Tuesday, November 11, 2014. 7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mt. Vernon, Wash.
Come day hike the San Juan and Gulf Islands with award winning author, Craig Romano. In his new release, Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands (The Mountaineers Books) Craig will be spotlighting some of the best hiking destinations within the Salish Sea. The San Juan and Gulf Islands are a one-of-a-kind natural landmark; a region divided by two countries, sharing a common human, cultural and natural history. Yet each island retains its own identity—its own distinct atmosphere.
Craig hiked nearly a thousand miles on 28 islands researching this, his 12th book. Encompassing all of the ferry-accessible islands, Craig also includes trails on Anacortes/ Fidalgo Island, Tsawwassen/ Point Roberts, and Victoria/ Saanich Peninsula—the islands’ gateways. Come learn about fascinating trails within the new San Juan National Monument and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Discover trails on undeveloped islands; trails to secluded beaches, bays and coves; trails on rugged coastal ledges and bluffs; and trails through magnificent old-growth forests that were old even when George Vancouver sailed into the Salish Sea. Explore state and provincial parks, nature preserves, historic sites, lighthouses, hill tops, and open bluffs that burst with wildflowers.
Craig looks forward to sharing some of his favorite trails and wild places within the San Juan and Gulf islands.