Trail Running Guide to Western Washington: Over 50 Great Trail Runs by Mike McQuaide, paperback, 208 pages, Sasquatch Books (2001), ISBN: 1570612730
Runners everywhere are leaving the blacktop in search of great off-road runs. Just in time for this hot new trend is the only guide available to the best trail-running routes in Western Washington. Longtime trail runner Mike McQuaide describes more than 50 easily accessible routes, in the mountains and foothills and along the shorelines, rivers, and lakes of Western Washington, in the United States of America. Here is all the information runners want about distance, difficulty, trail conditions, estimated running times, and alternate routes, along with photographs and detailed maps. McQuaide also provides plenty of expert information about trail running safety, equipment, technique, and conditioning. Mike McQuaide is a freelance writer and former outdoor recreation reporter for the Bellingham Herald and Gannett News Service. His articles have appeared in Trail Runner, Runner's World, and USA Today, among others. McQuaide lives in Bellingham, Wash.