50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington - Wendy Gorton



This amazing book is great for families with kids of all ages, and personally I think it would be great for people with no kids at all. 


The book helps you plan hikes in both Washington State and Oregon. Towards the front of the book is grid sheets that tell you the name of a particular trail, where it is, how long the trail is, difficulty,  and highlights at the end of the trail, like waterfalls, birds, beaches and more. 


There are also chapters some are:  Adventures by features. Do you want to go to the lake, climb a mountain, explore caves? All of these and more are listed. Places are listed by catagory with the page name out beside them so you can flip through the book and get all the information you need for a particular hike along with pictures. 


Adventures by Season: Do you want to take you adventure during spring, summer, fall, or winter? This chapter will help you decide which is best for your family and the best trails to take during each part of the year. 


There is so much information in this book. There are 50 adventure profiles in the book. Each profile includes maps, photos, points of interest, plant and animal species, and so much more to get your family ready for their adventure. The book even has a map with bathrooms clearly marked. 


There are tons of tips in the book. Marked power up spots along the trail (great places to stop and rest or have a snack), close restaurants, parking information, and more. There are also tips for making the adventures more fun and memorable like journals, games, discovery. and more. 


This book makes me want to jump on a plane and head west right now. 


I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.