Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies


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The Rockies are so vast, with so many trails, you need a guidebook that truly guides. Counsels you about each trail. Advises you where to hike, where not to hike, and explains why. Ensures you invest your precious hiking days wisely, for maximum reward. Don’t Waste Your Time does this and more. A lively, stimulating departure from the dull-guidebook tradition, it dazzles with 560 colour photos, and a graphic, easy-to-read map for each hike. And this meticulous, 677-page opus is now ultralight gear. Take only the trail directions with you, leave the rest behind. Average trail weight: 67g per hike. Finally, a hiking guidebook fit for adventure, not just the armchair. Each of the 145 trips in Don’t Waste Your Time is rated Premier, Outstanding, Worthwhile, or Don’t Do. The book covers Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho and Waterton Lakes national parks, plus Mt. Robson and Mt. Assiniboine provincial parks. It includes 84 dayhikes, 41 backpack trips, and 20 shoulder-season trips.

  • A zip-open, hardshell case (24 x 16.5 x 6.4 cm) holds the Opinion book and the nine Fact booklets
  • The Opinion book contains all the trip descriptions, and most of the photos. Use it at home, in the car, at the trailhead. It provides everything you need to know to choose your next hike. But leave it behind when you go hiking
  • The nine Fact booklets contain the trail directions, including the maps. Pack the one booklet you need, so you can refer to it while hiking. The booklets’ average trail weight is just 67g per hike, so you can always have this essential piece of gear with you in the backcountry
  • Each Fact booklet is much lighter than any smartphone, tablet or eReader. Not restricted by battery life, the booklets never need recharging, and never die. They won’t break if dropped. Flipping back-and-forth to compare hikes is easy. Photos are impressively big. Text is easy on the eyes
  • Trip descriptions in the Opinion book are insightful, engaging, inspiring. They illuminate each trail, empowering you to choose the optimal one for your interests, ability and mood. The authors’ discerning advice can boost a day on the trail from “hmm” to “Wow!”
  • Trail directions in the Fact booklets are divided into By Vehicle and On Foot sections. The instructions are carefully crafted—precise, clear, complete—ensuring you spend your weekend or vacation striding instead of searching

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Ideal for
  • Backpacking
  • Day hiking
  • Travel
  • Rockies
AuthorCraig Copeland, Kathy Copeland
Made inChina

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