The combined expertise of Art Bermstein and Andrew Jackman make this book a special one, more than just another guidebook. The authors are naturalists, long time observers of nature in the Pacific Northwest.Art Bernstein's warm and down to earth style conveys to the readers the authors' knowledge of the flora, fauna, geology, and local history, including the reforestation of the Mount Saint Helens region. His descriptions and story telling are vivid, entertaining and inviting."Portland Hikes" has good literary value, as well as being a primer for observant hikers wanting to know more about this beautiful region."Portland Hikes" goes beyond the city boundaries. The 70 selected trails described are day-hikes. Some are short and some are a little longer. All are of easy access from downtown, and a short drive away to the surrounding wilderness areas, state, and national parks of Oregon and Washington.Bernstein, Art is the author of 'Portland Hikes Day Hikes in Oregon and Washington Within 100 Miles of Portland', published 2000 under ISBN 9781879415324 and ISBN 1879415321.