Hiking Canada's Great Divide Trail - 3rd Edition Paperback – July 17 2018
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- Publisher : RMB | Rocky Mountain Books; 3rd edition (July 17 2018)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1771602627
- ISBN-13 : 978-1771602624
- Item Weight : 567 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.91 x 22.23 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #71,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Dustin Lynx hiked the 4300 kilometre Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada, in 1994. Shortly afterward, while looking through antiquarian bookstores in Vancouver and longing to be back on the trail, he came across High Summer: Backpacking the Canadian Rockies by Chris Townsend. This book, more than any other, changed his life. Thanks to that book, he discovered the Great Divide Trail and moved to the University of Calgary so that he could hike it in 1996 between the final two years of his arts degree. That hike led to a life-long enchantment with the Rocky Mountains and eventually to his calling it home with his new family. He currently operates an IT consultancy and an award-winning publishing company called Imaginary Mountain Surveyors. Besides the third edition of this guidebook, Dustin has written for several magazines including Explore and contributed to the literary anthology, Imagine this Valley: Essays and Stories Celebrating the Bow Valley (RMB, 2016). He lives in Canmore, Alberta.
Top reviews from Canada
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2002 we went back and tackled a section we had not done using this new guidebook. It was really enjoyable and took us over a route that we may never have found on our own. This long awaited new version is well written and very nicely laid out to give the hiker the information they need to have an enjoyable time without the need for any further research.
Any questions you will ever have about the trail are answered in this updated (3rd addition) book.
Save yourself 100’s of hours trying to research online!!
Great read, well thought out and a must have for any GDT hiker.
Top reviews from other countries
We didn't have any complaints about how the book was written, but one cannot use it for the sections we were interested in since the routes described are no longer passable. The handful of folks we encountered that were also using the book reported very difficult trail conditions and route-finding issues in some areas. The GDT needs to be better defined and re-routed to allow for the changed conditions since this book was published.