This awesome essay collection is a moving look at the history and future of the north cascades. The essays come from many people who have been touched by the mountains and their moving prose makes you want to take to the mountains yourself. Topics range from the ancient geologic history of the range to the historical use of the range from Native Americans to gold diggers and loggers. It then proceeds to current issues, dams, recreation and logging, and ends with a look into what the future may hold for these majestic mountains. --Jessica — From Jessica's Picks
Originally published in 1996, Impressions of the North Cascades is a collection of essays, reminiscences, and reflections on Washington State’s North Cascades. Sixteen contributors, ranging from geologists to environmental educators, share their own connections to these awe-inspiring mountains and their surrounding wilderness.