Hiking Canada’s Great Divide Trail – 3rd Edition

By (author): Dustin Lynx
ISBN 9781771602624
Softcover | Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
352 Pages

About the Book

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(s)

Dustin Lynx hiked the 4300 km Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada, in 1994. Shortly afterward, while browsing antiquarian bookstores in Vancouver and longing to be back on the trail, he came across High Summer: Backpacking the Canadian Rockies, by Chris Townsend. That book, more than any other, changed his life. Thanks to Townsend’s book, Dustin discovered the Great Divide Trail and moved to the University of Calgary so he could hike it in 1996 between the final two years of his arts degree. He currently lives in Canmore, Alberta, and operates an information technology consultancy. Besides the fourth edition of this guidebook, Dustin has written for several magazines, including Explore, and contributed to Imagine this Valley: Essays and Short Stories Celebrating the Bow Valley.