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Moon Take a Hike Portland

Moon Take a Hike Portland

First Edition
Hikes Within Two Hours of the City
ISBN-10: 159880197X
ISBN-13: 9781598801972
Size: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches
300 pages
Paperback
$17.95 US
Published: May 2009

About the Book

Portland and its surroundings are home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the West—it is a hiker's paradise. Because of the abundance of unrivaled scenery around the city, hiking in Portland is more than just a trek around the town. Outdoor expert and Portlandite Barbara I. Bond shows you the best hikes in and around Portland. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead. Theresa has compiled lists of her favorite hikes including:

Best For Hiking With Children
Best Waterfall Hikes
Best Wildflower Hikes
Best Bird Watching Hikes
Best Butt-Kickers
Best Views

Let Barbara show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikes. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From the 70-miles of trails in Forest Park, through the alpine meadows of the Cascades, up to the highest peak of Mt. Hood, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Portland.
Barbara I. Bond
About Barbara I. Bond
Barbara I. Bond discovered her love of the outdoors at an early age. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, she camped, backpacked, and hiked in the Sierra Nevada and Santa Cruz mountains. Barbara has continued to explore the outdoors on hiking and climbing trips in France, Italy, Switzerland, Peru, and Tanzania. Domestically, she has hiked trails around the country, and has explored the West and Midwest extensively.

Barbara served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a deputy sheriff before receiving a degree in biology and chemistry from San Jose State University. She attended graduate school at University of Texas Southwestern, then moved to Chicago where she began her early exploration of the Midwest. Four years later she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she joined Mazamas—a nonprofit mountaineering organization—and used her love of the outdoors to expand her freelance writing career. Barbara and her family returned to the Midwest in 2008, and she began exploring the subtle landscapes of the Prairie State once again.

In addition to hiking, climbing, and backpacking, Barbara enjoys long-distance running, biking, kayaking, skiing, and snowshoeing. She is an active member of her community and serves on the boards of the Geneva Park District Foundation and Geneva Green Market. She is also a member of the Mazamas and Forest Park Conservancy and a life member of Phi Kappa Phi. Barbara has published two previous outdoor books and she continues to write for various publications, including the Chicago Tribune.

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