If you've been looking to explore Washington's lesser-known backcountry, then Tony Huegel's new book, Washington Byways, will make a timely addition to your four-wheeling library. Having personally traveled every one of the 56 roads and trails that this guide encompasses, Huegel's insights provide informative, interesting reading.
Each trail is accompanied with a detailed map, which clearly outlines the trail itself, surrounding landmarks, and major highway intersections. Huegel goes on to list highlights of the trail, the difficulty level, the amount of time you can expect to spend traversing the trail, and most interestingly, his own personal observations about what makes each of these trails worth exploring.
With this being his sixth trail guide, Huegel has quite obviously developed a passion for what he does, and this is demonstrated clearly in Washington Byways. His writing is clear and concise, but imbued with a sense of the fun and adventure that he clearly hopes his readers will go out and discover for themselves.
So what are you waiting for? Go!
Washington Byways (ISBN 0-89997-299-3) is published by Wilderness Press, 1200 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710, www.wildernesspress.com.