The long-awaited for relaunching of Hikeoftheweek.com has finally arrived! Thanks to Ashley Knecht of Mountaineers Books, Hikeoftheweek.com finally has the professional look and user-friendly features that it deserves. I started the site back in 2005 with Michael Fagin of Washington Online Weather. Two years ago I took complete control of the site but just didn't have the time and knowledge to make the upgrades that it needed. This year, all of that changed. Check out the site if you've haven't in a while. You will notice and be pleasantly pleased with the following features:
- Professional look and graphics
- Sliding content
- Larger photos
- User-friendly search engine
- subscription service
- multi-categorized archives
Hikeoftheweek.com continues to be sponsored by our friends at Snohomish County Tourism, Green Trails Maps and Mountaineers Books. Every other week the hike will spotlight a Snohomish County destination from suburban walks to backpacking routes deep within the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Every other week in between, Hikeoftheweek.com will spotlight a seasonally based hike throughout Washington state (sometimes spilling over into adjacent Oregon and British Columbia) with current emphasis on the Columbia River Gorge and Eastern Washington destinations to highlight my most recent books--where more detailed information including maps can always be found on the spotlighted hikes. Look forward in the future too to special guest posts from other hiking authorities as well as special posts, contests, and book promotions. Take a look at the site and let me know what you think. Happy hiking!