The pub date for 50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests (March 1, 2018) is so close we can already smell the pristine forest air. The Ooligan Press editorial team, design team, and 50 Hikes project team have worked tirelessly to put the finishing touches on a handsome, accurate, and useful hiking guide. As of this writing, 50 Hikes is at the printer, having gone through a rigorous OpenBook audit to ensure it is printed responsibly and sustainably. The final product will hit Northwest bookstores soon; but if you’re like us and just can’t wait, you can always preorder it online.

The book has already received an excellent write up in Coast Weekend, and the team is hard at work soliciting last-minute reviews from other media outlets in the region. You may have seen posts on Ooligan’s social media pages creating buzz for the book, and we ask you to stay tuned as the publication date draws near. We’ve set our sights on a March 10 launch event at the Ranger Station on SE Forty-Second and Hawthorne, and we would love to see you there.

Our efforts to market 50 Hikes will not slow down after the launch—if anything, we will work harder to ensure our readers can get the most out of our book during the warm and dry months. The Tillamook and Clatsop forests are resplendent between April and September, and we expect our guide’s first summer to be a great one. In addition to practical directions for the hikes, our guide offers fascinating information on the area’s history and elegant illustrations of some of the most abundant plants and trees. Our readers will discover something new and amazing each time they hit the trail.

Producing this book has been a challenging and rewarding experience. We are thankful to the Sierra Club Oregon Chapter for entrusting us with their trail wisdom, and we hope our guide inspires readers to be responsible stewards of the elegant Tillamook and Clatsop state forests. See you all on the trail!

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