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Kluane National Park Hiking Guide, The

by (author) Vivien Lougheed

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Jan 1997
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
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Now in its third edition, and with new material on Tatshenshini Provincial Park, The Kluane National Park Hiking Guide remains the backpacker's official source on the hundreds of kilometres of trails and routes along the edge of the St. Elias range.

Challenging terrain, pristine mountain lakes, rare plant species, grizzlies galore — Kluane has it all. Vivien Lougheed has extensively revised and updated trail listings, and rundowns on nearby amenities to bring backpackers the most current information on the park. Maps and detailed route descriptions for dozens of hiking trails range from day trips to take with the kids, to longer excursions that will challenge the most avid trekker. She includes no?nonsense safety tips for first?timers and plenty of insider information gleaned from long?term research and observation.

Kluane National Park, along with Tatshenshini, Wrangell, St. Elias and Glacier Bay, make up the world's largest non?polar ice field and the biggest UNESCO preserve on the planet. This hiking guide is the indispensable companion for any visit to the world's most spectacular hiking terrain.

About the author

Born in Winnipeg in 1943, Vivien Lougheed was raised by her Polish grandparents who instilled within her a desire for adventure. From her home base of Prince George she has travelled extensively throughout British Columbia, China, Pakistan, the Mediterranean, Central and South America, Africa, the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal. In her first book, Central America by Chickenbus (1986), she all but coined the term that is now synonymous with local transportation and travelling on the cheap. Since then she has written more than ten books including Kluane National Park
Hiking Guide, Forbidden Mountains, Tungsten
John, (co-written with her husband) and From the Chilcotin to the Chilkoot: Selected Hikes of Northern BC

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