This new, full-colour edition of one of RMB’s bestselling hiking guides has been completely updated and redesigned for a whole new generation of hiking enthusiasts.
Trekking the Continental Divide from the U.S. border to Kakwa Lake is a demanding adventure. In this new edition of the bestselling guidebook devoted to Canada’s 1,200-kilometre Great Divide Trail (GDT), Dustin Lynx helps hikers piece together the myriad individual routes that form a continuous trail along the Divide.
Outlining the six major sections of the GDT, Lynx breaks the trail into shorter, more attainable segments and thoroughly describes the terrain and condition of each. Not only are these trail segments invaluable for planning shorter trips along the GDT, Lynx’s pre-trip planning advice will also prove indispensable for long-distance hikers overcoming such daunting logistical challenges as resupply, navigation and access.
Complete with colour photos, detailed maps and updated information, Hiking Canada's Great Divide – 3rd Edition will continue to serve domestic and international hikers alike in navigating this remarkable mountain wilderness trail.
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.