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Craig Romano - Author

Craig Romano

Craig Romano grew up in rural New Hampshire where he fell in love with the natural world. A former Boy Scout, backcountry ranger, and ski bum, 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 15,000 miles worth from Cape Flattery to Puffer Butte.

An avid runner as well, Craig has run the Boston Marathon and the White River 50 Mile Endurance Run. Content contributor for numerous publications, tourism agencies, and; Craig is also a columnist for Northwest Runner and Outdoors NW. Author of nine books, among them; Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula, Day Hiking North Cascades, Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge, Backpacking Washington, and Columbia Highlands, Exploring Washington’s Last Frontier; which was recognized in 2010 by Washington Secretary of State, Sam Reed and State Librarian, Jan Walsh as a Washington Reads book for its contribution to Washington’s cultural heritage.

Craig holds several degrees; an AA in Forestry from White Mountains Community College (NH), and a BA in history and a Masters in education from the University of Washington. He lives with his wife Heather and cat, Giuseppe in Skagit County. Visit him at and on Facebook at “Craig Romano Guidebook Author.”

Craig Romano authored Columbia Highlands (Braided River, 2007), and contributed the visiting guide to The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby (Braided River, forthcoming 2014).