Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

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9781551537016: Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

CLASSIC HIKES IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES is a comprehensive guide to all the best hikes in Canada's Rocky Mountains. From day trips to extended overnight adventures, this book provides you with the information you need to experience the magnificent mountain environment of the Canadian Rockies.
Each hike is introduced with detailed route and trailhead instructions. Full color maps indicate the location and direction of each hike and point out the outstanding landscape features. The hike descriptions are supplemented with important information on history, geology, nature, as well as side-trip options.
This book includes information on bears, hiking equipment, how to handle back country problems, how to "leave no trace," tips on cooking, food and drinking water, as well as equipment checklists, off-season suggestions, rainy-day options and how to get to each trailhead, even without a vehicle.
This book is ideal for all those who love experiencing the outdoors--from novice hiker to seasoned back-country veteran.

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The most informative guidebook to hiking in the Canadian Rockies is now even better. Completely rewritten, with 14 new hikes, new maps, and new photographs, Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies is your guide to 63 backpacking trips and day-hikes Û the best in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Mt. Robson, Mt. Assiniboine, Waterton, Peter Lougheed, and Akamina-Kishenina parks. The hike descriptions include information on history, geology, nature, and side-trip options. The reference material features bear safety information and describes the Ïhow toÓ of minimum impact travel. For the novice hiker to the seasoned backpacker, Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies will enrich the experience of every backcountry adventure.

About the Author:

Graeme Pole has been writing professionally since 1989. He is the best-selling author and photographer of six non-fiction books that describe the human history and the natural history of western Canada: Canadian Rockies SuperGuide (1991, 1997), The Canadian Rockies: A History in Photographs (1991), Walks and Easy Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (1992, 1996), Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (1994, 2003), The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill (1996) and David Thompson (2003).He has written and published one novel, Healy Park (1998). His wilderness essays and photography have been widely circulated.

Graeme's books have aggregate annual sales of more than thirty thousand copies. Three of his titles have been finalists in the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies won the Mountain Exposition category at the inaugural festival in 1994. Graeme has been a runner-up for the Andy Russell Nature Writers' Award (1995), a finalist in the Crown of the Continent Nature Writing Award (1998), and in 1997 received a Northwest Outdoor Writers' Association "Excellence in Craft Award," and the inaugural Teddi Brown Award for Nature Writing, for which he was also runner-up. Healy Park was a "Staff Pick" at the Calgary Public Library, and was published to favourable reviews in 1998.

Graeme continues to write fiction and non-fiction. He has circulated an illustrated anthology of landscape essays, yet to be published, and has a novel, set in coastal BC, on the back burner. He lives with his family near Hazelton in northwestern BC, where he serves as a paramedic.

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