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Posts from May 29th, 2017.

Canadian Rockies Guide Books

Vacation time is like cash. It’s easily misspent. But if you’re coming to hike in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, there’s a sure way to invest your precious time for the greatest possible return. Get the Canadian Rockies guide book “Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, the Opinionated Hiking Guide.” It’s your guarantee that you’ll hike only the most scenically rewarding trails.

Our Canadian Rockies guide book is for hikers who don’t have forever. It rates 145 hikes “Premier,” “Outstanding,” “Worthwhile,” or “Don’t Do.” Essentially, it puts all these trails on trial, then provides you with insightful verdicts for each one. The authors’ opinionated descriptions illuminate the highlights of every trip, allowing you to quickly visualize the experience before you commit to it. As a result, it’s quick and easy for you to choose the right trail for your interests, ability and mood.

Guidebooks are not a commodity. Some are bad. A few are good. This one is great. The authors have devoted themselves to hiking the Canadian Rockies year after year after year. And every few years, they re-invented their already unique book, making it a more complete and efficient resource, rewriting and reformatting it to be more inspiring and beautiful, and filling it with the most current and accurate details. The all-new 7th edition of “Don’t Waste Your Time In The Canadian Rockies” is now ultralight gear. It’s the first hiking guidebook actually designed for adventure, not just the armchair.

For 25 years, hikers have relied on the discerning opinions and insightful facts provided by the Copeland’s Canadian Rockies guide book to make the most of their vacation time. You should, too.

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Hiking and camping in the wilderness can be dangerous. Experience and preparation reduce risk but will never eliminate it.

Information published in a book or on a website—regardless how authoritative—is not a substitute for common sense or sound judgment. Your safety is your responsibility. The unique details of your specific situation and the decisions you make at that time will determine the outcome.

When hiking, threats to your wellbeing are unpredictable; you must always be aware. In the backcountry, risk is subjective; you must gauge it for yourself. Away from civilization, small mistakes can have severe consequences; you must vigilantly prevent injury and avoid becoming disoriented.

Never hike alone. Before setting out, check the weather forecast and current trail conditions; adjust your plans accordingly. Always carry a map and compass, a first-aid kit, extra clothing, a personal locator beacon, plus enough food and water to survive an emergency.

If you doubt your ability to negotiate rough terrain, respond to wild animals, or handle sudden, extreme weather changes, hike only in a group led by a competent, licensed guide.

The authors and the publisher disclaim liability for any loss or injury incurred by anyone using information published on this website or in the books presented on this website.