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Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies

Kathy and Craig Copeland

Editore:, 2013
ISBN 10: 1927462010 / ISBN 13: 9781927462010
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Titolo: Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies

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Data di pubblicazione: 2013

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The 58 most rewarding day hikes and backpack trips in a spectacular but little-known stretch of the Canadian Rockies, next to the famous National Parks. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_1927462010

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Riassunto: The 58 most rewarding dayhikes and backpack trips within two hours of Calgary's international airport. All lead to alpine meadows, ridges, or peaks. Though these trails are little known compared to those in the nearby Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks, the scenery is equally magnificent. Includes Peter Lougheed and Spray Valley provincial parks. Discerning trail reviews to help you choose your trip. Detailed route descriptions keep you on the path.

L'autore: Kathy and Craig are dedicated to each other and to hiking, in that order. Their second date was a 20-mi (32-km) dayhike in Arizona. Since then they haven't stopped for long.

They've trekked through much of the world's vertical topography, including the Nepalese Himalaya, Patagonian Andes, and New Zealand Alps. In Europe, they've hiked the Scottish Highlands, Spain's Costa Blanca and Els Ports mountains, Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana, the Alpes Maritimes, the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps, the French and Spanish Pyrenees, and Italy's Dolomiti. In North America, they've explored the B.C. Coast, Selkirk and Purcell ranges, Montana's Beartooth Wilderness, Wyoming's Grand Tetons, the Colorado Rockies, the California Sierra, and Arizona's Superstition Wilderness and Grand Canyon.

Visit Kathy and Craig's website: You'll find their blog posts are often mini-guidebooks, and their photo gallery is constantly growing.

In 1989, they moved from the U.S. to Canada, so they could live near the range that inspired the first of their refreshingly unconventional books: Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, The Opinionated Hiking Guide. Its popularity encouraged them to abandon their careers Kathy as an ESL teacher, Craig as an ad-agency creative director and start their own guidebook publishing company: They now migrate annually to southern Utah, where they wrote Hiking From Here To Wow: Utah Canyon Country. Among their recent books is Heading Outdoors Eventually Leads Within, which explores the interior dimension of hiking.

Though the distances they hike are epic, Kathy and Craig agree that hiking, no matter how far, is the easiest of the many tasks necessary to create a guidebook. What they find most challenging is the need to spend twice as much time at their computers writing, organizing, editing, checking facts as they do on the trail.

The result is worth it. Kathy and Craig's colourful writing, opinionated commentary, and enthusiasm for the joys of hiking make their guidebooks uniquely helpful and compelling.

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