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Author(s): Bill Maurer .David Crerar .Harry Crerar
Edition: 1st
Publication Year: 2018
Format: Softcover
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books
ISBN: 9781771602419 . 480 pages . Dimensions6 x 9" . List Price: 40.00
Region: BC - Southwest
Book Reviews: 1
Publishers Description: A new, full-colour guidebook for outdoor enthusiasts interested in exploring the dynamic and awe-inspiring peaks and trails of Vancouver's internationally renowned coastal-mountain landscape.

Book Reviews

Review 1 by Robin Tivy on 2018 Aug 07.
This 500 page book is the most complete catalog of the North shore mountains. While some might think they know all about the North Shore mountains, they will soon find there is an extensive history to these peaks. The authors have done extensive research into old club trip archives. And they also suggest many new destinations. The good thing about a book like this is it brings new life to some destinations that might otherwise be dismissed as not worthy of the effort.

To use this book, it is essential to have a map handy. The book itself has numerous full color 1:50,000 maps with routes drawn, which will help you reconcile information with an online map. This is not 103 hikes, and it's not a rock climbing guide. It's all about going PLACES and peaks that few have visited, even though they are mostly day trips from Vancouver. The book is meant to be used with a map and a GPS, it is too heavy to be dragged along with you on the adventures described in the book. For each hike, the instructions are quite detailed, and what I would do to prepare any given trip is follow the instructions in advance on a map, and probably download a good map onto my GPS.

It has lots of kinds of trips "Bike and Bag", "Rainy Day Bags", snowshoe hikes, autumn colors, etc.

It's always more fun to go somewhere if it has a name. The book contains extensive research into various peak names and placenames. Even the most obscure names are reflected in Bivouac. In some cases, peaks have multiple names, such as Mount Jarrett.