarters....or....whew... how about heading to the San Juan Islands to do a little snow free most excellent spring hiking! The days are longer now if not warmer and the crowds won't arrive on the San Juans for three more months. My newest book, Day Hiking North Cascades has an entire chapter devoted to the San Juans. My book is the first to include the brand new Turtleback Mountain Preserve on Orcas Island. I've got directions to Shark Reef, Obstruction Point and Mount Finlayson too-check it out. And if you can't get to the San Juans right away, I have a handful of snowfree hikes you can check out on Fildalgo Island, the Chuckanut Mountains and the Skagit Valley. So, let it snow! Go enjoy these hikes!
(Photo-looking over Deer Harbor from Turtleback Mountain)

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