Here John Miles describes the history of the mountain and of our region. Originally published in 1984, the book is revised and updated with over 100 photos and maps. The photos depict history and scenery, and the maps show where explorers, climbers, mountain marathon racers, and gold-seekers tromped over the hills and up the glaciers. The book concludes with a summary of current land use issues and trends. Village Books is pleased to bring this classic back into print on our Espresso Book Machine, under our imprint, Chuckanut Editions.
John Miles, former Dean of Huxley College of the Environment, currently teaches and writes about public land policy and history at WWU. He has traveled the Mount Baker country for over 40 years on mountain boots and skis. His book Impressions of the North Cascades was recently reissued, and in 2009 he published Wilderness in National Parks: Playground or Preserve. He lives in Bellingham.
You can also read John's guest blog post at the Village Books Blog by clicking here.