I have fallen in love with this new book that explores the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades in lyrical words, informative maps, and inspiring photographs. As a nature-loving geography major who is enthusiastic about the outdoors and loves artful writing, this book has become a special treasure of mine. And the best of this book – by far – are the pictures!
Most people haven’t had the privilege of visiting the North Cascades, and I’m one of them. So this book just creates some serious wanderlust in me. But even if you’re familiar with this area, I’m sure you’ll still agree how incredible these stories and pictures are (especially the pictures!)
The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby is a substantive coffee table book that features new work from Pulitzer prize-winning author William Dietrich, prolific guidebook writer Craig Romano, and interviewer and essayist Christian Martin, as well as a foreword by Richard Louv, fire lookout journal entries by Gary Snyder, and photographs (Oh! The photographs!) from Paul Bannick, John Scurlock, Andy Porter, John D’Onofrio, Brett Baunton, Steph Abegg, Ethan Welty, Art Wolfe and many others.
I highly recommend this! And don’t forget – the holidays are coming…