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Inhaltsangabe: Mountain-minded locals enjoy the backyard playground they call K-Country. It's far less crowded than much of Banff or Jasper parks, yet equally wild, vast and spectacular. 40 premier dayhikes and backpack trips—all within two hours of an international airport—lead to astonishing alpine meadows, ridges and peaks. Discerning trail reviews help you choose your trip. Detailed route descriptions keep you on the path.
Über den Autor: Kathy and Craig are dedicated to each other, and to hiking, in that order. Their second date was a 32-km (20-mile) dayhike in Arizona. Since then they haven’t stopped for long.
They’ve trekked through much of the world’s vertical topography, including the Himalayas, Patagonian Andes, Pyrenees, Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands, Dolomites, Sierra Nevada, North Cascades, Colorado Rockies, New Zealand Alps, and canyons of the American Southwest. In 1989, they moved from the U.S. to Canada, so they could live near the Canadian Rockies—the range that inspired the first of their refreshingly unconventional guidebooks.
While living in Vancouver, British Columbia, they explored the Coast Mountains and the North Cascades, then wrote hiking guidebooks on each of those ranges. Later, while living in a cabin on Kootenay Lake (between B.C.’s Purcell and Selkirk mountains), they researched and wrote two more hiking guidebooks: one on the Kootenays, the other on the premier trails of southern B.C.
Kathy and Craig have since returned to the Canadian Rockies and now live in Canmore, Alberta. This book is about the wild lands 10 to 90 minutes' drive from their house. In June 2004, they completed six months of rewriting, updating, and editing the fifth edition of "Don’t Waste Your Time® in the Canadian Rockies." It describes 138 trips in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, and Waterton national parks.
But Kathy and Craig agree: no matter how arduous the trail, or how severe the conditions, hiking is the easiest of the many tasks necessary to create a guidebook. What they find most challenging is having to sit. They spend twice as much time at their computers—writing, organizing, editing, checking facts, rewriting, re-organizing, re-editing, re-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.
Buchbeschreibung Voice in the Wilderness Press., 2002. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First printing in trade paperback. 247 pp. Photographs including colour plates, maps, index. Minor curls to covers otherwise fine. Near Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 243825
Buchbeschreibung Hikingcamping.Com. Paperback. Buchzustand: As New. Only slightly differentiated from a new book. Undamaged cover and spine. Pages may display light wear but no marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0968941982I2N00