Hiking Canada’s Great Divide Trail – 4th Edition

By (author): Dustin Lynx
ISBN 9781771605496
Softcover | Publication Date: April 26, 2022
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
368 Pages

About the Book

This fourth edition of one of RMB’s bestselling hiking guides has once again been updated with new information, contemporary photos and trail details, and a revised selection of alternative routes.

Trekking the Continental Divide from the U.S. border to Kakwa Lake is a demanding adventure. In this fourth edition of the bestselling guidebook devoted to Canada’s 1200-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 new colour photos, detailed maps, and updated information, Hiking Canada’s Great Divide – 4th 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.