Popular Day Hikes is a series of books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.
Popular Day Hikes is a series of guidebooks written for visitors and locals alike who want to hike scenic trails from well-established trailheads. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed yet easy to read maps and colour photographs to whet a hiker’s appetite.
Long regarded as the ultimate guide to the 63 best backpacking trips and day-hikes in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Mt. Robson, Mt. Assiniboine, Waterton, Kananaskis, and Akamina-Kishenina parks, Classic Hikes has been completely revised.
Detailed trailhead and route descriptions, and a colour map for each hike help get you to the trailhead and keep you on route. The hike descriptions are packed with comprehensive information on history, geology, wildlife, wildflowers, and side-trip options.
Colour photographs depict the principal features. Tips on equipment, food, drinking water, backcountry etiquette, minimum impact travel, hiking with children, preparedness, and bear safety round out this indispensable resource.
The new edition includes five “new” hikes and a foreword by Robert Bateman. Since first publication in 1994, this award-winning guidebook has sold 55,000 copies.
By Graeme Pole
Fire lookouts are natural hiking destinations, offering sweeping panoramas and a captivating human history. Fire lookout hikes grant excellent opportunities to see a wide variety of wildflowers and wildlife, and to enjoy photography.
This second edition of Mike Potter’s Fire Lookout Hikes in the Canadian Rockies describes 101 hikes to active lookouts and sites of former lookouts. The area covered is large: from the U.S. border north to Grande Cache in Alberta, and to north of Prince George in British Columbia. New to this edition is a section of 13 hikes in Glacier National Park, Montana (ecologically part of the Canadian Rockies).
Lavishly illustrated with over 135 colour photographs and 60 colour maps, this book is a unique resource with comprehensive information. A highlight is the Lookouts in Literature appendix.
Fire Lookout Hikes in the Canadian Rockies takes you on fantastic hikes with great views and more.
By Mike Potter