Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies: Kananaskis Country: The Premier Trails near Canmore and Calgary by Kathy copelandWhere Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies: Kananaskis Country: The Premier Trails near Canmore and Calgary by Kathy copeland

Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies: Kananaskis Country: The Premier Trails near Canmore and…

byKathy copeland, Craig copeland

Paperback | February 1, 2017

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Here’s the guidebook for hikers who don’t have forever. Subtitled “The Premier Trails in Kananaskis Country, near Canmore and Calgary,” it doesn’t waste your time on any of the inferior options. No wonder: These are the same authors who gave us “Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, the Opinionated Hiking Guide.” That book covers the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks. This one covers an expanse of the Rockies outside the famous parks, including Peter Lougheed and Spray Valley provincial parks. Locals call the region “K-Country.” Though less known than Banff and Jasper parks, the wilderness here feels just as immense, and the peaks, ridges, meadows and lakes are equally dazzling. The only obvious difference is that K-Country doesn’t attract national-park crowds. “Where Locals Hike” focuses your attention on the area’s 58 most rewarding dayhikes and backpack trips. All lead to wondrous scenery via compelling routes. 150 colour photos help you choose your adventure. An orientation map for each trail enables you to visualize your journey. The authors begin each trip with an “Opinion” section telling you what to expect on that trail and explaining how to enjoy the optimal experience. Each trip also has a “Fact” section, divided into “By Car” and “On Foot.” Here the authors tell you precisely how to drive to the trailhead, then describe in clear, concise detail how to stay on the path to your destination. This is the 5th edition of “Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies,” published in 2017, so it’s been completely revised since the 2013 floods. The authors re-hiked much of K-Country, added five new trails, updated their descriptions of a dozen others, and refined their commentary throughout the book.

Title:Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies: Kananaskis Country: The Premier Trails near Canmore and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:hikingcamping.com, inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1927462045

ISBN - 13:9781927462041

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An inspiring guidebook to the Canadian Rockies This is an excellent guidebook if you dislike reading most guidebooks- the Copeland's make this an entertaining read while providing information and inspiration for hiking in the Canadian Rockies. I often use this for deciding for where I should hike next. The quality of the book itself is excellent with beautiful colored photos. However you definitely need to carry a map when hiking in these areas (as the authors recommend) and some of the trail descriptions aren't the best, particularly when trying to find the trailhead. Due to some of the trails they've chosen the trail heads would be difficult to find regardless, however I think some of the instructions could have been better. Overall an excellent hiking guide book.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hiking guidebook ever !!! Somehow we stumbled across this book while we were planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies this summer. Our original plan was hike in the National Parks (Banff, Jasper, etc…) but after reading this book, we were intent on finding out if such a beautiful place truly existed! I have been hiking and using guide books for more than 30 years (US and International) and this is by far, the most informative AND enjoyable guide book I have ever found! The subjective sections and photographs are enticing and the details are completely accurate. During the weeks before our trip, I found myself dreaming about the places described in this book, wondering if could be true… And when we actually hit the trails we were thrilled to find out that it was everything we had hoped for and more! I can honestly say that this vacation was such a complete and enjoyable success because we had this book with us. We are looking forward to returning to Kanansaskis Country soon, to check out more of the hikes in this book. And I’m also looking forward to reading more from Craig and Kathy!
Date published: 2017-02-27