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....
|Title||:||Kluane National Park Hiking Guide|
|Publisher||:||New Star Books 3 edition March 1, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||689 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Kluane National Park Hiking Guide Reviews
Kluane National Park is located in the southwest angle of Canada's Yukon Territory, where it abuts Alaska and British Columbia. Kluane National Park, together with adjacent Wrangell-St. Elias and Glacier Bay US National Parks, forms one of the largest wilderness areas in North America. It is distinctly remote, with access via the Alaskan Highway through northern Canada or through Haines, Alaska, by coastal ferry and road. It contains some very challenging and spectacular long-distance hiking opportunities. Vivian Lougheed's "The Kluane National Park Hiking Guide" provides an introduction to the area.
I have 35 years of backpacking, mountaineering, and climbing experience, and this is possibly the worst hiking guidebook I've seen. A hiking guide should be accurate, precise, and parsimonious-- this guidebook is none of these. We did the "Donjek A" loop, and basically gave up after a while trying to follow the guidebook (as it had wrong, misleading, and/or obscure directions, mixed in with a lot of irrelevant and uninteresting information), and followed the wildlife trails instead. Even the directions for Sheep Mountain (a day hike) were wrong and misleading (e.g. the north peak is not the highest). I suggest simply following the Parks information and maps instead of buying this guidebook.