BACKROAD Mapbook: Southern Alberta

BACKROAD Mapbook: Southern Alberta

$24.95 Each

Released: 2008-03-31 ISBN: 978-1-897225-29-5 Dimensions: 21.5cm x 28cm (8.5" x 11") Pages: 128 Regional Cities/Parks: Brooks, Calgary, Canmore, Crowsnest Pass, Cypress Hills Park, Drumheller, Fort McLeod, High River, Kananaskis Country, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Waterton Park Description: Welcome to the premier edition of the Backroad Mapbook for Southern Alberta! Some of this book may seem familiar. Thats because it is really an Full Product Description Welcome to the premier edition of the Backroad Mapbook for Southern Alberta! Some of this book may seem familiar. Thats because it is really an extension of our old Southwestern Alberta book, which covered points west of Calgary to the Rocky Mountains. We have revised and updated all that information, and added in a broad area east of Calgary running all the way to the Saskatchewan boundary. Southern Alberta is an area of dramatic contrastwhere sweeping prairies butt against towering mountain peaks, and the temperature can vary 80 degrees Celsius between summer and winter. Here is mile upon rolling mile of unbroken farmland backed by one of the most dramatic mountainscapes in the world, and here are near desert conditions, through which flow some of Canadas largest rivers. Where rolling fields of yellow canola seem to stretch to meet the deep blue sky. It is also an area of incredible beauty. There are few highways as spectacular as the Crowsnest Pass leading into BC, few hikes as breathtaking (in more ways than one) as the Crypt Lake hike in Waterton Park, and few campsites as nice as the ones you will find on the shores of Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. For people unfamiliar with the Backroad Mapbook Series, you will find these guides extremely useful in planning your outdoor adventures. It is not merely a roadmap, or a fishing guidebook or a trail guide. It is all these things and more. The reference section of the book contains thousands of brief write-ups on popular activities that not only tell you where you can engage in these activities, but also what you will see or do en route. Anglers, for instance, will want to check out the fishing section, where there are over 200 streams and an equal number of lakes listed. And cross-country skiers will find the winter section to their liking. Into paddling? We have described this areas best rivers and lakes for canoeing and kayaking. Hiking? Theres more trails listed and described here than you could probably hike in a lifetime. However we know that not everybody does one activity exclusively. More likely, when travelling to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, you will want to find a place to camp for the night, a river to fish in the morning, and maybe an easy hiking trail to occupy you in the afternoon. You will find these in the map section of the book. Looking at the map, you may wonder if the Bow River contains good fishing (it does) and if the trail could be done in a day or if its best to leave for an overnight trip. Of course, if all youre looking for is the best roadmap on the market, well, youre holding that, too. Not only do our maps contain all the highways and secondary roads, we include all manner or resource roads and backroads. No longer are you trapped to the paved routes; use this book to explore and discover new areas of Alberta. Of course, things change. While we have done our best to ensure that all the information in the book is current and correct, roads are deactivated. Trails get logged over. New trails are built. Lakes cease to be stocked. If you come across something new that isnt in our book, we encourage you to tell us about it. Send your notes to The Backroad Mapbook is much more than a set of maps. It is an explorers guide. The maps and writing will let you dream of places not so far away. So sit back and enjoy what we have to offer Features & Benefits Recreational Features: Trail systems, symbols, management units and more Road Features: Complete classified road systems, road names and more UTM Grid & Longitude and Latitude: for GPS user Reference Section: Comprehensive write up on Fishing, Paddling, Parks, Trails, Winter Rec and more

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