DSCN1764.309100941Hike of the Week is written by award winning author and photographer Craig Romano. Visit him online at www.CraigRomano.com

Growing up in rural New Hampshire Craig fell in love with the natural world. A former Boy Scout, back country ranger in the White Mountain National Forest, and a ski bum in Vermont, the outdoors is his calling! He has traveled extensively, from Alaska to Argentina, Sicily to South Korea, seeking wild and spectacular landscapes. He ranks Washington State, his home since 1989, among the most beautiful places on the planet and he has thoroughly hiked it, over 20,000 miles worth from Cape Flattery in the NW to Puffer Butte in the SE; Cape Disappointment in the SW to the Salmo-Priest Wilderness in the NE.


Craig is an avid hiker, runner, kayaker, and cyclist, and has written about these passions for over a dozen publications, including; Seattle Met, Backpacker, Paddler, Adventures Northwest, Northwest Runner, AMC Outdoors, Outdoors NW,  and Northwest Travel. Aside from being the content director of Hikeoftheweek.com, Craig is the author of nine books and co-author of four others. He is currently working on Day Hiking Mount St Helens, co-written with Aaron Theisen, scheduled for release spring 2015.

Craig holds the following degrees; an AA in Forestry from White Mountains Community College (NH); and a BA in history and Masters in Education from the University of Washington. He lives with his wife Heather, son Giovanni and cats Giuseppe, and Mazie in Skagit County close to the North Cascades and the San Juan Islands.