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Travel Western Provinces

Popular Day Hikes: Northern Okanagan — Revised & Updated

Vernon - Shuswap - Lumby

by (author) Gerry Shea

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
May 2019
Western Provinces, Hikes & Walks, Hiking
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price

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Featuring a fresh design and the most current route updates, Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.

Popular Day Hikes: Northern Okanagan details 39 popular day trips amid the stunning, open terrain of the British Columbia interior, from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the south and between the Okanagan Valley and the Shuswap. With little need for rigorous bushwhacking or risky scrambling, the routes described in this new book will offer all users at all skill levels the opportunity to experience semi-desert landscapes, lakeside vistas and mountain views. Some of the trips included are:

  • Bluenose Mountain
  • Enderby Cliffs
  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Rawlings Lake Cliffs
  • Adams River Trail
  • Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park
  • Hyde Mountain Lookout
  • Margaret Falls
  • Skimikin Lake
  • Blind Bay to White Lake

Each route description includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

About the author

Gerry Shea moved to Kamloops from Vancouver at the age of nine, which is when he became enchanted by the nearby hills. It was on a family vacation many years later that he discovered the mountains and began hiking and climbing in his spare time, gathering knowledge and experience that he has since used to help beginning hikers, scramblers and backpackers to trek safely. Gerry lives in Kamloops with his wife and children and he is the author of both The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 1: Mountain Treks in Alberta and The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 2: Mountain Treks in British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

"If you’re a newcomer to the Okanagan, looking for a good range of shorter hikes for evening or half day outings, or just interested in getting started in hiking, then these are excellent additions to your bookshelf." - Ormsby Review

"...easy to follow, consistently laid out, and a great introduction to the easier hikes in the region." - Ormsby Review

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