Brothers and sisters:
Over the last year or so I've received increasing requests from ADV inmates for my backcountry-travel guidebook Washington Byways
, which the publisher let go out of print. To sate the yearning of those who dream of exploring the Evergreen State's little-traveled backways
, I now have available a PDF of the 160-page book ... for just USD$14.00.
details the state's beautiful unpaved backroads
, all of them ideal for ADV and dual-sport riders. Caveat: It predates my use of GPS, my ADV motorcycling, and development of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route by my friends on the Touratech-USA BDR team.
Yet in addition to an overview map for every route
, every route description includes page numbers and page coordinates for locating it in Benchmark Maps' Washington Road & Recreation Atlas
, as well as
specific U.S. Forest Service map coordinates
And ... most of the roads that comprise the WABDR are detailed in the book
; they're just not identified as such because the WABDR was developed more than a decade after I chronicled Washington's wildest roads.
So if you hear the Pacific Northwet calling your name--echoing from ocean beaches and lush rain forests to the very crest of the Olympic Range and summits in Washington's corner of the northern Rocky Mountains
--answer the call. Just send me a note at:
backcountrybyways at gee mail dot com
(trying to dodge spammers).
You will receive the file via either Dropbox
or Google Drive
, both free-and-easy file-sharing tools. Or just let me know what means of receiving the file works for you!
Remember The Haight!
A preview of what you'll get, and what you'll see (photos in the book are B&W) ...