Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1

Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Vol. 1

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Volume 1: Kananaskis Valley, Smith-Dorrien, Kananaskis Lakes, Elk Lakes

With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country (Where is Kananaskis Country?) have been completely revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of outdoor enthusiast, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beautiful area.

Each new volume includes exciting and previously unpublished trails and routes and full-colour photographs throughout do justice to the spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

The previous two volumes have been extended into five exhaustively researched books:

  • Vol 1. Kananaskis Valley, Smith-Dorrien, Kananaskis Lakes, Elk Lakes
  • Vol 2. Jumpingpound, West Bragg, Elbow
  • Vol 3. Ghost, Bow Valley, Spray
  • Vol 4. Sheep, McLean Creek
  • Vol 5. Flat Creek, Highwood, Cataract, Willow Creek, Livingstone

Gillean has been writing and publishing bestselling trail guides to Kananaskis Country for over 30 years, ever since the dawn of K Country in 1977. She was exploring the area well before then, too, so she knows it intimately and in every season of the year. She also travels to mountain areas outside of Kananaskis Country, and in particular enjoys visiting countries off the beaten tourist path. Gillean is the founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006.

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