Events at Fort Vancouver
Urban Trails Vancouver with Craig Romano
Discover your wild backyard! You’ll discover trails through old growth forests, lakeshores, river fronts, wildlife-rich wetlands, rolling hills, scenic vistas, historic sites, and vibrant communities. Trails perfect for easy or all day hikes, short or long runs, and refreshing walks. Forty-four destinations in all.
Come take a slideshow trail tour around Vancouver, Camas, Battle Ground, Ridgefield and the rest of Clark County with award winning guidebook author Craig Romano. Urban Trails: Vancouverfocuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within Vancouver and around Clark County as well as the Longview-Keslo area in Cowlitz County. The book also covers the extensive non-motorized trails within the Yacolt Burn State Forest in the eastern reaches of Clark County.
Craig Romano is one of the most prolific trails writers in the Northwest having penned more than twenty-five books covering the region. His Columbia Highlands: Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier, was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington’s cultural heritage. His Urban Trails Vancouver Book is his 8th and latest in the Urban Trails series (Mountaineers Books).
Romano has hiked more than 30,000 miles in the Evergreen State and has completed more than 30 marathons and ultra runs including the Boston Marathon and White River 50 mile Endurance Run. He lives with his wife, son, and Maine-coon kitty in Skagit County.
The Friends carry two of Romano's books in-store and on our website: Urban Trails Vancouver ($16.95) and Backpacking Washington ($21.95).
Seating is very limited so please register soon!