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Book Review: Don’t Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, 7th Edition

We've invested in more than a dozen guide books since we started hiking back in 2003. Several sit on the shelf collecting dust and a few more are pulled out once or twice a year. Two that we refer to on a regular basis were written by Kathy and Craig Copeland. Why is that? Because in addition to providing directions to trailhead parking and a description of the hiking route (including distance, elevation gain and navigation points), the Copeland's freely share their opinion on whether it's worth allocating a precious hiking day to a particular trail. The 7th Edition of "Don't Waste Your Time® in the Canadian Rockies" appeared on bookshelves earlier this year, with updated content presented in a new format: an omnibus opinion book and nine thin fact booklets, all zipped into a hardshell case. Our thoughts on this new format and the updated content...

Lake-O'Hara

Hiking Yoho National Park – Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit

Three things distinguish the Lake O'Hara Alpine Circuit from other spectacular hikes found in the Canadian Rocky Mountains: Altogether, the various segments of the Alpine Circuit lead to, pass by or incorporate scenic viewpoints overlooking almost a dozen turquoise mountain lakes. It offers hikers the flexibility to complete the Alpine Circuit in small sections, linking …

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Lake-O'Hara

Hiking Yoho National Park – Lake O’Hara

A secluded alpine valley dotted with beautiful turquoise lakes all connected by creeks, waterfalls and more than 80 km of trails, the Lake O’Hara region of Yoho National Park is a hiker’s paradise. BUT…Parks Canada restricts road access to Lake O’Hara, so getting there can be a challenge. Since the mid-1970s Parks Canada has limited …

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