Miles of hiking trails surround the more than 600 glacier-carved lakes tucked among the craggy peaks of the central Cascade Range that are the centerpiece of this magnificent wilderness. Alpine Lakes has been called Washington's "Backyard Wilderness" because it is within an hour's drive of half the state's population and outdoor recreation opportunities abound.
About Smoot, Jeff,
Jeff Smoot is a climber, hiker, and author based in Seattle, Washington. His other books include Adventure Guide to Mount Rainier,Rock Climbing Washington, andClimbing Washington's Mountains.