60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.: Including Suburban and Outlying Areas of Maryland and Virginia (Paperback)
This guide to 60 of the best hikes around the nation's capital includes something for everybody, regardless of interest or skill level.
Renee Marchese Sklarew is a native Washingtonian who enjoys exploring her city's many attractions, including its parks and trails. As a young girl, her father received a temporary assignment that took her family to Switzerland, and that's where she began her passion for hiking and exploring. Today, her family makes surveying nature's wonders a priority, and they love visiting America's National Parks. Renee regularly contributes travel articles and photos to newspapers and magazines, including the Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. She is co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Washington DC and Fodor's Washington DC Guidebook. Recently, she joined the team of "Oh Ranger!" editing guides to national, state, and local parks. Renee hopes readers will use 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington D.C. to discover new trails and meaningful destinations. Rachel Cooper is a freelance writer and has been the Washington, D.C., Expert for About.com (now TripSavvy.com) since 2004. Rachel is also the author of the book Images of Rail - Union Station in Washington, D.C., and has written numerous articles for local and regional publications. She especially enjoys outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. She met her husband, Brian, through a local windsurfing club, and they have spent more than 25 years together seeking new adventures as they travel across the region and around the world. Paul Elliott works as a writer/editor and plays primarily as a social and solo hiker. He has been leading hikes year-round in the Washington metro area and beyond since 1990, most recently for the Sierra Club and Appalachian Mountain Club. His forte is getting people with a taste for adventure to sample the pleasures and surprises of the area's remarkable array of hiking opportunities.